About Us

Who is Studio3?

What we Teach

We believe the best approach to learning music is the classical approach. This has three stages.

First the student learns the basic foundation of playing their instrument. They learn how to read pitches and rhythm until they can “speak the language”. They are aware of the sound they make and strive to make it beautiful.

The next stage is adding their sound to a group. Playing and reading music together as one is a very rewarding experience which often inspires the young musician to advance.

The third stage is learning to express their own heart and soul in their music. This includes creating songs, improvising and working with other musicians to do the same.


Part of a Studio3 music education is learning the art of performance. Students regularly perform for the rest of the school community on the Studio3 Stage in our own auditorium. Very exciting! Other performance opportunities are festivals, civic groups, competitions and two big Studio3 Concerts. The Chorus and some of the older students perform at the Celtic Christmas Concert. Frequent performances are great fun, a good incentive to practice, and a way to give back to our community.

What you can expect from us

Our school operates for nine months a year with breaks for the summer and holidays. We begin the day after Labor Day and end the last week of May. Each teacher spends countless hours honing their craft, preparing music that is a perfect fit for their students and are committed to fully investing in all Studio3 children and events. Along with their regular teaching schedules, they make time to collaborate with other teachers to create mixed ensembles of various instruments, which the students enjoy as well as our audiences.

What we expect from our families

Students will attend all weekly classes on time and practice at home according to the teacher's requirements. Much of your child's success depends on you, the parents. Make sure to get your young musician to class every week, on time. Help them at home and ask them to play for you! A worthy investment of your time will yield a big result! Everyone will participate in the Studio3 Christmas Program and the End of the Year Concert; ask how you can help during these huge performances. The families of Studio3 encourage each other's children by attending performances, and they help our school grow by telling friends about it, liking us on Facebook, and even fundraising. Studio3 belongs to your family, and we have a high expectation of your commitment. Together, we are truly impacting our community!


The Story and Vision of Studio3
from our founder and director, Kathy Estes (2018)