The Catoctin School of Music

The Catoctin School of Music

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Hi Everyone!

This is Laura Kowalczyk. I recently started a FB Group, @Lovin' Life In Loudoun! and wanted to invite everyone to join! Our goal is to support and promote our local businesses in a positive, happy way! No rants/politics/griping! Just a great group to be a part of! 🙂 In addition we will have monthly and then twice a month Goodie Giveaways from and for our members! This is 100% OPTIONAL! 🙂 Its just a way to add some fun!

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A student from our recent "Composer's Workshop"! Sign up for the next "Advanced Theory & Composition" seminar and increase your skills on whatever instrument (accordion or not!)
Thank you again to all who came to support our very first Composers' Workshop Showcase! It was amazing to hear these incredibly talented young composers perform their own works on piano and cello. We are gearing up for our next workshop, "Advanced Composition and Theory" at The Catoctin School of Music. If you or anyone you know is interested in discovering how music works and how to compose it yourself, please contact me or Catoctin to take part in this 8 week series! #youngmusicians #youngcomposers #livemusic
Thank you Ms. Jennene!! What a wonderful recital!
Shout out to Fairfax Fine Violins https://ffviolins.com/ and Shar Music https://www.sharmusic.com/ for their excellent, expedient customer service that I received today. I highly recommend them for your Violin needs!
We at Art Sweet Art are thrilled to have some of your talented Jazz and Sax performers at tonight’s First Friday Reception for our featured artists.
This sounds like fun
This is why we take lessons. Not because we think we will be famous, but learning to play an instrument is a gift.

Tiffany Boston nice idea, thank you! I love this commercial titled The Gift. This is why we won’t let her stop piano lessons. Not because I think she will ever be famous, but we are trying to give her something more meaningful than a toy. Plus I take them too (lead by example, right?)

Go Brian~ Thanks for your love and commitment to music and to teach all your CSM kids!!
Congrats to Xander, a CSM saxophone student, for being featured by Vandoren USA!

https://www.facebook.com/1211895255585398/posts/1778327738942144/
Former student of Catoctin School of Music, Zach Jones, will be opening up for Bon Jovi May 14th. Congrats to Never Born to Follow! Can't wait to see where you guys go next!

CSM is the BEST private music lessons studio in Loudoun County! Come join our musical family & study with our amazing instructors! CSM is 25+ AWESOME instructors who LOVE to create, teach and inspire our students and families.

We have private lessons and some group classes with all types of musical instruments and we teach and perform all types and styles of music, including classical, rock, country, folk, Christian, and jazz. Our teachers are all performers with degrees in music who LOVE MUSIC and we love our families and students! We have a huge staff of music lovers/instructors who can work with your schedule and ski

Operating as usual

05/20/2022

🎷🏆🎶2022 NVMTA Woodwind Achievement Awards:

🥇Xander Ulreich awarded 1st Place in NVMTA Awards!

The achievements keep rolling in! A HUGE congratulations to CSM woodwind student, Xander Ulreich (Saxophone), for receiving the 2022 1st Place Woodwind Achievement Award from the Northern Virginia Music Teacher's Association!

https://www.nvmta.org/competition-results-2021-2022/

05/19/2022

CSM Faculty Spotlight: Meet Brian Cambrel (Clarinet, Saxophone & Composition)!

Brian began his musical journey early in his life, in his hometown of Woodbridge, Virginia. At age 12, he learned to play the clarinet as part of his middle school band. After entering high school, he discovered a true passion for musical composition and arrangement, which propelled him into further study. Having attained both a Bachelor's and Master's in Music Composition while remaining active as a performer and educator, Brian truly embodies the life and passion of an artist-educator who "lives" what he teaches!

Brian is an entrepreneur, a staff arranger for several high school marching bands in Frederick County, MD, a freelance musician, and serves as on our Clarinet and Saxophone faculty at CSM and also offers private instruction in music theory, music composition, and music arranging! Brian is also on the faculty at Shepherd University, where he teaches courses in music theory and electronic music, as well as courses in applied composition and orchestration.

Brian also actively gigs with his country-folk-rock-blues trio, Cowpoke.

Did you know Brian enjoyed a stint in Los Angeles where he studied video game scoring with Michael Reagan and Ron Fish?

Learn more about Brian:
https://www.thecatoctinschoolofmusic.com/faculty/brian-cambrel

05/19/2022

🎉🎸🎶CONGRATULATIONS to all who participated in the Aguado Guitar 2022 Classical Guitar Competition! We are thrilled to announce several CSM Guitarists placed in this year's competition. BRAVO to these incredible students (and their instructors!):

🥈Emanuel Nacional - 2nd place, 11th Grade (from studio of Lance Trussell)

🥉Ethan Gonzales - 3rd place, 10th Grade (from the studio of Dr. JB Taylor)

🥉Noah Wells - 3rd place, 9th Grade (from the studio of Dr. Chaz Aguado)

https://www.aguadoguitar.org

05/19/2022

CSM Faculty Spotlight: Meet Annie Park (Piano)!

Annie has taught piano at CSM for many years and is an active pianist/accompanist in the area at local churches and musicians. Though many may primarily know her as a pianist and teacher here at CSM, Annie has an incredible background and training in music, holding a Bachelor’s degree in both Music Composition from Hanyang University and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Yonsei University in South Korea! Annie has a considerable amount of experience accompanying instrumentalists, vocalists and choirs over the years. In addition to accompanist work, she has also taught courses at Prince George's Community College in the past, including Music Appreciation and Adult Group Piano.

In her free time, you may find Annie enjoying a good book or listening to music.

Learn more about Annie:
https://www.thecatoctinschoolofmusic.com/faculty/annie-park

05/18/2022

CSM Faculty Spotlight: Meet Ms. Alyssa (CSM Piano, Voice, Folk Instruments)!

Alyssa is one of our full-time Piano and Voice instructors at CSM. In addition, she has a keen interest in learning about and playing folk instruments and you may hear her playing a Kalimba, Dulcimer, Autoharp or learning beautiful Christmas carols on Harp if you stroll by her studio! She loves exploring new instruments and helping her students experience a wide world of sound and music! In addition to teaching full time, Alyssa serves in various admin. roles at CSM, including helping mentor our new staff, serving as CSM's RCM Program Coordinator (Royal Conservatory of Music), and bookkeeping. She is serves as a worship leader at her home church on the weekends.

Learn more about Alyssa:
https://www.thecatoctinschoolofmusic.com/faculty/alyssa-cowell

Photos from The Catoctin School of Music's post 05/17/2022

We are excited to launch a new "Spotlight" series on our incredible Faculty and Staff at CSM! Over the next weeks we'll be highlighting each of our instructors who make up the core of our CSM family.
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We wouldn't be able to properly launch off this series without starting with our visionaries, founders and owners, Wayne and Jennene Estes! Did you know that CSM (originally named "Wayne's World Music"!) was started in the basement studio of their home as a small, private home lessons studio over 25+ years ago? From humble beginnings as a private home lessons studio and many years and blessings later, Wayne and Jennene have helped guide and grow CSM to include a family of nearly 25+ staff who offer weekly instruction on nearly every instrument, including voice, to hundreds of students from all across Loudoun County (and beyond) online and in-person at our dedicated lessons facility in the heart of historic Leesburg, VA! Learn more about Wayne and Jennene's journey and background by visiting the links below!

More about Wayne:
https://www.thecatoctinschoolofmusic.com/faculty/wayne-estes

More about Jennene:
https://www.thecatoctinschoolofmusic.com/faculty/jennene-estes

Timeline photos 05/16/2022

OPEN to ALL! Taking place TONIGHT at Leesburg Community Church! Visit: www.loudounsymphony.org for details!

Join LSYO for a brass masterclass with NSO's Robert Rearden this Monday at 7pm Leesburg Community Church.

What can I learn from watching a masterclass for an instrument I don't play?
Oh, we are glad you asked! Music is universal. Learning from any professional musician is a gift. How to breath when we play and how we shape phrases, how we hold our bodies and communicate the music to our audiences, these are all things addressed in masterclasses. It doesn't matter if you're a pianist or a dulcimer player, there is a lot to learn and enjoy.

Free and open to the public.

05/14/2022

Welcome to the 6pm CSM guitar recital!

05/14/2022

Welcome to the 5pm CSM guitar recital!

05/14/2022

Welcome to the 4PM CSM Piano Recital at Hamilton Baptist Church! 🎹🎶🎹🎶

05/14/2022

Welcome to the 3PM CSM Piano Recital at Hamilton Baptist Church! 🎹🎶🎹🎶

05/14/2022

Welcome to the 2pm CSM Spring Piano Recital! 🎹🎶🎹🎶

05/14/2022

TODAY is the day! We can't wait to hear students from across all our Piano, Guitar, Bass and Percussion Studios perform LIVE in our first round of 2022 Spring Recitals! (Recitals will be livestreamed right here on our page as well!) 🎼🎹🎸🥁

Piano, Guitar, Percussion and Electric Bass Recitals:
Saturday, May 14th, 2022 - LIVE at Hamilton Baptist Church

12:00 pm Piano Recital
2:00 pm Piano Recital
3:00 pm Piano Recital
4:00 pm Piano Recital
5:00 pm Guitar & Bass Recital
6:00 pm Guitar & Bass Recital
7:00 pm Percussion Recital

LSYO | Summer Orchestral Institute 05/13/2022

LSYO | Summer Orchestral Institute

LSYO | Summer Orchestral Institute The LSYO Orchestral Institute brings together world-class performers and young orchestral musicians from across northern Virginia for a week of orchestral music study and performance. Separated into two sections, Orchestral Program and Advanced Orchestral Program, musicians will work with profession...

Timeline photos 05/12/2022

Timeline photos

Join LSYO for a brass masterclass with NSO's Robert Rearden this Monday at 7pm Leesburg Community Church.

What can I learn from watching a masterclass for an instrument I don't play?
Oh, we are glad you asked! Music is universal. Learning from any professional musician is a gift. How to breath when we play and how we shape phrases, how we hold our bodies and communicate the music to our audiences, these are all things addressed in masterclasses. It doesn't matter if you're a pianist or a dulcimer player, there is a lot to learn and enjoy.

Free and open to the public.

05/11/2022

Our trombone instructor was warming up on some beautiful melodies today. Come on over and be inspired!!!

05/11/2022

It's Spring Recitals season at CSM! Join us THIS Saturday, 5/14 as students from across all our Piano, Guitar, Bass and Percussion studios perform in our first round of Spring Recitals! Friends and family are warmly welcome to attend. Recitals will also be livestreamed here on our page. 🎹🎸🥁🎵

05/11/2022
05/10/2022

Musical Chairs! 😍

05/08/2022

Mother's Day 2022

From all of us at CSM, Happy Mother's Day! We hope all our moms know how much they are loved and valued! We would not be able to do what we do or make the music we make without incredible mothers who have been with us through it all! Wishing all mothers a joy-filled and blessed Mother's Day! 💖🌸🌷🎶💐🌼🪷🌺🌻🌹

Tablature 05/06/2022

Tablature

🎸🎶🎼 Do you know what “Tablature” is? Learn more about the benefits (and pitfalls) of using tablature in your guitar studies by checking out our latest faculty blog post by Mr. Jamey (CSM Guitar and Suzuki Guitar)!

https://www.thecatoctinschoolofmusic.com/post/tablature

Tablature A highly debated topic amongst guitar players and teachers is guitar tablature (TAB). Tablature is a system of reading for guitar where…

05/05/2022

And here's another inspiring CSM instructor practicing what he preaches!!! Go Curt!!!

Timeline photos 05/04/2022

Happy Star Wars Day! 🤩🪐💫

Hello there, and May the 4th be with you! 😉 Take the iconic music of Star Wars from the screen to your practice room with these 60+ arrangements.

Visit: https://www.musicnotes.com/l/60-sheet-music-arrangements-star-wars-fb

05/03/2022

Now that's a fountain! 😍🎼

Photos from The Catoctin School of Music's post 05/01/2022

Killin' it and in stilettos!! Thanks for sharing your music Paula Atherton!

Photos from The Catoctin School of Music's post 05/01/2022

Congratulations Addison and Kelsan for performing your original compositions at the Sweet Jazz Concert Series - Loudoun County, VA and THANK YOU Tracy Hamlin for your love and support of Loudoun, music and these kids!!

05/01/2022

Thank you Tracy Hamlin!!

05/01/2022

And Addison too!!

05/01/2022

Go Kelsan!

05/01/2022

❤️🎶❤️🎶

Timeline photos 04/29/2022

Timeline photos

Join LSO in their final concert of the season!
Delius, Debussy, and Dvorak – each composer on this concert shares his musical effort, as inspired by spring. Birds singing, idyllic melodies based on poetry, even leaves rustling in a gentle spring breeze, all heard throughout these beautiful works.

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Debussy: Petite Suite
Dvorak: Symphony No.8
Lumbye: Champagne Galop

Tickets: https://buff.ly/3rIEFyT

04/27/2022

Our instructors love to practice, just as much as you do!!!

04/27/2022

Our teachers love practicing....just like YOU!!!

04/27/2022

FREE Livestream | April 27 at 8:30 ET

Youth orchestra expertly trolls car company who made fun of young musicians in TV advert 04/26/2022

Youth orchestra expertly trolls car company who made fun of young musicians in TV advert

👏🙌🎶❤️

Youth orchestra expertly trolls car company who made fun of young musicians in TV advert The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra used their musical talent to hilariously debunk the “stereotypical” car advert.

Our Story

The Catoctin School of Music is 25+ AWESOME instructors who LOVE to create, teach and inspire our students and families. We offer private lessons and some group classes with all types of musical instruments and we teach and perform all types and styles of music, including classical, rock, country, folk, Christian, and jazz. Our teachers are all performers with degrees in music who LOVE MUSIC and we love our families and students!

Founded in 2003, CSM has grown to have a large and diverse staff of music lovers/instructors who can work with your schedule and skills and push and motivate you to create and make progress and fun with your music. We currently offer lessons in almost EVERY instrument and genre. All our instructors/staff hold various degrees in music and several have completed their masters and doctoral studies in music and/or education. Many of our staff perform locally, regionally and internationally and many serve every weekend in their church worship services in our local area.

Our teaching rooms are very large, comfortable and loaded with everything you/we would ever need to make music lessons fun, rewarding and convenient. We are located a few blocks south of beautiful and historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia. CSM’s owners Wayne and Jennene grew up in Loudoun and both have been performing and teaching music here for over 20+ years.

We currently have hundreds of families and students studying with us, Mondays – Saturdays, all ages 4 to 75ish. But don’t worry, we keep your experience small and unique so that you feel and know that you are special and family with us and our instructors, because you are important to us. And if you are "a star" we can connect you with our special CSM alumni who are musicians and artists performing in LA, Nashville and NY in big projects that you can hear on the radio.

We teach to ALL levels and abilities. So don't be shy give us a shout out and come on over and join us today.

Please connect with us soon and start your journey into music lessons today! Sign-up today or schedule a tour with Matt, our Studio Manager and discover why so many students call CSM their home for lessons!

Visit our website for directions and more information at: www.TheCatoctinSchoolofMusic.com

God Bless-

Wayne and Jennene Estes

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Leesburg, VA
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Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
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