Newsletter :: July 2012 214-436-4058 Ready To Get Started? In this issue *Downbeat Magazine Winner *Practice Club *Bring-A-Friend *Congratulations Elizabeth Wendt Welcome Our New Students Who Enrolled in June Lindsey Bennett Ashley Vu Moyo Shobowale Grace Yeaple Gino Quezada Suhani Rameshkumar Tristan Powers Megan Walton Ashley Boudreaux Caryina Parrington Emily Kyle Arsh Guntakal Addison Thomson Julian Thomson Amanda Barry Jillian Williams Dakota Bach Afaryn Majd Arvyn Jafarzaden Afryn Jafarzaden Catherine Wolski Caitlin Bentley Jack Burgess Jenny Reaves Isabella Dellagatta Tripp Houle Taylor Dynes Alexandria Zollicoffer Jaden Johnson Avery Bishop Ty Herring Alyssa Difiore Charles Plana Derek Norsworthy Rob Tompkins Landry Zeeck Ryan Gautier Alexa Adams Lauren Evants Jacob Sadler Aditi Hangel Parker Freeburg Addison Thomson Julian Thomson Anousha Yedlapalli Chloe Johnson Duncan Trimmell Jaiden Forsythe Noah Forsythe Ariel Garcia Steven Huff Carmen Carry Darsh Poddar Sophie Jeon Avantika Sahoo Didi Anwan Vrinda Dhutia Drake Davis Duke Brinkley Grace Hubbard Josh & Caleb Nutt Ella Jeon Ethan Mayo Yasmin Martin Diego Teran Everly O'Daniel Cordelia Cias Radeyah Zaman Reese Reaves Matthew Carson Jillean Scott Samantha Brandt Sofia Cristello Elena Cristello Peyton Collins Ava Shelton Casilyn Scott Lauryn Scott Kennedy Clark Logan Cotten Logan Scott Alex Tollefson Valeria Verdaguer Micaela Laudauro Samantha Brandt Daniel Roche Quinlan Franke Thank you for being part of our School! The Frisco School of Music Team FSM Teacher Snags Downbeat Award! 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 Megan Walton - Practice Club Megan won a $35 Gift Card to Best Buy by practicing hard each week and using her Practice Club Card. Students like Megan who use their Practice Club Card each week not only have the chance to win a prize gift card, but can also get fun prizes each week just for practicing!! Ask your teacher about Practice Club Cards at your next lesson Mr. Trenton Hull, a member of the Vocal Faculty at the Frisco School of Music, has been named the 2012 DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE UNDERGRADUATE JAZZ SOLOIST OF THE YEAR. Mr. Hull is an accomplished vocalist and jazz musician. He found out about the Competition through the University of North Texas Music Department, and submitted his entry, along with many other musicians. To enter the Contest, contestants upload two songs (about 10 minutes of music) via Downbeat Magazine's website. He chose Hidden Jewel (by Elling, transcribed) and Medicin (original). Both feature Trenton Hull on vocals, with piano, bass and drums.   So, how do you write a song, anyway? What comes first…the music or the lyrics?     “For the original song, I came up with the bass line one night, in a deliberate effort to write something for my senior recital.  After I had the bass line, I came up with the structure of the chorus- something I was quite pleased with.  The lyrics took a lot longer to nail down.  I wanted to write about something important to me, so I ended up writing about the father of my two very close friends from St. Louis where I grew up.  He has been very sick for the past year or so, and the lyrics I wrote were really just about my own thoughts and fears about his illness”, says Hull.    The live recordings were made at Mr. Hull's Senior Recital at UNT. “It was kind of nerve racking, because there were definitely some parts that were not perfect, but I was ultimately happy with the recordings, and I hoped that the judges would be too.  Other musicians who played on the recordings were: Addison Frei on piano, Andy Greatorex on bass, and Duran Ritz on drums.  “It wasn't easy music, but they nailed it.  Also, Sean Jones deserves a lot of credit for doing the actual recording mix.  He did a great job mixing afterwards to make sure the recording matched the way it sounded in the recital hall.”    Trenton’s personal goals this year are to perform at many jazz festivals to grow his performance exposure, plus focus on teaching. This prestigious award will open doors in the future. “My advice to my students of other budding musicians/composers is this: Don't be afraid to do something different, really push yourself to make the music that only you can make.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out when I took this approach, but I was rewarded in the end.”   Congratulations, Trenton!! We are so proud of you! Where Is My Teacher Playing? Congratulations to Shirley Miedrick and her student Elizabeth Wendt! Elizabeth just got accepted to The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston to major in Vocal Studies! She studied piano and voice with Shirley at FSM, and also attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts. Bravo, Elizabeth!!! Summer Camps & Private Lessons are filling fast! Sign up today: 214-436-4058 FSM Student Accepted to Prestigious Music Conservatory
Kailee Goold - Bring-A-Friend Kailee participated in our 3rd Bring-a-Friend Week of 2011-2012, and won the drawing for a $25 In-N-Out Burger Gift Card!   Don't miss your chance to win at Bring-A-Friend Week for Fall 2012,  October 1-7. 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