June/July 2015 Newsletter

Student of The Month: Carson Gordon

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1) What instruments do you play?
- “Piano”

2) How long have you taken lessons?
– “Four years in September”

3) Who are your favorite musical artists?
– “Bruno Mars”

4) Favorite Food?-
“Pizza! Or chocolate covered pretzels”

5) What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your lessons?
- “I moved on to a harder book”

6) Do you have any performances coming up?
– “Not yet”

Congratulations To Our Review Contest Winner, Decklan McIntyre

 Decklan was the winner of our review contest! Meaning he took home the Recoring King Guitar!  We received a ton of really useful feedback from holding this review contest, which we will definitely go toward making the Powell Academy of Music the best place in Ohio for music lessons!

We want to thank everyone for entering and participating! We had a ton of fun with this contest and look forward to holding more in the future!

Please welcome the NEW students

who enrolled in June!

Mia S.
Ron H.
Max J.
Anikaith K.
Sameera A.
Cabrini N.
Samruddn K.
Lauren A.
Emerson S.
Robert B.
Abigail W.
Emma B.
Taylor L.
Micah M.
Micholas M.
Melissa A.
Lauren L.
Nate L.
Teagan W.
Jake R.
Jillian F.
Margot N.
Tayden W.
Collin R.
Ryan M.
Charvi T.
Gabrielle M.
Ethan H.
Alison M.
Kimaya C.
Ruchika C.
Gwenyth H.
Leah T.
Joshua G.
Jacob G.
Sohini K.
Inger D.
Sage L.
Molly G.
Alyssa C.
Brady C.
Emily V.
Kiara V.
Jeremy H.
Ben M.
Amanda J.
Diya C.
Lauren C.
Isabelle T.
Raman C.
Lawrence F.
Maggie T.
Rajan C.
Hannah S.
Jp S.

August/September 2015 Newsletter

Student of The Month: Maya Shurte

1) What instruments do you play?
- “Piano and voice. I want to play the trumpet too!”

2) How long have you taken lessons?
– “Started voice this year, but I’ve been taking piano for 2 years.”

3) Who are your favorite musical artists?
– “Beethoven and Mozart.”

4) Favorite Food?-
“Mac and cheese!”

5) What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your lessons?
- “Using the pedal on the piano can make the sound really good or bad depending on how you use it!”

6) Do you have any performances coming up?
– “Not right now!”

Bryan’s Trip to Italy

This summer, Bryan had the opportunity to study music composition in Maccagno, Italy in the northern province of Varese near the Alps and Lake Maggiore.  The lake and mountains were a beautiful setting for working with faculty from the Eastman School of Music and writing a short piece for the small orchestra in residence.  During the program, he had a piece of music he had written performed in Italy for the first time.  He had a great time and learned a lot during lectures, rehearsals, and lessons with the faculty!

After the two week program, he went to Venice, Paris, and Barcelona before returning home.  To experience the cultures and great art of these three beautiful cities!

Please welcome the NEW students

who enrolled in July and August!

Natalie K.
Anya S.
Patrick M.
Amina G.
Bethany W.
Caitlin C.
Maira A.
Megan H.
Leah D.
Raya M.
Liam D.
Reya G.
Rohan G.
Ben M.
Sophia H.
Christopher S.
Andy R.
Marija G.
Abby D.
Elliott P.
Morgan H.
Mikey T.
Thomas T.
Sofia T.
Max G.
Gabriel P.
Aila M.
Mouli S.
Shivakumar R.
Inger D.
Ishani S.
Dominic C.
Jahnavi G.
Samir S.
Mitali S.
Dylan P.
Gloria C.
Amanda J.
Levi R.
Sophia R.
Grace G.
Cole S.
Robert M.
Paige B.
Olivia B.
Joshua B.
Mukund S.
Addison L.
Rylee B.
Kaitlyn H.
Vedant R.
Zoe L.
Cameron D.
Chad S.
Drew S.
Megan R.
Hope R.
Savannah T.
Jack Z.
Pranathi I.

May 2015 Newsletter

Student of The Month: Aditi Balakrishnan

1) What instruments do you play?
- “Piano, violin, and cello.  But, I also want to learn saxophone and sitar!”

2) How long have you taken lessons?
– “I started lessons 6 years ago with guitar.  I started piano shortly after and taught myself violin.”

3) Who are your favorite musical artists?
– “I like a variety of music!  Anything from classical to country to pop to Hindi music”

4) Favorite Food?-
“That would definitely be my mom’s biryani”

5) What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your lessons?
- “How lightening the pressure on my fingers can improve the sound quality and speed of my scales!”

6) Do you have any performances coming up?
– “Yes! Two school orchestra/symphony concerts and a duet with my sister at a family function! At the end of May, I have my adjudicated Piano Performance Assessment”

Mark Your Calendar for our June Recital

Summer Recital
Date: Saturday June 27th

Location:
Powell Academy of Music
4012 Presidential Parkway
Powell, OH 43065

Sign up sheets are now available at the front desk!

Please welcome the NEW students

who enrolled in April!

Jillian F.
Courtney H.
Makenna G.
Sailesh D.
Bhavya S.
Victoria T.
Avighna R.
Matthew S.
Robin S.
Xavier O.
Lucy V.
Will V.
Ali V.
Emma P.
Andrew S.