MARCH  NEWS AND NOTES   2016

I was invited to speak to the students in Lee Thurburn's Entrepreneurship class at UTArlington at the College of Business on February 18th. Lots of great questions from his class of future business owners!  The class asked about my early life starting out with the music school, major obstacles and key successes in running a business. I told stories of our customers experiences and the huge community support we have had here in Frisco. Plus all about teaming up with my business partner Steve South, and working with our business coaches and mentors and the leaders here in the Frisco area. They were a great audience and I want to thank Lee for inviting me to speak again this semester.



Chris Duncan, Director



SAVE THE DATE

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

April 2nd - Music Make-up Workshops
April 4th - 10th - Group Student Performance Week & Rock Band Jam
April 24th - Texas State Theory Test
April 30th - FSM Musicfest 
(Solo performance for group music students and private music students that have not yet performed this year)

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!
Milan L., Haley P., Adaleigh J., Vedant A., Eric K., Mandy E., Madison F., Ajimsimbom T., Mihika A., Nathaniel G., Diya P., Ahad J., Bethany X., Joshua R., Hannah D., Brody W., Carla A., Maurice A., Juliana P., Knolan T., Sara B., Leah A., Bailey H., Tania S., Karen S., Alexander H., Tyler G., Brianna R., Emma D., Penelope E., Eshaan P., Joseph R., Kianna T., Carson S., Sai G., Rebecca L., Ella M., Loren Ann M., Nadia A., Isabella B., Alyssa M., Maya S., Jaime L., Leah C., Archer J., Jeff B., Dominic Z., Jake O., McKenna W., Jacob W., Suveda S., Zoe P., Samuel B., Caden C., Ava E., Chaya R., Partha R., Elizabeth H., Danica V.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Nate Norton

Instrument(s): Piano, Rock Band
Favorite Color:  Blue & Green
Favorite Food:  Mac n Cheese
Hobbies:  YouTubeing, Video games, Music
How long have you been taking lessons?:  3 years
Who are your favorite bands/artists?:  The Beatles, John Williams
What's your favorite song to play?:  Imperial March
What's your favorite part about taking lessons at FSM?:
  My favorite part about taking lessons is playing music.

Teacher Shoutout: Mr. Jordan, Nate's piano teacher says: C
ongratulations Nate!  You have worked so hard to get where you are in your piano studies.  I'm so proud of your accomplishments.  Over the past few years you have grown so much as a musician and have listened so well in your lessons.  Keep up the solid work and always reach for greatness in your instrument.


Parent Shout Out:
We are very proud of Nate and all the work he puts into his music each week. His lessons, performances, and band practices have enhanced his discipline and brainpower. Congratulations Nate!!!

Love, Mom, Dad & Milo

And thanks Nate 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. Christine - SOLD OUT except for Tuesday Space Limited, Thursday Space Limited  Ms. Shirley - SOLD OUT. 
Ms. Evelyn - SOLD OUT except for Monday - Wednesday Space Limited, Thursday 2 Spots, Friday 2 Spots. Ms. Avery - SOLD OUT except for Thursday 1 Spot, Friday 1 Spot.  Mr. Jordan - SOLD OUT except for Monday - Friday Early Afternoon Available ONLY. Ms. Sarah - SOLD OUT except for Tuesday 2 Spots, Sunday 1 Spot.
 
STRINGS: Mr. Nicholas - SOLD OUT except for Monday Space Limited, Saturday 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 1 Spot.

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

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

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. Blair - 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.