Upcoming Events and Announcements:
New classes begin Feb. 25th - 28th!
NEW CSM Group Piano, Guitar, Blues and Improv. Classes starting soon! Sign-up TODAY! Are you looking for a fun, low-pressure, introduction into learning piano, guitar, music improv. or the Blues? Mr. Wayne (CSM Owner & Instructor) is launching a new series of group classes for beginners and budding musicians! Learn how to play your instrument in a welcoming, low-pressure environment surrounded by other beginners looking to get their feet wet in lessons. This is the perfect format for those who are unsure or don't feel ready to launch into private, one-on-one lessons, or just prefer the company of other students as you learn in a group setting. Students are welcome to bring their own instrument (ask about our rental program!), however, class instruments (keyboards) and lessons materials are provided. Classes begin February 25th-28th. Past classes have filled quickly! Don't delay: sign-up today!
Ready to enroll or have questions? Contact Mr. Wayne today at: email@example.com
or Click HERE to find out more about these classes!
CSM Lessons Gift Certificates Available!: Give a gift that will last a lifetime! Special Music Lessons gift certificates towards private or class music lessons at CSM are now available! The PERFECT way to spread cheer this season while investing in a loved one or friend's musical future!
As an added bonus, take advantage of our special limited-time holiday lessons promo offer for new students: sign-up for lessons and receive TWO FREE lessons! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your customized CSM lessons gift-certificates today!
All-District Band Results! Congratulations to all our musicians who auditioned and placed in the VMEA/VBODA 2020 All-District Symphonic Bands! Congrats to our amazing instructors and parents for all the support and care they pour into their students! Results are listed below as we receive them from our students:
From the studio of Ms. Lisa Fiorilli / Music (Saxophone/Clarinet Instructor): Parker Peterson (11th)- Alto Saxophone, 1st chair*; Evan Bertoglio (11th) - Tenor Saxophone, 1st chair*;
Forest Rhodes (10th) - Bb Clarinet, 13th chair
* denotes All-State audition
From the studio of Mr. Brian Cambrel / Cambrel Music (Saxophone Instructor): Alan Crouse (8th) - Alto Saxophone, 2nd chair; Jackson Tallamy (10th) - Baritone Saxophone, 2nd chair
From the studio of Mr. Matt Ogden (Bassoon/Oboe Instructor & Studio Manager): Clarice Hartman (8th) - Oboe, 1st Chair;
Amelia Shepperd (10th) - Bassoon, 2nd Chair; Max Black (9th) - Bassoon, 4th Chair
From the studio of Mr. Curt Christensen (Trumpet/Brass Instructor): Chayton Rhodes (8th) - Trumpet, 7th Chair
From the studio of Mr. Nate Simpson (Brass Instructor):
Trevor Hamilton - Tuba, Symphonic Band
From the studio of Mr. Robert Fisher (Piano/Horn/Voice Instructor): Ava Loh (7th) - French Horn, 1st Chair
CSM Faculty Spotlight - Dr. JB Taylor: A HUGE congratulations to one of CSM's amazing guitar instructors, JB Taylor, in defending his doctoral dissertation at Shenandoah University and on a successful lecture recital in which he presented on the "Ghanaian Seperewa"! JB has put in so many years of hard work, study, dedication and practice to reach this point. We are excited to reintroduce our CSM family to DR. JB Taylor!!! Check out JB's profile to learn more about JB's background:
CSM Student Spotlight - Alexander U.: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice! CSM Saxophonist Alexander U. figured it out! Xander performed in a recital last week at Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall for the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program Northeast Region Celebration of Excellence Event! Alexander earned gold medals for both Level 1 and Level 2 by earning the highest score in the nation on each practical exam. For the event, he performed a piece called "Mysterious Stranger" by Christiaan Venter, which consists of nine one-bar cells that he could choose to perform in any order or repeat as many times as he desired. The only saxophonist in the program, he played with confidence and musicality. Xander studies under our incredible Saxophone and Clarinet instructor, Ms. Lisa Fiorilli. Congrats, Xander (and Lisa Fiorilli / Music)!
CSM Student Spotlight - Parker Peterson: A BIG Congrats to Stone Bridge High School Junior and CSM Saxophone student, Parker Peterson, for earning a 1st Chair Alto Saxophone spot in the top 2019 All-Virginia Jazz Band! Parker is also the 1st Chair Alto Saxophone in the National Jazz Workshop Big Band! Parker studies under our incredible Clarinet and Saxophone instructor, Lisa Fiorilli. We LOVE highlighting all our amazing students at CSM and are thrilled to spotlight exciting achievements like this. Way-to-go Parker (and Lisa) for all your hard work and preparation! We are so proud of you!