May Newsletter


Student Spring Recital

On Saturday, May 9th, we will be holding our Spring Student Recitals in Duncan Recital Hall, located inside Alice Pratt Brown Hall, at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music from 9 am-5 pm. We will be holding recitals starting on the hour every hour. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes before your performance time slot. Also please take into consideration campus traffic and parking considerations.

There will be paid parking ($1 for each 12 minutes, with an $11 daily maximum) available across from The Shepherd School of Music in West Lot 1 or anywhere in the North Lot; a credit card will be required to enter and exit the lot.  The dress code for the event will be business casual. If you have any questions please contact the front desk either in person or by phone. We hope you are as excited as we are to see everyone perform! As always, happy practicing!


Faculty Recital | Saturday May 16th

Join us for a wonderful evening of music performances by Vivaldi Music Academy’s director Zeljko Pavlovic, faculty members, and special guests. The concert will be held at Houston Baptist University’s Belin Chapel 7502 Fodern Rd, Houston, Texas 77074 at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 16th


Help Donate for Nepal!

On April 25, 2015, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming more than 2,200 lives — the exact toll is not yet known — and causing immense destruction in the capital city of Kathmandu and surrounding areas. At least 940,000 children are in immediate need of humanitarian assistance. Children in Nepal are in urgent need of your help — every dollar will be essential to helping the children who are suffering in this disaster. Vivaldi Music Academy will be collecting funds at the May 9th Student Spring Recital. 100% of collected funds will be donated directly to the Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund through UNICEF.


Planning for Summer!

We know many of you have plans for the summer and we hope you have tons of cool adventures! Since Vivaldi Music Academy is open year-round, it’s a good idea to start thinking about summer now. That way, it doesn’t take you by surprise later!
Q. “How do lessons work in the summer?”
A. The Academy is open year-round, and we do not close in the summer.

Q. “Do a lot of students quit in the summer?”

A. We actually grow in enrollment during the summer months! Some students withdraw, but we are getting a huge influx of new students for the summer and many continue into the fall.

Q. “How full is the Academy?”

A. As of today, we have 600 students and at capacity between the hours of 2:00 and 8:00 pm. These are prime-time spots!

Q. “If we withdraw for the summer, can we keep our spot for fall?”

A. Lessons are first come, first serve; so if you withdraw for the summer, we cannot guarantee that we will have a spot for you in the fall, as we will open the spot to new students. Do you want the same teacher, in the same time slot, in the fall? If the answer is YES, there are two ways to do this:

1. Take advantage of our summer make-up workshops:

We realize that some of you will go on vacation for a portion of the summer. By signing up for make-up workshops, you can make up your lessons and keep the same spot for fall.

It’s very easy to do: sign up for the desired classes on the make-up class registration sheet found at the Academy. If you don’t know the dates yet, you can sign up anytime. GET A HEAD START! You can make up summer lessons in advance or even when you return…there is no expiration date.

2. Sub lease your spot to a family member or friend

You can send a family member or friend in your place for the dates you will miss. Just let the office know who is coming in your place and when. Make sure that your friend reimburses you directly for the lessons.

If you are taking summer lessons and need a specific time for fall, please contact us ASAP and we will do our best to accommodate you. The time slot that you are currently taking is reserved for you; the best way to guarantee it in the fall is by using it for your lessons now!

If you LOVE your teacher and lesson time, keep your spot by using the summer make up classes or sub lease your spot.

Any questions? Please call our office at 713-858-9617. Thank you!


Student of the Month

Amber Caldwell

Q: What instrument(s) do you study at Vivaldi Music Academy?
A: voice
Q: What do you enjoy most about Vivaldi Music Academy?
A: I like the fact that I am able to perfect my craft with the help of my amazing teacher Ms. LaDonna.
Q: Who are you favorite musical artists?
A: My favorite artist is Ariana Grande.
Q: Do you have advice for other students who may be interested in music?
A: I think that you should do what you love and love what you do.
Q: What do you have planned for your Carnegie Performance?
A: I plan to sing “Home” from the Wiz, do my best, and have fun doing it.

Upcoming Events

Student Spring Recital – Saturday May 9th Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University

Faculty Concert – Saturday May 16th 7:30 pm Belin Chapel, Houston Baptist University
Admission and parking is free, all ages welcome!


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