Opening of a new music studio in Merrifield

A new education-focused music studio, called Crescendo Studios, has just opened in Merrifield, near the Mosaic district.

Eddie Fuentes, studio director, said the goal was to provide individualized music lessons and teach students to be creative thinkers in a diverse and nurturing environment.

“Our mission is to bring culture, diversity and a wealth of experience to the education of our students,” Fuentes said. “Too often arts education is homogenized and every individual is treated the same. This method of teaching may work for some, but there are many students who become unmotivated and disappointed because they are not engaged in the right way. »

The studio opened in the former MHz Studio at 8101 Lee Highway. Fuentes said the facility has seven private classrooms, four music rooms and a recording studio.

Private music lessons at Crescendo Studio are $35 for a 30-minute lesson or $65 for a one-hour lesson. Small group lessons for ages 6-9 are $35 for a one-hour lesson and the Prelude Piano Program for ages 5-7 is $35 for a one-hour lesson.

The studio plans to hold an open house on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., giving prospective students, parents, or instructors the opportunity to tour the building and meet the studio teachers.

“Our initial goal is to establish ourselves as the place of reference for music education,” Fuentes said. “In our second phase, we aim to introduce other art forms to our school such as dance, musical theatre, canvas art and more.”

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