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January 2019 Music Notes Newsletter

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

Encore Teachers, Students, and Families,

2019 at Encore brings new opportunities and responsibilities! As some of you might have known, our Dublin location was formerly being shared with Diane LaHue and VRS. Encore Music Studios has now expanded into the entire location which adds a 3rd teaching studio and a large classroom for Group Lessons, Private Lessons, Teacher Meetings, Master Classes, and Performance opportunities for students in between recitals. Encore is now offering a Keyboard Class that will take place on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm. This Keyboard Class will focus on developing the skills to accompany other musicians with a working knowledge of music theory, primarily through listening to a variety of music and improvising. It will consist of a 10-week course beginning 1/30/19 and ending 4/3/19 and will be taught by our talented Ian Harrah! I am also wanting to start a Beginning Guitar Class, possibly from 5:00-6:00pm on Wednesdays as well. Details to follow!

We have installed a coat/music bag hook in each of the studios for your convenience. We are considering Saturday, April 20th or 27th for our 2019 Spring Recitals depending on Church of the Master availability. January tuition was submitted late by a fair number of you. With this new obligation and opportunity in Dublin comes a more stringent requirement that payments are made in a timely manner. Some have already paid for February- Thank You! For business reasons, though more impersonal, I will add a late fee of $15 on the 2nd of each month for tuition that is late without exception. Please take note of this, as I have tried to be lenient in the past.

Most students are consistently achieving gold practice stars. Great Job! If you or your child are not practicing at least 5 days/week AND writing it down on your practice sheet faithfully, NOW is the time to make a change! We added new prizes in December for the Holiday and Winter Season. Thank you once again for your dedication to the pursuit of excellence in music, for your enthusiasm to improve, and choosing Encore Music Studios as the place to spend this enriching time! Great Job Teachers, as I am aware of the striving efforts to improve your craft and musicianship each of you is making! Thanks Parents for providing a supportive environment at home and urging your children on when needed! Let's make this the Best Year ever!

Bradley Allen, Director

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