We are a private music studio with over 40 years of combined music teaching experience in piano, voice, cello, and beginner violin.
Jacqueline Okoh and Jerien Okoh-Tisch are highly trained music educators who hold degrees in music performance and certification in music education. They are both members of the NVMTA and utilize the most effective music teaching methods that will be tailored to fit you or your child's individual learning style. You will not find more warm, encouraging, fun, creative, or dedicated music instructors. Offering music lessons from beginner to advanced in piano, cello, and voice. Also now offering beginner Violin lessons. Teaching in any field is truly an art and finding an effective music teacher can be challenging to say the least. With two generations of highly skilled music teachers who stay on top of the latest research and methods, you will find the Okoh-Tisch music Studio is above and beyond what any other music studio can offer. Consistency and affordability have made time slots dwindle quickly, so call now to reserve your space in their schedule!
Mission: "Music is the Universal Language of Mankind." ~ H.W. Longfellow Our mission is to bring the joy of music to as many families as we can in our lifetime. Ultimately, this will foster positive reactions in every arena of you or your family's lives.
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Feel free to update those handy dandy Grand Staff cheat sheets that Mrs. Okoh has given you all 😂
A great example of just shaking it off like nothing ever happened 😂
"Just got to play it cool"
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Arts education is not just important, it's critical.
inc.com The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity.
theguardian.com Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning and language skills
nafme.org Why Students Really Quit Their Musical Instrument (and How Parents Can Prevent It) by Anthony Mazzocchi Article originally posted on The Music Parents’ Guide Every year almost 100% of public…
Los Angeles CELLO Quartet
psmag.com New research suggests that practicing Bach and Beethoven can build up the brain.
[11/20/18] Have a Happy Thanksgiving Folks! The studio will be closed from Nov 19th-25th. Lessons resume Monday, Nov 26th.
[11/08/18] All lessons are cancelled today due to Nationwide protests over the firing of Attorney Jeff Sessions. I will be attending the White House protest in DC. Lessons will be re-scheduled.
A masterclass on “speech level singing.” So much control of her voice. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
It's a special wedding when Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, is a surprise guest at the reception. CONGRATS Chris Rowe & Krysten Green!
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The Uptown Band
#disney #thelittlemermaid #weddingsinger 🧜♂
Ludwig van Beethoven
Should we have more music in the classroom?
(these wonderful words are authored by The 13th Chair: www.the13thchair.com)
Teaching is really very, very important. I always tell my students that you should find an opportunity to teach. When you teach others, you teach yourself.
cbc.ca Medicine and music: there are more connections than you might think.
mic.com All those scales were worth it.
[03/02/18] Students and parents get excited: piano specialist, Mrs. Jacqueline Okoh, will be back to teach in our studio starting in May, 2018. She will teach full days on Fridays and Saturdays. You may reach out now via messenger to apply for a spot in her schedule or leave a comment and we will reach out to you.
All of my students did an amazing job this weekend. So proud of every single one of them and their hard work. Parents, if you took good videos, please post them here or send them to my email. Thanks!
[01/29/18] The Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association "Spring Festival" will take place on Saturday, March 3rd at Riverside High School here in Ashburn. I will be given your child's assigned times on Feb 10th. Parents, please make sure your children are practicing 5-6 days a week in preparation for this fun but competitive event.
[01/02/18] The studio will be closed from Dec 22nd-Jan 4th. Lessons will resume on Friday Jan 5th.
I finally had some time to do a Christmas Cover: "Breath of Heaven"
Singer songwriter cover of Amy Grant's "Breath of Heaven." One step higher than original key.
There is no such thing as talent
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The end of the journey that Franck sonata is...
Las night felt like a special concert, thanks so much to all for coming!
•with Julio Elizalde
Hi studio friends. I will be performing at this event tonight, around 8:30pm. Hope you can make it out for a good cause. There will be lots of other amazing performers as well 🙂.
Hope you can come out to Crossroads this Saturday evening for this free concert. Doors open at 6:30pm. Concert is at 7pm. Pop music performed by local artists. Invite a friend!
A wonderful example of excellent piano technique/posture/artistry and a friend of mine, Henry Kramer. Enjoy!
Originally from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, pianist Henry Kramer’s performances have been lauded as “triumphant” and “thrilling” (The New York Times) and “technic...
National Association for Music Education
Some Sunday night inspiration to get you ready for the work week: #musicmatters
The first of our Summer performance videos. This is my student of almost two years, Sadie Palay (Jaime Palay) playing "Autumn Moon" by Ted Cooper. Great Job Sadie!!
forbes.com Janet and her husband are on the fence about their daughter's plan to major in music in college. Is that a foolhardy choice?
[06/16/17] We are now in Summer Session and 35 students strong! Our students are preparing their summer performance videos and we will post them here once they are finished :-).
npr.org Experts and beginners approach their tasks differently. Blogger Alva Noë weighs in on new video research that uses an eye-tracking device to show where expert and novice pianists diverge.
wsj.com More people in their 50s and 60s are finding that taking up a musical instrument or singing improves their lives in many ways.
totalvocalfreedom.com An image showing the top of the lungs in relation to the collarbone. 1.) Your whole body is your instrument, not your just your vocal mechanism. Your voice is part of a total system which includes your mind and your entire body. Any method or technique of singing that doesn’t address the total mind...
The beauty of the "steady beat" exemplified through music and dance.
musiceducationworks.wordpress.com A study by researchers at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children.
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