This month, we’re excited to feature one of our adult students: Bruce Gouker! Bruce studies guitar with Mr. Thomas at Flourish. Thomas nominated him because he is doing a fantastic job in lessons, AND is currently building his own acoustic guitar. This is an extremely challenging task! Bruce shared some photos of the process, … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Bruce Gouker”

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Reymundo Ocampo Flores

This month, we’re excited to feature piano student Reymundo Ocampo Flores! Rey is a 7th grader at Chappelow Arts Magnet School. He studies piano with Ms. Julie, who says that Rey is extremely motivated and creative. Rey is currently completing Level 2 in the Achievement Program, and is very close to the 2000 points required … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Reymundo Ocampo Flores”


  This month, we’re excited to feature piano student Joseph Noce! Joseph is homeschooled and currently in 7th grade. He studies with Ms. Grace Ann at Flourish, where his two siblings Evelyn and Daniel also take lessons. (You might remember reading about Evelyn in our June 2020 Student Spotlight post!) Joseph is currently preparing to … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Joseph Noce”


This month, we’re excited to feature cello student Reilly Boyett! Reilly is a 3rd grader (homeschool) and studies with Ms. Romina at Flourish. Ms. Romina nominated Reilly because he is extremely bright and positive; he learns quickly, practices a lot, listens well, and NEVER complains! (Pictured left: Reilly in the strings room at Flourish.) Read … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Reilly Boyett”

RECAP: Holiday Recitals 2020

On Saturday, December 12, we held our annual holiday recitals. This year, our theme was “Christmas Cabaret”. Flourish teachers treated students to a pre-recorded performance of our version of “Cabaret” (the song), and we all dressed in fancy outfits to fit the theme! We loved seeing everyone’s holiday decorations and outfits! More importantly, we heard … Continue reading “RECAP: Holiday Recitals 2020”


This month, we’re excited to feature piano student Pasco Scarpella! Pasco, a dentist by day, has been involved in music for decades. He studies piano with Ms. Joy, who says that he is a “hard worker and delightful person!” Pasco is also working on a degree in Music Composition through Berklee College of Music. (Pictured left: … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Pasco Scarpella”

Fall Festival 2020

On Saturday, October 24, we held our annual Fall Festival! The event looked a little different this year. While we weren’t able to do activities like face painting and cookie decorating, we were fortunate enough to pull off a safe, socially distanced event at the UNC Garden Theatre (pictured right). Families were able to bring … Continue reading “Fall Festival 2020”


This month, we’re excited to feature guitar student Dean Del Mar! Dean is currently a sixth grader at Union Colony Prep. He studies guitar with Mr. Thomas, who nominated him for this feature due to his recent progress in lessons. Pictured right: Dean performing at the 2019 Fall Festival.     Remarks from Mr. Thomas … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Dean Del Mar”

Flourish Students Participate in 2020 RCM Exams

This year, twelve Flourish students participated in the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Music exams. Exams were completed remotely this year, so it was a different experience for our students. We’re proud of them for adapting! We are also proud to announce that ALL twelve students passed with Honors, First Class Honors, or First Class Honors … Continue reading “Flourish Students Participate in 2020 RCM Exams”


This month, we’re excited to feature voice student Ainsley Haggin! Ainsley, a current 8th grader at Chappelow Arts Magnet School, studies with Miss Julie at Flourish. She is a former member of the Greeley Children’s Chorale, and is currently involved in advanced band. In addition, Ainsley has performed in musicals since 2nd grade! Those musicals … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Ainsley Haggin”