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November 2021 Newsletter








MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

STOCKING SPECIAL!

GET YOUR LOVED ONE A SPECIAL GIFT FOR UNDER THE TREE BY REGISTERING THEM FOR MUSIC LESSONS AT WEST MICHIGAN’S LARGEST AND BEST MUSIC SCHOOL🎄

We are now taking orders for stockings filled with a FREE Registration, a certificate for a MONTH LESSONS, a $15 Amazon gift card, an instrument specific gift, Holiday cheer and MORE! $180 value that will ONLY COST YOU $99!

Currently enrolled students may use this offer to purchase an additional lesson.

PARENT APPRECIATION!

This time of year, our hearts are especially grateful for your continued support of the Academy of Music. To show our appreciation to all of the parents of our students, we are offering YOU 2 FREE lessons on us if you register for music lessons. That is $60 in savings!

SURVEY WINNER!

Thank you to all who took the time to fill out the survey we sent out! The information we received is very helpful.

The winner of the $50 prize is : Skylar C.

OPERATION GRATITUDE DONATION!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO DONATED TO OPERATION GRATITUDE!

We were able to donate close to 80 POUNDS of candy and send tons of letters and coloring pages!

DESTINATION RECITAL

The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids and the Jenison Academy of Music are among 18 music schools in the US and Canada that have the opportunity to preform at Graceland in Memphis Tennessee.

The recital is taking place April 6th from 4:15pm-5:45pm central time.

Price: $598

We are offering families the ability to make two payments of $299 – one at registration and the second a following month.

Families will be responsible for travel, hotel, and food. There will be no additional admission charges, the registration fee is the only recital charge.

RECITAL DETAILS

NEW REFERRAL CONTEST!

WHO IS READY FOR A FAMILY SKI TRIP TO CANNONSBURG?

If you are look no further! Refer friends and family members to come take music lessons with us between October-December for a chance to win A $300 Cannonsburg Gift Certificate!

Drawing will take place when students return from Christmas Break.

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

Dylan H.

Ellie V.

Ellory O.

Emilee B.

Evan F.

Ian R.

Lila B.

Lily K.

Macy V.

Nathan D.

Noah Z.

Prajan M.

Toni B.

Yael Q.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

BE A MUSICAL LADDER CHAMP!

Every 3-6 months, students have achievement tests with their teachers, and if they pass, they get really cool colored bracelets, certificates, and at certain levels, trophies – customized to our music school. It’s a great way to monitor your student’s progress in lessons to see how they’re doing. The Musical Ladder System is creating a big buzz at The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids!

As part of the Musical Ladder System, we also encourage students to keep practicing so they hit those mile markers! Every time your student fills out a practice sheet, they get a bracelet and a spin on the wheel. Collect all 6 Practice Champ bracelets to get an extra trophy!

MUSICAL LADDER CELEBRATIONS

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

 
 

Lexi V.

 

Wade M.

 

Lucas C.

 
 

Kira M.

Anish V.

 
 

Neysa N.

 

Zoe N.

 

Madison F.

Isaac A.

 

Sophia J.

Jesse B.

 

Quinn K.

Carson H.

 

2021 ACADEMY CALENDAR

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)

VIRTUAL WINTER RECITALS

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021

IN-PERSON 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

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

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October 2021 Newsletter








MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER REGISTRATION WINNER!

Congratulations to Nora Jo for winning our October special registration drawing! We look forward to helping you grow as a piano student! Enjoy the treats, toys, $50 Amazon gift card, t-shirt and more!

VIRTUAL COSTUME PARADE!

What a blast to see all of the great costumes our students wore this year.

Continue submitting pictures today through tomorrow at 5pm to be featured in our virtual parade! Link coming tomorrow.

HALLOWEEN CANDY GIVE BACK

November 1st-7th we will be collecting candy at both schools for Operation Gratitude.

All you have to do is bring up to 5 lbs of candy per family, letters and coloring pages, or monetary donations to help cover shipping costs, and we will do the rest!

DESTINATION RECITAL

The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids and the Jenison Academy of Music are among 18 music schools in the US and Canada that have the opportunity to preform at Graceland in Memphis Tennessee.

The recital is taking place April 6th from 4:15pm-5:45pm central time.

Price: $598

We are offering families the ability to make two payments of $299 – one at registration and the second a following month.

Families will be responsible for travel, hotel, and food. There will be no additional admission charges, the registration fee is the only recital charge.

RECITAL CLARIFICATION

REFERRAL CONTEST WINNER!

Thank you Anna S. for referring rockstar students like yourself, and congratulations on the $500 prize!

We are truly thankful for all the other families who referred other amazing students to the Academy of Music!

NEW REFERRAL CONTEST!

WHO IS READY FOR A FAMILY SKI TRIP TO CANNONSBURG?

If you are look no further! Refer friends and family members to come take music lessons with us between October-December for a chance to win A $300 Cannonsburg Gift Certificate!

Drawing will take place when students return from Christmas Break.

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

Aadith S.

Alexa E.

Anna D.

Ares V.

Beverly H.

Carson B.

Daniela C.

Deliilah N.

Ervin S.

Evelynn D.

Hanfei N.

Jenny R.

Joshua S.

Justin L.

Kali R.

Kilian L.

Lily D.

Loren M.

Manov D.

Max V.

Miles K.

My Tam D.

Natalie P.

Nina M.

Nora Jo G.

Promila H.

Sam C.

Savanna C.

Shelley K.

Sophia R.

Tempie H.

William W.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

BE A MUSICAL LADDER CHAMP!

Every 3 months, students have achievement tests with their teachers and if they pass they get really cool colored bracelets, certificates, and at certain levels, trophies – customized to your music school. It’s a great way to monitor their progress in lessons to see how they’re doing. The Musical Ladder System is creating a big buzz at The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids!

On top of the Musical Ladder System, we encourage students to practice in between so they do hit those mile markers! Every time your student fills out a practice sheet they get a bracelet and a spin on the wheel. Collect all 6 bracelets before the year is up and get a trophy!

MUSICAL LADDER CELEBRATIONS

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

 
 
 

Wade M.

 

Lucas C.

 
 

Anishka B.

Anish V.

Ayan S.

 
 

Neysa N.

 

Lydia S.

 

Mila P.

Isaac A.

Matthew P.

 

Van J.

Elliott B.

London S.

Ryan Q.

 

Quinn K.

Carson H.

 

2021 ACADEMY CALENDAR

RECITAL SIGN UPS

OPEN

November 1st @ 6:00am

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)

VIRTUAL WINTER RECITALS

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021

IN-PERSON 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

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

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September 2021 Newsletter








MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

We are super excited to announce that in April 2022 we are heading to Graceland – the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, TN! The Academy of Music will be featured as one of 14 music schools from across the US performing April 6 & 7 at Graceland Auditorium! We have reserved 90 minutes for our students to perform with a backtrack or live teacher band on stage! Full sound, live streaming, and professional photography are all included. Talk to your teacher soon about preparing an audition recording for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Auditions will be due December 18, and we can only accept 25 students, so you will want to get started on a performance piece soon! More registration details with pricing information coming soon! Viva Graceland! Viva Elvis!

WE LOVE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

 

We know some of you are already getting your Halloween costumes ready, and we can’t wait to enjoy the fun with you! As always, students are welcome to wear costumes to the studio the week before the big event – October 24-31. We’re also giving you an opportunity to join a Halloween Virtual Costume Parade. It’s easy to do – just email a costume photo any time before October 24 to info@academyofmusicGR.com, and we’ll put it together!



PLAN AHEAD –

HALLOWEEN GIVE BACK!

 

Our annual Halloween Give Back campaign is back this year! Plan ahead to bring us unwrapped candy, handwritten notes and drawings, or monetary donations to help cover shipping to Operation Gratitude. They will distribute the candy to military and first responders.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

There are some new faces at the Academy of Music desk! We are pleased to introduce the following new awesome Academy staff who help us keep everything organized and running smoothly.

  • Allison joined us as General Manager
  • Madyson joined us as Marketing and Office Manager
  • Abby joined us as a Student Service Coordinator
  • Charlene joined us as a Student Service Coordinator

Many of you already know and love Diane who has been a Student Service Coordinator for a year. The next time you see her thank her for being awesome!

SUMMER GUESSING GAME WINNERS!

Congratulations to our Summer Guessing Game Winners. Brooklyn at our Jenison location guessed the number exactly! John at our Grand Rapids location shared that he created a formula and his guess was only one number off. They each won a FREE month of lessons!

WINTER RECITALS !

We are looking forward once again to featuring Academy students in our Winter Recitals. This December, we are pleased to be able to offer TWO GREAT PERFORMANCE OPTIONS:

  1. An in-person recital Wealthy Theatre on December 11. Wealthy Theatre is a 400 seat auditorium, so there is lots of room to sit wherever you are comfortable. The only Theatre current covid protocol is that masks will need to be worn in the auditorium unless food or drink is being consumed. Students will not need to wear a mask on stage.
  2. A Virtual Recital on a scheduled day and time featuring recorded performances. Students may record their performance at home and submit a video. Or, as a special option, we are additionally organizing a professional recording day on December 18. We’ll have the lighting, camera, and sound equipment available and will allow a maximum of 10 minutes for one student at a time to complete a recording.

Be sure to talk to your teacher before October 10 about Winter Recitals and watch for more signup details!

Peter Wege Auditorium at Wealthy Theatre

2021 ACADEMY CALENDAR

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!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

Alden J.

Alex B.

Brecken P.

Brianna H.

Easton D.

Elizabeth J.

Jamison W.

Jimmy M.

Lily S.

Lula Mae W.

Robert C.

Stefania M.

Sydney B.

Aaron S.

Anna D.

Ava G.

Brenna Z.

Brianna H.

Brianna L.

Charlie C.

Chloe L.

Doug D.

Ellory Z.

Enoch L.

Ehtan M.

Evelyn V.

Grace A.

Hannah L.

Harshmaria H.

Jessica G.

Kan C.

KenZao L.

Kira M.

Kora O.

Luke P.

Maina D.

Margaret M.

Mckenzie H.

Mekha D.

Oliver V.

Riley S.

Taya R.

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

Andrew – 9 spots

Bertram – 4 spots

Betsy – SOLD OUT

Esther – SOLD OUT

Janet – SOLD OUT

Justin – SOLD OUT

Joe – 1 spot

Keith – 4 early spots

Tracy – SOLD OUT

VOICE

Ashley – 4 spots

Tanya – 5 spots

VOICE |PIANO

Annie – SOLD OUT

Kohl – 2 spots

Sandra – SOLD OUT

STRINGS

Bea – SOLD OUT

Alex – 11 Spots

Anna T – SOLD OUT

Kristina – SOLD OUT

Tina – SOLD OUT

GUITAR | UKULELE

Chris – 3 spots

JD – SOLD OUT

Mike – 2 spots

Mitch – 3 spots

Patrick – 5 spots

Ryan -6 spots

GUITAR | DRUMS

Jared – 1 spot

Nathan – 5 spots

DRUMS

Eric – 4 spots

Garrett – 2 spots

NOT A STUDENT YET?

Check out our October Special!

WEST MICHIGAN’S LARGEST

MUSIC SCHOOL!

Contact Us

(616) 965 1655

info@academyofmusicgr.com

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