Students at Maestro Music embarked on an odyssey through the Land of Music this fall! Each month, students must complete four missions in order to achieve the month's quest. Every week students create a customized passport stamp representing the completed mission, and all those who complete the month's quest celebrate with a Student of the Month party!
Last year's recital was phenomenal! 35 performers, 25 duets or solos, 175 audience members, and 1 very pregnant music teacher in a large recital hall. This year's will be exactly opposite, so be ready for something different. Small groups of 5-7 students will gather on June 3rd in the studio to perform for each other and their friends & family in an intimate living-room style room at Maestro Music. Students may choose to attend the recital at 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, or 7PM.
You may sign up by logging into your student portal and selecting "Register" for the time you desire, or by signing up through your teacher during lessons, or by emailing Bonnie. All students are expected to ATTEND one recital as part of their musical education, and are highly encouraged to perform as well.
To help ensure the space is comfortable for all attendees, please RSVP how many of your friends and family will be attending no later than June 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
Today started Buddy Week here at the studio and so far we've welcomed dad Doug, friend Pippa, and mom Wendy to lessons. Buddy Week, or bring-a-friend week, is a great chance for students to solidify their own learning by being "teacher" for the lesson. This Monday, our buddies learned how to find keys on the keyboard, count the rhythm in a music theory game, and lap/tap/clap along in a duet. We can't wait to meet the rest of our buddies as we continue this first week of Spring Term!
That's right.... Your teachers are challenging you to wake up 30 minutes early every day for seven days, and start the day with practice! Lessons at the beginning and end of the Morning Practice Challenge will include lullabies and the "Quest for Rest" game, and all students who ROCK the seven day challenge will celebrate at the end of your week by attending lessons in your pajamas! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and watch your teachers go LIVE before they head off to work, too!
They say music is a universal language. Bring a buddy to your lessons during the final week of March and learn just how universal this language is! Your buddy can be from work, school, or your neighborhood. Our fabulous teachers at Maestro Music will help students teach your buddy a rhythm or melody and we'll end the lesson with a fun duet. No prior musical knowledge required for your buddy!
The great European composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born 332 years ago this March 21st, and to celebrate we're throwing him a party! This exciting group class (for students in grade school) will help you gain valuable performing experience in a setting jam-packed with crafts, music games, and much, much more! Register in your online student portal or sign up here if you don't have an account yet then find Sunday March 26 on the calendar. Our party will be from 1-3PM at the studio (map is here). Tickets are $15 each, or bring a friend and get two tickets for $20. Current students at Maestro Music are invited to use a make up credit for this group class, too. Please register by Thursday March 24th and as always, you may email Bonnie with questions!
Our voice teacher and musical theatre specialist, Hayley Hoffmeister Green, is premiering her West Coast opening of her musical "Wings by Fire" this weekend! It is part of the Fertile Ground Festival with Lakewood Theatre Company. She will be accompanied by our piano teacher, Ruby Hall. Please come experience live music with them and delve into this exploration of turn-of-the-century work life for young women seeking the American dream.
Sunday, January 22, 2 PM
Book and Lyrics by Hayley Green Music and Lyrics by Austin Green
Director Hayley Hoffmeister Green
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at: www.lakewood-center.org or by calling 503-635-3901.