December 2015 Newsletter

Children’s Choir Starts January 4th!!!
Does your child love to sing. Have you ever wanted to get him or her exposure to singing classes but were not sure if they were ready for private lessons yet? Then we have the class for you. Our Children’s choir is a fun and educational experience for children ages 6-10. The choir is led by our friendly and highly qualified voice instructors. Students in the choir will learn music from a variety of genres, including: theatre, pop, children’s songs, Disney and holiday music. Students will improve their singing technique, pitch, and tone of their voice.
  • Meets 1x per week for 45 minutes
  • Boys and girls ages 6-10
  • Limited to 12 children
  • $49 per month
  • No long term contract
Sign up or get more info at the front desk!!!
 PAOM student Evan Bennett to perform at Carnegie Hall!
Evan was selected to sing as one of only 750 finalist, representing 49 US states and countries all over the world in the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Not only will students perform during Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season, they will additionally take part in the Series’ first-ever presentation of five Honors Ensembles.
Congrats Evan!

Congratulations to PAOM Instructor Johnny Mendoza for completing his Doctorate!!!
Drum and Piano instructor Johnny Mendoza recently completed his DMA in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy. Completing a doctorate takes a enormous amount of dedication and hard work and we feel very blessed to have him on our staff.
FUN FACT: One night when Johnny was typing his dissertation he fell asleep while at his computer and woke up later to find that his cat had fallen asleep with him on the keyboard and had typed pages or random letters into his dissertation.
Welcome new instructor Nomi Marcus!
Johnny Mendoza isn’t the only percussion instructor around here who has a doctorate. In December we welcome new percussion and piano instructor Nomi Marcus.
Nomi is now accepting students on Mondays between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:00pm.
Student of the Month Grace Bond
Q: What Instruments do you play?
A: Piano.
Q: How long have you taken lessons?
A: I took lessons when I was a kid and started again 3 years ago.
Q: Who are your favorite musical artists? A: One Direction 🙂
Q: Favorite Food?
A: Cereal.
Q: What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your lessons in the past three months?
A: I learned to play so many Ed Sheeran songs!
Q: Do you have any upcoming performances?
A: One in December!
*Fun Fact: When Grace isn’t practicing for her next piano lesson with our instructor Nathan, she is an accomplished figure skater and has been skating since the age of 5!

Welcome all the new students who signed up or added time in November!

Please welcome the NEW students

Charles B.
Jordan H.
Alyvia H.
Aishani M.
Mitali S.
Helen P.
Preschecca R.
Annabelle C.
Sara D.
Sophia K.
Harshita R.
Emerson F.
Lucas K.
Laurie H.
Kate M.
Gwen T.
Leo W.
Advik B.