NOVEMBER   NEWS AND NOTES   2015

So, why did I put this off for so long...

Yup, that is always the way. We pick a date to embark on something new (fill in the blank here) and then "life happens" and days are busy and something unexpected comes up as usual with more excuses here and there. But, I finally did it and started a 5-day healthy cleanse.

Why now? Well - first of all I had put it off from last week, and the week before too (hate to admit that it was probably a month or two, eh?), so THIS WAS THE WEEK!!! This type of thing is said to be good for you and sounds sort of "hip" but sure did not know how I would feel during the process and if I would be able to carry on with my usual routines.  

First day was rugged, and then the second day actually was not too bad, then I guess I got used to it and turns out to be pretty great! Lots of liquids and juicing and chemistry, but I must say that now I am very very glad I actually did it. Liver Cleanse. I should have just done this weeks (months) ago, right? Really outside my comfort zone here.  

Starting something new, trying something outside of your regular routine - I highly recommend it. So, what are YOU waiting to try?

Chris Duncan
Director/Owner

PS - If you have been putting off trying something new (like music or art or dance etc.) just give us a call and we can help!


SAVE THE DATE

November 7-8Coffee House Performances
November 20thDress Rehearsal for FSPA Variety Show
November 22nd -  Texas State Theory Test Registration Deadline
For private and group music students. Students take a written and listening test at their level, earn a medal for score of 90 or more. 
Theory Test held on April 24th, 2016
November 22nd -  Achievement Graduation Registration Deadline 
For private music students. Students perform 5-6 pieces plus technique for a judge to "graduate" from their level of study.  Achievement Graduation held on June 4th & 5th, 2016
November 23rd - 29th - NO SCHOOL 
Thanksgiving Holiday

December 5th - 
FSPA Variety Show 
December 5th - 
FSM Make up Workshops
December 7th - 13th - 
WOW Showcase & Rock Band Jam
December 21st - January 3rd - 
NO SCHOOL 
Winter Break


Mixed Media Art
 Ages 4-6 & Ages 7-Teen

Paper Mache, Painting, Charcoal, Mosaics, Watercolors
This class couldn't be more fun!

Work in a variety of techniques with all different types of media such as paint, clay, paper mache, drawing, water colors, mosaics and more! Study famous artists and learn art appreciation as well as art history and art movement.

Three yearly big gallery shows for family and friends. Come experience the fun and excitement of Mixed Media Art!

Monday or Wednesday classes available!
Call today to sign up for Mixed Media Art classes with Ms. Erlinda or Ms. Lina! 
 Spots are filling fast!  
214-436-4058 

Welcome!
To Our New Students
If you are a new student and do not see your name on this list, check back next month!
Joseph G., Manvith D., Ramon C., Kingston B., Grant W., Aahana M., Devika G., Eshita K., Anthony B., Nelia E., Sonia E., Gabi G., Kiana E., Aaliyah E., Katie T., Emma T., Matthew T., Carly T., Adam T., Ryan S., Cayden B., Breanna B., Trinity F., Evelyn A., Maya B., Shreya B., Anuj A., Evan D., Zach H., Rana S., Sreeram G., Jaitra N., Daniel J., Monica J., David D., Mackenzie W., Julia V., Danny V., Daniela M., Carmen M., Tori B., Anh H., Addison D., Rohan D., Saindhavi H., Ishan S., Gautham M., Ariana N., Amira N., Kuhu L., Hillary F., Marc M., TJ F., Laksha S., Brian K., Christian P.


STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Alisa Feldman

Instrument(s): Piano, Rock Band
Favorite Color:  Purple, Pink
Favorite Food:  Eggs
Hobbies:  Drawing, Dancing
How long have you been taking lessons?:  6 years
Who are your favorite bands/artists?:  Taylor Swift
What's your favorite song to play?:  Captain Hook's Rockin Party
What's your favorite part about taking lessons at FSM?:   Achievement Graduation and practicing with my teachers.

Ms. Shirley, Alisa's's piano teacher says: Alisa is a student every teacher would love to have. She is talented, enthusiastic, picks up everything just like a sponge and ready for more. She reads music beautifully. Her rhythms are wonderful and she really enjoys her music. That makes it all just about perfect!
 
And thanks Alisa for recommending your friends to our school.


GET INTO THE BEAT!
Drum Lessons at FSM

Ages 6 - Adult
We offer private and group lessons 7 days a week!

We have a large drum studio with two drum sets allowing the teacher and the student to play at the same time, watching and mimicking the instructor making learning drums faster and easier. Learn a variety of popular styles of music like rock, pop, funk, metal, alternative and many more. Learning to play favorite songs. Students also learn proper technique, snare drum rudiments, note reading, coordination, independence, song form and structure. Ensuring a balanced and fulfilling experience learning drums.

Our group lessons are geared towards students with little or no prior drumming experience through year-one players. Students to progress at their own pace so you can join at any time during the year.  The teacher covers basics such as: holding sticks and striking a drum properly, basic coordination drills, easy rhythms, and playing as a group. Drums at home are not required; however a practice pad for home practice is helpful. Those with prior experience will be given more challenging rhythms and playing techniques. Every class features new rhythms and exercises and drills. The class teaches students to play with confidence, in a group or as a soloist, and most of all the goal is to truly enjoy drumming, and learn about notation and rudiment patterns.

Call today to sign up for your lesson with 
Mr. RIP OR MR. SAM! 
Spots are filling fast!
SUNDAY with Mr. Sam SOLD OUT
Limited Availability Monday - Saturday


Teacher Availability
Many teachers have sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact the Music Desk.
If you are not a student yet there are still limited lesson spots available.

VOICE/PIANOMs. Kayla - SOLD OUT except for Tuesday 1 Spot, Thursday 3 Spots. Ms. Shirley - SOLD OUT except for Tuesday 1 Spot, Wednesday 1 Spot. Ms. Evelyn  - SOLD OUT except for Monday Space Limited, Wednesday 2 Spots, Thursday 2 Spots. Ms. Avery - SOLD OUT except for Wednesday Space Limited, Thursday 1 Spot, Friday 1 Spot.  Mr. Jordan - SOLD OUT except for Monday - Friday Early Afternoon Available ONLY. Ms. Sarah - Tuesday 3 Spots.
 
STRINGS: Mr. NicholasSOLD OUT except for Thursday 1 Spot. Ms. Rachel - SOLD OUT except for Monday - Wednesday Space Limited, Friday Space limited, early afternoon on all days. Ms. Adriana - SOLD OUT except for Saturday 1 Spot.

PIANO: Mr. GabrielSOLD OUT except for Monday 1 Spot, Friday 1 Spot. Mr. Drew - SOLD OUT except for Thursday Space Limited.  Mr. K.C. - Monday 2 Spots, Wednesday 1 Spot, Thursday 1 Spot. Ms. Farah - SOLD OUT.  Mr. Carlos - SOLD OUT except for Monday - Thursday Space Limited. Ms. Gayla - SOLD OUT except for Thursday 1 Spot, Saturday 1 Spot. Ms. Adela - SOLD OUT except for Monday 1 Spot. Mr. Brian - SOLD OUT except for Monday 1 Spot, Tuesday 2 Spots, Wednesday 1 Spot, Thursday 2 Spots, Friday 1 Spot.

DRUMS: Mr. Sam - SOLD OUT except for Saturday Space Limited. Mr. Rip - Monday - Friday Space Limited.

GUITAR: Mr. GabrielSOLD OUT except for Monday 1 Spot, Friday 1 Spot. Mr. Wes - SOLD OUT except for Monday Space Limited, Tuesday 2 Spots, Sunday 1 Spot. Mr. Ben - Tuesday Space Limited, Wednesday 1 Spot, Thursday Space Limited. Mr. Alex - Monday 3 Spots, Wednesday 3 Spots, Thursday 2 Spots, Friday Space Limited. Mr. Aaron - SOLD OUT except for Monday Space Limited, Wednesday Space Limited, Friday Space Limited.

DANCE: Ms. Tara - Monday: Pirates & Princesses 2 Spots, Hooping Space Limited. Thursday: Jr. Hip Hop Space Limited, Sr. Hip Hop 3 Spots, Ballet/Tap Space Limited.
Ms. Myatta - Tuesday: Pirates & Princesses Space Limited, Tap Space Limited. Wednesday: Ballet I Space Limited, Pirates & Princesses SOLD OUT, Ballet/Tap Space Limited. Ms. Laurel - Thursday: Pirates & Princesses Space Limited.
   
MUSICAL THEATRE: Mr. Jordan - Monday: Jr. Musical Theatre 2 Spots, Sr. Musical Theatre SOLD OUT. Wednesday: Jr. Musical Theatre Space Limited, Sr. Musical Theatre Space Limited.

ACTING/DRAMA: Ms. Alissia - Tuesday: Jr. Actors Space Limited, Sr. Actors Space Limited

ART: Ms. Erlinda - Monday: Jr. Mixed Media Space Limited, Sr. Mixed Media Space Limited. Thursday: Cartooning Space Limited. Ms. Lina - Wednesday: Jr. Mixed Media Space Limited, Sr. Mixed Media Space Limited.


Call today to sign up for lessons. 
Spots are filling fast!


Pirates & Princesses
Tap & Ballet for Ages 3-6

 A fun combination class which introduces ballet and tap skills, while using creative movement techniques in order to develop body awareness, and spatial perceptions. Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Students are instructed in proper body placement, alignment, balance and control. Also proper terminology and ballet technique. Tap is the art of creating rhythms and sounds by using precise patterns of foot movement. Tappers develop outstanding coordination, musicality, and rhythm as they progress from basic to more intricate and complex patterns. Dress Code: Any style or color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, tap shoes, supplied skirt & tiara (girls), supplied shirt & hat (boys), black jazz pants, jazz shoes, tap shoes (boys).


$25 Gift Card for You!
Helping us grow

Did you know? Most of our new students come from referrals by our current students and families,
Refer your friends and neighbors to our school. For each friend who enrolls and mentions your name, you will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card to spend any where you want. We appreciate you recommending our schools as we continue to grow!
Call our office for more information. 214-436-4058


Acting/Drama Classes
We have 3 big performance throughout the year!
Call today to be part of our great performing arts classes.

Our Acting/Drama class gives students a taste of what it means to be an actor. Not only do they learn several performance pieces for our 3 BIG Shows, students in this class will leave with a basic understanding of theatre fundamentals including stage directions and blocking, theatre terminology and a brief history of theatre. They will also explore improv, scene study and performance as well as learn how to audition for a play. This class is fun and interactive for students ages 4 - teen.