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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!

Recital Update: Pizza, Recital details, Contest Prizes & more

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by Trevor Eisenman | Uncategorized

 

Here is a brief summary of information regarding today's recital. Please read all points, I've kept it as simple and concise as possible. 

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Address: 4451 Dunsmore Ave

Location: Sanctuary (the bigger building)

Parking: Street parking only

Potluck: If you wish to contribute to a Big Mama's pizza order, bring cash for the Pizza Bucket. We will supply water, plates, etc.

Donation: Please bring a cash donation towards the use of the recital hall, 100% of the donation will go to the Acensia homeless shelter program.  


The overall event schedule is:

3:00 - 3:30 Sign in 

3:30 - 4:45 Performances

4:45 - 5:00 Costume Contest

5:00 - 6:00 Potluck


NOTE: There will be an event program that lists the performers by name, in alphabetical order, NOT performance order (as keepsake). Since some families have time constraints but I also don't know exactly when they will arrive, we are trying out a different way of organizing who performs and when. How exactly will be explained when you sign in and I'll mention during the recital.


Costume Contest: There will be a costume contest! Students are not required to wear a costume. Anyone may participate. 

Facebook Photo Contest: Every photo you take of the event and upload to our Facebook Page (@allinstrumentsallages) counts as an entry! 

Facebook Photo Contest Rules

  1. The prize is a gift card worth $130 (a month of free lessons).
  2. Photos must be uploaded to Facebook by November 5th to qualify.
  3. Please upload photos to the Halloween Recital photo album. The album is the newest post, so you should be able to find it pretty easily. TIP: Adding photos is probably going to be easier on a desktop than a mobile device.
  4. Any photos with 10+ Likes (any online interaction) by Nov 5th count as one additional entry
  5. Photos do not have to be of the performers only, but must be family friendly, obviously. We reserve the right to take down any inappropriate photos.
  6. Please be considerate of the fact that some families will prefer not to participate. Ask or only submit photos that include your own children, adults etc.
  7. The winner will be announced by Nov 10th.

That should cover it! See you later today!

 

Thanks,

♫ Trevor Eisenman
Managing Director
Fun Music School

 

 

 



 


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