Sinella Aghasi Moshabad joins faculty as violin instructor

The Music Tree Prep School is excited to welcome Sinella Aghasi Moshabad, a violinist, music educator, and arts administrator, to its faculty. Miss Sinella is currently an LSU Doctor of Musical Arts candidate under the direction of Espen Lilesllatten majoring in Violin Performance with a minor in Arts Administration. Miss Sinella was accepted into the music high school of Tehran-Iran at 11 and earned her diploma in music specializing in the violin with a minor in voice. She has performed in d...
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Guitarist, music educator joins Music Tree faculty

Renowned guitarist Arnold Cardon’s career has taken him across the country and Asia as a backup guitarist for touring acts. He has performed with country, jazz, blues, and rock bands and is considered by many to be one the best guitarists in contemporary American music. Mr. Arnold also has managed double duty as a music educator with specialties in guitar instruction and garage band development. The Music Tree is proud to welcome Mr. Arnold to our faculty and announce his availability for les...
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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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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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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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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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All-instrument auditions set for honors recital

In preparation for the first Music Tree Honors Recital, all-instrument auditions will be held Friday, March 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Music Tree. Music Tree Director Dr. Thais Perkins said that all students are encouraged to audition. She added “this is NOT about how difficult your piece is, this is about students who are working and have a piece to play and would like to audition for a place on this program.” Student who can’t make the Friday auditions are encouraged to up...
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Vocal student nets major role in musical

Music Tree vocal student Lauren Elizabeth Smith has been chosen to play a leading role in the Theatre Baton Rouge’s upcoming production Into the Woods. Lauren, 15, will play Little Red in the musical slated to run March 4-20, 2016. She is the daughter of Trevor and Regina Smith and a sophomore at Zachary High School. Lauren began working with Music Tree vocal instructor Nancy Hendrick a year ago when her parents sought to bolster her developing talent. After her first lesson, Hendrick was...
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