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AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Summer Recital Success, Final Preparations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Article by Barbara Hendricks, Owner

In spite of the many challenges that have been part of our lives in recent months, this is the year that the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids will remember as the year we were able to to finally realize a dream to better serve families who live closer to the Jenison, Grandville, Hudsonville, and Wyoming communities.

We are super excited to announce that the Jenison Academy of Music will open this fall at 7647 Riverview Dr, right in the heart of Jenison near the corner of Main Street and Baldwin.

We are working hard to convert the 2,000 sq ft of open space into a comfortable waiting area, front office, 9 fully stocked classrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchenette area for coffee, tea, and water. We we can’t wait to welcome you for piano, guitar, voice, drum, or string lessons as soon as it’s ready!

Let us know if you are going to be interested in moving your lessons to the Jenison location, and we will put you on the Jenison student list. Just reply to this email or text us at 616-965-1655. Be sure to spread the word to your friends and neighbors!

Stay tuned for more details as they become available!

Preview of the Baldwin St. Sign

SUMMER RECITAL SUCCESS!

Congratulations to everyone who performed at our first ever Summer Recital. We’re proud of each one of you!

ACADEMY ROCK STARS

These Academy Rock Stars are going to light up the stage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH on Saturday, September 5! We can’t wait to enjoy their performances!

THREE NEW FRIENDLY FACES

We’re pleased to introduce three new staff members at the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids and Jenison Academy of Music! Stephanie (top photo), who came to us from the Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago, will eventually manage the Jenison location. Diane (bottom left), joined us after working 20 years in the Kids Zone at the YMCA, and will mostly work at the Grand Rapids desk. Julie (bottom right), is a musician with banking and other office management positions. She will eventually work the desk at the Jenison location! They are all excited for the opportunity to work in such a positive environment with our amazing students and families!

2020 ACADEMY CALENDAR

ROCK & ROLL RECITAL

(at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH)

Saturday, September 5

THANKSGIVING BREAK

No Lessons

Tuesday, November 24 – Saturday, November 28

(lessons resume on Sunday, November 29)

WINTER RECITALS

Saturday, December 5

Sunday, December 6

Sunday, December 13

HOLIDAY BREAK

No Lessons

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

(lessons resume Monday, January 4, 2021)

MUSICAL LADDER CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations to everyone who continues reaching their musical goals and keeps climbing higher on the Musical Ladder!

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Meet Kaleb! Kaleb has been taking guitar lessons at the Academy for about a year, and his favorite musicians include the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber. Outside of music, Kaleb also enjoys hockey, football, and basketball, and his favorite food is sushi! If Kaleb could travel anywhere in the world, he would go to London, and he love monkeys. So far, Kaleb has loved learning about music notes and how to play “Shenandoah.” His advice to other students is to practice and work hard.

SPRING REFERRAL CONTEST

Refer a new student to the Academy by August 31, and you could win a family photography session ($175 value) with Jules K. Photography.

PLUS! We’ll give you $225 towards a photo package.

That’s a total value of $400!

Thank you to the Bresnahan, Gordon, Kok, Beadner, and Foster families for your referrals and enrollments.

Drawing will be held on September 1st

IS YOUR TEACHER SOLD OUT?

PIANO

Bertram – 9 spots Tuesday & Friday

Betsy – 9 spots Monday, Friday, & Saturday

Carol – 4 spots Monday

Esther – 4 spots Thursday

Janet – 6 spots Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Justin – 2 spots Sunday

Joe – 7 spots Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

Keith – 3 spots Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday

Tracy – 2 spots Friday

Zach – 2 spots Saturday

VOICE

Annah – 3 spots Wednesday

Tanya -6 spots Sunday, Friday, & Saturday

VOICE |PIANO

Annie – 1 spot Tuesday

Elia – 1 spot Tuesday

Sandra – 3 spots Monday & Thursday

Sasha – 2 spots Tuesday

STRINGS

Bea – SOLD OUT

Alex – 3 spots Monday

Anne Marie – 2 spot Wednesday

Anna – SOLD OUT

Marlae – 2 spots Saturday

GUITAR | UKULELE

Adam – 5 spots Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

Carsten – 4 spots Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

JD – 4 spots Tuesday

Mitch – 4 spots Monday & Tuesday

Ryan – 3 spots Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

GUITAR | DRUMS

Jared – SOLD OUT

Nathan – 5 spots Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday

DRUMS

Garrett – 2 spots Wednesday

Josh – 3 spots Tuesday

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