Music Time Academy
July 1st to July 7th: Summer Break (CLOSED)

September 7th: Labor Day (CLOSED)

October 14th: Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day (OPEN)

October 31st: Halloween (OPEN)
Wondering about our studio schedule? Please download the 2013 Student Calendar HERE.

Our teachers are avid performers in the San Francisco Bay Area (and across the world)! Check them out live with their bands/ensembles at these upcoming gigs.

Sunday, June 23rd:
Rupa & The April Fishes (Mario's band) @ Los Gatos Music in the Park

Thursday, June 27th: The Floorshakers (Alex's band) at Barone's in Pleasanton

Saturday, June 29th:
West Grand Boulevard (Anna's band) at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Sunday, June 30th: 
Pellejo Seco (Mario's Band) @ SOMA Street Food Festival

Friday, July 19th:
West Grand Boulevard (Anna's Band) at Friday Night Concerts in the Park, Lions Wayside Park in Pleasanton

Saturday, July 20th:Rupa & The April Fishes @ Kanbar Center for Performing Arts in San Rafael
Thursday, August 1st:
Will Magid @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Links to our Instructor's Bands:

THE DREAM TELLERS (Xavier & Nick, vocals & guitar)

(Alex, saxophone)
(Anna, drums)

(Mario, trumpet)

(Mario, trumpet)

(Anna, drums)

(Tim, Guitar/Voice)

(Anna, drums)


Well, folks, we've made it to summer - hooray!! Congrats to all on making it through yet another school year. 
Despite the heat (and it's tendency to encourage laziness) Summer is actually a fantastic time to focus on music. We are pleased to be here to help you and your children stay on track. Here are a few quick ideas on making your summer more musical: 

* Cultural field trips make great summer activities.  Watching world-class performers is inspiring! Many great performances happen locally at our very own Bankhead Theater! Check out the calendar HERE.


* Looking for practice motivation? Practice hours can become the currency that buys kids admission tickets to amusement parks, movies or other activities. 

* Performing is fun (and a valuable learning experience)! Find or create unique performance opportunities during the summer, such as family reunion talent shows or performance BBQs & parties in the neighborhood!

For a great article with suggestions on how to make your summer more musical, please CLICK HERE. 
As I'm sure you've seen advertised by the many posters around the studio, we have some fantastic programs to offer our students in the coming weeks. Our Summer Workshops are designed to fit students of all ages and skill levels, with options for just about every instrument (including voice). We have specifically focused our courses on providing unique opportunities for applying the material and skills learned in private lessons. Spaces are still available in most classes, so please do not hesitate to register!



In case you missed it before, don't forget that photos from the Spring Concert are now posted on Facebook - 

Keep reading for May's Student of the Month & an extra special Teacher Feature...
Student of the Month
Congratulations to Adam King!
Adam will receive (along with priceless glory and endless bragging rights) a $30 Gift Certificate to Music Time Academy, as well as a $20 gift card to the Cinema West Theater in Livermore!
Instrument: Drums
Teacher: Anna Cucciardo
Age: 9
School: Arroyo Seco Elementary
Grade: 4th
Student at Music Time since: April 2012
Hobbies (besides practicing): Karate, Soccer, School Choir
After a fantastic performance of the jazz standard "Mack the Knife" at our Spring Recital, we are excited to award this month's honor to an impressive young drummer, Adam. Adam quickly worked his way though his first drum set book, learning to confidently play a variety of musical styles including rock, funk, jazz, country and more. Now, as a member of our new Monday Rock Band, he can apply his skills to drive the beat for the group. 
"Adam has been scat singing and drumming on all household surfaces since he was a toddler," says his mother, Carol, "so drums are a natural instrument for him."  We agree that Adam must have a natural knack for music - after all, his sister Ella is excelling in piano lessons, and his mother was even a guitar student here as well. Great work, Adam - keep up the practice!
Do you know a current Music Time Academy student with a newsworthy musical story or accomplishment from the past month that should be featured? If so, please fill out our online nomination form by following this link:  STUDENT OF THE MONTH NOMINATION FORM
Teacher Feature
For June, we would like to give a special congratulations to our group of recent graduates from Cal State University, East Bay! We have four instructors on staff here that have just completed music degrees, and we couldn't be more excited for them. 
Alex Attard - 
Bachelor of Arts in Music, 
Jazz SaxophonePerformance
Alex will be performing in a Maltese Jazz Festival in July, and on NBC this Friday with his band, the Floorshakers

Judy Cruces - 
Bachelor of Arts in Music, 
Violin Performance
Judy is considering continuing her music education is pursuit of a Master's Degree

Lara Patton -
Bachelor of Arts in Music, 
Vocal Performance

Michael Stubblefield - 
Bachelor of Arts in 
Music Composition
For more information about all of our fantastic instructors, please visit: 
Thank you for your continued support in music education! 


Anna Cucciardo (Director) & Monica Lind (Manager)

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