Student Spotlight – David and Kathleen Talkington

This month, we are excited to highlight two adult students. David and Kathleen both study with Mr. Thomas Welander, on ukulele and mandolin, respectively. They often perform duets together at our Adult Soirées, where adult students can share their progress in a supportive, low pressure environment. They have also started performing for the elderly in … Continue reading “Student Spotlight – David and Kathleen Talkington”

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Natalie Knostman

This month, we’re excited to feature voice student Natalie Knostman! Natalie takes voice lessons with Ms. Julie Koenig at Flourish. She just started her sophomore year at Windsor Charter Academy. She has already accomplished two huge goals: she was recently cast as Anna in the Stampede Troupe’s production of Frozen Jr., as well as Candy … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Natalie Knostman”


This month, we’re excited to feature piano student Annabelle Rusco! Annabelle takes piano lessons with Ms. Julie Koenig at Flourish. She has worked hard to accomplish several goals in the past year! She earned the top number of points in our 2019 Practice Challenge, completed an entire piano book, and participated in the Royal Conservatory … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Annabelle Rusco”


On May 11th, we held our most formal recital of the year – the Red Carpet Student Showcase! Students wore their fanciest outfits and took pictures on the red carpet. More importantly, we got to hear the result of our students’ hard work! Students performed confidently on voice, piano, guitar, violin and cello. After each … Continue reading “RED CARPET STUDENT SHOWCASE”


This month, we’re excited to feature Yadira Baeza! Yadira, an eighth grader in homeschool, is currently studying voice under the guidance of Ms. Julie Koenig. She also plays piano and has taught herself to play guitar. Yadira recently opened her YouTube channel. She enjoys recording some of her favorite songs. Listen to her sing and … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Yadira Baeza”


This month, we’re excited to feature Carrighan Plemmons! Carrighan is currently studying violin under the guidance of Ms. Belén Hernández. Carrighan attended the violin summer camp last year and then begun taking private lessons. She successfully completed two levels in the Achievement program in 6 months. Carrighan recently wrote a composition and performed it at … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – CARRIGHAN PLEMMONS”


Flourish adult students and faculty shared a lovely gathering on February 9th. The adult soirée always provides a great chance for our students to perform in a relaxed environment while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Students performed pieces for violin, cello, mandolin, ukelele, piano, and viola. Faculty and guests accompanied some of our students. The night … Continue reading “ADULT SOIRÉE”


On February 9th, Flourish students participated on our annual Composition Festival, held at Trinity Episcopal Church. Students wrote and performed songs for piano, guitar, voice, violin, and cello, with titles such as “Secret Agent” and “The Great Eagle”. Great fun was had by all! Guest composer Rory Cowal shared comments with the students and encouraged … Continue reading “COMPOSITION FESTIVAL 2019”


This month, we’re excited to feature piano student Nathan Rasmussen! Nathan is one of the two Flourish students who won the 2018 State Certificate of Excellence and the Center Certificate of Excellence (Preparatory A Piano) granted by the Royal Conservatory of Music last May. Nathan is a student of Mrs. Grace Ann McCaulie at Flourish Music … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – NATHAN RASMUSSEN”


David is currently studying guitar under the guidance of Mr. Teague Bechtel. David is part of his school Jazz band. He has won two auditions to perform a solo with the band. He played this past October 16th and he will also perform a solo in the Spring. David is continuously working hard to improve and … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – DAVID SANCHEZ”