Music Time Academy
October 31st: Halloween (OPEN)

November 28th-30th:
Thanksgiving break (Closed)

December 23rd- January 5th:
Winter 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.

Sunday, October 20th:
Muncie (Anna's band), Bully West (Chris's band), RadioKeys (Stewart's band) at Vinnie's in Concord

Wednesday, October 23rd: Muncie (Anna's band) at 19 Broadway in Fairfax

Friday, October 25th: Muncie (Anna's band) at Ukiah Brewing Company

Saturday, October 26th: Tim Garry at Maria Maria in Walnut Creek
Thursday, October 31st: West Grand Boulevard (Anna's band) at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Saturday, November 2nd: Alex at Boom Boom Pow in Brentwood
Friday, November 8th: Muncie (Anna's band) at Rellik Tavern in Benicia
Sunday, November 17th: Conscious Souls (Alex's band) at Colorblind Studios in Concord
Friday, November 22nd: Human Nature (Alex's band) at Julian's in Hayward
Every Sunday at 6:30pm: 
Alex at Cafe Striche in San Jose 

Links to our 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 some exciting announcements for this month, so please read this entire message so you don't miss out. First and foremost...

Our next performance opportunity, the much-anticipated Winter Concert, date has been set! Please mark your calendars for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th, and keep an eye out for the official announcement/info sheet, which instructors will be passing out to all students shortly. The concert will again be at the Bothwell Arts Center.
Join our first ever caroling group!
Do you love to sing? Are you filled with holiday joy? If you answered yes to any of the above, then YOU are the perfect candidate for our new group singing workshop. 
Our caroling brigade will be led by voice instructor Judy Cruces. This group singing opportunity is for anyone - regardless of age or singing experience. Repeat - you do NOT need to be a voice student to join in the fun. Bring the whole family to help us spread holiday cheer, far and near!
The class will be focused on learning both classic and modern holiday repertoire in preparation for an official performance at our Winter Concert, as well as possible other  impromptu public appearances.
Quick details: Saturdays, November 9th to December 14th. $5 per student per class, 4pm to 4:45pm. Please RSVP to
Special Discount Code
Our friends at Livermore Performing Arts have offered a special discount code for a concert at the Bankhead Theater this Thursday night. We highly encourage all students and families of students to attend this fun, unique performance from a group of extremely talented, young, up and coming New Orleans musicians (and graduates of Julliard School of Music). It will be an unforgettable and inspirational night of music, right here in our own backyard. DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! 
Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band Future Legend of Modern Jazz Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. 
Student of the Month
Congratulations to Jamie Dole Schuster!
Jamie will receive (along with priceless glory and endle
ss 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: Voice
Teacher: Tim Garry
Age: 27
Profession: Graphic Design 
Student at Music Time Since: October 2012
Hobbies (besides practicing):  Art

It is our pleasure to honor one of our many adult music students as Student of the Month for October! Jamie originally came to Music Time with an interest in musical theater, which she has continued to pursue though participating in a local production of Cinderella. Not simply involved in stage performances, Jamie had a standout appearance at our recent showcase at Bombay Nick's Chai Bar earlier this month. Not only a singer, but also a songwriter, Jamie performed one of her original songs, "Moon Song" alongside her instructor, Tim (guitar). In case you missed the afternoon performance, Jamie's music can be found online at:
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 October, we would like to feature a welcome new addition to the guitar teaching staff - Nick Montes. 
A young, professional guitarist, Nick Montes has over a decade of performance and educational experience. He recently returned home to the Bay Area from Hollywood after an intense course of study at the highly-regarded and competitive Guitar Institute of Technology at Musicians Institute. During his studies at MI, Nick had a unique opportunity to focus on music theory, performance, and composition under many professional studio session and touring musicians, including Scott Henderson, Carl Verheyen, Allen Hinds, Sid Jacobs, Keith Wyatt and Ross Bolton. 
Prior to attending the Musician's Institute, Nick was a student at Diablo Valley College, mentored by both Steve Sage and Patrick Bradley, two of the area's most well known educators. As a performer, Nick has played lead guitar with numerous Blues, Country, Rock, R&B and Funk bands, including Go Kart Mozart  and Jump Back. He continues to perform and record, in addition to teach music to both children and adults. Nick is currently our group guitar instructor for the after-school program at Arroyo Seco Elementary, and is also available for private guitar lessons at Music Time Academy on Tuesdays.
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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