Holiday Special & New Beg's Piano Workshop
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Trevor Eisenman | Uncategorized
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!
♫ Trevor Eisenman
Fun Music School
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!
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.