Music Time Academy
November 28th-30th:
Thanksgiving break (Closed)

December 23rd- January 5th:
Winter Break (Closed)

January 20th:
Martin Luther King Day (Open)
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, November 21st:   Timmy G at Tiki Tom's in Walnut Creek 

Friday, November 22nd: Human Nature (Alex's band) at Julian's in Hayward 
Friday, November 22nd: UnOriginals (Tim's band) at Tiki Tom's in Walnut Creek  
Saturday, November 23rd: RadioKeys (Stewart's Band) at EJ Phair Taproom in Pittsburg
Saturday, November 23rd: Timmy G at Maria Maria in Walnut Creek
Friday, November 29rd: Timmy G at Maria Maria in Walnut Creek 
Thursday, December 5th: West Grand Boulevard  (Anna's band) at Boom Boom Room in San Francisco
Saturday, December 14th: RadioKeys (Stewart's Band) at Red Hat in Concord
Every Sunday at 6:30pm: Alex at Cafe Striche in San Jose 

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)


(Adam, bass)

(Stewart, guitar/vocals)
Greetings Music Time Academy Students & Parents!

We have many exciting announcements for the onset of the 2013 Holiday season. Please note our upcoming holiday closures:

Thanksgiving -

Winter Break -

But, wait! There's much, much more to look forward to in this little November Issue of our newsletter...
Winter Concert: SIGN-UP BY DECEMBER 1st!
Are you ready for our next student performance opportunity? We are gearing up for another fantastic concert on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th at the Bothwell Arts Center! Students of ANY age are welcome to participate in the event, but we must have you register to perform by no later than Sunday, December 1st. To register, please not only notify your instructor but also contact Anna or Monica in the front office, or via email (

If you missed to announcement that has been available to pickup in the office for the past few weeks, you can download it HERE.
Tis The Season for YULE-kulele Cheer!
We are excited to offer the first installment of our Monday evening Ukulele Club this December. Beginners as well as those with some experience are cordially invited to join in the fun of the ukulele craze. Under the guidance of an instructor, strum and sing along (or just strum) to new songs each week. All ages are welcome, so bring the whole family!

 Mondays in December (12/2, 12/9, 12/16) at 7pm-8pm 
Cost: $40 for entire class (or $10/class,), $60 for class & ukulele

Call or email us today to register!

Student of the Month
Congratulations to Sean Bollman!
Sean 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: 15
School: Amador Valley
Grade: 10
Student at Music Time Since: January 2012
Hobbies (besides practicing):  Tae Kwon Do, Tennis. Gaming, spending time with his dog, Ida

Sean Bollman has come a long way from his humble beginnings on the Rock Band video game over six years ago. After practicing drums on the game, Sean's debut performance on "real" drums was at a party for his grandparents. His father recalls, "We hired a band and Sean asked if he could try the drums during their break, and they were kind enough to say yes. The band then asked if he wanted to play a song, in front over 100 people at the party. He was only 11, but he jumped at the chance, and totally rocked 'Seventeen' by the Beatles."
Now a proud member of our Thursday Rock Band (the real kind, not the video game kind), Sean continues to "totally rock" on a regular basis. You might recognize him from recent appearances at Bombay Nick's and our 2012 Winter 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 November, we would like to feature Mr. Stewart Gude, a versatile instructor currently teaching guitar, voice, bass, piano and ukulele.

Leading rock bands ever since his early teens, Stewart has many hard-earned years of musical experience both on the stage and in the classroom, making him a fantastic mentor and passionate educator to his students. Stewart recently returned home to the Bay Area after completing a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While at Santa Barbara, he expanded upon his prior musical education from Diablo Valley College, focusing primarily on Music Performance.

Stewart originally began his musical journey as a 5th grader, playing trumpet in the school band. Enamored by the glory of rock and roll, and inspired by classic guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix, Stewart focused his efforts on becoming a guitarist and vocalist. During his high school years. he led the award winning rock band Azrael through gigs and recording sessions. He later toured nationally with Go Kart Mozart, and currently performs in RadioKeys, alongside his sister/vocalist, Emily Gude.

Stewart currently teaches on Saturdays and Mondays, and will be leading the Monday Ukulele Club starting in December. 

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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