FEBRUARY  NEWS AND NOTES   2016

I just love getting emails like this one. Really makes my day for sure! 
As parents we are overjoyed with our son's amazing progress at the Frisco School of Music!  The School has welcomed us into a community, where students are encouraged to pursue a personal path of growth, allowing them to develop music appreciation and enjoyment that complements skill acquisition and technique.  We are so glad that at FSM all the facets of music eduction are taken into consideration. The School is unique in its wide spectrum of opportunities for artistic development, including participation in the fantastic Coffee House performances, professionally organized by a dedicated team of staff and teachers, who shower their encouragement and support on every student. We have appreciated all the excellent support from the whole team at Frisco School of Music and look forward to many more years of our son's continued music journey!

Chris Duncan, Director

SAVE THE DATE

FEBRUARY 13th -
Music Lesson Makeup Workshops
 
FEBRUARY 20-21 - Coffee House Performances
FEBRUARY 22-28 - Group Student Performance Week (wow showcase) 
FEBRUARY 
27 - Adult Musicale Show 2pm - music sharing/pot luck

March 7th - 13th - Spring Break NO SCHOOL
March 19th - FSPA Celebration of the Arts Variety Show

PARENTS' GUIDE TO SUMMER
Save Your Spot 
Register for Summer Camp NOW!
get more info online at 
www.FsmFspa.com or call us at  214-436-4058

Private & Group Guitar Lessons
 Ages 6 & up

Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. As well as Bass, Mandolin and Ukulele.
Beginner students learn SONGS YOU LOVE plus chords, melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. 

Several performance opportunities throughout the year.


Lessons available 7 days a week!
 Spots are filling fast!  
CALL TODAY! 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!
Anika S.,  Grace W.,  Jayden W.,  Brighton J.,  Laci T.,  Triyana S.,  Davis C.
Brigitte F.,  Kennedy K.,  Elena D.,  Johnathan M.,  Ava C.,  Julian S.,  Chloe L.
Joshua L.,  Samyuktha S.,  Matthew S.,  Alia D.,  Vivaan P.,  Nitya M.,  Insiga J.
Anthony B.,  Emma C.,  Mia D.,  Harika Y.,  Arjun Y.,  Ashlyn B.,  Mukul S.
Alejandro M.,  Sophia S.,  Isabel M.,  Arya W.,  Carlos M.,  Lucia M.,  Olivia V.
Jackson V.,  Logan G.,  Chloe F.,  Emanuel B.,  Paka G.,  Soham V., 
Kaushak A.,  Saketh K.,  Daniel S.,  Eric K.,  Tiffany E.,  Abigail K.,  Valentina Q.
Karli D.,  Aditya C.,  Rishaan J.,  Ruhi K.,  Nina K.,  Sharvary M.,  Maddie B.,  Kshira T.,  Riya P.,  Iba H.,  Nithya G.
Austin U.,  Chloe T.,  Victoria A.,  Srihitha Y.,  Cecilia V.,  Ellie K.,  Kavya A.,  Leo M.,  Chris S.,  Cody S.,  Advaith R.
Uma P.,  Mackenzie H.,  Michelle M.,  Nathan B.,  Angela M.,  Madison D.,  Addison C.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Nikki Thomas

Instrument(s): Piano
Favorite Color:  Purple
Favorite Food:  Pasta
Hobbies:  Basketball, Art, Baking
How long have you been taking lessons?:  7 years
Who are your favorite bands/artists?:  Taylor Swift
What's your favorite song to play?:  Fur Elise
What's your favorite part about taking lessons at FSM?:
  My favorite part about taking lessons is learning new songs and important details in piano.  Everytime i go to piano lessons I learn 1-2 songs.  My other favorite part is seeing Mr. Brian because he is so nice and fun to work with.  I really enjoy going to piano class.

Teacher Shoutout: Mr. Brian, Nikki's piano teacher says:  
Congratulations Nikki! This is such a well deserved honor. I have had the pleasure of working with Nikki for two years. Nikki brings to each lesson a strong desire to learn. She is well prepared and listens well. During each lesson Nikki will ask questions regarding her assignments. I welcome her questions because this tells me that she has been spending time working on her assignments. Good questions reinforce our learning. Currently Nikki is preparing for the Texas State Theory Exam, FSM Achievement graduatio and the February Coffee House. Keep up the good work Nikki!

Parent Shout Out:
We are so proud of Nikki's continued dedication to playing Piano. She is such a hard worker and has high expectations of herself. She really enjoys preparing for recitals and coffee house performances.  Her love for Piano has appealed to her younger brother Anthony as well and he is now taking piano lessons.  We are so happy and proud that Nikki and Anthony enjoy playing music!!

Nikki's Mom & Family

And thanks Nikki for recommending your friends to our school.

Little Princesses Dance Class
Ballet & Tap 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.

60-minute class available Monday - Thursday
ONLY $15/week
Several performances throughout the year

Call today to sign up for lessons.
214-436-4058  
Spots are filling fast!


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. Jennifer - SOLD OUT except for Tuesday Space Limited, Thursday Space Limited, Saturday Space Limited, Sunday 1 Spot.  Ms. Shirley - SOLD OUT. 
Ms. Evelyn - SOLD OUT except for Monday - Friday Space Limited. Ms. Avery - SOLD OUT except for Wednesday 2 Spots, Thursday 2 Spots, Friday 1 Spot.  Mr. Jordan - SOLD OUT except for Monday - Friday Early Afternoon Available ONLY. Ms. Sarah - SOLD OUT except for Tuesday Space Limited.
 
STRINGS: Mr. Nicholas - SOLD OUT except for Thursday 1 Spot. Ms. Rachel - SOLD OUT except for Tuesday & Wednesday 2 spots, early afternoon available Monday - Wednesday & Friday. 
Ms. Adriana - SOLD OUT except for Sunday 3 Spots.

PIANO: Mr. Gabriel - SOLD OUT except for Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 1 Spot each. 
Mr. Drew - SOLD OUT except for Thursday Space Limited, Friday 1 Spot. Mr. K.C. - Monday 2 Spots, Wednesday 1 Spots. Mr. Carlos - SOLD OUT except for Monday - Thursday Space Limited. 
Ms. Mikaela - SOLD OUT. Ms. Gayla - SOLD OUT. Ms. Adela - SOLD OUT except for Monday 1 Spot, Tuesday 1 Spot. Mr. Brian - SOLD OUT except for Monday 1 Spot, Tuesday 2 Spots, Wednesday 1 Spot, Thursday 1 Spot. Ms. Jessica - SOLD OUT except for Monday - Thursday Space Limited, Saturday 1 Spot, Sunday 1 Spot.

DRUMS: Mr. Sam - SOLD OUT except for Friday Space Limited, Saturday 1 Spot.
Mr. Rip - Monday - Thursday Space Limited.

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

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

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 SOLD OUT.

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


$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.