Music Time Academy
June 15th:
Father's Day (OPEN)

June 30th to July 5th:
Summer Break (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.
Friday, June 13th: Muncie (Anna & Swen) at The Bistro in Hayward
Sunday, June 15th: West Grand Boulevard (Anna & Mario) at Belvedere Concert Series
Saturday,  June 21st: Muncie (Anna & Swen) at The Rellik Tavern in Benicia
Sunday, June 29th:
West Grand Boulevard (Anna) at Burlingame Summer Concert Series
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 June Newsletter! 
Summer is finally here, and we could not be more excited! Congrats to all of our students that are just finishing up another school year. 
If you are planning on taking an extended vacation this summer and have not let us know of your travel dates, please alert Anna or Monica as soon as possible so that we can offer up any new openings in our teachers schedules to students waiting for lessons. We cannot "hold" spots without payment, but we are happy to offer make-up lessons for any weeks you must miss for vacation, as long as we receive advanced notice. We are also willing to work with you if you plan to be gone for an extended time, so if you have questions or need more assistance or advice, please do not hesitate to ask!
Online Scheduling & Payments are here!
It's been a crazy few weeks as we transition to a new studio management system. However we are thrilled to be able to offer more flexibly for our students with a brand new online payment and scheduling system.  Please bookmark the following links:

We hope that you enjoy the new features!
Summer is the time to try something new! Why not make the season more musical by enrolling in one of our FUN group workshops! 

Ages 6 & up

Ages 6 & up

Ages 4 months-5 years

Ages 3.5 to 5

Here's how it works this year...

For Rock Band and Ukulele: Take your pick of 5 sessions, starting either July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th or August 4th.  Classes are Monday through Friday from 11am to 1pm, $150 per session (10% discount for students currently enrolled in private lessons). Limited availability, first come, first served.

Family Music and Preschool Piano & Percussion meet once per week. Tuition is only $60 per month. 

Student of the Month
Congratulations to Reece Zicht!
Reece 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: Guitar
Teacher: Tim Garry
Age: 8
Grade: 2nd
School: Dougherty Elementary
Student Since: April 2012
Hobbies (besides practicing): Sports 
"Picture 6:30 am, waking up to Cream's 'Sunshine of Your Love' played at full volume on the stereo, accompanied by electric guitar and singing at the top of his lungs...." 
Perhaps we should give an additional award to Reece's family for their exceptional support?
Although his love of music was always apparent, we have seen immense progress from Reece since he first came here as a beginner (at the ripe old age of 6). Reece gave a fantastic performance at our Spring Concert, performing as the lead guitarist in a full rock band alongside fellow students Jacob Andre (bass) and Adam King (drums), plus his teacher, Tim.
Reece has a natural talent for music, however, he still puts in the work that it takes. "Reece can melt into his daily practice sometimes for over half an hour, especially playing along with songs from CDs or YouTube," says his mother. "He especially enjoys playing in a band with other kids and instruments. He loves music and he plays with a big smile on his face."
Check out Reece rocking out at the Spring Concert:
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 feature Elizabeth Angell, a talented and passionate multi-instrumentalist recently added to our team.


Elizabeth is a unique addition to the Music Time Academy staff, specializing in teaching early childhood music as well as special needs students. Although primarily a clarinetist, Elizabeth is also trained and experienced on piano, voice, saxophone, violin, and oboe. She currently teaches both private music lessons and our Preschool Piano and Percussion Program.


Only a few classes shy from earning her Bachelor's Degree at California State University East Bay, Elizabeth currently studies Music Education, and is an officer of public relations for the National Association for Music Educators, Collegiate. She has completed extensive training in music theory, as well as instrumental and vocal methods courses for teaching music. Elizabeth studies clarinet, bass clarinet and contra-clarinet under Diane Maltester.


In addition to her daily routine of both learning and teaching music, Elizabeth also volunteers as a church musician where she has the opportunity to perform weekly on piano, voice, and clarinet.  Through her years of performance and study, she has a comprehensive knowledge base of both traditional and contemporary church music.


Elizabeth's exceptional interpersonal skills help build a great rapport with her students and their parents. She is both excited and prepared to teach music to children of all ages.


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


Anna Cucciardo (Director) & Monica Lind (Manager)

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