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December 2019

Ken Giles Studio Recital (Dec. 22nd, 2019 2pm)

December 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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Ken Giles’ violin/viola/guitar students will perform a group concert at the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violin on Sunday, December 22, 2019, 2:00 pm.  The repertoire will include holiday tunes, Pachelbel Canon, civil rights songs, and the “Bach Double” violin concerto.  Many of the students also participate in the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program.

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January 2020

Leslie Silverfine Studio Recital (Jan. 12, 2020 4pm)

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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FSGW Presents: Jake Blount (January 31, 2020 8pm)

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents a concert by Jake Blount, the recipient of its 2019 Claude Martin Memorial Lifetime Membership Award. The concert will begin at 8:00PM (doors at 7:00). Entry is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. "Jake Blount is an award-winning fiddler, banjoist, singer, and scholar whose performances, compositions, and research venerate and reflect the traditional music of African-American and Indigenous communities in the southeastern US. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui…

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February 2020

The Basics of Bornoff – ASTA MD/DC (Feb. 9, 2020 12:30pm)

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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Studio & Classroom teachers! Join us for an interactive and informative workshop on pedagogy from George Bornoff’s time-tested system! Explore the Bornoff materials and learn how to seamlessly integrate them into your program. Help your students play with better intonation, cleaner rhythms, and a robust, confident tone! Topics covered include tone production and intonation exercises, Cycle Form, creative review, finger pattern variations, note Reading and theory teaching techniques, differentiated teaching, and beginning jazz improvisation.  As always, the conversation is tailored…

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National Philharmonic Master Class with Melissa White (Feb. 23, 2020 10am)

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition (Feb. 23, 2020 2pm)

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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The Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra is pleased to announce our Annual Solo/Concerto Competition! The competition will be an actual concert event, with selected participants performing their contest pieces with piano accompaniment before a live audience and a panel of judges. This is an exciting and rewarding performance opportunity for our PVYO students and a perfect opportunity for family and friends to come see their child shine.

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March 2020

FSGW presents Mari Black (March 7, 2020 8pm)

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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World champion fiddler MARI BLACK presents a joyous extravaganza of dance-inspired music from around the globe! With her virtuosic playing, sparkling stage presence, and fun-filled stories tying the whole journey together, Mari will have you tapping your toes and dancing along to fiddle music from around the world: Celtic, Canadian, and American fiddling, swing, tango, klezmer, and more. Family-friendly and full of fun, fiddling, and musical surprises! $15 for FSGW members and $20 for non-members.

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CANCELLED – ASTACAP Recognition Recital (March 15, 2020 3pm)

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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ASTACAP (American String Teachers Association Certificate Advancement Program) is a graded non-competitive examination program in eleven levels for string students, which measures technical progress and musical development. Students are judged on technical and musical preparedness at specific levels (Foundation Level to Level 10) by an adjudicator of musical and pedagogical stature.

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POSTPONED – Studio Teacher Meeting with Dr. Carol Vidal on Music and Mental Health (March 18, 2020 10:30am)

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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Dr. Carol Vidal will discuss what is known about the effects of music on the brain. She will review research on the benefits of musical training on certain psychiatric disorders affecting children and adolescents, and discuss the long-term effects of music education. Dr. Carol Vidal is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Vidal earned her M.D. from Autonomous University…

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POSTPONED – Miss Montgomery County 2020 Charity Concert for Music Education Awareness (March 28, 2020 2pm)

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Potter Violins: John Kendall Recital Hall, 7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park, United States
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Please join us for an afternoon of music for a great cause! Miss Montgomery County 2020, Preetcharn Saund, is working to raise awareness for Music Education and diversity in the arts. She and her string trio will be performing several works and will be collecting funds to donate back to schools to support their music programs! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to underprivileged schools and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals!

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