El Estoque

Budding musicians

Junior Jacob Vrabel began learning to play the guitar over the summer with help from his parents, as his dad has played guitar for 15 years, and his mom has played since she was young.

Claire Wen

September 25, 2020

Students share about learning new musical instruments during quarantine

Holding onto my childhood passion

Holding onto my childhood passion

Jasmine Lee

October 24, 2019

hat began as an ambitious attempt to one-up an academically-outstanding classmate in kindergarten transformed into my ultimate passion. The piano and I go way back; I remember how I raced to my Taiwanese teacher’s apartment on Tuesday afternoons for lessons, disciplined myself to give up playdates fo...

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals

Brian Xu

March 15, 2019

’ve been playing the piano for eight years now — at this point, I’ve been playing for half my life. Every week consists of practicing scales and technique, learning etudes (practice pieces) and polishing pieces for performances. Where does all of this practice take me? Each year, my piano tea...

Heart Beats concert held on March 23.

Performers prepare for the Heart Beats concert. The event held on March 23 at the auditorium included performances from violinists, cellists, flutists, and vocalists. Photo by Shuyi Qi.

Shuyi Qi

March 28, 2013

The first  Heart Beats Concert held by the Musicians Society, includes performances from a variety of classical and contemporary music, ranging from Bach to Sara Bareilles. All the proceeds from the event will be sent to the American Red Cross.   Heart Beats Concert from El Estoque on ...

New kids on the block

New kids on the block

Tiffany Lau

May 9, 2010

Passive Walk is a brand new kind of two-person band Read More »...