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SEPTEMBER 2019
ROCK BAND CLASS IS HERE !!!
Ever want to be in your very own Rock Band own band with students your age?  Ready to take your lessons to the next level of fun, excitement and motivation?  Do you really enjoy playing the piano, but would like to also try guitar, bass, drums, or singing?  Rock Band classes are now starting!  Rock Band is a 40 minute small group class that meets once a week to rehearse and learn nothing but your favorite Rock, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Praise & Worship, Dance songs, and more! The students get to name the band, choose the songs, do performances around town, and get real world experience—the sky is the limit!  The only requirement is that the student also attend their normal lesson during the week to continue their general technical, reading and music skills (the Rock Band class is only for rehearsing the songs as a group. Individual parts are learned at the regular lesson).       

 ==>*For a limited time, join the Rock Band Class for only $70 a month!
         For info or to sign up, call or text Mr. McAnelly at (210)268-8373  
*$20-25 Discount is for new Rock Band students only;
Offer Expires September 30th
Refer a Friend & Get a FREE $50 GIFT CARD!!!
If you know anyone who might be interested in piano or saxophone lessons (ages 4 to 104), give me their phone number or email, or give them one of my business cards.  If they sign up, you immediately get a free $50 GIFT CARD OF YOUR CHOICE!  (Good for movies, restaurants, and fun places around town).There’s no limit to the amount of free gift cards that you can receive! 
 

 
MUSICAL LADDER IS COMING !!!
Musical Ladder is a new award system where students can win color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies, and certificates for passing musical tests. More importantly, when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get this system here.  More details soon!
 
Student of the Month: Dr. Jerome Wolf
1. What instrument(s) do you play?
Piano.
 
2. How long have you taken lessons?
Over a year.
 
3. Who are your favorite composers/musical artists?
Handel, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach,
P.D.Q. Bach; Soprano Elly Ameling

 
4. What are your other hobbies, besides music?
Painting with egg tempera and oils; writing with traditional prosody. 
 
5. Favorite Food?
Something I have never eaten.
 
6. What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your
lessons in the past three months?

That a musician can do much better and more
demanding things than does an athlete or a writer.

 
TOP 10 Practice Minutes in August
1. Samira Martinez—249 minutes
2. Evan Meagher—185 minutes
3. Reece Kang—182 minutes
4. Landon Meagher—157 minutes
5. Laura Archuleta—135 minutes
6. Joily Molina—126 minutes
7. Riley Markey—118 minutes
8. Dylan Markey—104 minutes
9. Johnny Molina—104 minutes
10.  Caylin Flores—86 minutes

 
(Total minutes listed are only for testing on songs in “Assess Mode”. Actual practice is probably twice that—minutes tallied are only as of 8/24/19!)
 

 
Please welcome the NEW students
who enrolled at our school!

 
Ashley Aguilar, Mary Aguilar, Laura Archuleta, Mia Ayala,
Tyler Benavides, Aayansh Bhattacharjee, Finnegan Chandler,
Marcos Cruz, Emma Estrada, Sarah Fernandez, Caylin Flores,
Athena Garcia, John Garcia, Ayden Granato, Sovieda Granato, Abigail John, Reece Kang, Ethan Kline, Simone Knowlton,
Jeremy Kuruvilla, Joshua Kuruvilla, Tracy Liao, Isabella Lopez,
Martin Lopez, Devin Martinez, Samira Martinez, Eddie Munoz,
Rey Munoz, Victoria Martinez, Evan Meagher, Landon Meagher, Rylee Montanez, Olivia Orozco, Ruben Paez, Shiloh Rangel,
Cristian Saldana,Bharath Santhosh, Trae Simmons,
Pratheek Talathoti, Yessica Trevino, Sarvesh Uppiliyappan,
Anarose Urrabazo, Joaquin Urrabazo, Camila Valencia,
Sophia Valencia, Chris Veit, Kayleene Velasco, Brodie Wynn
 

 
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(cue the “heavenly choirs”)