Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2020

Happy Lunar New Year and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • THANK YOU to those who joined us for our annual Teddy Bear Concert last month – we had lots of Music School students and so many new families in attendance. Thank you to our teachers for the wonderful variety of performances and their outstanding enthusiasm towards carrying on a long-standing tradition and supporting the Jan Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.
  • MUSIC SCHOOL APPAREL is available for purchase – visit this link: https://business.landsend.com/store/themusicschool/
  • PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS now available through The Music School, perfect for students and musicians for auditions and applications! Visit our website for more information. 
  • VACATION CAMPS are open for registration: Feb 18 – 21, 2020 from 9:00 am–2:00 pm, sign up for Music & Art Camp for ages 4–10 with Debbie Sanfilippo, or Music & Science Camp for ages 9 -12 with Jo Smith-Nilsson.  Let your kids spend their vacation making music and being creative! Enrollment closes February 14th.
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
    • February 6th – PELC Open House 6:00-8:00 pm
    • Monday February 17th – CLOSED for President’s Day, no classes or lessons. We are open for lessons and classes February 18th – 22nd.
    • February 24th – Priority Registration begins (see below for more info)
    • Saturday February 29th – CLOSED for special event hosted on SVPC campus, no classes or lessons.
    • March 2nd – Open Registration begins
    • March 21st – Honors Recital 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary
    • April 13–18 – CLOSED for Spring Break – no classes or lessons
    • Wednesday April 22nd – Spotlight Theater auditions for “The Little Mermaid” 6:00-9:00 pm in Bldg. 300, registration required. More information on the website.
  • CURRENT CLASS OPENINGS: New students can enroll in current classes pending availability. Enrollment for classes closes March 15, 2020.
    • Musical Play on Fridays 9:30-10:30 am for babies (age 1-2) and parents
    • Music Box on Mondays 9:30-10:30 am for age 3-4
    • Strum Class on Mondays 6:15-7:15 pm for age 12+ (younger children can enroll with a parent)
    • Music Theory on Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm for age 13+
    • Group Piano on Wednesdays 6:30–7:30 for age 16+
    • Voice Class on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm for age 18+
  • CURRENT PRIVATE LESSON OPENINGS:
    • Voice (age 12+)- Thursday 3:00, 5:00
    • Guitar (age 9+) – Friday 2:30
    • Flute (age 9+) – Wednesday 3:00 and 7:30, Thursday 7:15
    • French Horn (age 9+) – Tuesday 3:00, 7:00
    • Drums (age 8+, beginners) – Monday 5:00, 7:30, Thursday 7:00, Saturday 11:00
    • Violin (age 5+) – Wednesday 4:00, Thursday 7:00, Friday 3:00
    • Piano (age 6+) – Tuesday 2:30, 3:00, 7:00, Wednesday 2:30, Friday 7:30, Saturday 12:30
    • Piano (age 8+, intermediate or advanced) – Wednesday 4:00, Thursday 4:00, Saturday 11:45
    • Other instruments/slots may be available upon request
  • REGISTRATION INFORMATION for Summer and Fall classes is now available on display outside the office and on the website. Priority registration for current families begins February 24th, and new families can register March 2nd.  We want you to get your first choice, so be sure to take advantage of your priority registration window!  Private Lessons do not need to re-enroll, as your lessons are ongoing throughout the year.
  • SUPPORT THE MUSIC SCHOOL ONLINE AUCTION – more information will be distributed through your teachers
    • Collect donations of new merchandise or gift cards from businesses you frequent or have connections
    • Organize and/or contribute to themed gift baskets – your $5-20 donation will go a long way when combined with other items!
    • Contribute to our GIFT CARD BASKET to be auctioned off as one exciting prize!
  • HAVE YOU LIKED us on Facebook? Stay up to date with Music School events, and share our posts with your networks to help spread the word about the Music School! We also hope you might consider recommending us on your neighborhood groups like NEXT DOOR.  Personal recommendations and referrals are the most valuable advertising we can get!  Also, if you are willing to post or distribute flyers, we would appreciate the support!