Band camp: Let the rock star in you shine through!

Summer isn't over yet, which means we still have all the time in the world to play music to our heart's content! Reserve your spot now for our combined Garage Band Camp, running from Monday July 24 - Friday July 28, 10 am - 2 p.m. for middle school and high school students.  No previous music experience is required and instruments are available for use during the camp. This is a fun way to wrap-up the summer and possibly get your first rock band experience! Those interested please contact...
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Pianopalooza: Join the piano camp experience!

This unique summer camp, Pianopalooza, is geared toward piano students who wish to explore the world of piano duets. Students will be paired by ability and personality. The instructor will give guidance on a number of topics related to playing with a duet partner including: How to skillfully begin and end a piece of music How to choreograph smooth hand movements How to play together in a variety of musical styles, and much more! Students will have the opportunity to play several ...
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Music Tree mourns in loss of ‘Mr. Jordan’

Music Tree Prep School director Dr. Thais Perkins sadly announced the death of piano instructor Jordan Lee Scott who died Thursday January 12 in Baton Rouge. Dr. Perkins acknowledged the profound impact that Mr. Scott had on the Music Tree and its students and extended collective sympathies to Mr. Scott’s wife Sarah Rosemann (saxophonist and LSU Music Theory graduate student), and their bereaved family. Mr. Scott quickly became a favorite of music students in the Zachary community. His e...
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Music Tree now offering new Chamber Orchestra

The Music Tree Prep School is offering a special Chamber Orchestra experience for student string musicians in and around the Zachary area. The group will meet for eight Saturdays starting September 24th at 1:30 p.m. and is open to students who have taken private lessons or have played in a school orchestra. The Chamber Orchestra will be led by Music Tree Faculty Deborah Riberio and Unusdean Errandonea. Violinist Deborah Riberio is the 2016 winner of the Sidney M. Blitzer Award in Violin P...
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Early Bird music enhances preschool 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 2016 classes will be held on Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. and will be taught by Music Tree vocal instructor Nancy Hendrick who also holds certifications in preschool music education. In research p...
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Post-flooding message from the Music Tree

Dear Parents: As we get ready to begin our semester on Monday, please know that our thoughts are with you and all of your extended family during this time of grief and stress and hard work. Although we will begin lessons Monday, we know that some of you have been greatly effected by the flood. If you need to wait to begin your semester, please contact me. I will pass this message on to your instructor. If you have not heard from your teacher for scheduling and you would like to have t...
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Dates set for O’Neill’s piano sale

The sale will be held August 20 – 21 and will feature: Several floor models that will be 50% OFF including two uprights, three grands and two digitals! A new line of pianos – SEILER!  The Seiler line has German and American parts giving the instrument a warm, rich tone – an excellent contrast to our Yamaha line.  Please come check them out; everyone who plays them is blown away with the value! An incredible inventory of used Yamaha and Steinway pianos will also be available. Get t...
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Welcome to the Music Tree Fall Semester

Dear Parents: Lessons begin Monday, August 22nd Classes begin Monday, August 29th Returning Students: please contact your instructor (please let me know if you need contact information!) New Students: send an email at musictreeprepschool@gmail.com so that we can put you in touch with the appropriate teacher Special Note: Carol White has retired from the Music Tree, and Leticia Rodrigues has moved to Houston. Although we are sad to lose these most wonderful teachers, we have two new fabu...
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Welcome to the Fall Semester at Music Tree Prep!

Dear Parents: Lessons begin Monday, August 22nd Classes begin Monday, August 29th Returning Students: please contact your instructor (please let me know if you need contact information!) New Students: send an email at musictreeprepschool@gmail.com so that we can put you in touch with the appropriate teacher Special Note: Carol White has retired from the Music Tree, and Leticia Rodrigues has moved to Houston. Although we are sad to lose these most wonderful teachers, we have two new fab...
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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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