Recital Contests

Saturday, November 2, 2019 by Trevor Eisenman | Performances

Thank you to all the families who participated in our Halloween Recital! Any event is only as great as the people who attend, and we had a fantastic recital. 

We had a couple of contests announced at the event. The deadline for the Facebook Photo contest is Nov 5th! If you tried to upload photos to our Facebook Page and couldn't, read on: 

  • Facebook Photo Contest
    • Apparently I'm the only person who can upload photos onto our Facebook Page. Right click with your mouse HERE to copy my email address or text photos to 818-925-6386. 
    • Each photo uploaded onto our Facebook Page constitutes 1 point for the contest. 
    • Each photo with more than 10 interactions (Likes, emoticons, etc.) counts as an additional point
    • The family with the most points by Nov 30 wins a $130 gift card (that's worth one month's lessons). 
    • The deadline to get the photos in was Nov 5th. 

So far only one family has submitted any photos, so their chances of winning the gift card are pretty high! :)  

  • Costume Contest Winners
    • Please send at least one photo (if you have one) of your child if they won the costume contest, so I can announce them properly on our blog.
    • Alicia, Aidan, Natalie, James and Leni were our costume contest winners! If you haven't already notified me, please let me know which of the following two prizes you prefer:  
      • Account to be credited for 1 free lesson (will apply to Dec lessons)
      • Account to be credited for the value of one lesson ($32.50) to be applied to the next $50 Awards Recital registration fee.

Having recitals and these contests creates a fun environment for the kids, but it also promotes our music education services. Every single photo submitted helps forward our mission to get music into the hands and hearts of as many people as possible. Please take the time to send in any photos we can share online. 


Trevor Eisenman 


Halloween Recital 2019 Date & Info

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Trevor Eisenman | Performances

The Halloween Recital date will be on Sunday, Oct 27th, from 3pm to 6pm at our La Crescenta studio at 4451 Dunsmore Ave.

I was hoping to book Saturday, but turned out there was already an event booked that weekend at the church. So, Sunday it is!

Online Registration

  1. Visit www.funmusic4u.com. Use the “Forgot Password” feature if you haven’t logged in before. Whichever parent registered a student was automatically sent login info for the Parent Portal at the time of registration.
  2. Once logged in, click on Calendar (left-side menu)
  3. Use the View button to change the Calendar from daily to monthly (top right of calendar)
  4. Find the date and click the event
  5. Click the Register link. You’re done!

What to Expect

If this is your first recital with Fun Music School, here’s what to expect for Halloween:

  • Performances: Participation is encouraged, but optional. Students may perform any piece they wish, we only ask NO CHRISTMAS holiday pieces. There will be a card to fill out at the recital to write down which piece will be performed.
  • Costume Contest: Dressing in costume is optional (students, parents, pets...). The audience votes on each performer’s costume for their favorites in different categories:

Most Creative
Most Scary
Most Gross (ewwww...)
Most Funny

We’d love some giveaway items for the winners and raffle giveaways for extra fun. Got some? It’s ok to promote your own business with the giveaway, but of course, it should be family friendly.

  • Potluck: We’ve timed the event to end around dinner time. Please bring some food to share with the bonus of not having to make dinner after the recital! If you’d rather chip in for a Big Mama's and Papa’s 3-foot pizza, let me know and bring about $5 to the recital. We don’t charge for recitals, so there’s no budget for extras.
  • Help the Homeless: We do have to cover the cost of using the facilities for the recital. Please bring $5-10 (or more if you wish) for the donation tin (or more likely, plastic pumpkin!). All of the funds will be forwarded by UU to Ascencia (www.ascenciaca.org), which is dedicated to helping the homeless find a home.

Anyone may attend the recital, even if they don’t plan to perform. Please feel free to invite your family members, friends and neighbors to attend and cheer on the performers. A big crowd makes a big difference! 


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

All Instruments, All Ages 

Serving the Crescenta Valley since 2003

Fun Music School Awards Recital 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by Trevor Eisenman | Performances

Fun Music School Awards Recital 2019

The time has arrived for the Annual Fun Music Awards Recital! This recital is geared to acknowledge all the hard work students have put in over the past year. Each participating student gets a medal and a certificate. Teachers also award students trophies in different categories, at their discretion. We hope that any students who don’t get a trophy from their teacher will be inspired to work harder in the coming year!

The recital is open to ALL who wish to come, even if they are not performing. Friends & family are encouraged to attend and support their young performer. We have found that students who would rather not perform at recitals may change their minds when they see their peers perform on stage and live to tell the tale. :)

Please read this entire post as all the registration details and event info you need are detailed below.

Event Information
Date: June 2nd (Sunday)
Time: 3-6pm
Place: Universalist Unitarian of Verdugo
Address: 4451 Dunsmore Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214
                (1 block South of Foothill Blvd)
Parking: Street Only
Recital fee: $40

If the number of signups are enough, we may break up the recital into two shows, as has been done in past years. Please register ASAP (instructions below) so we will know how many performers are attending.

Pre-event Practice:

Since there are 3 small lesson rooms adjacent to the main performance hall available, students may come early to practice their pieces between 1:30pm - 3pm. 

  • First come first serve!
  • One practice room has a piano in it.
  • Non-piano students should use the other two rooms available.
  • The rooms will be labeled and have signup sheets on clipboards.
  • Practice sessions should be limited to 20 minutes if anyone else is waiting.

Registration Process: 2 Quick Steps

  1. Register via the online calendar. 
    For those parents who have already taken advantage of our online Parent Portal, registration is super easy:
  • Login via www.funmusic4u.com
    • Access the calendar and scroll over to June 2nd, 2019. 
    • The event calendar item will be listed with a Registration button. 
    • Click to register.  

If you don’t currently have access, email me at makemusic@funmusic4u.com and I will send an email with the information on how to set up access to your account.

Alternately, ask your teacher to register your child(ren) via the calendar. But keep in mind that since they are often on the road or focused on the next lesson, they may forget to do it right away!

2. Submit Recital Program Info.
Click the link below so we have all the data we need for the Recital Program, spelling of name for trophies, etc.:

CLICK HERE:Recital Performer Information Form

Please fill out form for EACH performer. 

Recital Fees

Fun Music has always made it a point to keep tuition fees affordable, and we will continue to do so. Rising costs have caused us to consider other ways to increase revenues (other than tuition). One way to increase revenue is to raise fees on one-time events like the Awards Recital.

Another avenue we are pursuing is an aggressive co-operative marketing campaign in the Crescenta Valley and surrounding areas. This means that in the near future, Fun Music School will be promoting to a minimum of 10,000 families per month and showcasing local compatible brands as sponsors of music education. The additional advertising revenue will help support the school’s expansion plans, increase the availability of music education for local children all while allowing us to keep your tuition low.

If you would like more information about this campaign, please contact me via email at makemusic@funmusic4u.com with the word SPONSORSHIPS in the subject line. Sponsorships are subject to limitations & qualifications. 

Dress Code & Post Event Photo Op

Performers should be nicely dressed (semi-formal at least) as a rule. We will have a fun photo “booth” available during the post-event potluck for families to take photos with their teachers, family and so on. So I highly recommend everyone dress nicely so the photos look extra fantastic. 


As usual we will have a potluck after the performance. Since the event is ending near dinner time, we can make it more of a dinner potluck (protein and veggies as opposed to mostly sweets). If I can pull it off, I’ll get some local restaurants or businesses to sponsor some catered food so it’s extra special. I’m open to suggestions! Please email me if you have a contact or restaurant that  might be interested in participating. 

Contest & Teacher Performance

There will be a contest for performers in various categories (Best Performance, etc.). It takes about 20 minutes to tally up the results, so this year we are going to have a group teacher performance while we figure out the winners! The real intention is to inspire the students, of course. If at all possible, please organize to stick around for the whole event so we can maximize the effect for both students and all performers.

I think that should cover it, but if you have any questions, please let me know. Rather than send a bunch of emails, I’ve tried to include all pertinent information in one email. I look forward to seeing you at the recital!


♫ Trevor Eisenman
Managing Director
Fun Music School



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