You’re Invited to An Evening of Classics & Hymns with Lacie Bowman & Laura Verret



Tuesday, March 10th
6:30 PM
Free admission.
Reception immediately following the performances.
First Baptist Church, Hohenwald, TN



Dear Tennessee Friends,

My sister Laura & I would love for you to join us on Tuesday, March 10th for an evening of music and fellowship!

We will be playing many classics, including works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Bach, Pachelbel, Kriesler, Massenet, and other classical composers, as well as a number of solo and ensemble hymns that I have arranged for violin and piano.

We will also have the delight of Ellen & Natasha Vernier and Audri Botkin joining us for a variety of ensemble music for violin, cello, and piano.



We’re so excited about this, and we hope you will join us! A reception and time for fellowship will immediately follow the music in the same building.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME, so please bring your whole family and some friends. The more the merrier!

Stay tuned over the next 3 weeks, as we’ll be sharing peeks into the program through videos and pictures here on the blog, on my Instagram page, and over on our Facebook page.

If you would like, you can also RSVP and / or invite your friends to the recital via our Facebook Event Page: An Evening of Classics & Hymns


We hope to see you there!



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Student Performance Video: Telemann Bourrée in a minor


I’ve started a youtube channel, and I’ll be working on a variety of music-related videos and tutorials to share over the coming weeks and months.

Here is my first upload – one of my young piano students performing at one of my studio recitals. It’s one of my favorite pieces… I adore pretty much anything Baroque!



Telemann Bourrée in a minor


Now Taking Violin & Piano Students!



So… After almost 2 years, a wedding, 3 moves, 1 baby, and another baby almost ready to arrive… I am SOOO excited to be taking students again!

I just added a new set of studio-related pages to my blog… Here is a sample of my Violin & Piano Lessons page.  Go check out the others, too!


Go to Frequently Asked Questions >>>
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Hello! My name is Lacie Bowman, and I am a classically-trained violin and piano teacher offering private music lessons in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

I offer beginner to advanced classical violin and piano instruction with an emphasis on healthy technique, musicianship, music theory, and a love for music. Weekly lessons are devoted to current repertoire, integrated & textbook music theory, a variety of scales & other exercises, sight-reading, ear training, and classical music history. I also offer instruction in hymn improvisation for those who are interested.

I teach students ages 4 to adult, and I love to work with families and parent-child groups.  I value parental involvement very highly and welcome parents who want to be closely involved in their child’s music education and lessons.

“The Joy of Music is more than just the finished product;
it is also the beautiful process of getting there.”
Patrick Kavanaugh


Music lessons don’t need to be approached with fear, boredom, or dread – I love them, and I want my students to love them, too.  Encouraging enjoyable student-teacher interaction during lessons, building friendships between my music students, and developing a healthy, happy relationship between my students and myself are my priorities.  My goal is not to turn your child into a concert pianist, but to help him become a well-rounded, artistic musician with a love for sharing music with others. I want my students always to remember their music lessons with a smile in their heart that will last long after their music lessons are over.

Contact me for more information on private lessons & fees.

Lacie Bowman Music Studio

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My Music Goals for 2015


Happy New Year, friends!

The numbers  2 0 1 5  come with a fresh start, and if you’re like me, you’re focusing in on some new music goals for this new year. I’ve been having a great time these past few weeks looking ahead and jotting down my musical priorities for the year.

Here are the musical things I’m shooting to accomplish this year:

Personal Goals

// Maintain all pieces from my 2014 Repertoire Challenge.
// Learn or re-learn 1 new piece / month on violin & piano – 24 total.
// Relearn all Major and minor (natural, harmonic, & melodic) scales, arpeggios, inversions  (I, IV, V, MmVII), and cadences on piano.
// Memorize lyrics from 12 hymns.
// Coordinate Wartime Music for Remembering WWII. (Sept.)
// Perform (vocal) for Remembering WWII. (Sept.)
// Have Solo Violin & Piano Recital
// Read 5 of these books:

A History of Western Music (Grout)
The Treasures of Mozart (Irving)
Raising Musical Kids (Kavanaugh)
Piano Playing (Hofman)
Singing & Making Music (Jones)
The Perfect Wrong Note (Westney)
The Independent Piano Teacher’s Studio Handbook (Klingenstein)

// Write 8 new arrangements for violin, piano, and/or string ensembles.
// Complete an exciting project I’ve been working on this last year.  (Shhh, can’t tell you what it is yet…  It’s a secret. ;)




Studio Goals

// Expand my music studio.
// Expand my repertoire library and teaching materials – purchase at least 12 new music books for myself and/or my students.
// Organize & systematize my music area.
// Have my 1890s piano reconditioned.


Blog & Social Media Goals

// Expand The Music Blog & add some exciting new features & pages. (More on that soon!)
// Hit 100 blog posts. (59 to go…)
// Do 4 giveaways this year!
// Create 12 new FREE downloads for my free downloads page.
// Become more active more on Google+.
// Create a Youtube channel and post 12 videos by end of year – an assortment of studio and personal performances, teaching & technique tutorials, etc.

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And, finally… Planning for the New Year wouldn’t be anything with out a dream goal, right?  Of course, not. ;) So here goes…



I’ll keep you updated on my progress throughout the year…  In the meantime, I better go do something.  :D

What are some of your music goals for 2015?

Have fun & work hard, my friends!  <3

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The Christmas Scale

Merry Christmas from The Studio!!

I will be back with some exciting plans for the new year, but until then
I will leave you with this beautiful video.

Joy to the World, the Lord is Come.

Have a beautiful Christmas remembering the faithfulness of our Savior.

Merry Christmas, my friends!

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…”: Decorating with Music


Christmas could be my favorite time of year just because of the decorating!

And the food.

And the beautiful music and presents and family time and wassail and dressing up.

Okay, basically everything.

But the decorating!!!  Incorporating music into my Christmas decor is SO. MUCH. FUN.  Here’s an itty bitty taste of the musical theme around my home this December.  <3

A Classical Christmas | Lacie Bowman Music.

A Classical Christmas | Lacie Bowman Music

A Classical Christmas | Lacie Bowman Music

A Classical Christmas | Lacie Bowman Music
This ornament was given to me by violin teacher when I was 12, and after all these years it’s still one of my favorites – a great reminder to give my students gifts that will last. <3


A Classical Christmas | Lacie Bowman Music
Our Little Drummer Boy. ;)

A Classical Christmas | Lacie Bowman Music

A Classical Christmas | Lacie Bowman Music

A Classical Christmas | Lacie Bowman Music


And to think I have a whole bag of instrument ornaments that never made it on the tree!  Ah, well.  There’s always next year.

3 days left!  <3  Stay warm, friends!


Join Us for Wartime Music at Remembering WWII




I’m so excited about the Remembering WWII event this weekend!

We’re going to relive history.  We’ll get to meet WWII veterans, hear their stories, watch live battle reenactments with reenactors dressed to the 9s, check out the vintage civilian & military vehicle show, and learn from historians about the war and surrounding times.


I’ve been organizing the music for this event, and let me tell you – it’s gonna be grand! Here are some of the titles you’ll hear:


Be Like a Kettle and Sing
The White Cliffs of Dover
Coming In On a Wing And a Prayer
We’re In the NAVY

Ac-cen-tchu-ate the Positive
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
How Deep is the Ocean
If You Really Love Me
It Hurts to Say Goodbye
I’ll be With You in Apple Blossom Time
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Let’s Remember Pearl Harbor


We’re going to have solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets, AND a children’s choir, PLUS a Big Band concert at lunch time!

I’ll be singing three melodies made popular by my favorite wartime singer, Vera Lynn: If You Really Love Me, White Cliffs of Dover, & It Hurts to Say Goodbye.

I’ve been busy this month arranging the piano parts for the three pieces, and I can’t wait to sing them tomorrow for the vets tomorrow.


Some of our Reenactors.
Some of our Reenactors.


The event admission is FREE!  So, if you’re in central Tennessee and would like to drop in, here are the particulars:


Saturday, September 27th

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Downtown Linden, TN

FREE Admission


Here is the complete schedule for the day, and here are directions and an event map.  Hope you can come by!



Stay tuned for photos and videos on the blog next week!

Go follow my music profile on Instagram to see live updates!

There’s a New Little Musician in Town!


Alright, folks, he’s here!  Our little man, Winston Spencer, was born on April 25th — he is a precious little ball of kisses and chubs, and he has incredibly long piano fingers.

Or cello fingers.  <3

Either way, it’s been a wonderful week and a half since he’s arrived, and every day gets better and better.  It will be at least one week – perhaps two – before I resume posting.  I’m just waaaaaay too busy staring into his cute little face and kissing his adorable round nose.

Here are a few portraits I took of the little man during one of his afternoon naps.








Angelic?  I think so, too.  :)

Be looking for some new resource reviews, articles, and quick tips when I come back!

[P.S.  Here is our first family portrait!]






First Music Extravaganza in Tennessee

A couple of weeks after we moved to TN our friends, the Courter Family, hosted an educational music event in their delightful home for families in the local area.  Our friend Ben Botkin gave two lectures on the mechanics and morality of music, and a variety of classical and folk performances were interspersed before, between, and after his talks.


My sister Laura & I performed a number of violin / piano duets, including Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet, Czárdás by Vittorio Monti, Pachelbel’s beloved Canon in D, and an arrangement of How Beautiful I wrote last year for my wedding.

This was our first music event to attend in Tennessee, and both of us had a thoroughly fantastic time participating, learning, and hearing the other musicians perform.  And performing while 35 weeks pregnant was certainly a new adventure for me.  :]

Ben’s lectures were excellent.  I hope to go through my notes and post some thoughts from his talks up here on the blog soon…  But here are a few pictures to enjoy in the meantime!

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My sister Laura – totally the most dedicated and funnest accompanist I have ever had!


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Our friends, the Verniers, performed a fun assortment of classical, folk, and celtic pieces.

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Ben giving his lecture on the mechanics of music.


P.S.  Ben is a skilled composer & film score artist – you should check out his website and listen to some of his work here: –