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Announcement: Valentine's Recital Feb 9th

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Trevor Eisenman | Performances

A reminder that the Valentine's Recital is just around the corner! ♥

This year's Valentine's recital will take place on Feb 9th, Sunday, from 3:00-6:00 pm. For those families that will be attending one of our recitals for the first time, here's a quick rundown of facts:

  • Recitals are optional, but highly encouraged!
  • Any student is welcome to attend even if they are not performing. Watching one's peers successfully hop up on stage, perform and live to tell the tale can be inspiring to first-timers. 
  • Family and friends are encouraged to attend to support their performers.
  • Performers must register via the online calendar. The online calendar is accessed through the Parent Portal at www.funmusic4u.com. There is a $10 registration fee per performer, to help cover the rental costs of the venue.
  • Recital fees are added to the next billing cycle. If you would prefer to pay cash, please give the funds to your teacher to hand in to me. 
  • The recital is held in the Sanctuary at our studio location, 4451 Dunsmore Ave.
  • All of our recitals are potluck! Please bring something yummy to share. Holiday themed is great!
  • Students may play any piece, but we ask that holiday themed pieces go with their respective holiday recital. :) So no Halloween music for Valentine's, etc. 
  • If you have any trouble registering, teachers may register your child on your behalf, or let me know by return email and I can do it for you. 

The Valentine's Day Recital features personal messages from each teacher to each performing student, hidden in a red balloon with their name on it. After the recital (during the potluck), students find their balloon and pop it to get their special Valentine's message from their teacher. We also hand out blank Valentine's Cards to the students during sign-in so they can write a message to their teacher by the end of the recital. A little "attitude of gratitude" for the hard work the teachers do (they need encouragement too!). 


We have recitals because it's good for students to have a goal with a time limit - because life is a series of goals with a time limit. Music recitals are a fun way to work towards a goal, and performing regularly builds confidence and invaluable communication skills. Since teachers have a very limited amount of time with each student, we do rely on parents to encourage their children to participate. You can be that they will ACE their first job interview, if they have been performing in front of groups for years. :)

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

♫ Trevor Eisenman
Managing Director
Fun Music School
cell: 626-975-6726

All Instruments, All Ages

Serving the Crescenta Valley since 2003

Holiday Special & New Beg's Piano Workshop

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Trevor Eisenman | Uncategorized

Dear Parents, 

As Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season approaches, I'd like to express my gratitude for all the teachers, students and parents who make up our Fun Music School community. I appreciate your investment into your children's education (or your own, if you're an adult student). It's also an investment into the community and future leadership, because of the cognitive development music education brings to the table. 

So thank you for being there and contributing to bettering our culture as a whole. 

For the Holidays we are also announcing a Special Offer for music lessons, for new students. If you would like to share the gift of music with others, remember we do give a $20 credit for each referral  that signs up and purchases lessons for at least a month. Special kudos to Kelly Katzberg, Connie Millar, Ashima Gupta and Rathi Ranganathan who have referred new students since the Fall season started! It makes a huge difference when parents refer our teachers. 

If you'd like to share us with your friends, neighbors and family members, here is our current special valid through Dec 15th:

 

Click the image or click HERE to redeem the offer above online. 


We are also announcing a new beginner's piano workshop! 

This 8 lesson course features a playing-based approach to piano that has students playing songs from their first lessons. The very first piano workshop is scheduled to take place in December, and the tuition is half-off because it's a test-pilot (or beta test, if you're Gen X or a millennial!). As this is our very first workshop, we'll be testing our format and the whole process, so now's your chance to take advantage of the lower tuition!

Normally the classes would be 1X per week, but for the test we probably doing 2 classes per week to get through it quickly. While the workshop is suitable for ages as young as 6, we recommend parents take the workshop with younger children to help them along. The workshop has some really great features and is a unique approach to learning piano. I have tested it personally on children and adults, and the results were astounding! 

To find out more, visit our new webpage detailing out the the workshop: Fun Music Piano Workshop

All of us here at Fun Music wish you a fantastic and family-filled Thanksgiving Holiday and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

Thanks,

♫ Trevor Eisenman
Managing Director
Fun Music School
cell: 626-975-6726

All Instruments, All Ages

Serving the Crescenta Valley since 2003


Time to Celebrate with a Drink!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Trevor Eisenman | Uncategorized

A celebratory drink of water, of course!

What's the cause of the celebration? Well, we just recently made it official and signed a lease with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Verdugo Hills to lease out their space for our music lessons. The real reason this is cause to celebrate is because we can now offer some additional services, such as group lessons. We've already been busy designing our first piano workshop in a group format. Next up will be some percussion/rhythm classes and maybe some guitar or ukulele classes. Let us know what you'd be interested in! We'll work to provide it. 

Back to the drink. I'm not much of a drinker, except for water. And that's what I'm referring to! I don't know about you, but I'm not super fond of tap water. Bottled water is ok for our potlucks, but when it comes to having water on hand for our student musicians and their parents - we've come up with something even better! 

Introducing the Fun Music School water pitcher! Hmmm, that seemed a lot more fantastic when I said it in my head. Ah well. If you've been at the school for a lesson, and needed a glass of water, what did you do? Were you unsure if you could use a cup or use the water pitcher in the fridge? Fear no more, we've purchased our own filtered water pitcher just for the school's use. And it's top of the line. 

 The brand name is Alexapure. You may not have heard of it before, as you won't find it in a Vons or a Ralphs. The system was invented by a new father to ensure his newborn would have access to the best filtered water available, a smart move considering that bottled water isn't subject to the EPA Safe Drinking Water Act. Pretty sure I don't have to bring up the chlorine used to sanitize city water. What you may not know is old city pipes might be adding a few extras, like heavy metals or lead. 

 

Since I personally am affected very adversely by metals (I happen to be allergic to metal), I wasn't willing to risk so-so water filtration on the basis of cost. My research led me to Alexapure, which also has air filtration products, by the way. Anyway, I was impressed with their filtration system, so we purchased it for ourselves and for the school. 

 The pitcher is currently stored in the refrigerator closest to the outside kitchen door. It's a white and clear pitcher. If it's low on water, please take the time to fill it up. Personally I pop the top off instead of using the refill-hole in the lid, because it's hard to see how full it is and I always mess it up. 

I have also placed a little basket of plastic cups on the counter between the two refrigerators (also labeled "Fun Music School" like the pitcher) so you don't have to worry about cleaning up any cups, etc. The basket is an aquamarine/white weave basket, in the shape of a rectangle. 

Turns out Alexapure has sales on a regular basis. I was able to snag replacement filters for about $20, which I believe is the cost of replacement Britta filters. So if you have good timing, it's not as expensive as it might seem at first glance.

Anyway, please help yourself to water while you're at the school for lessons. If you are in the market for a water filtration system, clicking on the links in the article and purchasing through Amazon helps support the school, as we are an Amazon Affiliate. Any earned funds goes into our budget for supporting supplies and additional music programs, like our new Piano Workshop





Here's a list of what the Alexapure system filters out:

 


Do you have a favorite water filtration system?  Let us know!

 

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