Fox Valley Music Studio students are great achievers! Several of them have won competitions including the annual Granquist Music Competition held in Geneva, the Kane County Talent Show, the IAAF talent competition, and Elgin Opera Vocal Competition. They have been cast as lead singers with Children’s Theatre of Elgin, Fox Valley Rep, Christian Theater of Elgin and of Crystal Lake, Cirque du Soleil, Goodman Theater, Chamber Opera Theater and Elgin Opera.

Students pursuing college educations in opera or musical theater have received $30,000 - $45,000 in scholarships due to the quality of their training.

Tam Nguyen

Tam Nguyen is 13 years old. She is in eighth grade at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School. Her father and mother first taught her to play the piano when she was about five years old. In 2008, she began taking weekly lessons with Solange Sior, and still does currently. With Ms. Sior’s excellent teaching, she has much improved her musicality and finger dexterity.

Tam has won several awards for competing in the annual Granquist Music Competition held in Geneva. She was a finalist at the 2008 Kane County Talent Show. She and her brother Hieu regularly accompany for the Youth Choir at St. Thomas More Catholic Church of Elgin. Also, they have played for their school; they accompanied the 1-8 grade students at their school’s 2011 Christmas Program and occasionally at Masses.

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