2018-2019 Early Registration

Early Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year Opens June 1st! Take advantage of this opportunity to receive priority in scheduling your ideal lesson day and time, guarantee your spot in group classes, and have your registration fee waived (up to $40 value). The early registration period goes from June 1st through June 30th. Registration can […]

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Student & Faculty Achievements

Congratulations to our outstanding Harmonia students and faculty! 2018 Anika Gupta, Greta Baylor, & Jakey Nguyen (students of Ms. Soo Kim) Superior scores (highest marks) in the 2018 NVMTA Bach-Baroque Festival Competition Ramya Griddaluri (student of Ms. Maribeth Frank) Winner of the 2018 Fairfax Chamber Players Concerto Competition Winner of the 2018 Northern Virginia Music […]

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Summer Lessons & Camps

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Registration is now open for Summer Lessons & Camps Music Lessons Summer is the perfect time to continue your lessons, or to learn a new instrument! Summer lessons are available for piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, and guitar. Flexible scheduling! Simply sign up for the amount of lessons you would like to take, and […]

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Summer Theater Main Stage

Les Miserables Harmonia School is excited to present Les Miserables as part of our Summer Theater Main Stage Camp. This summer, put on a full show the way the pros do: with intensive full-day rehearsals over a concentrated period of time! Cast Placement Auditions (audition time confirmed upon registration): Friday, June 15th & Friday, July […]

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Spring Mainstage – Legally Blonde Jr.

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  CAST INFORMATION: CLICK HERE for the Legally Blonde Jr. Audition/ Registration Packet     IMPORTANT DATES FOR “Legally Blonde Jr.”! FRIDAY REHEARSALS:   2/16 through 5/11, 4:45-7:45pm (no rehearsal on 3/30) *Additional rehearsals may be added closer to the show date if necessary*   DRESS/ TECH REHEARSALS (mandatory): SATURDAY 5/12     5:00pm – 8:00pm WEDNESDAY 5/16   […]

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Spring Student Recitals

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Harmonia School Student Recitals Saturday, April 7th Saturday, May 5th (Adult Students) Performers: Contact your teacher to find out your studio’s recital time! Click here for tips on how to prepare for your recital

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Spring Honors Recital Competition

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Every year, Harmonia School holds a competition in which students audition for the opportunity to perform in the Honors Recital. Performing in the Honors Recital is an exciting award! This recital showcases selected students who demonstrate outstanding potential and excellent musicianship.

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Preparing for a Performance

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Performing is a vital part of a musician’s education. But, the idea of playing or singing in front of an audience can be intimidating! Nervousness is entirely normal, and by thorough preparation, musicians will be able to control their nerves and become confident performers.

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Harmonia School OPEN on President’s Day

Happy President’s Day Weekend! Please note that Harmonia School will be OPEN. All classes and lessons will proceed as normal on Saturday and Monday. Harmonia does not follow the FCPS calendar, nor do we close for Monday holidays or teacher workdays. Please refer to our calendar for Harmonia School closings.

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Spring Group Class Registration

Registration is now open for Spring group classes! Violin & Cello Suzuki Program Piano Theater Voice Space is limited – Call us today to register! 703.938.7301 View Full Schedule

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How to Motivate Your Children to Practice

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  We all know that effective practice is extremely important for success in mastering an instrument. But, it can be a struggle to motivate children to practice, especially young children. Read on for fun ideas and strategies to help your children build fun and effective practice habits! Be sure to read the full article on […]

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Keeping a Music Practice Log

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We all know that quality over quantity is the key to a good practice session. But how do you know that you are being productive? Keep a practice log! Harmonia School sells logs for $5 in the office, or, you can simply use your own notebook. Learn some tips on logging your practice from the following […]

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Winter Break Information

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Happy Holidays from Harmonia School! Winter Break Information: Harmonia School will be closed TUESDAY, December 19th, through Monday, January 1st. Classes and lessons will resume as normal on Tuesday, January 2nd.  

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Conquering Stage Fright

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Harmonia School is excited for all of the students who will be performing on our fall recitals! Whether you are a seasoned performer, or this is your first time singing or playing in public, we want to equip you to feel confident. If you struggle with stage fright, know that you are not alone! Most musicians, even […]

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How Top Performers Practice

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This is an excerpt from an article by Penelope Trunk. Her 11-year-old son auditioned for Juillard’s pre-college program. He practiced his four-minute audition piece for three hours a day during the 6 months leading up to his audition. He ended up being accepted to Juilliard! Read on to learn about his practice strategies and what […]

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Creating a Musical Home Environment

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Your child spends more time at home than any other place. This is especially true at preschool age, but even after kids begin school, home is still the predominant source of most experiences. It’s the parents’ responsibility to create the environment in the home, so it’s important that you include music in a meaningful way. […]

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Why Effective Practice is Just As Important as the Hours of Practice

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Practice is an important part of becoming skilled at anything, which may be why there are so many axiom’s like “practice makes perfect” floating around common parlance. But what’s happening in the brain when we practice? Researchers believe that practice helps build up the protective layer of myelin, the fatty substance that protects axons in […]

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How can parents contribute to students’ progress?

Parents have enormous effect on their child’s progress. By showing your interest in the process and by being part of the child’s practice at home parents can make a major contribution into their child’s’ development and progress. Here are some ideas for parents how to get involved and show your support: Ask questions about their […]

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Successful Practice Strategies

Working on a new piece: Read the title, name of the composer, tempo indication, signature marks. Doing so will help you gather information even before actual playing. Find all the repeating sections, motifs, measures, sequences, rhythms, something that you can learn and reapply later. Use different colors to highlight them. Look for patterns and familiar […]

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How to Choose the Right Instrument

Musical instruction can help your child master more than just how to play an instrument over the course of their education, which is why so many parents jump at the opportunity to encourage and foster an interest in music from an early age. According to the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, kids that study […]

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The Key to Buying Instruments

Buying a musical instrument is like buying a car: you can buy a clunker or a luxury sports car, and both will get you to work on time. With so many price points and types, how do you find a good deal? Choosing the right musical instrument for your child is tough, but with the […]

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Why is Music Important for Kids?

Why is Music Important for Kids? This question has been debated for as long as time has existed. Even the great Greek and Roman philosophers approached the question: is music something that should be taught and does it help the development of children? Plato answered “I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most […]

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Why We Teach Music

  Music is a science: it is exact, specific, and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor’s full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time. Music is a foreign language: most of the terms are in Italian, […]

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When Should My Child Begin Lessons?

We receive many questions about our opinions on when a child is ready to begin lessons. While there are no hard and fast rules, there are some pointers and signs that you can use to determine when your child is ready for lessons. One cannot magically deem a child to “be ready” for lessons at […]

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