Newsletter :: August 2011 214-436-4058 Ready To Get Started? In this issue *Back To School Special *Is Your Teacher Sold Out? *New This Fall: Ukulele Lab Class *Director’s Corner: Trying Out a New Teacher Welcome Returning Students Have you saved your spot for the Fall?   These are only some of the students we are ready to Welcome in the Fall!   Bati  Aksoy Marcelo  Amine Cristy Amine Ali Amoori Michael Angel Linda Angel Reiana Apacible Celeste Aragon Fabiana  Arizala Isaac Arizala Trisha  Ashish Fares Ayass Sally Ayass Duke Barnes Jordan  Barnes Neil  Barrozo David  Beadle Parker Belvis Isabella Bertram Scott Bielinski Victoria  Black Isadora Boicu Saxon  Boring Shubhangi  Bose Kendall  Bowser Jessica Brown Kassidi Brown Cooper & Snyder Brunell Corinne Buckley Hannah  Cain Autumn Campos Caroline Carillo Riley Chapman Edul  Chinoy Amy Chinoy Kyle Clark Will Cohen Zach  Collester Savannah  Damiano Alyssa  Davis Lily & Anna Rose Deardorff Daniela Delgado Diego  Delgado Elizabeth Doak David  Dong Kathy  Draves Gracie Dreger Mary-Katherine Dugan Arynne  Dugan Alex  Durham Taylor  Ernzen Lauren Ernzen Audrey Evans Reid Evans Wednezdai Everett Collin  Ewing Emilee  Ewing Melanie Faberzak Raef  Farley Slade Farley Irene Foley Gavin Fuller Angelia Fuller Taylor  Garrett Brennan Garrett Dylan Garrett Alex  Garza Caitlin Glanville Kailee Goold Tanya Goyal Morgan  Green Olivia  Greer Jothi Gupta Rylee   Hallford Zan Haq Raafae Haq Kamria  Hawkins Gabriel  Hentschel Cailin Herl Kelsey Herl Angel Herrera Megan  Holloway Nikki Jimenez Ashley Johnson Lily  Jones Jack  Jones Shannon Jones Saam Kadivi Annie  Kagerer Ritesh  Kanchi John Keller Kirsten Keller Jacqueline Keller Rex Kelso Ashley King Amanda  King Mia Kirby Maegan Kirby Elise Knecht Jay  Kurian Angelique LaPiene Jonah  Lee Matthew Lee Ryan  Leibowitz Alyssa  Lynch Megan  Martinez Jonathan Martinez Lauren Martinez John  McCambell Victoria  McSpadden Brandon Messmann Will Miller Maria "Tooti" Miller Alexandra  Milloy Alex Moulder Gracie Mueller Dan  Mullaney Gracie Murray Shrey  Nair Arnov Nair Iman  Ndiaye Celia Niu Logan O'Connor Devyn  O'Daniel Nuha  Omer Allie  Quejada Kayla  Quilatang Dylan Wicherts Mason  Wicherts Kade Winterton William Wright Kahlan Yenney Caden  Young Mary Asryan Macy  Bartels Madelyn  Benware Diya Bommala Zoya  Burney Caroline Carillo Jadesse  Chan Jacob Dorfmeister Josh Dorfmeister Hunter Evans Charlize Faberzak Leanna Ferguson Rachel  Gaharan Tyler Gaines John Garza Rylee Hallford Bakari Issa Aidan  Jahnke Dominique Jimenez Nikki Jimenez Renu Juvvadi Kiley Karlheim Hanna  Kevric Payton  King Grant  Koch Amelia Kugler Matthew Kugler Aryaan  Kulkarni Gabriella Kush Christine Le Violet  Leonard Allyson  Lirette Alexa Long Katelyn  Lowrey Lauren Lowrey John  McGraw Joshua  Miksits Matthew Modesto Bernadette Montefalcon Joseph Montefalcon Jacob Montefalcon Zoey Moscowitz Maeve Moulder Vivienne Moulder Mackenzie Muse Michael  Wheat Emily  Wines Kristina Wright Director's Corner: BENEFITS OF TRYING A NEW TEACHER Yep…it happens every year. Students move to the next grade level at school and meet a new teacher, or several new teachers, that they will be learning from. The new math and science teacher explain things a bit differently, and the new English teacher expects reports to be written in a different format. And with each new approach the student will be growing and learning at their next level, getting input from professional educators that will make a positive impact on the student for a lifetime. The same scenario applies to a new music lesson teacher. Of course, staying with your same teacher is preferred if a change is not necessary. However, if you find yourself in the situation where your current music lesson teacher is not available for next year, take a deep breath and avoid a panic. Let me assure you that continuing lessons with a new teacher will work out and be a joyful learning experience, full of growth and exploration to the next level of musicianship. In fact, we have many families at FSM who switch teachers every two years in order to get a new perspective! A change in teachers is in almost every case a very positive thing. I asked our Faculty about the different teachers that they studied with over their musical lives, and received many comments that opened my eyes to the benefits of learning from professional musicians from different backgrounds. Here are just a few thoughts from our Faculty about their past teachers and how they influenced them through music: “I always really appreciated getting different teachers' insights into music - some were better at teaching than others but I learned something from every one of them, whether it was something very technical, or they just sort of shared in their musical inspiration for an hour a week. And my feeling was always that my music teachers were guides - that the real work and discovery was up to me. But the teacher provided me with the invaluable service of steering me in the right direction. All of the teachers I've had have left an indelible impression on me and have all become essential ingredients in the musician (and the person!) that I am today” ~ FSM Faculty, Piano Teacher “We moved a lot when I was growing up, and so I had many different guitar teachers along the way. I was sad to leave my teachers (I still keep in touch with several of them), but looking back it was definitely a good thing for my personal technique development and I was exposed to so many different styles of music. I was fortunate to be able to learn from so many incredible teachers, each of them had a fresh way of approaching different techniques, helped me learn cool ways to play better, and guided me toward different styles of music that I did not even think I would be interested in” ~ FSM  Faculty, Guitar Teacher “I was very quiet, shy and reserved as a child (you wouldn’t know it now!) and my mom always searched out very patient and thoughtful piano teachers for me. It is funny; my most favorite teachers were the (closet) eccentric and fun teachers who really brought their personality into the lessons. I had my first teacher for just 6 months and LOVED my lessons, then another teacher for two years and several other teachers and coaches along the way. Now I think I take after them more and more. I love teaching and bringing the joy of making music into the lives of my students” ~ FSM Faculty, Piano Teacher  If you need assistance with your teacher selection for the 2011-2012 school year please let me know. Your own musical journey can become unforgettable by working with our terrific Faculty! I encourage you to talk to your teacher about your child learning how to improvise as well as to get involved in group music education such as our Rock School Band and Jazz School Band programs. If you have any questions, just give us a call. Chris Duncan Director Thank you for being part of our School! The Frisco School of Music Team Our Teachers Are The Best!   Many teachers have sold out. Save your spot before its too late!   There are still limited lessons spots available. To inquire about openings for the fall e-mail or call the office 214-436-4058. Here’s a partial list of our teacher's availability.   Kathi Bass - Piano Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - SOLD OUT / Friday - 1 spot   Gabriel Bautista - Piano/Guitar Monday, Wednesday - SOLD OUT   Aaron Caruthers - Guitar Monday - Spaced Limited / Saturday - SOLD OUT   Wes Case - Guitar Saturday - Space Limited   Jesse Chandler - Piano Wednesday - 2 spots / Thursday - 2 spots   Diana Chirodea - Piano SOLD OUT   Aaron Cotton - Guitar Monday - Spaced Limited / Thursday 3:30-8:00 SOLD OUT   Colin Davis - Piano Monday - 2 spots / Tuesday 4-8:30 SOLD OUT / Thursday 3:30-7:30 SOLD OUT   Melissa DeMarco - Voice Tuesday, Wednesday - 2 Spots 5 / Thursday 4:30-8:30 SOLD OUT   Kelly Ebler - Piano Tuesday 5-7:30 SOLD OUT   Aaron Gallegos - Guitar / Bass Monday, Tuesday - 2 spots   Ivan Gueorguiev - Piano Tuesday, Thursday - Space Limited   Trenton Hull - Voice Monday - Spaced Limited Taylor Ducharme-Jones - Drums Wednesday and Saturday - Spaced Limited   Michael Kenney - Piano Friday, Saturday - 2 spots   Ashley McAllister - Violin Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 3:30-7:00  SOLD OUT   Adela McGuire - Piano Monday - 3 Spots / Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - Space Limited   Shirley Miedrich - Piano/ Voice Monday, Wednesday - SOLD OUT / Tuesday - 1 spot   Hannah Monk - Violin Tuesday - 3:30-6:00 SOLD OUT   Rip Phelan  - Drums Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Spaced Limited   Joshua Ponce - Guitar / Trumpet Monday, Friday - Spaced Limitied   Sergio Rodriguez - Guitar Monday - Thursday - Spaced Limited   Glenn Wallace - Guitar/ Bass Monday-Thursday - Spaced Limited    Peggy Whitwell - Piano Tuesday 4:30-7:30 - SOLD OUT   Grace Wright - Voice Saturday - Spaced Limited NEW THIS FALL: UKULELE LAB CLASS - Tuesdays 5:00   This class is for beginning ukulele with up to six students, and we focus on learning the parts  of the instrument and how to tune the ukulele, strumming with a pick and with your fingers, introduction to rhythm and hand positions plus chords.   Learn fun familiar songs and sing along! Students use a songbook with a CD and fun pages.  Parent Performance Days are scheduled throughout the year and the teacher will assess the student’s progress and recommend private lessons at the appropriate time. Students bring their ukulele to class.   This is a great class for a young learner that may not be quite ready for a bigger instrument like a guitar! News and Events Copyright 2012 Frisco School of Music Texas Music Teachers Association Frisco School of Music      ·      9255 Preston Road · Frisco, TX 75033      ·      214-436-4058 Home | Work For Us | Contact Us Piano and Keyboard Lessons Violin and Viola Lessons Summer Music Camps Guitar and Bass Lessons Drum and Percussion Lessons The Bands Voice and Singing Lessons Flute, Trumpet and Saxophone Lessons Performing Arts Preschool Office Open December 27 to 29 and January 2 to 5 - 11 to 2 pm Christmas Break - Lessons Resume January 7th Music Registration Hotline - Phone Calls Only - December 26, 2 to 5 pm