Preschool Music enhances skills, development

Early exposure to music and movement unlocks both social and intellectual development in preschoolers. The Music Tree Prep School provides the expertise and fertile soil needed to grow and enhance young minds in the Early Birds Music Program for children ages 2 and a half to 4 years old. The Fall 2019 classes will be held on Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m. and will be taught by Music Tree vocal instructor Nancy Hendrick who also holds certifications in preschool music education. In research pu...
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Festival, band leader brings ‘Music Clubhouse’ to lineup

Local band and music festival ‘energy force’ Adrian Percy will collaborate with the Music Tree Preparatory School to offer an exciting new program to the not-so-young, but young-at-heart musicians who want the excitement and comradery of playing with other adult musicians. The Music Clubhouse: No Kids Allowed will be offered on a limited basis for the Fall 2019. At 6:30 on Thursday evenings, adults who want to play in a band, or those who want to just play music with other adults, will convene i...
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Violinist Lin He set to evaluate Strings Festival participants

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Dr. Lin He, associate professor of violin at LSU and associate concert master of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, will serve as the distinguished evaluator of 2nd Annual Strings Festival Sunday, March 24 at the school, 4833 Church St. in Zachary. Students will be given an opportunity to prepare a short program and receive a professional, but friendly evaluation. Dr. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in November 2014, after a performance there earlier that year with principal players fro...
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Music Tree hosting 2nd Annual Strings Festival

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  The Music Tree Prep School will host its 2nd Annual Strings Festival Sunday, March 24 at the school, 4833 Church St. in Zachary. Students will be given an opportunity to prepare a short program and receive a professional, but friendly evaluation. Ruth Roland, Music Tree strings coordinator said the festival is open to all students of violin, viola, cello, fiddle, and bass. There is no age limit and private instruction is not a requirement. String players from any geographic loca...
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Seminar: Helping Your Child Excel at a Musical Instrument

Ruth Roland, the Strings Coordinator for the Music Tree Preparatory School, will present the discussion Helping Your Child Excel at a Musical Instrument Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m. The seminar will be open to all current and prospective Music Tree parents. The seminar is based on Helping Parents Practice: Ideas for Making it Easier by Edmund Sprunger, a renowned violin teacher and psychotherapist. A former student of Dr. Shin'ichi Suzuki, Suzuki Method™ originator, Edmund Sprunger has t...
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Chamber Music Coaches, String Faculty

Ruth Roland holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and has been teaching for more than 30 years. A performer, recording artist, and award-winning composer, she has given recitals and workshops at universities, public schools, and youth orchestras. Among her performance credits are shows with such artists as Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, and the Moody Blues, as well as with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony, and Opéra Louisiane. She works in...
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Music Tree offers Chamber Groups and string coaching

Music Tree Chamber Groups is a new opportunity to work with highly credentialed string coaches in group settings. Chamber Group specifics: Small groups of three to six musicians Group rehearsals and performances Regular meeting time convenient to all members Personalized coaching by highly-credentialed faculty Open to any instruments or voice parts Opportunities for touring, performances, and competitions A cost of $300 per student for ten 45-minute coaching session...
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Sinella Aghasi Moshabad joins faculty as violin instructor

The Music Tree Prep School is excited to welcome Sinella Aghasi Moshabad, a violinist, music educator, and arts administrator, to its faculty. Miss Sinella is currently an LSU Doctor of Musical Arts candidate under the direction of Espen Lilesllatten majoring in Violin Performance with a minor in Arts Administration. Miss Sinella was accepted into the music high school of Tehran-Iran at 11 and earned her diploma in music specializing in the violin with a minor in voice. She has performed in d...
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Guitarist, music educator joins Music Tree faculty

Renowned guitarist Arnold Cardon’s career has taken him across the country and Asia as a backup guitarist for touring acts. He has performed with country, jazz, blues, and rock bands and is considered by many to be one the best guitarists in contemporary American music. Mr. Arnold also has managed double duty as a music educator with specialties in guitar instruction and garage band development. The Music Tree is proud to welcome Mr. Arnold to our faculty and announce his availability for les...
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Express your unique time signature at Dave Camp!

Do you love to write your own music? Calling all middle and high school students who are budding songwriters and composers – join us for Dave Camp! Baton Rouge’s own Dave Hinson brings students together to create and perform original tunes. A classically trained bassist, Hinson has a passion for bringing people together to make music. His extensive teaching and professional resume includes 25 years with the Baton Rouge Symphony and work for the East Baton Rouge Talented Music Program. We ...
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