Encore Music Studios is open Monday, January 18th (Martin Luther King Day)

Sunday, January 17, 2021 by Bradley Allen | Uncategorized

Encore Music Studios is open Monday, January 18th (Martin Luther King Day)!

Brad Allen, Director

Encore's Covid-19 Response

Friday, March 13, 2020 by Bradley Allen | Uncategorized

While Govenor Dewine has announced Ohio school closures beginning Tuesday, March 17th,   I want to let you know that Encore Music Studios is remaining open.  We are different from the schools in that we provide private lessons.  The primary concerns with the Covid-19 virus are with larger gatherings and older immune-compromised citizens.  We are implementing the the following policies to address the concerns our families may have: 

-Everyone, if you have been coughing, sneezing, have a fever, or trouble breathing do not come to lessons. 

 -All teachers will be provided with disinfectant wipes in their studios that are to be used on the doorknobs, lightswitches, pianos, and another other shared contact surfaces.  Teachers, please clean these surfaces when they have been touched and upon arriving and leaving your studio. 

-As best as we can, we will practice social distancing of 3-6 feet between teacher and student.  

-We have removed access to toys, books, games, and magazines in the lobbies. 

I will keep everyone updated as we move through this less familiar territory within our close community. 

Brad Allen, Director 

Encore Music Studios 


Encore Music Studios' April 2018 Newsletter

Monday, April 2, 2018 by Bradley Allen | Uncategorized

Encore Music Studios' April 2018 Newsletter

 Encore Music Studios' Family,

While Easter always seems to welcome in Spring, today we had some snow-laden star magnolia buds at my house.  My first year as owner and director of Encore Music Studios in 2016 saw snow, wind, and cold surprise us on the day of the Spring Recitals.  I'm hopeful that on April 21st, we will see some more beautiful blooms and mild, sunny weather to go with the elegant and serene space in which we will be regaled with excellent music and enthusiastic participants.   I have never been more excited to hear our growing number of performers than during this Spring!  In fact, I was once again considering 3 recitals, but have decided that 2 longer recitals are appropriate.  There will not be a Teacher Showcase Performance in between recitals due to constraints of time.  We will also be beginning the 2nd performance at 11:45 am this year.  

Some of the voice students are being accompanied by Dr. Helen Allen and will be rehearsing Tuesday, April 17th between 6:45-8:30 pm.  Please bring  the $20 accompaniment fee made out to Helen Allen with you at that time.  The first 3 time slots are taken, so please let me know ASAP when you would like to rehearse.  The remaining time slots are 7:30-7:45, 7:45-8:00, 8:00-8:15, and 8:15-8:30.  Please contact me ASAP if none of those times work for you.

After placing the iPad in the Westerville lobby I noticed that almost all of the music games I had loaded required a horizontal orientation rather than a vertical orientation and so have adjusted the enclosure accordingly.  It seems to be getting some more use!  A special thanks to Lauren Arbolino for donating Hot Chocolate K-cups and Thermal Paper Cups for the Keurig K-Cup Machine in the Westerville lobby.  Just a reminder, please bring your own carafe and mug for the future as we usually will not be providing cups.

A quick less pleasant note-  Please make sure you are pre-paying for lessons.  I am showing an uncomfortable amount of outstanding payments as of today that were due April 1st(No joke!)  Regretfully,  I am now establishing a zero-tolerance policy where I will be automatically adding the current policy's $15 late fee to Encore accounts on the 2nd of each month for those payments that are late.  Hopefully this will help the cashflow and hold everyone accountable and on schedule. Feel free to call me in advance if you find yourself in unusual circumstances and need to make a different arrangement!

As always, thank you to each of you who make Encore Music Studios a great place to learn and thrive!  See you at the April 21st Spring Recitals at either 10:00 am or 11:45 am!

 Brad A., Director

 Encore Music Studios