November 2013 Newsletter


It’s Winter Recital time!

At the end of every semester, Vivaldi Music Academy offers a formal music recital free of charge for enrolled students. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to show case their skills and how much they have progressed on their instrument during their lessons! The Winter Recital will be on Saturday, December 7th at Dowling Music Center starting at 2 pm. Your teacher will help you choose what repertoire your child will perform and of course, participation in the recital is optional. Sign-up sheets for time slots will be at the front desk. Please don’t hesitate to ask us questions! We are looking forward to hearing our students perform!


Vivaldi Music Academy will be closed for Thanksgiving Monday, November 25th – Saturday November 30th. Classes and lessons will resume on Monday, December 2nd.

November Song Sweepstakes

Share your child’s favorite Kindermusik song this November for your chance to win a $50 Kindermusik Prize Package! Simply fill out the form on our into our Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the year to win an iPad. Good luck to all!

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Spotlight: Teacher of the Month

Laura Cividino – Violin

Born in 1983, Ms. Laura Cividino received her violin diploma in 2004 under Professor Diego Masutti and her piano diploma in 2005 under Professor Ugo Cividino, both at the J. Tomadini Conservatory of Music in Udine, Italy. She also earned her violin diploma under Professor Helfried Fister in 2008 from the Kaerntner Landeskonservatoriun in Klagenfurt, Austria. She went on to receive a Masters in Violin Performance from the University of Houston Moores School of Music, having studied under Professor Andrzej Grabiec. During her career, she has performed in various cities in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Slovenia, China and the United States. She has been a member of the OAO (Orchester Akademie Ossiach) and of the SFK (Slovenia, Friuli, Kaerntner) in Austria, Piccolo Academia in Italy, Clear Lake Symphony, Houston Sinfonietta, and the Moores School of Music Orchestras in the United States. Ms. Cividino has also taken part in masterclasses of Gustav Mayer, Helfried Fister, Rainer Kussmaul, Igor Ozim, Andrzej Gabriec, Giovanni Guglielmo, Lorenzo Fava, Isabelle Ballot, Ranier Honeck, Joseph Silverstein, Stephen Shipps, Lucie Robert, and for chamber music, Alois Posch, Sean Y. Wang, Domenico Nordio, Alberto Vianello, Debussy Quartet, and Timothy Hester.


Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars!

VMA Winter Recital

Saturday December 7th. 2pm
Dowling Music Center
2615 Southwest Freeway #220
Houston TX 77098