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Let's Upgrade Your 2023 with Music!

Happy New Year everyone and may this wintertime bring you warm thoughts and feelings. We are so excited to begin the year with the teaching and administrative staff who have found a home here at Encore and who deliver such distinctive customer service. Our teachers genuinely enjoy each student and the opportunity to share what knowledge, skills, and passions they have with the younger (as well as older) generations!

Upgrade One: Teachers

Speaking of our teachers, we have added some fantastic ones in the past three and a half months since our last newsletter. Here are their headshots and check out their bios at

(Top Row) Alex DMA, Morgan BA, Isaac BM (Bottom Row) Jenn MM, Natalie, Andre BA

Upgrade Two: Online Music Theory and Aural Training Class

Free Sampler Classes beginning January 17th !

The purpose of this class is to provide a comprehensive and systematic ongoing training program for all our music students in music theory concepts and knowledge as well as to sharpen listening skills and analytical abilities. It will create a more well-rounded and confident music student as well as improve skills which include sight-singing, improvisation, composition, sight-reading, form and analysis, and more. Here is a list of some of the topics to be covered:

  • Staff, Clefs, and Ledger Lines

  • Note Durations

  • Measures and Time Signature

  • Rest Durations

  • Dots and Ties

  • Steps and Accidentals

  • Simple and Compound Meter

  • Odd Meter

  • Major and Minor Scales

  • Scale Degrees

  • Key Signatures

  • Intervals

  • Chord Structure

  • Triad Inversion

  • Seventh Chord Inversions

  • Chord Progressions

  • Circle of 5ths

  • Form and Analysis

  • More Advanced Concepts

Choose one of 3 student levels of instruction for the best fit.

Little Liszts: Students who are just starting music lessons will learn how to confidently read the staff and count basic rhythms, along with learning all the terminology and nuances of a budding musician.

Mezzo Mozarts: Students who have played for 1-2 years will fit perfectly in this theory class, as they will strengthen their comprehension of the staff and more advanced rhythms. These students will also begin to delve into the foundational skills of music theory and the Circle of 5ths.

Proficient Prokofievs: Students who have studied for 3+ years will come to understand reading and musical analysis in a new light, as they develop both a visual and aural competency for intermediate music theory, the Circle of 5ths, and an array of intervallic and chordal relationships.

Students will consistently undergo a rotating three-week, three-step process for full mastery and comprehension of music theory and aural(ear) training concepts.

Week 1 LEARN - Students will learn in small groups about music concepts vital to each and every instrument and area of music study.

Week 2 REVIEW - Students will have the time to quiz themselves on learned concepts and ask for individual help and guidance when needed.

Week 3 MASTER - Students will have the ability to apply their new knowledge to their current studies, and “show what they know” to their peers, regardless of difference in instrument or skill.

Teacher: Evan McAuley M.M

Free Resources:


Group Lesson Cost: $45/month Session Times Little Liszts: Tuesdays: 3:30-4:00pm, 6:30-7:00pm Thursdays: 4:30-5:00pm Fridays: 4:00-4:30pm, 7:00-7:30pm Mezzo Mozarts: Tuesdays: 4:30-5:00pm, 7:00-7:30pm Thursdays: 4:00-4:30pm Fridays: 3:30-4:00pm, 6:30-7:00pm Proficient Prokofievs: Tuesdays: 4:00-4:30pm, 7:30-8:00pm Thursdays: 3:30-4:00pm Fridays: 4:30-5:00pm, 7:30-8:00pm

Upgrade Three: Additional Free Beverage Options in Both Lobbies

Choose from:

French Vanilla, Nantucket Medium Roast, Donut Shop Decaf, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Green Tea, and Water.

Upgrade Four: Free Recitals for Everyone

We will continue to provide high quality Spring and Autumn Recital opportunities for every Encore student which includes the wonderful Church of the Master facilities on Otterbein University campus in Westerville, congratulatory carnations, and post-recital refreshments. There will no longer be a $25 recital fee!

Upgrade Five: Gradual Remodeling of the Studios

We would like to refresh the appearance of the studio lobbies, deep clean the carpets, repaint the studio rooms, and add sound absorption panels and improve sound proofing of the studio doors. This will be done in increments, so we'll eat the elephant one bite at a time.

Thanks for entrusting Encore with your musical education needs for 2023! We hope to earn a 5 star review from you in the future. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to continue to improve our services.

Brad Allen, Director

Encore Music Studios

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