Welcome back, Sugar Strings! After their fabulous summer performances, the Sugar Strings are ready to begin rehearsals for their Fall/Winter 2018 Season and we’re excited to see what they have in store for us!
Photos by Damon Cross.
We’re absolutely thrilled to post that on its second day of sales, Kids Aren’t Lazy: Developing Motivation & Talent Through Music (PDP, 2018) became a #1 Best Seller (see below) and reached the #1 New Release spot in TEN Amazon categories, including Music Instruction & Study, Psychology Education & Training, Gifted Students Education, Parent Participation in Education, Education Research, String Instruments, Baby & Toddler Parenting, Musical Instruments, Violins, and Music Techniques.
If you haven’t ordered your own copy yet, here’s a link! Kids Aren’t Lazy on Amazon.com: http://a.co/0braSwH
Congratulations to the following young musicians for successfully auditioning for and being accepted into AFA! We are so excited to have young musicians ranging from elementary school to middle and high school participating in both the MS and HS summer music programs. Well done, everyone!
Rohith, violin, 3rd grade
Jordan, viola, 10th grade
Kyle, violin, 6th grade
Morgan, viola, 6th grade
Ryder, viola, 7th grade
Catherine, violin, 5th grade
Elizabeth, violin, 5th grade
Zayn, viola, 6th grade
We’re so excited to remind you to tune in to Evelyn Lam’s Doctoral Degree Solo Recital, today at 7:00pm EST in Rochester, NY.
LHS families can watch the livestream (6:00pm CST) by following this link http://www.esm.rochester.edu/live/hatch and entering password maertSevil60!
Evelyn Lam, B.M., M.M., will perform with LHS young musicians in our next studio recital on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6PM at the Virtuosi of Houston Studio.
The 2017 Arts Résumé Workshop
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
2:00 – 3:00PM
Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery
$35 Admission Per Student-Parent Team
Families should bring a laptop, charger, and records of the following accomplishments:
Students will leave with their completed current musical résumé and a template for adding future accomplishments.
Space is extremely limited. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested parties should contact Ms. Haley directly to reserve their space.
As we celebrate the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 it’s wonderful to take a look back at the accomplishments of LHS students! As your teacher, I’m so honored to have the opportunity to work with all of you. In the past few months alone we’ve launched a new, larger studio space at the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery, performed all over Houston, and celebrated recitals, competitions, auditions, academic awards, and youth orchestra performances. It’s so tremendously exciting to see everyone take on leadership positions in their school orchestras as well. Bravo, 2016, and here’s to starting 2017 off on the right note!
With great excitement, Lauren Haley Studios announces a new lesson space within the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery! This energizing learning environment furthers the LHS vision for dynamic music education and performance.
Our partnership with the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery, a non-profit 501c3 organization and Fort Bend Star Readers’ Choice Award 2016 Winner, presents fantastic opportunities for group lessons and performances as well as a dedicated space for private lessons. We’re thrilled for the growth this move will foster in our young musicians.
More information about the Sugar Land Art Center can be found online at http://www.sugarlandartcenter.org. Lessons at our new studio location will commence on August 1st, 2016!
Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery
104 Industrial Blvd. Suite Q, Studio #9
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I’m so happy to be back in town after an absolutely brilliant week at Juilliard’s Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies. It’ll certainly take more than one post to pass along the wisdom shared by so many great violinists and colleagues, so let’s start off with one of my favorite events — Sarah Chang’s master class.
To begin the week, world-renowned soloist Sarah Chang offered not just her expert violinistic advice on major repertoire, but a prime example of positive teaching at the highest possible level. She frequently used questions to help students identify their individual musical intentions for each phrase, thereby giving students the confidence to present their own artistic interpretations with conviction. Meanwhile, her upbeat encouragement, quick humor, intelligent teaching process, and warm smile made her master class both a tutorial on technique and musicality as well as one on how to inspire your audience!
In talking about her own legendary teacher, the incomparable Dorothy Delay, Sarah Chang mentioned the importance of making disciplined learning fun. As one of the most skilled child prodigies in musical history, Sarah Chang still confessed to having watched an hour of TV after school every day — “Saved By the Bell!”
Spring is here and we’re all ready to perform!
While the older LHS musicians complete their orchestra placement auditions, our littlest violinists have put together quite the show for you and the residents of the Sugar Land Atria Senior Living!
Please join us for performances and awards this Saturday, May 16th at 6pm at Atria. Bring a smile and your applause!
Welcome to the 2015 LHS 100 Days of Practice Challenge!
Registration is now open and will close when the Challenge begins on Friday, March 20th. Dust away the dreary winter and infuse your practice sessions with excitement, motivation, and progress!
Celebrate the milestones along the way, and join us for a party honoring your accomplishments at the conclusion of the Challenge in June. Signing up for the Challenge will give your family step-by-step support and motivation. We’re in this together!
Check out www.musicinpractice.com to learn more about setting students up for positive and effective practicing. Sue Hunt, its creator, provides endlessly helpful tips! My favorite article about the 100 Day Challenge is targeted at teachers, but the diagrams help everyone understand how consistent practicing is the key to musical success:
Next up, grab your own copy of the 100 Day Practice Journal and we’ll get started!
All opinions are by Lauren Haley and all original content is copyright 2015 Lauren Haley Studios.