Winter Recital: Sunday December 14th 2 pm to 5 pmChristmas Break: December 23- January 3
WINTER STUDIO RECITAL: 2014
Register ASAP for Plymouth School of Music's upcoming recital onSUNDAY DECEMBER 14th from 2 to 5 p.m.
Click HERE to register for the recital on the studio website.
Due to the number of students at the school, the recital will be split up into multiple performance times with a 20 mintue transition between each performance. Students are arranged by age; younger students performing earlier. The recital schedule is posted ONE WEEK before the recital. Multiple siblings studying at PSoM will be grouped to play one after the other. The next recital will be held at the main Plymouth Arts Council building; located next door to the lessons house.AS ALWAYS, RECITALS ARE FREE OF CHARGE!Friends and family will receive a FREE gift for attending!
Christmas is coming, and so are our 2014 Christmas Concerts! We wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with a little more information on what you can expect at our concerts.
1.)All music students are invited to perform at the concerts! Even if you just began studying this past September - chances are that you can work with your instructor to perform even a brief piece with the underlying goal of providing you with a positive introduction to the stage! 2.)Our concerts are held in professional setting at the Plymouth Arts Council located next door to the where the lessons are held. with full audio / lighting support. Vocalists - you may want to practice holding a pretend microphone in your lessons to simulate your actual on stage performance. If you'd prefer not to hold anything, the other option is leaving the microphone on the stand. 3.)For pianists - you will be performing on a full sized grand piano at the concerts. The piano should feel very similar to our pianos at PSoM. If you require any special sounds (electronic keyboard) - you will need to discuss this with your instructor and possibly bring your keyboard to use at the concert. 4.)For guitarists - we provide all amplifiers, so there is no need to bring your own. If you want to dial in some effects, you are welcome to bring a pedal - but please be sure to bring whatever extra patch cables you may need to connect it AND let us know in advance on when you fill out the recital form on the website. 5.)All guitar students - please be sure to arrive early to have your instruments tuned by one of the staff members! 6.)There are no tickets to purchase for our Christmas Concerts. Please feel free to bring as many people that you want to. Every friend that you bring will receive a FREE gift from us! 7.)You will receive information from your teacher a week in advance of the concert with your performance time. When you arrive at the concert, be sure to look for your teacher as they will guide you where to sit. Piano student may arrive 15 minutes early to practice on the grand piano. 8.)Each performance time lasts approximately 45 minutes with 20 minute transition times before another starts again. We recommend that you budget an hour and a half to be on the safe side. We ask that you be prepared to remain for the full concert. Students who leave early will miss out on our group and performance photographs!We look forward to seeing you all on stage!~Jeff Davis Director at Plymouth School of Music
PSoM's Student of the Month
Voice Student: Brynn Illajanic
Who is your teacher at Plymouth School of Music? Miss Anya What is your favorite food? Pickles What are some of your hobbies? Rainbow loom bracelets and doing tricks on the trampoline. What are you currently learning in your lessons?I am learning how to become a better singer by using proper breath control, singing pop music healthfully and when to use close and open voice. What are some of the things that you are looking to accomplish in your lessons (hopes and dreams) To become a better singer and eventually become a famous singer. Do you have any pets? I have a dog named Coco, he's a Yorkie!Brynn has been studying voice at Plymouth School of Music since August of this year! Brynn has been making wonderful progress in her lessons and is looking forward to performing in the winter studio recital on December 14th of this year!
We would like to take the time to mention a few great things students are accomplishing through their lessons at the studio Dennis Renells: Great job on the solo to "I love rock & roll" your phrasing is sounding great!Nathan Kirchner: Getting yourself going with the vocal lessons, along with guitar... your dedication is inspiring! Alejandro and Sarah Martinez: Studying piano on a monday evening for an hour as a couple; what a great way to learn music together!
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Do you have a friend that is interested in taking music lessons? If you refer them and they register for lessons, you will receive2 additional lessons for FREE!its easy.. just fill out your friends information on the website by clicking HERE and we will contact them!
Are you ready to get started with lessons?:October teacher openings
We know that the fall can be a crazy busy time of the year with the starting of school, football, basketball, dance and other activities. Many of you no doubt were waiting for your schedule to settle in before signing up for additional lessons OR registering for the first time. What's more, some of you may need to switch your lesson time due to other activities. If need be, you are also welcome to switch teachers if your current teachers schedule is full. Listed below are the teachers who are at or near capacity...
JEFF DAVIS (GUITAR)......Mon: BOOKED/Tues: 4 Spots available/Wed: 1 Spot available Thurs: BOOKED
SARAH HAMILTON (PIANO).... Mon: 2 Spots available/Tues: 2 spots available
(NEW TEACHER)MATT SHEPPARD (GUITAR):...Mon: ALL OPEN/Tues: 3 spots left/Wed: All OPEN
Please click HERE for a link to view our teachers' schedules.
Welcome Plymouth School of Music's New Guitar instructor: Mathew Shepard
Matt Sheppard is a second generation musician. His father is a graduate of Macalester in music and has instilled in him a love and passion for music. Matt graduated from Anoka-Ramsey Community College as the first recipient of their Associate in Fine Arts degree, where he studied under Anthony Titus. He then went on to study at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education. At UW-River Falls, he had the privilege of studying under one of the founding members of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet; Joe Hagedorn. Since graduating, he has been teaching and playing In Church groups, in addition to playing bass for a Punk Rock band named Cosmonaught, based in Minneapolis. He and his wife moved to Michigan to begin his wife's Surgery Residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. They are currently expecting their first child.