THE MUSIC TIMES - VOL. 81 - December 28th, 2019
"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." - Doug Larson
What band's original name was Roundabout? SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWER
Hello, Friend!
WE ARE CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK!
NOW THROUGH SAT JAN 4
OPEN AGAIN ON SUN JAN 5 - NO MAKE-UPS FOR HOLIDAY CLOSURES!!

Happy Holidays!
Have you had a chance to relax a bit yet? Now that this newsletter is out, I'm looking forward to getting back to vacation mode. :)

Turns out 2020 is going to be the year to find YOUR space for music. We have a whole new frontier for you to explore. Do you like playing in a group/band (like at the Big Show)? Or maybe you've been itching to write some original music, like a few of the tunes we heard during the Little Show series? Perhaps Santa brought you a new toy, like a Uke or iPad? We've got ideas for you, oh yes we do...

Congrats to the Raffle Grand prize winners, Sierra Vidnovic (iPad) & Nicholas Ong (6 months of FREE lessons)! They'll be another round in the Spring. Mark those calendars now for Big Show 5.0 on Sunday, May 31st! For now, check check check what this space thing has to offer for you, and please do enjoy a safe enough New Year. See you in 2020!

With peace, love & music,
Anna
SPACE2020
A whole new frontier of music-making is here....

JAM SPACE | SONG SPACE | BEAT SPACE | UKE SPACE

Could you tell how much more fun it was to make music when we had the Big Show groups going? It's been proven time and time again that students who play music with others (not only in their private lessons) succeed. I mean, I suppose that is only if you measure "success" by your likelihood to continue in music, or by the total amount of time that you spend each week making music, or by your self-confidence, openness to new experiences, and creativity.
ADD-ON SPACE TO LESSONS:
$75/month or
3 MONTHS FOR ONLY $200 !
NEW YEARS SPECIAL - 1ST MONTH FREE!
UKESPACE IS ALWAYS FREE.

OR: ASK US ABOUT EXTENDING YOUR 30 MIN LESSONS TO 45 OR 60 MIN! HURRY, WE'RE OFFERING 25% OFF JAN TUITION IF YOU EXTEND BY JAN 5TH
PHOTOS & VIDEOS ARE UP!
What a show! BY FAR, the best one yet. Here's the memories... just in time for your New Year's card to the family.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Giana Sisca
INSTRUMENT: Voice & Piano
TEACHER: Mikki & Sal
AGE: 9
GRADE: 4th
SCHOOL: Fairlands Elementary
STARTED LESSONS: October 2016
HOBBIES: Drawing, Reading, Writing, Cooking, Gaming
FROM HER FAMILY: Giana is dedicated to being the best pianist she can be. She loves to learn new songs with her teacher Ian, and also loves to sit down and play a song she enjoys on the radio by ear! Giana also loves to sing and you can catch her at any moment humming a tune while she’s doing something else. She enjoys her lessons with her teacher Mikki and gets excited for what’s in store for every lesson. Giana recently performed “7 Years” by Lukas Graham on the keyboard, and sang Old Town Road at the last Big Show.
ANNIVERSARIES
7 YEARS:
Lorrie Weiny
Ira Weiny
Lucy Edwards

5 YEARS:
Jacob Shin
Karen Teranishi

3 YEARS:
Luke Randhawa
Ella Richard
Shreeya Sawant

2 YEARS:
Elbert Liu

1 YEAR:
Jaxson Dreon
Leo Gulec
Daphne Mueller
Jordan Mueller
Micah Mueller
Noah Mueller
Anna Staats
FEATURED TEACHER
George Brahler
Dec 2019: George Brahler, In Kansas? In the Air Force?...

If you take lessons on Sundays, you may have had the good fortune of meeting George. Although George is not part of our regular teaching staff (yet?), I was happy to feature him this month. George's story takes us from an artsy Middle-American...

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YOUR TEACHERS, LIVE:
Saturday, December 28th  - UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Meenar in Danville
Saturday, December 28th - Radiokeys (Stewart) at Jam in Napa
Tuesday, December 31st - UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Maggie McGarry’s in San Francisco
Friday, January 3rd - The UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Retro Junkie in Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 4th - Timmy G at Monica's in Livermore
Sunday, January 5th - TImmy G at Social Affair Lounge, San Ramon Bishop Ranch Center
Thursday, January 9th - Radiokeys (Stewart) at Ivy Room in Albany
Thursday, January 9th - Timmy G's Dueling Guitars at Maggie McGarry's in San Francisco
Friday, January 10th - UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Maggie McGarry’s in San Francisco
Friday, January 17th - Fast and Vengefully (Tim & Belinda) at Johnny Foleys, San Francisco
Saturday, January 18th - UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Johnny Foley’s in San Francisco
Thursday, January 23rd - Radiokeys (Stewart) at Torch Club in Sacramento
Friday, January 24th - West Grand Brass Band (Adam) at Woods Bar in Oakland
Saturday, January 25th - UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Meenar in Danville
Friday, January 31st - The UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Vinnie's, Concord
Saturday, February 1st - Timmy G at Monica's in Livermore
Friday, February 7th - Timmy G at Raley's, Brentwood
Saturday, February 8th - The UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Johnny Foleys in San Francisco
Saturday, February 15th - Kat Van Morgan (Anna) at Fireside in Alameda
Saturday, February 15th - Radiokeys (Stewart) at Jam Cellars in Napa
Saturday, February 15th - The UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Maggie McGarry's, San Francisco
Saturday, February 22nd - Stewart (acoustic) at Mike Hess Brewing in Concord
Friday, February 28th - UnOriginals (Tim & Xavier) at Meenar in Danville
Saturday, February 29th - Radiokeys (Stewart) at Ireland’s 32 in San Francisco
INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO
Maybe you should be jamming with your kids this Winter Break? Oh, they're too young, you say?? I beg to differ...
OUR CONCERT PICK
Fantastic Negrito
at The Chapel in San Francisco
Monday Dec 30 & Tuesday Dec 31
The narrative on this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. Songs born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, edgy. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to “make it”, who “got it”, who lost it all, and somehow managed to find his way back. These are singular songs by a true musician who writes and produces his own work. His songs are his fuel as he continues on the third comeback of his life, at a time when our world is in upheaval.
ANSWER: Deep Purple
The more you know...
Thank you for reading, and for your continued support of music education in Livermore.