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Welcome prospective neighborhood and Church of St. Peter's students and parents!
Come visit us for an informal free lesson.
No lessons Memorial Day, Monday, May 27
Saturday, June 1 is the end of the Spring Semester. We are hosting two classes—from 10 to 11 and 11 to noon. Since this class is open to parents, we’ll need a head count to know how many people to expect. Please let us know!
Make Up Week
We are offering make up lessons the week of June 3 through June 7. A list will be compiled by June 1 and sent to you.
Summer session begins Monday, June 24—more information to come!
See our calendar for details and confirmation.
As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Time spent playing piano improves mental health:
Andrew Vu serves as Assistant Organist of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. A native of Vietnam, he came to the United States at the age of thirteen
to study piano and musicianship
He completed his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from The Catholic University of America, where he studied under James Litzelman. His organ instructors include Jeffrey Pannebaker, Ed Moore, and Ronald Stolk, with whom he completed a Master of Music degree in 2017. Andrew also studied choral conducting with Leo Nestor and Timothy McDonnell and voice with Rick Christman.
An award-winning pianist, Andrew received the Honor Prize of the 2007 Maryland MCMTA Competition, the 2012 Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Performance Award from The Catholic University of America, and the Second Place in the 2012 Stravinsky Award Bach Competition. He has been a student assistant for the annual Washington International Piano Festival at The Catholic University of America. As an organist, Andrew served at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Bethesda, Maryland and St. Peter’s Parish in Olney, Maryland for ten years. In addition, Andrew was the Music Director at the American University Catholic Chaplaincy.
This summer, we are offering a group Ukulele session for fun! Not just for children—parents are welcomed, too. If there is enough interest, we may offer an adults-only class.
The plan is still forming, but the idea is to see who is interested and go from there.
We will offer 2 four-weeks sessions.
If you don’t have a uke, we can provide a brand new one with a case and tuner that won’t break the bank!
A word about our expert instructor, Charles Stier:
"Charles brings such joy to his teaching and has a wonderful storytelling way of helping you learn in a way perfectly suited to you. He creates a rich learning environment that really helps you grow as a musician. I so look forward to our lessons, they are always an adventure!” K. K. 2015
* Group lessons cannot be rescheduled and are not available for a refund.