Newsletter

Happy Lunar New Year!

  • THANK YOU to those who joined us for our annual Teddy Bear Concert last month, and to our talented teachers for such wonderful performances! Over 150 people attended – parents, children, and teddy bears!  In addition to carrying on a long-standing tradition, donations were contributed to the Jan Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.
  • SWEETHEART CONCERT Friday February 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary – Enjoy a sophisticated evening of music with outstanding performances by our sweethearts, Donald & Yoko Dillard and John & Nancy Whitecar. In addition to teaching piano, Donald is an organist and composer, and his wife Yoko is a concert pianist.  Nancy will perform with her husband John, who plays the tuba professionally.  This is a wonderful concert for your students, but also an opportunity for you to enjoy an evening without your kids, as we are pleased to offer childcare provided by PELC!  For free childcare, contact the Music School office to reserve your spot.  $5 childcare may be offered at the door if there is space.   Suggested Donation for concert: $10 per person.  Tickets now available for sale in the office and online.
  • COMING UP:
    • FEB 15th Sweetheart Concert – 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
    • FEB 18th PRESIDENT’S DAY – NO CLASSES OR LESSONS. We DO have classes and lessons the rest of the week, Tuesday Feb 19th through Saturday Feb 23rd.
    • FEB 19–22 VACATION CAMPS 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, perfect for your kids during vacation!
    • FEB 25th – Priority Registration for current students and families, for Summer 2019 and Regular Term 2019-2020 classes. Schedules are posted outside the office and complete information is available on the website.
    • FEB 25th–MARCH 9th – Parent Visits for Adventures, Kaleidoscope, Pathways/Young Musicians, Musical Treats classes. Schedules to be distributed by the individual teachers.
    • MARCH 4th – Registration for Summer 2019 and Regular Term 2019-2020 opens for new students
    • MARCH 15th – Santa Clara Chorale’s “Pirates of Penzance” Concert at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary, featuring our Adventures and Kaleidoscope students. Tickets available at scc.org.
    • MARCH 23rd – Honors Recital – 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary
    • MARCH 30th – Online Auction donation collection (see below)
    • APRIL 13th – Senior Recital – 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary, featuring Kenneth Lin, Julia Ralston and Austin Tao
    • APRIL 15–20 SPRING BREAK – no classes or lessons
  • T-SHIRTS FOR SALE – Navy blue Music School T-shirts in Toddler, Youth and Adult sizes available for sale in the office, $15 each. Limited availability. 
  • PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE is open exclusively to Music School students, grades 4+. Students must have prior musical experience and intermediate-level reading skills.  Class meets on Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm with Mike Bastian. Contact the office to sign up.
  • CURRENT PRIVATE LESSON OPENINGS:
    • Guitar (age 9+) – Monday 4:00, Tuesday 5:30 & 6:00, Thursday 3:30, Friday 3:30
    • Flute/Clarinet/Recorder (age 9+) – Thursday 7:00, Friday 6:30
    • Trumpet/Trombone (age 9+) –Thursday 6:30, Friday 3:00
    • Drums (age 8+, beginners) – Monday 5:30 & 6:00, Saturday 11:30
    • Violin (age 5+) – Wednesday 3:30, Thursday 6:30
    • Piano (age 6+) – Friday 3:00
    • Piano (age 8+, intermediate or advanced) – Wednesday 3:00, Saturday 2:00
    • Other instruments/slots may be available upon request
  • SUPPORT THE MUSIC SCHOOL ONLINE AUCTION – more information to 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!
  • AMAZING STUDENT Julia Ralston was selected by audition to participate in the Santa Clara County Honor Band once again. Julia was one of 12 flute players selected in the county!
  • 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!
  • More information can be found on our website: org