February 2015 Newsletter

Student of The Month: Zijun Deng

February Student of the Month – Zijun Deng

Congrats to student of the month Zijun Deng. He was the first student to save up enough tokens in the 100 minute practice club to get the helicopter prize. That is 75 tokens or 7500 minutes of practice!

1. What instruments do you play?


2. How long have you taken lessons?

5 years

3. Who is your favorite musical artist?

Any Disney is fine with me

4. Favorite food?


5. What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your lessons in the past three months?

Learning how to play Hedwig’s Theme

6. Do you have any performances coming up?

OMEA Solo & Ensemble All-Stars

What do all of the students listed below have in common?  They all take voice lessons with Crystal and they all received straight 1’s (superior ratings) at the OMEA Solo and Ensemble event.

Olivia Johnson
Anja Racke
Alyssa Idzkowski
Nikki Branderhorst
Evan Bennett
Sarah Gossett
Emily Ziliak
Isabelle McClure


February Music History

Feb. 2nd, 1942: Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills & Nash was born

Feb. 6th, 1945: Bob Marley was born Robert Nesta Marley

Feb. 7th, 1964: The Beatles land at Kennedy Airport and set foot on American soil for the first time

Feb. 11th, 1972: David Bowie debuts his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust

Feb. 20th, 1967: Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was born

Feb. 22nd, 1989: Jethro Tull beats out Metallica for the first Hard Rock/Metal Grammy win

Feb. 28th 1984: Michael Jackson wins eight Grammys for his album Thriller.

Please welcome the NEW students

who enrolled in January!

Ava B.
Decklan M.
Kyla P.
Cameron P.
Daniela C.
Janet H.
Gwen T.
Andrew D.
Benjamin M.
Sophie H.
Gabriel M.
Ellie T.
Melissa T.
Ava W.
Vikram P.
Cole S.
Gwyneth P.
Chris S.
Lauren D.
Roshni S.
Brooke D.
Donya R.
Archanaa L.