Big Show Bands are Set! Sign-up for Little Shows by Nov 1st
THE MUSIC TIMES - VOL. 79 - October 24th, 2019
Calendar & Upcoming Holiday Closures:OPEN Halloween (Thurs, Oct 31), CLOSED Thanksgiving Break (Tues, Nov 26 through Sun, Nov 30), OPEN Big Show (Sun, Dec 15), CLOSED Winter Break (Mon, Dec 23 through Sat, Jan 4)
"As long as you think the problem is out there, that very thought is the problem” - Stephen Covey
How much pressure do the strings in a grand piano exert on the frame?
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WE ARE OPEN ON HALLOWEEN, OCT 31
24 HR NOTICE FOR MAKE-UP ELIGIBILITY & MAKE-UP AVAILABILITY IS NOT GUARANTEED!
WE ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK:
TUES NOV 28 THROUGH SAT NOV 30
OPEN AGAIN ON SUN DEC 1 - NO MAKE-UPS FOR HOLIDAY CLOSURES!!
It's just plain scary how fast October flew by, and how soon the holiday season is coming!
The Winter Concert BIG SHOW & LITTLE SHOWS are shaping up quite nicely. All Big Show performers have received their song/group assignments and a rehearsal proposal earlier this week. Look for your FREE t-shirts at lessons next week! WE STILL NEED BASS PLAYERS & A COUPLE ROCK & ROLL VOCALISTS (of ANY age, 8+). If anyone wants to try bass, please reply to this email. Guitar, piano & drum students are our #1 suspects & highly encouraged to give it a shot!
Please read on for the unveiling of the latest installment of our one-of-a-kind RAFFLE (especially if you are new to Music Time).
IT'S RAFFLE TIME...AND DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING TICKETS!
Are you ready to EARN tickets?
Earn??? That’s right. RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NOT FOR SALE! ALL Students (whether or not you participate in the concert) are eligible to earn tickets for various sorts of practice. Details can be found on the posters around the studio or HERE. Raffle is drawn on Sunday, December 15th at the conclusion of the Big Show at the Bothwell Arts Center...and (of course) You must be present to win.
WIN ONE OF THE GRAND PRIZES:
Apple iPad or 6 months of FREE MUSIC LESSONS
3 MONTHS OF FREE MUSIC LESSONS! GUITARS! UKULELES!
1 MONTH OF FREE MUSIC LESSONS! GIFT CERTIFICATES TO LOCAL BUSINESSES (BOOMERS, ROCK N JUMP, DENICA'S, LANNA THAI) AND MORE….
“The skills required to perform soulfully in public have to be practiced.”
1. Assemble a Performance-Development Group
To form such a group, you need two or more soloists or ensembles of comparable ability, a defined space such as a classroom or living room, and a mutually supportive attitude.
2. Schedule Private Run-Throughs
Commit to doing run-throughs at set times, and implement your standard preconcert routines – arrange your meals and other preparations exactly as you would for a public show, because preconcert routines need practice, too.
3. Line Up Low-Stress Public Shows
Representative venues for such performances include coffee shops, house parties, and church or synagogue meeting halls, where we might invite congregants to hear us and donate to a charity.
Research shows that dance offers a wealth of anti-aging benefits. It’s also fun.
Studies show that dance provides multiple cognitive and physical health benefits, suggesting it may be the kale of exercise.
A 2017 German report in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience analyzed brain scans from subjects who were on average 68 years old and engaged in either interval training or social dance. The study found that while both activities increased the size of the hippocampus, a region of the brain critical for learning, memory and equilibrium, only dance improved balance.
These results echo those of a 2008 Journal of Aging and Physical Activity study by Patricia McKinley of McGill University in which seniors participated in a tango dance program. The report showed that long-term tango dancing was associated with better balance and gait in older adults. Since falls are the top cause of injury and death among elderly people, dancing can be a potent tool in extending one’s life.
"Diego is awesome! I'm really excited to be teaching him. He is excited to get to know the guitar and eager to learn fast. He tries to learn songs for family, which shows how important family is to him. That is so wonderful to see in a young person. I admire that he speaks his mind and is very proud of his school and his teacher, even though others might look down on them. He seems to understand that music can be a tool for talking about these things, too, which I know will help him in the future. I'm proud to able to teach Diego bilingually, because sometimes he can't find the words in English to ask me something, or to explain something to me. When he's excited to speak Spanish, we're both happier!" - Luna
"Diego has been told by multiple people including his school teachers and swim instructors that he had a contagious personality. He is also an outstanding kid, and is willing try new things. Diego is passionate about learning how to play the electric guitar and he is passionate about school, always trying his best." - Diego's family
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has announced plans for a very special North American tour, set to kick off this fall. The multiple Grammy award-winner will be joined by longtime collaborators Raining Jane for the run, dubbed “Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane.”
Introducing the first ever student-gone-teacher of Music Time, Christian Groneberg! With two musicians for parents, Christian's virtuosity on both piano and clarinet comes as little surprise, yet was nonetheless an absolute joy to witness first-hand over his many years as a student here. Each of Christian's concert performances would out-do the last, until when he left us, moving on to attend Santa Clara University. Now complete with a double Bachelor's Degree in both music and business, we welcome Christian to the Music Time staff - I would say we welcome him to the family, but he has been a part of that for nearly a decade already! I hope this sets a trend for many more of our all-star students to one day return to help inspire the next generation! Thank you, Christian, for finding your way back home.
"Right now, I just want to teach piano, and to do what my teachers have done. I want to try to inspire kids and students with that same passion that I have!"
"With piano, anything is possible! You can play virtually any type of music with it. Be inspired! Just try your hand at whatever you want. The possibilities are endless!"