Music Tree hosting 3rd Annual Strings Festival in May

The Music Tree Prep School will host its 3rd Annual Strings Festival Sunday, May 17 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 location—includi...
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LSU cello professor will present master class during String Festival

Dennis Parker (LSU Professor of Cello and Coordinator of String Chamber Music) was born in New York City and began his cello studies at the age of 6. He received his early training with Channing Robbins of the Juilliard School, and later earned degrees from Indiana University and Yale University, where he worked with Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot, respectively. Inspired by a variety of musical activity, Parker appears frequently as soloist, recitalist, collaborator, and guest professor at n...
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Christmas 2019 recitals and performances

Students and groups from the Music Tree Preparatory School will perform at several programs and recitals from December 13 to January 5. The Breakthrough Girls and the students of two violin studios will perform Friday, December 13 at the Venue in Baker, 1082 Main Street, at the site of the old Graffiti Dance Studio. The Breakthrough Girls perform Cajun, Bluegrass, and Celtic fiddling tunes and will also present a set of Christmas Music. The violin studios of Anna Panamarenka and Ruth R...
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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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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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SU professor featured Fall Art Crawl artist

The Music Tree is proud to showcase the work of Randell Henry, Professor of Art at Southern University, at this year's Fall Art Crawl. Prof. Henry's mixed media collages use improvisational methods of altering shape, color and pattern. With influences from abstract expressionism, cubism and African and Asian art, Prof. Henry explores dreams through his surrealistic collage images. Stop by and meet Prof. Henry and view his work Friday, Nov. 3 from 6-9 p.m. at the Music Tree, No. 9 on the ...
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String Camp 2016

The Music Tree’s Summer String Breakthrough Week was held June 20-24 and allowed young musicians the opportunity to continue their orchestra development while also having fun. The week-long camp had string musicians ages 10 to 15 playing violin and cello. A final performance was held Saturday, June 25 in the recently-opened Garage Band studio. The camp faculty featured cellist Unusdian Errandonea and violinists Ruth Roland and Dr. Rafael Galvan Herrera. Click inside any photo in carousel...
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Spring Fest 2016

The Music Tree Prep School held its annual Spring Fest May 14, 2016 in the Historic Village of Zachary, La. This community event concludes the calendar year at the Music Tree and gives each student an opportunity to perform for family and friends. More than 50 performers took the stage representing all instruments offered at the Music Tree and the junior, teen and adult garage bands. The Music Tree, located in Zachary, La., offers professional music instruction in an atmosphere conducive t...
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