November 2023 Update

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October was jam-packed with activity at Little School of Music! Check out what’s been going on and what’s coming up in 2024!

October 2023 Recitals!

The Little School of Music October 2023 Recitals were a hit!

Congratulations to all the performers who prepared and gave it their all last weekend! Thank you to our recital hosts: Rich Brown, Matt Fullove, Armando Wood, Frank Browne, and Jean DeMart, and to all the Little School of Music teachers in attendance.

Special thank you to the parents and guests who attended and showed their support for our young musicians. It means so much to have you as part of our musical community!

If you have photos from the recitals, please post them on our socials and tag us!

Instagram/Facebook: @littleschoolofmusic

X (Twitter): @onceuponatune

December Recital Sign-Ups

Little School of Music December Recitals (for students in Individual Instruction Music Programs) are just around the corner on December 9th and 10th.

Sign-ups begin NEXT WEEK on November 6th!

Once you have received a yellow slip with the music selection and sign-up directions from your teacher you can sign up! Start preparing NOW!

Participants need to abide by the Recital dress code. Please see the complete recital policies for more information before you sign up.

Signup Deadline: November 25th, 2023

Tunes or Treats! 🎃

We had way too much fun at the Tunes or Treats FREE event on Saturday, October 21st!

Little music makers came all dressed up in costume and jumped right in singing, dancing, and playing instruments. We even made a giant spider web! You can see more photos of the fun on Instagram and Facebook!

Thank you to all the participants who came out to join in the fun!

Early Childhood Music Classes!

We are excited for the Early Childhood Music Classes starting back up this Saturday for a 6-week session: November 4th-December 16th (No class 11/25/23)

Sing, dance, play instruments, enjoy musical stories, and have fun learning with friends! This lively, age-appropriate class is the perfect start for young children. Visuals and adorable puppets help make the music come to life! Children develop memory skills and language, timing, rhythm, pitch matching, and other musical abilities in a nurturing environment with other music friends.

Class Day/Time: Saturday from 10:15am-11:00am or 11:15am-Noon

Class Tuition: $249 per student (6 weeks)

📣 Please help us spread the word and let your friends know too! 

☎️ LSM Front Desk Phone Number

Landline (same): 661-222-2239

NEW! Front Desk Cell (phone/text): 661-625-3556

Music for Little Mozarts Level 1

Our very popular Music for Little Mozarts Level 1 Class for children 5-7 years old will be enrolling for new 2024 classes in just a few weeks! If you’re looking to join us, please enroll early! Spaces in these classes go fast!

Music for Little Mozarts Classes currently in session will have a special in-class promotion recital the week of December 13th, 2023. Class times will remain the same for the next level starting in 2024.

Music Classes in 2024

Little School of Music provided 8 weeks of FREE Music classes over the past 2 months to students currently enrolled in the Individual Instruction Program.

That’s 40 hours of FREE music classes offered to our enrolled students!

As mentioned in prior posts, these classes will become part of the ongoing Individual Instruction Music Program starting in 2024. Currently enrolled students may continue in these classes by upgrading their current program.

Please let the front desk know if you are interested in upgrading your current program.

Which class are you most excited about joining?

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Music Instructor Highlight: Rich Brown

Hello! My name is Rich Brown and I am a jazz pianist based in Los Angeles, CA with 20 years of piano teaching experience. 

In addition to Jazz, I play other styles of music including Pop, R&B, Electronic, Musical Theater, and Classical music. Having experience performing throughout the greater Los Angeles area for many years, I’ve decided to focus on teaching and continuing to expand my musical knowledge. 

At first, learning music didn’t come easily to me, but through my musical struggles and experiences, and working with dedicated, patient teachers, I’ve become the musician and teacher I am today. I am grateful for them and hope to extend that experience through my passion for sharing that knowledge with anyone who wishes to learn and enjoy the process of learning. Music is fun and engaging at every level, even if you're a complete beginner! 

Leadership Program

Community Service is our Leadership principle for the month of November. Check out our website post and Youtube video here: Leadership Program - COMMUNITY SERVICE

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we outselves grow and develop.

- Dorothy Height

Community Partnership

Little School of Music just completed a 6-week music class offered through the after-school program of our friends at Ekata.

Students played a variety of instruments including drums, hand percussion, recorders, and singing, and learned the “Skeleton Dance”. Special thanks to Miss Mindy and Matt Fullove for planning and teaching these classes!

Leadership Spotlight

The Little School of Music Rock Bands played for a community fundraiser event through the Streets Are for Everyone Organization on Sunday, October 29th at West Creek Park.

Special thank you to the bands “Spotlight”, “Crazy Crew”, and "“Flash Back”, the parents, and Director Frank Browne for their participation and representing Little School of Music! This is a perfect example of givng back to your community. ♥️

Recording Session

On Saturday, October 21st, the LSM Rock Band “Flash Back” and Kavindee Hettige (harp) recorded music with guest producer, Joe Day. A very special thank you to Joe and Director Frank. We’ll let you know once the recording is mixed, mastered, and released. Keep an eye out for our music video clips coming soon on socials too!…

Rock Band Auditions in January! 🤘

NEW Little School of Music Rock Bands are starting up in 2024! If you are interested in joining a Rock Band, please talk with your teacher about how to prepare for the auditions held in January.

Music Ensembles will also be starting up as part of our Music Classes schedule. More information on this and the Rock Bands will be available with our class schedule in a couple of weeks.

Keep an eye out for an email with the info!

Upcoming Dates

  • December Recital Sign-ups November 6th-25th

  • Thanksgiving Break - November 19th-26th (school closed)

  • LSM Winter Recital Weekend - December 9th/10th

  • Winter Break - December 17th-January 14th 2024 (school closed)

  • Teacher Training Intensive - January 8th-12th (no classes or lessons)

  • Classes & Lessons Resume Monday, January 15th, 2024

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