Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for young piano players!

We are proud to support the Hayes School of Music Piano Competition this year, happening Saturday, October 26 2019. This opportunity is open to pianists in 8th through 12th grade, and offers prize awards ranging from $250-$1000 along with additional honors.

Read more about competition sponsor Lucy Chu:

Lucy Chu is a recognized piano teacher and music educator with 60+ years of teaching experience.

A native of Shanghai, Lucy received her Bachelors and Masters music performance degrees from Indiana University and continued her studies at the Juilliard and Mannes Schools of Music. She has also performed as a guest artist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 1989, she created and developed the E-Z Notes series of music teaching and learning tools, which are highly-regarded and endorsed by major composers and pedagogues.

Lucy’s initiative to underwrite the Hayes School of Music Piano Competition stems from her commitment to furthering music education at the pre-college level. She says, “the Hayes School of Music Piano Competition has been one of the most gratifying projects that I have had the pleasure of being a part of in my many years of supporting the arts. It is wonderful to hear and meet these dedicated young pianists with such inspirational talent. I look forward to watching them develop as young artists in the future.”

If you think your student may be interested in this competition, please contact Laura Chu Stokes at or 828.262.3020.

To register for this competition, visit this link:

Looking to get your high schooler interested in learning how to play the piano? Stop by our showroom and let them try out one of our instruments!

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