Music Time Academy
April 18th: Good Friday (OPEN)

April 20th: Easter Sunday (CLOSED)

May 4th: 
Spring Concert, Studio is CLOSED

May 26th:
Memorial Day (CLOSED)
Wondering about our studio schedule? Please download the 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.
Thursday, April 10th: Kuckaw! (Adam) at Great American Music Hall in SF
Thursday, April 10th: Muncie (Anna & Swen) at Off the Grid Twilight Presidio in San Francisco
Friday, April 11th: Dueling Guitars (Tim) @ The Winemaker's Pourhouse, Livermore 
Saturday, April 12th: Radiokeys (Stewart) at EJ Phair in Pittsburg
Saturday, April 12th: Muncie (Anna & Swen) at 50 Mason in San Francisco
Saturday, April 12th: Dueling Guitars (Tim) @ EJ Phair, Concord, CA 
Friday, April 18th: Rolando Saboriche (Mario) @ Cigar Bar in San Francisco
Saturday. April 19th: The UnOriginals (Tim) at Maggie McGarry's
Saturday, April 19th: Muncie (Anna & Swen) at Off the Grid in Concord
Sunday, April 20th: Muncie (Anna & Swen) at Pacific Coast Brewing Company in Oakland
Tuesday, April 22nd: Felsen (Andrew) at Sweetwater in Mill Valley
Friday, April 25th: Rupa & The April Fishes (Mario) @ The Independent in San Francisco 
Saturday, April 26th: Tim at Maria Maria in Walnut Creek
Monday, April 28th: Kuckaw! (Adam) at Era Art Bsr in Oakland
Wednesday, April 30th: Kuckaw! (Adam) at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco
Friday, May 2nd: The UnOriginals (Tim) at Vinnie's
Friday, May 2nd: Pellejo Seco (Mario) at Ashkenaz in Berkeley
Every Thursday: Tim at Tiki Tom's in Walnut Creeek 

Every Sunday at 6:30pm: Alex at Cafe Striche in San Jose
(Tim & Belinda)

(Anna, drums)

(Tim, guitar/vocals)

(Xavier & Nick, vocals & guitar)

(Alex, saxophone)
(Anna, drums)

(Xavier, guitar/vocals)

(Mario, trumpet)

(Mario, trumpet)

(Anna, drums)


(Adam, bass)

(Stewart, guitar/vocals)

(Adam, bass)

(Andrew, guitar/vocals)

(Mario, trumpet)
(Dave Lockhart, bass)
(Chris Mahon, guitar)

Welcome to our fun and informative newsletter for the month of April!

We hope that you and your family had a relaxing Spring Break. We spent our "break" working hard to make various improvements around the studio, including some serious soundproofing on the rear part of the studio. The new walls are a vast improvement for isolating the sound coming from each teaching room, making the studio a more comfortable learning environment. We hope you enjoy it! If you're looking for soundproofing at your home or workplace, please contact us for details. 
We reopened for regular lessons this week, and will remain open until the next holidays (as listed to the left). Upcoming closures include Easter Sunday (April 20th), May 4th and Memorial Day (May 26th). Why would we be closed on May 4th? I'm glad you is the next student performance opportunity!

Please respond to this email (or stop by the office) to reserve your placement in the program. Don't forget to inform your instructor, too. HURRY - SIGN-UPS END ON APRIL 20TH!

After a massive Winter Concert, we have revamped the format, and will now offer 2 stages of performances to help keep the overall concert length manageable for our families. 
We don't even really have to ask. We know you have little ones. Let the whole family join in on the fun of music making! Check out our two group programs for early childhood, designed to build a fantastic foundation in music!
Family Music Time - Ages 4 months to 4 years
A fun, musical, mixed-age, group experience designed to introduce the joys of daily music-making to children (and the caregivers who love them). 
Thursdays at 11:30-12:15pm (45 minutes)
Starting April 10th (and ongoing)
$60 per month 
Can't make it on Thursdays? Wait-list is available for additional days/times. Email or call us for Details!
Preschool Piano & Percussion (Triple P) - Ages 3 1/2 to 5
This exciting and unique program will introduce young children to a variety of important musical concepts that can later be applied to any instrument. Topics include learning the notes on a keyboard, recognizing pitch (high and low), playing basic rhythms and reading notes.
Class is limited to 4 students per session. Schedule is based on students' availability. Please email or call to register!
Call or email us today to register!

Student of the Month
Congratulations to Christopher Dunbar!
Christopher 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: Bass 
Teacher: Xavier Guerrero
Age: 13
Grade: 8
School: Mendenhall Middle School
Student at Music Time Since: 2011
Hobbies (besides practicing):  Video Games, Hanging out with friends
Christopher Dunbar is one of our favorite "success stories in progress" - a hardworking and determined young musician who has grown immensely over the years. He first came to us as a shy beginning drummer back in 2011, and now he TOTALLY rocks out as the bassist for our longest standing student band. Did we even see him come to class in some sweet sunshades the other day? Rock on, Christopher!
Not only a budding rock star bassist, Christoper continues to pursue percussion, performing in the Advanced Band at Mendenhall (which recently received a score of 94 at the Delta Music Festival in Stockton). He also attended Silver Lake Band Camp over the summer as a percussionist. Last month, Christopher participated in a percussion trio (alongside fellow Music Time percussionist, Erich Groneberg) that was awarded a Command Performance in the Livermore Valley Solo and Ensemble Festival - an honor only given to 12 exceptional performers. 
To round out the rock and roll lifestyle, Christoper plays bass in the Mendenhall Jazz Band. The group recently scored an impressive 90+ at the Campana Jazz Festival at Amador High School. Although already active in so many aspects of Music, Chris looks forward being a part of the Granada High School Music Program, ready to join the Drum Line, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band next Fall.
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 April, we would like to feature our latest groom, Timothy Garry, married on April 5th to Dafna Adler (the amazing woman responsible for the infamous concert goodies). Tim is one of our busiest teachers, working five full days a week to help his students learn voice, guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele (and even a little bit of piano and drums). Tim is also the fearless leader of our Rock Band program both at Music Time Academy and Arroyo Seco Elementary. 


Tim and Dafna's wedding was a colorful blend of Irish and Jewish traditions, coupled with a unique mix of music made from their various talented wedding guests. The ceremony music was led by Music Time instructor, Belinda Salvidge on violin. Music Time instructors Michael Solomon (guitar) and Judy (violin) followed with the soundtrack to cocktail hour. The post-dinner dancing kicked off with a few lively numbers from a rock band featuring Anna on drums and former instructor Chris Mahon on vocals. Hava Nagila (complete with Hora) followed shortly. And as if you thought the party couldn't get any better - the bride and groom even sang a duet of "Endless Love" together. 


Our congratulations and best wishes go out to the newlyweds! When you need music for the 50th Anniversary party, you know where to find us...


Like many young students that come to us at Music


For more information about our many instructors, please CLICK HERE!
Thank you for your continued support in music education! 


Anna Cucciardo (Director) & Monica Lind (Manager)

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