We are pleased to announce that all nine competitors representing Music Lessons Express received a Gold Certificate, the highest ranking, at the 2020 North Florida Strings Festival! The North Florida Strings Festival is an annual event sponsored by the American String Teachers Association and provides students of string instruments a chance to perform solo and ensemble music for an adjudicating panel. Students receive numerical scores and feedback based on their performance.


Our 2020 competitors and their instructors are:

Kabeer Aggarwal (Dr. Ben Lougheed)

Arisha Chowdhury, violin (Sarah Heuermann)

Gabe Herron, guitar

Donald Hinchman, guitar (Dr. Ben Lougheed)

Medha Konda, violin (Erin Heidrick)

Parker McCarthy (Erin Heidrick)

Antonia Nowels, guitar (Dr. Ben Lougheed)

Eric Zhu, violin (Erin Heidrick)

Jolin Zhu, violin (Erin Heidrick)


Additionally, the following three students received the Honor Award for a perfect numerical score:

Donald Hinchman

Antonia Nowels

Kabeer Aggarwal


Congratulations to all of our wonderful students and their instructors!