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.

Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen is 8 years old. He is in third grade at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School. He also started piano at around five years old like his sister and brother. Soon, his grandmother Jacqueline Nguyen began teaching him regularly. In addition to being a finalist at the 2009 Kane county talent show, he has won second place trophies at Granquist Music competitions in 2008 and 2009, and a first place trophy in 2011. In 2011, Minh started his bi-weekly lessons with Solange Sior.

Piano selection (click on title to play audio):

  • "Für Elise" by Beethoven, played by Minh Nguyen, age 8