June    NEWS and NOTES      2015

 

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Frisco School of Music

& Performing Arts

9255 Preston Road

Frisco, TX 75033

 

214-436-4058

www.friscoschoolofmusic.com

 

 

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In This Issue

 

Read About Chris' New Book

HERE

 

 

WELCOME!

To Our New Students!!!

If you are a new student and do not see your name on this list, check back next month!

James M.

Annabelle M.

Revanth T.

Logan P.

Austin P.

Paree S.

Brian C.

Ben W.

Stephanie M.

Shantikiran C.

Deja W.

Sri Reddy M.

Tomas G.

Tanvi K.

Reagan K.

Kinsey W.

Cheryl G.

Marc M.

Megan M.

Sasha V.

Krisha V.

Silvia L.

Nicole H.

Cayden B.

Ahana I.

Aneesh B.

Deetya V.

Ishaan V.

Rocco H.

Lorenzo H.

Wareed H.

Nawsal H.

Vaibhar V.

Aidan K.

Claire S.

Jessica B.

Jackson S.

Aidan H.

Hannah S.

Ritu R.

 

 

 

 

Teacher Availability

 

To inquire about openings, e-mail us or call the front office at 214-436-4058.
 

LESSONS OFFERED:

Mon-Thurs thru 9pm

Fridays thru 7pm

Saturdays thru 1pm

Sundays 2-5pm

 

 

Here’s a partial list of our current availability:

 

VOICE:

Ms. Katya

Tuesday – Wednesday

Limited Space

 

Ms. Joanna

Friday – 2 Spots

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Lizzy

Tuesday – 2 Spots

Thursday - 2 Spots

Sunday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Kayla

Monday - Limited Space

 

Ms. Shirley

Monday - Wednesday

SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Avery

Thursday – 2 Spots

Friday – 2 Spots

Saturday – SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Jordan

Monday – Friday SOLD OUT

 

STRINGS:

Ms. Alexis

Monday - SOLD OUT

Tuesday - 2 Spots

Wednesday - 2 Spots

 

Ms. Sabrina

Thursday 1 Spot

Friday - 1 Spot

Saturday - Sunday

SOLD OUT

 

PIANO:

Ms. Katya

Tuesday – Wednesday

Limited Space

 

Mr. Gabriel

Monday – Friday SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Joanna

Friday – 2 Spots

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Drew

Friday - 1 Spot

Saturday - SOLD OUT

Sunday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Lizzy

Tuesday – 2 Spots

Thursday -  2 Spots

Sunday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. K.C.

Tuesday - 3 Spots

Thursday - 2 Spots

Friday - 2 Spots

 

Ms. Kayla

Monday - Limited Space

 

Ms. Gayla

Monday - 1 Spot

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Thursday - Sunday

SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Adela

Monday – Thursday

SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Shirley

Monday - Wednesday

SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Brian

Monday - 1 Spot

Tuesday - SOLD OUT

Wednesday - 2 Spots

Thursday - 1 Spot

Friday - SOLD OUT

Saturday- SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Jamie

Monday - Limited Space

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - 3 Spots

 

Ms. Avery

Thursday – 2 Spots

Friday – 2 Spots

Saturday – SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Carlos

Wednesday & Thursday

Limited Space

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Jordan

Monday – Friday SOLD OUT

 

DRUMS:

Mr. Alex

Friday - 1 Spot

Saturday - 1 Spot

Sunday – 1 Spot

 

Mr. Rip

Monday - Thursday

Limited Space

 
GUITAR:

Mr. Gabriel

Monday – Friday

SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Wes

Friday - SOLD OUT

Saturday - 1 Spot

Sunday - 2 Spots

 

Mr. Lane

Monday & Wednesday

Limited Space

 

Mr. Ben G.

Tuesday- Limited Space

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Ben M.

Wednesday - Limited Space

Thursday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Alex

Monday - 1 Spot

Wednesday 2 Spots

Friday - 1 Spot

 Saturday - 1 Spot

Sunday – 1 Spot

 

Mr. CJ

Monday - Wednesday

SOLD OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

June 1st - June 7th

Music Mania

Join the last 30 minutes of your childs Group Lab Class for a special performance.

 

June 6th & 7th

Achievement Graduations

 

June 7th

Deadline to Register for the

Music Showcase on June 27th

 

June 20th

Saturday Make-up Workshops

 

June 27th

Music Showcase

 

June 28th

Deadline to Register for the

Coffee House on July 18th

 

June 28th - July 5th

NO SCHOOL - INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations

June Student of the Month

Kathryn Hisaw

 


 

Favorite Color:  Teal Blue
Favorite Food:  Alaskian Butter Fish
Hobbies: Going to the theater; Traveling; Gardening; Interior Design; Clothing design & sewing; Collecting stamps; Prestonwood Platinum Choir; Writing; Helping people find employment
How long have you been taking lessons?:  3 years
Who are your favorite bands/artists?:  Chicago, Beatles, Herman’s Hermits,Tony bennett, Barbara Streisand, Liza, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr., Whitney, Josh Groban, Luciano Pavorotti, Frank Sinatra, The Tenors, Andrea Bocelli
What's your favorite song to play?:  Anything from Sinatra to Streisand to Povorotti
What's your favorite part about taking lessons at FSM?:  
FSM is a special environment with the cooperation between the entire staff and the students. It is exciting to attend class each week with the direction, expertise and develoment of my voice thru the guidance of my teacher. She has taught me songs in English, French, Italian and Spanish. There is no limit to one’s extention of their creativity at Frisco School of Music.

 

Ms. Shirley (Kathryn's teacher) says: Kathryn is a wonderful student. She has great heart, not only in her person but in her music as well. She is such a delight to have as a student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Jennifer G.

$100 GIFT CARD WINNER

for your wonderful comments

about our school.

 

Read comments below:

 

Our son has been a student with the school for nearly 2 years and we couldn't be more pleased with his progression on the violin. We recently got to see a live performance of him and many of the other students of the school and what talent!

 

 

Winners participated in our survey to help better our customer service and was entered into a drawing for a $100 Gift Card.

Check your email & texts today to see if you received this invite to take the survey. Complete the survey and you are entered into the drawing for a $100 Gift Card. Drawing every month of 2015.

 

 

Congratulations to

Vidya Vyakavanam

She composed a song in the Blues style and played it on the keyboard with her eyes open and blind folded.

 

She won the "Award of Excellence" by Ashley Elementary and the Frisco ISD Reflections "Award of Merit" for Musicical Composition.

 

The competitors were to reflect on the theme

"The World Would Be A Better Place If",

then create an original piece.

 

Great Job Well Done!!

 

 

 

 

Continuing lessons during summer

for the following reasons:

  1. Growth progression
  2. So students don’t fall behind
  3. So students continue to enjoy fun classes and performance opportunities!

Here are some of strategies to help budding musicians stay motivated:

 

• Students who take a break during the summer will see their skills decline. To combat this, they need specific goals, such as passing off a lesson book level, memorizing a certain number of pieces or passing off specific scales and chord sequences.

 

• Summer is a time when students can move ahead because they don't have homework demands and schedules are looser. Families should commit to a certain number of music lessons during the summer and work them around vacation schedules.

 

• Cultural field trips make great summer activities. Piano events are especially good for young pianists, as are musical theater performances or free concerts. Watching world-class performers is inspiring!

 

• The beginning of summer vacation is a good time for each child to make a list of fun summer activities. Practice hours become the currency that buys the admission tickets to amusement parks, movies or other activities. Kids are also rewarded for passing off pieces and theory assignments at their music lessons ­— chicken nuggets and fries after the lesson is the coveted prize.

 

• On lesson days, help kids retain what they learned by encouraging them to practice new material before the day is over. What you did at the lesson should be rehearsed and consolidated before going to bed.

 

• Find performance opportunities during the summer, such as family reunion talent shows and performance parties. Encourage students to learn hymns for participation in worship activities. And start working toward fall recitals.

 

• Stick to the old "work before play" routine. Morning practice is effective because young minds are at their freshest in the early hours of the day.

 

 


Meanwhile at FSM...

 

 

 


 

Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts            www.friscoschoolofmusic.com           Phone: 214-436-4058