July 2020 Newsletter








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JULY NEWSLETTER

Summer Recitals, A New Make-up Option, and much more!

 

SUMMER RECITALS

Saturday, August 15, 2020

We are excited to announce that the Cascade Township has given us permission to offer a summer recital on the library lawn. Here’s what you need to know!

  • 20×24′ stage provided by the township
  • Recital times: 3 pm, 4pm, 5pm, & 6pm
  • 20 performer maximum per recital (strictly followed)
  • Current crowd limit per executive order is 100, so performers must request tickets to help us comply (4 TICKET LIMIT). If that changes, we will adjust tickets accordingly. Performers will not need a ticket.
  • BYOB – Bring Your Own Blanket (or lawn chair). Each family should plan to maintain a safe distance from others.
  • Bumblebee Ice Cream Truck will safely serve FREE ice cream treats.
  • Rain Date – Saturday, August 22
  • All recitals will be moved to an online presentation should executive orders change before that date.

To sign up, please click on your desired recital time and complete the online registration form. VERY LIMITED spots remain!

We can’t wait to see our students perform live!

 

A NEW TYPE OF MAKE-UP LESSON!

We are now offering Video Lessons for students that are unable to attend their regularly scheduled lesson. Video Lessons will be recorded by your student’s teacher during their regular lesson time and then uploaded to a private YouTube channel. Once The video lesson has been uploaded, you will receive a link to the video lesson. Please note that all video lesson links will not be instantly available, but will be emailed within 48 hours of the missed lesson. Video lessons will be 8-10 minutes in length and can contain multiple shorter videos for your convenience!

Students may request a video lesson up to 5 minutes prior to the start of their regularly scheduled lesson. Video lesson will NOT be available for missed lessons without advance notice.

STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER

DON’T FORGET! You can access your online lessons and/or additional lesson material through our Student Resource Center. Need the link, again? We can send it via email or text!

2020 ACADEMY CALENDAR

SUMMER RECITAL

Saturday, August 15

(click HERE to register – VERY limited spots remaining)

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

Say hello to Payton!

Payton is a multi-instrumentalist that has been studying guitar at the Academy for two years. In addition to enjoying music from AC/DC, the Eagles, and Journey, she also has a passion for gymnastics, diving, dogs, hanging out with her friends, and spending time at the lake. Additionally, Payton’s favorite food is peanut butter and her favorite animal is a polar bear. When asked where she would most like to travel Payton shared her interest in going to Churchill, Canada.

When it comes to her guitar lessons, Payton loves learning new soloing techniques. Her advice for other students is, “Put in the effort now and it will pay off later… but, have fun doing it!”

Payton will also be traveling to Cleveland, Ohio this September to perform at our destination recital at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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!

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 – 5 spots Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Justin – 2 spots Sunday

Joe – 9 spots Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

Keith – 3 spots Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday

Tracy – 2 spots Friday

Zach – 2 spots Saturday

VOICE

Annah – 4 spots Wednesday

Tanya -10 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 – 1 spot Wednesday

Anna – SOLD OUT

Marlae – 2 spots Saturday

GUITAR | UKULELE

Adam – 4 spots Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

Carsten – 14 spots Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & 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 – 2 spots Tuesday

 

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