“The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity”

By John Rampton (Article reposted from inc.com) Brain training is big business. Companies like BrainHQ, Luminosity, and Cogmed are part of a multimillion-dollar business that is expected to surpass $3 billion by 2020. But does what they offer actually benefit your brain? Researchers don’t believe so. In fact, the University of Illinois determined that there’s little […]

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“It’s Never Too Late to Pick Up an Instrument || Tips for Adult Beginners”

By Miranda Wilson (Article reposted from StringsMagazine.com) Strangers see my cello in airports and approach me. “I love cello! I’ve always wished I could play.” I say, “Why don’t you?” They demur. “I don’t have time.” “I’m too old.” “I’m tone-deaf.” “I’m broke.” But behind these easy excuses generally lies the real deterrent. Make the […]

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Register Now for Winter & Spring Classes!

Register now for Winter & Spring!   Music lessons in all instruments and voice, for ages 3 1/2 to adult, all ability levels welcome! Group classes in piano, voice, guitar, and Suzuki violin, viola, & cello Group Acting Classes Once on This Island, JR. Main Stage Production!   Click Here for Enrollment Information

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Register TODAY for Private Lessons!

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

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From Do-Re-Mi to A-B-C || The Harmony Between Children & Pianos

To learn more about our piano group classes, click here. To view our Group Class schedule, click here. To view our Registration Guide & fill out the form, click here.  You’ve heard the stories, seen the photos, watched the videos; children as young as 3 or 4 years old, playing the piano, making melodies, their […]

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Harmonia Highlights: Theater Classes

Play – /plā/ verb: engage in activity for enjoyment & recreation. This very word signifies something that is all done universally by children everywhere. To add to that, to “play” also means to have fun & entertain oneself, to engage in recreational activity. It’s no wonder that the word “plays” is also used to refer […]

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Junior Theater Festival 2019

Join the Harmonia School Junior Theater Festival Group! January 18-21, 2019 in Atlanta, GA The Junior Theater Festival (JTF) is the world’s biggest and best celebration of young people performing musical theater.  JTF brings together student musical theater troupes from all over the world for a weekend of musical theater mayhem and madness. Each troupe […]

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Fall Semester: Back-To-Harmonia Tips

It’s almost THAT time of the year And by “THAT”, we mean the month of September! The Fall Semester starts after Labor Day next week, so if you’ve already registered for your lessons, we will see you back starting on the 4th!   Starting Dates for the semester: Sept. 4: Individual Lessons & Musical Theater […]

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Les Misérables Weekend 2018

  Congratulations to the cast of Les Misérables for phenomenal shows this past weekend! All shows were fully sold out, and audiences were blown away by the talent, energy, and commitment of each cast member.   Credit for these lovely photos goes to Ron Staley! (More to come soon.)  

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Closed for Labor Day

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Harmonia School will be CLOSED Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.  Have a great and safe weekend! Fall Semester Private lessons will begin on Tuesday, September 4th    

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Register and Audition for our Fall Mainstage Production!

Registration is now open for the Harmonia School Fall Mainstage Production of 13 The Musical, Jr! 13 The Musical, Jr. Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown A hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it. Cast placement dates: August 17th & August 30th (must register for the production […]

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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! 2019 Sara Porjosh, Kirsten Tierney (students of Ms. Sonia Yon) Semi-Finalists in the 2019 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, Children’s Art Song Category (ages 13-15) Carissa Ma, Sophia Welch (students of Ms. Sonia Yon) Semi-Finalists in the 2019 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, Early Teens Musical Theatre Category (ages […]

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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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