July 2021 Newsletter








MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION

Thanks to YOU, the Academy of Music was voted ‘Best Music Lessons’ in Grand Rapids! To show our appreciation, we are planning two open house celebrations – complete with food, games, face painting, music, and more! We would love to have YOU join us!

Saturday, August 7 from 10am – 2pm (Grand Rapids location)

Saturday , August 14 from 10am – 2pm (Jenison location)

NEW & RETURNING STUDENTS REGISTER NOW FOR FALL LESSONS!

Music lesson times are filling up already for this fall! It’s not too early to get on the schedule. Give us a call at 616-965-1655 or stop in at our Open House on Saturday, August 7 (10am-2pm), and you will get a FREE $30 registration.



JOIN THE PRACTICE CLUB!

NEW WAYS TO WIN WITH PRACTICING – The Academy PRACTICE CLUB! It’s easy to join. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself practicing, post it on social media, and tag the Academy of Music. Each tag enters you to win a $25 Amazon gift card. We’ll have one drawing each month this summer beginning June 1st.

A REMINDER ABOUT REMINDERS

Are you getting reminders every week about your lessons? The Academy can send a text directly to you two hours before your lesson so that you never have to worry about forgetting. Talk to the Student Service Coordinators for help getting set up!

SUMMER GUESSING GAME

YOU COULD WIN A MONTH OF FREE LESSONS! Don’t miss out on this opportunity– every week, stop by the front desk to make a guess of how many rocks are in the jar. You only get one guess every week, so don’t let it go to waste! This will be going all summer long (drawing on August 31st), so stay enrolled and by the end of summer you could be our winner!!!

2021 ACADEMY CALENDAR

HOMESCHOOL SEMESTER BEGINS

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

THANKSGIVING BREAK

NO LESSONS

Tuesday, November 23, 2021- Friday, November 26, 2021

(Lessons resume on Saturday, November 27, 2021)

HOMESCHOOL SEMESTER ENDS

Saturday, December 4, 2021(Saturday students only)

Friday, December 10, 2021(all other students)

WINTER RECITALS

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Sunday, December 12, 2021

WINTER BREAK

NO LESSONS

Tuesday,December 21, 2021- Sunday, January 2, 2022

Lessons resume on Monday, January 3, 2022

VEIW THE ENTIRE CALENDAR HERE

GROUP MAKE-UP LESSONS

MISSING A LESSON? SIGN UP FOR GROUP MAKE-UPS USING THE STUDENT PORTAL. SCHEDULE AVAILABLE THROUGH DECEMBER 2021.

ACCESS THE PORTAL HERE

MUSICAL LADDER CELEBRATIONS

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

Nicholas D.

 

Alex M.

Gwen L.

Lia S.

 

Gemma T.

Ella G.

Evie P.

 

Brian W.

 

Nathan H.

 

Eli Z.

Eesha V.

Sahana V.

Octavian H.

 

Bhuvi C.

 

Hailey P.

 

Emily F.

Ting M.

Daayna K.

Ella G.

Neysa N.

 

Grace R.

 

Baylie G.

Yareni J.

Mila P.

Gavin H.

Grayson V.

Joseph F.

Victoria J.

 

Kavitha K.

Matthew R.

 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

Alana C.

Allie H.

Cody H.

Deirdre M.

Dorothy L.

Ellery D.

Elodie G.

Enzo O.

Ethan H.

Jill G.

Josiah K.

Kayleigh L.

Lily H.

Lucy D.

Makalynn C.

Matthew H.

Melissa S.

Owen O.

Scarlett H.

Skylar C.

Soren D.

Teagan L.

Viaan A.

Zach C.

REFERRAL CONTEST

Refer a new student to the Academy between July 1 and September 30, 2021, and you and the new student will both be entered into our next referral drawing! Plus you will both get a $25 gift card as a thank you! Refer someone today and you could win $500 back-to-school cash!

(Drawing on October 1st)

IS YOUR TEACHER SOLD OUT?

PIANO

Bertram – 2 spots Tuesday & Friday

Betsy – 2 spots Monday & Saturday

Carol – SOLD OUT

Esther – 1 spot Thursday

Janet – 2 spots Tuesday & Saturday

Justin – SOLD OUT

Joe – 1 spot Thursday

Keith – 2 spots Monday & Tuesday

Tracy – SOLD OUT

VOICE

Ashley – 2 spots Tuesday

Tanya – SOLD OUT

VOICE |PIANO

Annie – SOLD OUT

Harrison – 1 spot Wednesday

Sandra – 2 spots Monday

STRINGS

Bea – SOLD OUT

Alex – 2 spots Sunday

Anne Marie – SOLD OUT

Anna T – SOLD OUT

Kristina – SOLD OUT

Tina – SOLD OUT

GUITAR | UKULELE

Chris – 1 spot Monday

JD – 2 spots Tuesday

Mike – 2 spots Thursday

Mitch – SOLD OUT

Patrick – 2 spots Thursday

Ryan -SOLD OUT

GUITAR | DRUMS

Jared – SOLD OUT

Nathan – 2 spots Friday & Saturday

DRUMS

Eric – 2 spots Tuesday

Garrett – 2 spots Wednesday

WEST MICHIGAN’S LARGEST

MUSIC SCHOOL!

Contact Us

(616) 965 1655

info@academyofmusicgr.com

Follow us on social media!

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June 2021 Newsletter


MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

SAVE THE DATE!

STUDENT APPRECIATION

OPEN HOUSE!

Thanks to YOU, the Academy of Music was voted ‘Best Music Lessons’ in Grand Rapids! To show our appreciation, we are planning two open house celebrations – complete with food, games, music, and more! We would love to have YOU join us!

Saturday, August 7 from 10am – 2pm (Jenison Location)

Saturday , August 14 from 10am – 2pm (Grand Rapids Location)

FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND HOURS

As a reminder, we will not be having any lessons July 3rd 4th and 5th. We hope you have a super fun holiday weekend! Lessons will resume again Tuesday the 6th.

EARLY BIRD FALL REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

Free $30 Registration

Get entered in a back-to-school $50 Amazon gift card drawing!

Expires 7/31/21

We just recorded our highest June registration in the history of the Academy of Music – 86 new students as of this writing! The jammin’ summer session we predicted has begun!

What does that mean to you? A lot of our teachers are already full. They have no spots available. Even though we do have some availability at each of our 2 locations, it varies between locations and instruments. What we don’t want to happen is for somebody to try to call us for fall registration in August and discover we have no spots for them. If you want to join us in the fall, the best way to do that is to choose an early bird registration. Sign up for lessons to begin in July, or you can choose to register up to 30 days in advance and begin in August. (1st month prepaid, no refunds). Either option will help you grab one of the prime time spots between 3:30 and 7:30 or help you conveniently register more than one student.

If you register early and still have a week of vacation planned, don’t forget we have 4 great make-up options for you.

  1. Zoom in for your lesson.
  2. Request a pre-recorded makeup for your lesson with advanced notice.
  3. Take advantage of our group makeup options.
  4. Sublease your spot to a family member or friend.

Contact the office in July, and our friendly staff can help you choose the best spots on the schedule! Or reply to this newsletter and let us know you would like a call from us to answer all of your questions.

JOIN THE PRACTICE CLUB!

NEW WAYS TO WIN WITH PRACTICING – The Academy PRACTICE CLUB! It’s easy to join. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself practicing, post it on social media, and tag the Academy of Music. Each tag enters you to win a $25 Amazon gift card. We’ll have one drawing each month this summer beginning June 1st.

A REMINDER ABOUT REMINDERS

Are you getting reminders every week about your lessons? The Academy can send a text directly to you two hours before your lesson so that you never have to worry about forgetting. Talk to the Student Service Coordinators for help getting set up!

SUMMER GUESSING GAME

YOU COULD WIN A MONTH OF FREE LESSONS! Don’t miss out on this opportunity– every week, stop by the front desk to make a guess of how many rocks are in the jar. You only get one guess every week, so don’t let it go to waste! This will be going all summer long (drawing on August 31st), so stay enrolled and by the end of summer you could be our winner!!!

2021 ACADEMY CALENDAR

4th of July Break – NO LESSONS

Saturday July 3, 2021 – Monday July 5, 2021

(Lessons resume Tuesday, July 6, 2021)

Click HERE to download our complete calendar

MUSICAL LADDER CELEBRATIONS

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

6 YEARS

Audrey T.

5 YEARS

Claire M.

4 YEARS

Aiden H.

Kathleen S.

Mia N.

Lucy S.

3 YEARS

Thomas B.

Capri S.

Yahvi P.

Wade M.

Wes S.

Ellis J.

Jacob S.

2 YEARS

Francis C.

Madelyn C.

Millie B.

Nevaeh C.

Estella L.

Kian O.

Colette C.

18 MONTHS

Ella G.

Sreyas M.

1 YEAR

Olivia D.

9 MONTHS

Keira B.

Laila G.

Kaylee S.

6 MONTHS

Allison K.

Nora S.

Laila G.

Chase S.

Vincent M.

Ellory O.

Isaiah Hudson

3 MONTHS

Ava S.

Peter K.

Ryan V.

Uriel B.

Skylar M.

Issac A.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

Aashika C.

Addison B.

Akshay M.

Alleyah S.

Armaan K.

Atira C.

Brecken P.

Bryan N.

Caitlyn C.

Charolette D.

Christian M.

Claire M.

Claire M.

Curtis S.

Dave D.

Declan M.

Dylan H.

Elim S.

Elizabeth P.

Elizabeth R.

Elliott M.

Elnora M.

Ethan S.

Frankie L.

Graham W.

Griffin R.

Hai S.

Jackie D.

Jaelyn K.

Jamison W.

Jeness D.

Jes S.

Jesse B.

Jo H.

Kamilla B.

Katy L.

Lanie S.

Layla A.

Liam M.

Lilian R.

Lydia E.

Lyla R.

Madeleine B.

Maria B.

Maxwell A.

Maya F.

Miki K.

Minhao C.

Morgan M.

Myo R.

Nathan M.

Nathan P.

Reese W.

Sonja D.

Thomas H.

Violet C.

Wei L.

REFERRAL CONTEST

Refer a new student to the Academy between July 1 and September 30, 2021, and you and the new student will both be entered into our next referral drawing! Plus you will both get a $25 gift card as a thank you! Refer someone today and you could win $500 back-to-school cash!

(Drawing on October 1st)

IS YOUR TEACHER SOLD OUT?

PIANO

Bertram – 2 spots Tuesday & Friday

Betsy – 2 spots Monday & Saturday

Carol – SOLD OUT

Esther – 1 spot Thursday

Janet – 2 spots Tuesday & Saturday

Justin – SOLD OUT

Joe – 1 spot Thursday

Keith – 2 spots Monday & Tuesday

Tracy – SOLD OUT

VOICE

Ashley – 2 spots Tuesday

Tanya -2 spots Friday

VOICE |PIANO

Annie – SOLD OUT

Harrison – 1 spot Wednesday

Sandra – 2 spots Monday & Thursday

STRINGS

Bea – SOLD OUT

Alex – 2 spots Sunday

Anne Marie – SOLD OUT

Anna T – SOLD OUT

Kristina – SOLD OUT

Tina – SOLD OUT

GUITAR | UKULELE

Chris – 1 spot Monday

JD – 2 spots Tuesday

Mike – 2 spots Thursday

Mitch – SOLD OUT

Patrick – 2 spots Thursday

Ryan -SOLD OUT

GUITAR | DRUMS

Jared – SOLD OUT

Nathan – 2 spots Friday & Saturday

DRUMS

Eric – 1 spot Tuesday

Garrett – 2 spots Wednesday

WEST MICHIGAN’S LARGEST

MUSIC SCHOOL!

Contact Us

(616) 965 1655

info@academyofmusicgr.com

Follow us on social media!

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May 2021 Newsletter








MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

COMING SOON!

STUDENT APPRECIATION

OPEN HOUSE!

Thanks to YOU, the Academy of Music was voted ‘Best Music Lessons’ in Grand Rapids! To show our appreciation, we are planning two open house celebrations – complete with food, games, music, and more! We hope you’ll join us!

Saturday, August 7 from 10am – 2pm (Jenison Location)

Saturday , August 14 from 10am – 2pm (Grand Rapids Location)

SPRING RECITAL RECAP!

 

Little by little, week by week, AWESOMENESS is achieved!

Congratulations to all the musicians who performed in our recent Spring recitals at St. Cecilia Music Center and on Zoom!

TYFBA (Thank You For Being Awesome!)

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN AND REWARDING FOR YOUR KIDS TO DO THIS SUMMER?

Check out our June Special for new students or current students who add an instrument this summer!

Purchase one month of lessons and get a free beach bag with fun summer gifts and and instrument specific gift.

VALUE $175 | YOUR COST $99

Expires 6/15

Just a reminder that we are expecting a very busy summer season this year for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is that even though 70-80% of our students have been back in person for a long time, we are going to have a lot of new students that have been cooped up and are ready to come back and get in person lessons. That means we’ll have a jamming summer session!

What does that mean to you? A lot of our teachers are already full. They have no spots available. Even though we do have some availability at each of our 2 locations, it varies location to location and instrument to instrument. What we don’t want to happen is for somebody to withdraw for summer, then try to call us back in August and discover we have no spots for them.

So, remember, if you’re a current student or if you want to come on and join us, this is the way we could help you for the summer so that you can keep your day and time with your teacher when August resumes. 

We have 4 great summer make-up options for you.

  1. Zoom in for your lesson.
  2. Request a pre-recorded makeup for your lesson with advanced notice.
  3. Take advantage of our group makeup options.
  4. Sublease your spot to a family member or friend.

Most importantly, enjoy your summer. Go to the lake, travel, have fun doing whatever it is you’re going to do. But don’t lose your spot with your teacher by withdrawing because you will want to keep that spot, especially a prime time spot between the hours of 3:30 and 7:30. Those are the spots that are in the most demand.

So, take advantage of our summer make-up options. Contact the office and they can help you!

JOIN THE PRACTICE CLUB!

NEW WAYS TO WIN WITH PRACTICING – The Academy PRACTICE CLUB! It’s easy to join. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself practicing, post it on social media, and tag the Academy of Music. Each tag enters you to win a $25 Amazon gift card. We’ll have one drawing each month this summer beginning June 1st.

2021 ACADEMY CALENDAR

MEMORIAL DAY – NO LESSONS

Monday, May 31, 2021

(Lessons resume Tuesday, June 1, 2021)

4th of July Break – NO LESSONS

Saturday July 3, 2021 – Monday July 5, 2021

(Lessons resume Tuesday, July 6, 2021)

Click HERE to download our complete calendar

MUSICAL LADDER CELEBRATIONS

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

54 MONTHS

Grace S.

 

4 YEARS

Logan U.

Aiden L.

 

3 YEARS

Cameron W.

 

30 MONTHS

Ellie F.

 

2 YEARS

Abby F.

Avery C.

 

18 MONTHS

Sarah S.

Swaraa B.

Lucas C.

 

15 MONTHS

Esha L.

Luke S.

Tiernan R.

Kendall B.

Tendasai N.

Ayan S.

 

1 YEAR

Octavian H.

Jeffery M.

 

9 MONTHS

Emily F.

Kayleigh L.

Maddox B.

 

6 MONTHS

Elyza C.

 

3 MONTHS

Marissa P.

Henry D.

Gavin H.

 

GRAND RAPIDS STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

Alicia L.

Arlen J.

Aubrey H.

Bettina S.

Braylee T.

Ellen B.

Emily R.

Emma B.

Evelyn N.

Gabby L.

Jennifer H.

Jennifer S.

John D.

Madelyn A.

Micha A.

Nathan C.

Paul E.

Piper S.

Sabrina C.

Thaddeus A.

Vanessa F.

REFERRAL CONTEST

Refer a new student to the Academy between April 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021 and you’ll be entered into our next referral drawing when they register! We even enter them into the drawing as well! Not to mention, you’ll both get a $25 gift card as a thank you! Refer someone today and you could win a $300 gift card to Dick’s Sporting goods!

(Drawing on July 1st)

IS YOUR TEACHER SOLD OUT?

PIANO

Bertram – 2 spots Tuesday & Friday

Betsy – 2 spots Monday & Saturday

Carol – SOLD OUT

Esther – 1 spot Thursday

Janet – 2 spots Tuesday & Saturday

Justin – SOLD OUT

Joe – 1 spot Thursday

Keith – 2 spots Monday & Tuesday

Tracy – SOLD OUT

VOICE

Tanya -2 spots Friday

VOICE |PIANO

Annie – SOLD OUT

Harrison – 2 spots Monday

Sandra – 2 spots Monday & Thursday

STRINGS

Bea – SOLD OUT

Alex – 2 spots Sunday

Anne Marie – SOLD OUT

Anna T – SOLD OUT

Kristina – SOLD OUT

Tina – SOLD OUT

GUITAR | UKULELE

Chris – 1 spot Monday

JD – 2 spots Tuesday

Mike – 2 spots Thursday

Mitch – 1 spot Monday

Patrick – 2 spots Thursday

Ryan -SOLD OUT

GUITAR | DRUMS

Jared – SOLD OUT

Nathan – 2 spots Friday & Saturday

DRUMS

Eric – 1 spot Tuesday

Garrett – 2 spots Wednesday

Hailey – 2 spots Thursday

WEST MICHIGAN’S LARGEST

MUSIC SCHOOL!

Contact Us

(616) 965 1655

info@academyofmusicgr.com

Follow us on social media!

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April 2021 Newsletter


MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

We’re just weeks away from our 2021 Spring Recitals! For those registered, keep an eye out for detailed performance information coming soon. We can’t wait to see everyone in-person and online!

ACADEMY TEACHERS ARE AWESOME

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take few minutes to write a note of appreciation to your teacher or post a comment on our Teacher Appreciation Facebook post and share what you LOVE about your teacher!

JOIN THE PRACTICE CLUB!

NEW WAYS TO WIN WITH PRACTICING – The Academy PRACTICE CLUB! It’s easy to join. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself practicing, post it on social media, and tag the Academy of Music. Each tag enters you to win a $25 Amazon gift card. We’ll have one drawing each month this summer beginning June 1st.

MEET JOEY!!!

Ms. Sasha had her baby! Isn’t he adorable!?!? We think so too. Ms. Sasha also sent along the following message to share with everyone. She writes…

“Baby Joey was born on April 14th. He is so adorable and we love him so much!!! My husband and I couldn’t be more excited to be his parents!!! We did, however, have a very unexpected Down Syndrome diagnosis following an emergency C section that resulted in a stay at the ICU. Although it was scary and has been a bumpy start, everyone is healthy and doing well. We love Joey so much and can’t wait for everyone to meet him at some point!!!”

2021 ACADEMY CALENDAR

Spring Recitals

Saturday May 15, 2021

(IN PERSON at St. Cecilia Music Center)

Sunday May 23, 2021

(ONLINE)

MEMORIAL DAY – NO LESSONS

Monday, May 31, 2021

(Lessons resume Tuesday, June 1, 2021)

4th of July Break – NO LESSONS

Saturday July 3, 2021 – Monday July 5, 2021

(Lessons resume Tuesday, July 6, 2021)

Click HERE to download our complete calendar

MUSICAL LADDER CELEBRATIONS

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

6 YEARS

Alondra C.

4 YEARS

Adam F.

3 YEARS

Adam F.

2 YEARS

Kate S.

15 MONTHS

Anish V.

Julliet R.

1 YEAR

Name

9 MONTHS

Neysa N.

Ting M.

6 MONTHS

Deeher S.

Imani W.

Maddox B.

Raydel L.

3 MONTHS

Archer H.

Baylie G.

Ellory O.

GRAND RAPIDS STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

Aarav R.

Alex Q.

Ashanti J.

Ava M.

Charles S.

Cienna T.

Derek F.

Eleanor B.

Emanual M.

Emmett B.

Erin T.

Grace D.

Isaac Z.

Jared T.

Jeremy F.

Jesse B.

Joseph F.

Kaydence H.

Lamar T.

Levi L.

London S.

Matthew R.

Oliver C.

Rayaansh R.

Ryan Q.

Sabrina C.

Sophie J.

Steve H.

REFERRAL CONTEST

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SINGLETON FAMILY!

They have won $200 in restaurant gift cards for referring a new student to the Academy between January 1 and March 31. Enjoy dinner on us!

YOU CAN WIN TOO!

Refer a new student to the Academy between April 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021 and you’ll be entered into our next referral drawing when they register! We even enter them into the drawing as well! Not to mention, you’ll both get a $25 gift card as a thank you! Refer someone today and you could win a $300 gift card to Dick’s Sporting goods!

(Drawing on July 1st)

IS YOUR TEACHER SOLD OUT?

PIANO

Bertram – 2 spots Tuesday & Friday

Betsy – 2 spots Monday & Saturday

Carol – SOLD OUT

Esther – 1 spot Thursday

Janet – 2 spots Tuesday & Saturday

Justin – SOLD OUT

Joe – 1 spot Thursday

Keith – 2 spots Monday & Tuesday

Tracy – SOLD OUT

VOICE

Dani – 2 spots Tuesday

Rachel – 1 spot Thursday

Tanya -2 spots Friday

VOICE |PIANO

Annie – SOLD OUT

Harrison – 2 spots Monday

Sandra – 2 spots Monday & Thursday

STRINGS

Bea – SOLD OUT

Alex – 2 spots Sunday

Anne Marie – SOLD OUT

Anna T – SOLD OUT

Kristina – SOLD OUT

Marlae – SOLD OUT

Tina – SOLD OUT

GUITAR | UKULELE

Chris – 1 spot Monday

JD – SOLD OUT

Mike – 2 spots Thursday

Mitch – 1 spot Monday

Patrick – 2 spots Thursday

Patty – 1 spot Wednesday

Ryan -SOLD OUT

GUITAR | DRUMS

Jared – SOLD OUT

Nathan – 2 spots Friday & Saturday

DRUMS

Eric – 1 spot Tuesday

Garrett – 2 spots Wednesday

Hailey – 2 spots Thursday

WEST MICHIGAN’S LARGEST

MUSIC SCHOOL!

Contact Us

(616) 965 1655

info@academyofmusicgr.com

Follow us on social media!

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March 2021 Newsletter








Grand Rapids Location

6159 28th St. SE, Suite 24

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 965 1655

Jenison Location

7647 Riverview Dr.

Jenison, MI 49428

(616) 265 5887

 

SPRING BREAK!

SPRING BREAK! – NO LESSONS NEXT WEEK

THE ACADEMY WILL BE CLOSED FOR LESSONS

SUNDAY, APRIL 4TH – SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH.

LESSONS WILL RESUME ON SUNDAY, APRIL 11TH.

SPRING BREAK OFFICE HOURS 9AM – 5PM.

A NOTE FROM THE OWNER

It was a year ago this month that the Academy of Music for the first time in the existence of the school made a decision to only offer virtual music lessons for what we expected would be a few weeks of lockdown to “flatten the curve.” We did not know what the following weeks and months would look like, but only knew that the work we do matters and needed to continue in the best way we could offer it. The students who love the Academy of Music, who choose to enrich their lives with the creativity of learning and performing music, and value the personal relationships they develop with instructors and staff at our school, are the heart and soul of this school. And our teachers and staff are key to helping us offer them the best music lesson experience in the community. So we worked hard to find a way to move forward and honor our commitments to our students, teachers, and staff through that first month and every month that followed. 

Today we are above all grateful. Throughout the year, our school director Matt Camp and office team members personally walked students and their instructors through every change and challenge along the way – an introduction to Zoom, then Breakout Rooms, a new Student Resource Center, a Safe Music School to welcome students and teachers back, a new option for a missed lesson (personal, custom recorded lesson from your teacher), Practice Champ Challenges, new ways to offer performance opportunities, and more! Our amazing teachers spent time learning how to manage new technology, reinvent their teaching for virtual instruction, and deal with the requirements of providing a safe in-person lesson. With passion, skill, and love, they continued to nurture Academy musicians one lesson at a time in ways they never imagined possible. Many of our students chose to stick with lessons and rose to the challenge of adjusting their learning and practice routines. When in-person recitals were not an option, dedicated and determined students continued to achieve and meet the challenges of performing virtually, on stage in the summer sun, and some even traveling to the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a unique experience.  Today we honor and celebrate everyone who has endured this past year with grace and fortitude – Academy of Music dreamers, believers, and achievers, shining stars of today and beyond. 

Know that we are expecting a very busy spring and summer season for a variety of reasons. Even though 70-80% of our students have been back in-person for a while now, we are also seeing an increase of new students who have been cooped up and are ready to come back and sign up for in-person lessons. Our March registrations – the highest in the history of the school for this particular month – are a signal of what’s to come for the rest of 2021. What does that mean to you? Even though we do have some availability at each of our two locations, we want you to understand that some of our teachers are full. It’s important to remember that when you make your summer plans. What we do not want you to experience is to leave for the summer and then try to call us back in August only to discover that we do not have spots for you. If you are a current student or if you want to join us, the best option right now is to register for or continue with summer lessons so that you can keep your day and time with your favorite teacher in the fall.

As a reminder, there are four great options for missed lessons in the summer:

1.     Zoom in for your lesson.

2.    Get a pre-recorded make-up lesson with advanced notice.

3.    Take advantage of our group make-up options.

4.    Sub-lease your spot to a family member or friend.

Most importantly, get ready to enjoy your summer. Spend time at the lake, travel, enjoy family and friends you have not seen for months, have a great time. Just don’t lose your spot with your teacher by withdrawing because you will want that spot in August, especially if it’s a prime spot between 3:30 and 7:30, the ones in the most demand. Instead, take advantage of our summer make-up options. Feel free to call the office for more information.  

Barbara Hendricks, Owner

 

2021 SPRING RECITALS

video

Registration is now open for our Spring Recitals!

To register…

  1. Login to the student portal here 
  2. Click on ‘CALENDAR’ from the menu on the left side of the screen
  3. Navigate to the month of May
  4. Click on your desired recital time
  5. Click on ‘REGISTER’
  6. Confirm your registration by clicking ‘REGISTER’
  7. If you have multiple students, select the student you’d like to register then click ‘REGISTER’
  8. Repeat steps 4-6 to register another student

In-person (WE ONLY HAVE ABOUT 10 SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!)

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
  • Live from the Royce Auditorium at the St. Cecilia Music Center
  • Performances at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm 

Online

  • Sunday, May 23, 2021
  • Via Zoom (link will be made available closer to performance date)
  • Performances at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm

Please remember that all registration will take place via our new Student Portal. All recitals will be filled on a first come first served basis, with each recital having a max capacity of 20 students. Once a recital reaches capacity, online registration for that recital will no longer be available. To be placed on a waitlist (if needed) please contact the Academy.

SPIRIT WEEK RECAP

SUNDAY MARCH 14, 2021 – MUSIC IN TECHNICOLOR