3 minute read

Making Music in Reston

Dr. Carolyn Barrett, 39 year Reston resident is founder and owner of the Barrett Suzuki Studio of Reston (www.barrettsuzuki.com). The studio serves all students beginning at age 3. She also founded Suzuki studios in Lagos, Nigeria and Seoul, Korea.

The Reston studio presents recitals and has performed throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area since 1992. Students have soloed with the Washington Symphony, performed at President’s Park and participated in concerts at Wolf Trap, Constitution Hall, and the Kennedy Center. The students have also given recitals at the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne. Often musicians from the Loudoun Symphony join in accompanying performances of concertos and trisonatas with student soloists.

Advertisement

“I heard a performance of a Vivaldi Sonata on WETA which sounded exactly the same as a live Barrett Suzuki studio performance I recently attended!” comments one audience member.

A favorite activity of the studio is presenting a Holiday Program each year at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community in Ashburn. This past year, the Studio presented its 11th Holiday Concert at Ashby with a SingAlong accompanied by visiting guitarists, a String Orchestra rendition of Jingle Bells with surprise bell accompaniment from students in the audience, and exquisite performances of movements from three Vivaldi concertos with string orchestra accompaniment.

Dr. Barrett currently performs as a violist with the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as violinist and violist with the Loudoun and Washington Symphonies, and the Reston Community Orchestra. In addition she has performed at the White House, President’s Park and the Executive Mansion. Dr. Barrett has studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, founder of The Suzuki Method who endorsed her book on the Suzuki Method, The Magic of Matsumoto: the Suzuki Method of Education. She is a past president of the Suzuki Association of The Greater Washington Area and was Director of the 1998 Suzuki Centennial Celebration at Constitution Hall. Needless to say, Dr. Barrett is an accomplished musician and educator!

Barrett Suzuki Studio was selected for the 2019 Best of Reston Award in the Music

School category by the Reston Award Program. “We felt honored to receive this

wonderful award. Reston is our much-loved home. ” comments Dr. Barrett. Dr. Barrett and the studio members were touched to be among recipients who are described as exceptional local companies that enhance the positive

image of small business and help make the Reston area a great place to live, work and play.

Barrett Suzuki Music Studio Violin, Viola, Cello & Piano

NOW REGISTERING

Learners of All Ages Beginning at age 3

WINNER BEST OF RESTON AWARD 2019!

—Dr. Shinichi Suzuki “I am pleased that you have profound understanding of my method.”

703-295-0659 • Reston, VA www.virtuosos2132@gmail.com www.barrettsuzuki.com

YOU’LL DIG OUR SCHOOL.

Here, we dig warm, nurturing education, discovering new things, and loving to learn. This winter, explore learning programs

• Infant and toddler care • Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten • Before- and after-school clubs • Full- and part-time enrollment

Now enrolling. 11511 Sunset Hills Rd. • Reston, VA • 703.796.9663 12550 Ox Trail • Fairfax, VA • 703.620.1800 Childtime.com

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. ©2019 Childtime Childcare, Inc. GCT11

S p a r k l e GetStarted

11495 Sunset Hills Rd #110. Reston, Va 20190 571-347-3922 - info@principalballet.co P R I N C I P A L B A L L E T . C O / G E T - S T A R T E D

Year-round Programs for children ages two months to 12 years

NOW ENROLLING ALL AGES 703-787-6900

Get FREE Registration Mention this ad,

Half & Full Day Early morning and evening hours Pick-up/Drop off Before & After School Programs Age Appropriate Preschool Program Summer Camps Enriching experiences in math, science, music, language, and more

11155 N Shore Dr., Reston, VA 20190 • www.greatlearningctr.com

Reston Montessori School

30 years of Excellence

“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world” — Maria Montessori

• Advanced academic curriculum

• Award winning French program

• STEM

• Music, Art

• PE/Yoga

Ages 3 month—6th grade 1928 Isaac Newton Square W, Reston, VA 20190 703-481-2922 | www.restonmontessori.com