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Encore Music Studios' March 2018 Newsletter

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Bradley Allen | Uncategorized


Encore Music Studios' March 2018 Newsletter

  

Encore Music Studios Family,

We are all excited to be learning our Recital Music!  Thank you teachers for being organized and entering the repertoire you've chosen in our Encore software!  I still want you parents to enter the songs your children will be performing once the 2018 Spring Recitals Sign-up Page goes live.  That way I'll be able to catch any mistakes more easily.  Our Spring Recitals will take place Saturday, April 21st at The Church of the Master United Methodist Sanctuary on Otterbein Campus 24 N. Grove St. Westerville.  You may choose either the 10:00 am or 11:30 am time once the Signup Page at our website goes online on April 2nd.

Some of you at the Westerville Studio may have noticed something new in the lobby.  I have placed an iPad in a sturdy enclosure to be used by any of our Encore Family.  It currently has almost 2 pages of Music App Games and will be cleaned every night.  My hope is that this addition will not diminish interest in drawing and coloring on the children's table, but only provide another option.  Also, I added new crayons for both the Dublin and Westerville lobbies.  

We are now working with several music publishing companies including Hal Leonard, Neil Kyos, and Alfred, and can provide a wide range of music books for teachers to distribute to students as needed.  Teachers, please let me know what music you need, and I will order it for you.  This is an effort to both streamline the process for everybody and to make the music purchases legal according to state law.  Consequently, Encore will be collecting sales tax now.  Any music distributed by teachers using this method will be added to the student's account and can be paid at the same time as the monthly tuition to Encore Music Studios.  Teachers, please record the Title of the music taken from our Library in Studio #6 in Westerville and the cost of the music on a sheet of paper next to the printer.

A special thanks to the excellent teachers who are a part of Encore Music Studios and for how they enrich the lives of their students.  I continue to get fantastic feedback from parents and students about how happy they are to be working with all of you!

 Brad A., Director

 Encore Music Studios

Encore Music Studios' Feb. 2018 Newsletter

Monday, February 19, 2018 by Bradley Allen | Newsletter


Encore Music Studios' February 2018 Newsletter


Encore Music Studios' Family,

While Valentine's Day is past us, you are in our hearts on our combined journey towards musical excellence!  We added some Valentine's Day Prizes and Stickers this February.  The periodic warming periods remind us of the upcoming Encore Spring Recitals!  A few of you might have begun practicing your recital songs.  If not, expect your teachers to assign you or your child songs in the next week or two.  Our Spring Recitals will take place Saturday, April 21st at The Church of the Master United Methodist Sanctuary on Otterbein Campus 24 N. Grove St. Westerville.  You may choose either the 10:00 am or 11:30 am time once the Signup Page at our website goes online on April 2nd.  Thanks again to Kitty, Director Emeritus for securing the wonderful venue!


While most of our students are practicing well, some, especially young students, have trouble at times.  If you are a parent of one of these children and are feeling discouraged, PLEASE talk with your child's teacher about these concerns or feel free to call me!  Collectively, we have a great deal of experience and in addition to incentives we offer through the Studio, we will work with you to find something to inspire them and increase their interest level through new music, greater challenges, or a customized incentive program, etc. . .


Ideally, we would like every student to be memorized for the Recitals but it is not absolutely necessary.  We will again ask our resourceful Encore Family to help with Recital refreshments.  More about the recitals later.  Thanks Parents, Grandparents, Students, and Teachers for all that you do to contribute to the musical excellence we strive for.  You are all enriching each other's lives and together making Encore the enthusiastic place it is!


Brad A., Director

Encore Music Studios

Encore Music Studios' January 2018 Newsletter

Sunday, January 21, 2018 by Bradley Allen | Uncategorized

Encore Music Studios' January 2018 Newsletter  


Encore Music Studios Family,

As we are well into the beginning of 2018,  I'd like to touch base with everyone during this wildly fluctuating Central Ohio weather season.  Encore has closed once this winter on Friday, January 12th.  We always close for Level 2 Snow Emergencies.  Check the www.encoremusicstudios.com homepage for Studio Weather Closure Updates during a Level 1 Snow Emergency.  I will post whether Encore is open or closed by 2:00 P.M. 

A big thank you to those of you who have automated your payments as I receive them reliably on time every month before the 25th!  Anyone having difficulty remembering or not making regularly timed payments, I would recommend talking to your bank or accessing it online and setting up a regular payment by check or ACH.  You may also enter your credit/debit card information and set up automatic payments after you login to our website.  if you have any questions, please let me know!

While a definitive date for Spring Recitals is not yet set, we plan on holding them on a Saturday in mid-late April.  We are looking forward to having many first-time participants involved!  More information to follow.

Thank you to all you students and supportive parents for filling up your Practice Star Sheets with Gold Stars!  Most of you are practicing 5-7 days a week!  Some of you are practicing consistently but are forgetting to write down your practice sessions on the Practicing to be a Star sheets.  Parents, please make an extra effort to remind your children to do this.

Most of all, thank you all for being a treasured part of Encore Music Studios and our mission to teach music through pursuing excellence, engendering enthusiasm, and creating enriching experiences within our teacher-student relationships!


Brad A., Director

Encore Music Studios