March News

 

Music Box New Westminster Music School Monthly Newsletter – March 2018
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Don’t Miss Our Free Lesson Day Tomorrow, Saturday, March 24th!

Dear Music Box Families, Students, Friends,

Tomorrow we’re looking forward to our 2nd ever Free Lesson Day. We offer 1-on-1 consultations with many of our teachers and the opportunity to come on in, maybe win a prize, get a great registration deal and see what we’re all about. We can guide you/your children to success in music, and most importantly a life long love and skill. One of the things we do best is teacher-student matching. We have over 20 outstanding teachers in faculty, all who are top of the line with impressive & varied backgrounds. A selection of our teachers will be on hand tomorrow at our Free Lesson Day. Come on in for an assessment and let’s work together towards your musical goals!

I hope you are having a great Spring Break, happy Easter!

Vashti Fairbairn
New Westminster’s Largest Private Music School

Winner of more awards than any other music school in the area!

(The Record Readers Choice, New Westminster A-List, Platinum Awards, New Westminster Newsleader)


Our students and their families, teachers & staff are what makes us great!

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Tomorrow, Saturday Mar 24th 10am-2pm, Free Lessons! Come on by :)
Also tomorrow, Saturday Mar 24th! Music Together trial at 1:15pm. Come on by :)
Important Dates
March
24th – No regular lessons, Special Event Free Lesson Day 11am-2pm
25th – Open for normal lessons, 12-5pm
26th – Open for normal lessons, 1230-830pm
27th – No regular lessons, Office hours 1230-530pm
28th – No regular lessons, Office hours 1230-530pm
29th – No regular lessons, Office hours 1230-530pm
30th – Closed for Good Friday
31st – No regular lessons, Office hours 9am-4pm
April
1st – Closed for Easter Sunday
2nd – Normal lessons & Office hours resume today
May
21st – Closed for Victoria Day
June
2nd – Recitals Day @ beautiful Anvil Centre 
Ms. Debbie is adding a 4th day with us on Mondays for Voice & Piano! Inquire ASAP for her new, already limited openings coming this APRIL!

Many music students take Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Along with being great goals to work towards and progress markers, beginning at RCM Level 6 you can receive High School Credit!
More informationhttps://examinations.rcmusic.ca/accreditation
Ask your teacher for further information and to see if this path may be right for you.

There is 1 space left in our Spring Break Rock Band Camp Next Week March 26-30th!
Information here: http://www.musicboxnw.ca/spring-break-camps/
Please welcome the new students who enrolled for private music lessons at MusicBox this 2018!
Kevin
Natalie
Amber
Kyle
Keshavasya
Balaram
Shelley
Jamie
Johnny
Ashley
Carson
Gordon
Victoria
Ryan
Joao
Reaghan
Sam
Mack
Andrea
Aitan
Zoe
Pollen
Travis
Gabrielle
Josie
Reina
Raiah
Moriel
Chris
Kyla
Lisa
Maya A
Nathan C
Daniel
Sonia
Leah
Benjamin
Hanzi
Autumn
Erika
Arianna
Darren
Priya
Sophia
Katy D
Katy J
Samantha
Monet
Gizelle
We’re already prepping for our next June Recitals! See you there!
Spring Music Together begins this April! Ages 0-5 and caregivers!
Register Here: http://www.musicboxnw.ca/childrens-classes/

“Harry is a wonderful piano teacher. Harry is passionate about music and I think he passes this passion to K.  I can see that she enjoys playing the piano more.  I asked K what she likes about Harry and this is her response: He is kind, He is a good teacher, When she makes a mistake, he corrects her and makes sure she plays it properly.

Josee, every Saturday, we are always greeted with a warm smile when we enter.  She is extremely helpful.  She knows the answer to every question that I have.  She is very knowledgeable and provides very good information and tips.  She makes it easy to schedule make-up lessons and she tries to find a time when both my kids can take the make-up lesson at the same time.  This shows that she is considerate about my time.  She is super friendly.

This is why Music Box is so successful and growing with more students.  You are a great Director and you have excellent teachers and an awesome Office Manager.” -M. Ma.

Now Offering Sunday Lessons!

We are now the only music school in New Westminster that is open 7 days a week!

Take your lessons on a Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Email us for a list of available times for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Clarinet, Song Writing, Saxophone, Flute! NEW Violin! 

 

FRIENDS OF MUSIC BOX: Have you Visited Kids in Motion? They are a wonderful local Dance Studio. We look forward to our June Recital collaboration with them! https://www.kidsinmotiondance.com
Did you read your newsletter this month?

Each month we pull the name of one of our students to win a prize. This month’s prize is a $25.00 gift certificate for any Music Box service or product.
This month’s winner is Kyrha M!
Congrats & please contact the office to claim your prize.

EARN FREE LESSONS!

Current Private Lesson Students who refer others who successful enrol for lessons with us get = 1 free MONTH of lessons! Thank you to everyone this Summer who referred their friends. Our success is your success!
*Immediate family members and members of the same household are not eligible for the referral program, but are eligible for 1 free registration fee ($35 value). Please contact the office for details.* 

Music Box Director Vashti was selected by KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) for the Top 25 Music Alumni Award

It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

604-553-1176
Or e-mail info@musicboxnw.ca

New Westminster’s Largest Private Music School

Winner of more awards than any
other music school in New Westminster!

Downtown New Westminster:

630 Carnarvon street, New Westminster, BC
(Near the intersection of 6th and Carnarvon)

Offering quality guitar, voice, ukulele, drums, violin, clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano lessons in New Westminster.

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December Newsletter

 

Music Box New Westminster Music School Monthly Newsletter – December 2017
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December 2017

Bravo and Congratulations!

We are so proud of our students who performed at the Music Box Winter Recitals at the Anvil Centre last week! Here is a snapshot of some of our amazing performers from the 7 big shows!

Thank you again, New Westminster, for making music with us and for helping us grow to be the best & largest music school with the MOST awards in our area. Our students & families are what make us great!

Merry Christmas!

Vashti Fairbairn
Director

One of our Piano Ensemble! Way to go!

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR JANUARY SESSION
Music Together WINTER 2018 for Ages 0-5:

January 13th to March 17th (10 classes)
SATURDAYS, 10-10:45am OR 11-11:45am
$170 for first child, $100 for siblings (siblings under 8 months free)

Register For January Class Here

**A NEW Award for 2017! The Best Christmas Present! :D**

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Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camp – March 19-23rd

Hello! Camp Ages 4.5-8

Hello musical instrument! Introduce your child to the best musical instruments around. 5 days, 5 fun instrument workshops, a different instrument each day. Piano, Guitar/Ukulele, Drums, Voice, Violin. Afternoons feature fun camp activities – games, parks, local attractions and more.

  • Full 5 Day Camp 9-4pm $295
  • Half 5 Day Camp 9-12pm $199
  • Every Camp Includes Flex Drop Off 8:45-9am & Flex Pick Up 4-4:30pm FREE!

Registration Form Click HERE

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Spring Break Camp – March 26-30th

Rock Band Camp Ages 6-10

Ready to rock? Join our top instructors and create a band! No previous skills necessary. Students will jam out on Piano, Guitar, Drums, Vocals and more. Afternoons feature fun camp activities – games, parks, local attractions and more.

  • Full 5 Day Camp 9-4pm $295
  • Half 5 Day Camp 9-12pm $199
  • Every Camp Includes Flex Drop Off 8:45-9am & Flex Pick Up 4-4:30pm FREE! 

Registration Form Click HERE

Many music students take Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Along with being great goals to work towards and progress markers, beginning at RCM Level 6 you can receive High School Credit!
More informationhttps://examinations.rcmusic.ca/accreditation
Ask your teacher for further information and to see if this path may be right for you.

Holidays

Last Day of Music Lessons before holidays: Friday December 22nd
(limited Christmas office hours only Dec 23-Jan 5, no music lessons)

Winter Break – CLOSED
Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 – Saturday, January 5th, 2018

Spring Break – CLOSED
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 – Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 – Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Now Offering Sunday Lessons!

We are the only music school in New Westminster that is open 7 days a week!

Take your lessons on a Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Email us for a list of available times for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Violin, Clarinet, Song Writing, Saxophone, Flute!

Teacher of the Month 

Our teacher of the month for December is Janice Marple! Miss Janice teaches Voice for children, teens & adults and as well she is an important member of our Front Desk Team. Janice is a superb performer and teacher, we are pleased to have her with us!Background:
I have a Masters in Voice Performance from the University of Alberta.

Favourite food:
Pizza and tacos – don’t make me choose!

Favourite thing to do:
When I’m not singing, I love to read, spoil my pet cat, and attempt recipes from the Barefoot Contessa. (Emphasis on the word ‘attempt’!)

Fun fact about me: 
In addition to my classical training, I grew up singing and listening to celtic folk music with my family.

Teaching style/philosophy: 
To me, the most exciting thing about teaching voice is that every single instrument is unique. You are the only person in the entire world with your voice! We all need to focus on healthy technique, including things like posture, breathing, and vowel placement, but the goal should always be to bring out the individual beauty of each student’s voice.

Janice has TWO spaces remaining on Saturdays. We advise contacting us NOW for this great teacher! 

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA! 


Gift Certificates for Music Lessons = a great gift!
http://www.musicboxnw.ca/gift-certificates/
An award winning school.An award winning school.

Many opportunities for students.Many opportunities for students.

Friendly & Knowledgable Teachers.Friendly & Knowledgeable Teachers.

Is Your Teacher Sold Out?


Pictured above: Teacher Sabrielle (Group Class Teacher of Music Together)

Many teachers have sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact any of our office manager Josee and she can add you to the waiting list. If you are not a student yet there are still limited lessons spots available. To inquire about openings for January send an e-mail to info@musicboxnw.ca 

Blake U • Drums/Guitar/Ukulele  • Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Fridays: 2 Spots Left  • Saturdays: 3 Spots Left
Torben B • Drums/Guitar/Ukulele  • Tuesdays: 2 Spots Left •  Wednesdays: 2 Spots Left
Daniel C • Guitar/Ukulele • Mondays: 2 Spots Left  • Fridays: SOLD OUT  • Saturdays: 2 Spots Left
Michael F  • Guitar/Ukulele  • Sundays: 2 Spots Left
Debbie M • Piano •  Tuesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Saturdays: SOLD OUT
Stefani Y • Piano • Wednesday: SOLD OUT  • Friday: SOLD OUT
Alba L • Piano • Monday: 2 Spots Left
Jordana D • Piano/Cello • Mondays: 2 Spots Left • Tuesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Thursdays: SOLD OUT
Canita M • Voice/Piano • Monday: SOLD OUT  • Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Thursday: 2 Spots Left
Talietha S • Voice/Piano • Thursday: ONE SPOT LEFT
Janice M • Voice • Saturday: 2 Spots Left
Sandra F  • Piano/Voice • Wednesday: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Friday: 2 Spots Left  • Sunday: SOLD OUT
Harry H • Piano • Tuesday: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Thursday: 2 Spots Left • Saturday: 2 Spots Left
Jeanette P • Voice/Piano • Tuesday: ONE SPOT LEFT
Tim H • Piano/Brass • Friday: 2 Spots Left  • Saturday: 2 Spots Left
Breanne S • Flute • Friday: 3 Spots Left
Adam Van L • Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone/Guitar • Sunday: 2 Spots Left
Jenny C • Violin • Sunday: 2 Spots Left
Sharon F • Violin • Thursday: 2 Spots Left
Nicole S • Violin • Monday: 2 Spots Left • Wednesday: ONE SPOT LEFT

Please contact the office for details regarding available lesson times

EARN FREE LESSONS!

Dear students,

Thank you for an amazing 2017!

It’s been our biggest year to date, we’re gearing up for a great 2018 and we have a great program to reward you for referrals.

We have THE BEST referral program around. Current Private Lesson Students who refer others who successfully enrol for lessons with us get = 1 FREE MONTH OF LESSONS! Our success is your success!

*Immediate family members and members of the same household are not eligible for the referral program, but are eligible for 1 free private lesson registration fee. Please contact the office for details.* 

All you need to do is spread the word and tell your friends to sign up for lessons at Music Box New Westminster’s Music Academy and to list YOU as the referrer!

There’s no maximum for the promotion, so if you refer 5 people and they all sign up, we’ll give you $640 worth of Lessons. Yes, we’re serious :)

Please note the referral must actually register for continuing lessons and this is referral reward is only for those current students who refer the new referral :)

So please send us your referrals and Merry Christmas!

Vashti

Did you read your newsletter this month?

Each month we pull the name of one of our students to win a prize. This month’s prize is a $25.00 gift certificate for any Music Box service or product.
This month’s winner is Jaden B!
Congrats & please contact the office to claim your prize.

One of our Music Box Piano Ensembles doing great at Winter Recital last week!

Do you enjoy our Picture Days?

Want to get your child’s picture taken for free by a professional photographer?

The next Picture day is coming this Spring and is open to all current Music Box Music Academy students! *Must be a CURRENT student to participate.

It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

604-553-1176
Or e-mail info@musicboxnw.ca

New Westminster’s Largest Private Music School

Winner of more awards than any
other music school in New Westminster!

Here to Serve You in Downtown New Westminster:

630 Carnarvon street, New Westminster, BC
(Near the intersection of 6th and Carnarvon)

Offering quality guitar, voice, ukulele, drums, violin, clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano lessons in New Westminster.

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October Newsletter

 

Music Box New Westminster Music School Monthly Newsletter – October 2017
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THREE YEARS IN A ROW!
Thank YOU New Westminster For Voting Us “Readers Choice Best Place for Music Lessons” in the New Westminster Record!

THREE YEARS IN A ROW!

Thank YOU NEW WESTMINSTER for voting us Best Place for Music Lessons in the Readers Choice Record Awards!

Please SHARE this email and tell your friends to request more info NOW about Fall Music Lessons: http://www.musicboxnw.ca/request-info/ or info@musicboxnw.ca

We offer guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, flute, violin, drums, bass and ukulele for children and adults! Find out WHY we have won more awards than any other school in the area ~ enroll now.

Let’s MAKE MUSIC this Fall!
Vashti Fairbairn

New Westminster’s Largest Private Music School

Winner of more awards than any other music school in the area!

(The Record, Platinum Awards, New Westminster Newsleader)

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Important Dates
Remembrance Day
Saturday, Nov 11th
Carnarvon lessons: OPEN
Anvil Classes: ON
Office: OPEN
Online Registration: OPEN

Winter Recitals:
Sunday, December 10th, Various Times, Anvil Theatre

Winter Break:
Saturday December 23rd – Friday January 5th
Carnarvon Lessons: CLOSED
Office: TBA
Online Registration: OPEN

Many music students take Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Along with being great goals to work towards and progress markers, beginning at RCM Level 6 you can receive High School Credit!
More informationhttps://examinations.rcmusic.ca/accreditation
Ask your teacher for further information and to see if this path may be right for you.

Please welcome the 40 new students who enrolled for private music lessons at MusicBox this August-September!America
Summer
Fayth
Sharlyne
Lady
Isabella
Jamieson
Viyanna
Wilson
Makai
Mia
Lila
Tarika
Laura
Keia
Kimi
Henry
Landon
Mark
Abriel
Alayna
Abel
Priya
Jayla
Brendan
Kiara
Kyle
Rhiana
Ana
Jacob
Aiden
Anaya
Sissa
Victoria
Edwin
Tracy
Mackenzie
Syah
Tala
Adam

It’s Mid October but we’re gearing towards December Performance time! If you’re a current student, now’s the time to sign up for your recital (watch for your recital letter coming soon)! If you’re not a current student, here is a short list of why I think it’s so important to get music students performing early & often:

1. Challenge Yourself. Preparing & polishing a recital piece takes a lot of work. Months of preparation normally go into the process of learning & perfecting & memorizing for the big day. Recital goals give bigger picture direction to weekly lessons and display important markers in learning.

2. Measure Progress. How is your child doing in lessons? It’s hard to say sometimes if they always practise at Grandma’s house, or on their keyboard with headphones and you’re not musical yourself. Seeing them on stage showcasing something they’ve taken extra care to prepare is a great representation of where they are in their musical journey.

3. Be Encouraged. Students watching other students on stage is a learning experience like no other. Seeing peers succeed and perform brilliantly motivates like no teacher or parent can. As well, seeing peers sometimes make mistakes but recover with grace can even a benefit, it reassures that no one is flawless and how we handle ourselves when we do slip is important.

4. Have Fun! Our recitals are EVENTS. Families regularly tell us that our recitals are a highlight and they really look forward to them every year. Students say they are excited to play, see their friends and get dressed up. Stage fright is thankfully rare when you regularly get up on stage to perform infront of others from a young age. There is so much pleasure as a teacher & parent & performer being up on stage, comfortable & having fun, what a memorable day to share with family & friends!

Let us know if you’re interested in playing (must be a CURRENT student to perform). Best preparation sees best results! 

Is Your Teacher Sold Out?


Pictured above: Teacher Daniel, Harry, Debbie, Anne, Vashti, Jordana, Canita, Josee, Stefani at a recent teacher function!

Many teachers have sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact any of our office manager Josee and she can add you to the waiting list. If you are not a student yet there are still very limited lessons spots available. To inquire about openings for October send an e-mail to info@musicboxnw.ca 
Blake Unruh • Drums/Guitar/Ukulele  • Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Fridays: 3 Spots Left  • Saturdays: 2 Spots Left
Torben Brown • Drums/Guitar/Ukulele  • Tuesdays: 3 Spots Left •  Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Daniel Cheung • Guitar/Ukulele • Mondays: 2 Spots Left  • Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Saturdays: 2 Spots Left
Michael Fabro  • Guitar/Ukulele  • Sundays: 3 Spots Left
Debbie Mun • Piano •  Tuesdays: SOLD OUT  • Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Saturdays: SOLD OUT
Stefani Yap • Piano • Wednesday: SOLD OUT  • Friday: ONE SPOT LEFT
Angela Birney • Piano • Thursdays: 2 Spots Left
Jordana Delgado • Piano/Cello • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Tuesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Thursdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Canita Mai • Voice/Piano • Monday: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Thursday: ONE SPOT LEFT
Talietha Sangha • Voice/Piano • Thursday: SOLD OUT • Saturday: ONE SPOT LEFT
Sandra Fernandez  • Piano/Voice • Wednesday: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Friday: 2 Spots Left  • Sunday: SOLD OUT
Harry Han • Piano • Tuesday: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Saturday: ONE SPOT LEFT
Jeanette Peake • Voice/Piano • Monday: 2 Spots Left • Tuesday: ONE SPOT LEFT
Tim Havas • Piano/Brass • Saturday: 3 Spots Left
Breanne Shaw • Flute • Friday: 3 Spots Left
Adam Van Loo • Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone/Guitar • Sunday: 2 Spots Left
Nicole Scoffield • Violin • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Wednesdays: SOLD OUT

Please contact the office for details regarding available lesson times

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Now Offering Sunday Lessons!

We are now the only music school in New Westminster that is open 7 days a week!

Take your lessons on a Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Email us for a list of available times for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Clarinet, Song Writing, Saxophone, Flute! NEW Violin booking now for November! 

 

FRIENDS OF MUSIC BOX! Have you Visited RUSART? They do wonderful professional Drawing, Painting classes for Children & Adults here in New Westminster (as well as Richmond and South Surrey locations)! http://rusart.ca New customers use code MBOX25 for 25% off first 4 sessions.
Did you read your newsletter this month?

Each month we pull the name of one of our students to win a prize. This month’s prize is a $25.00 gift certificate for any Music Box service or product.
This month’s winner is Rory L!
Congrats & please contact the office to claim your prize.

EARN FREE LESSONS!

Current Private Lesson Students who refer others who successful enrol for lessons with us get = 1 free MONTH of lessons! Thank you to everyone this Summer who referred their friends. Our success is your success!
*Immediate family members and members of the same household are not eligible for the referral program, but are eligible for 1 free registration fee ($35 value). Please contact the office for details.* 

It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

604-553-1176
Or e-mail info@musicboxnw.ca

New Westminster’s Largest Private Music School

Winner of more awards than any
other music school in New Westminster!

Downtown New Westminster:

630 Carnarvon street, New Westminster, BC
(Near the intersection of 6th and Carnarvon)

Offering quality guitar, voice, ukulele, drums, violin, clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano lessons in New Westminster.

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July Newsletter

Music Box New Westminster Music School Monthly Newsletter – July 2017
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July 2017

Congratulations and Job Well Done!

Were you at our June Recitals at the Anvil Centre? Our students did an AMAZING job and we are so proud of you! Thank you to all of our students and teachers for their hard work, and thank you to all of the families and friends that came out for the show! We look forward to our next set of recitals this coming December, and we hope you see you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Vashti Fairbairn
Director

Still time to sign up for fun music Summer Camps!
SOME Summer Camp space remaining!!
Music Camps for Ages 4.5-14 years old.
Fun & Educational :) Half Day, Full Day options. Single day options available. More information on dates, prices & more here: http://www.musicboxnw.ca/summer-camps/
CAMP Information & Registration Here!
Summer & Fall Music Together Classes for Ages 0-5 and Music Kids Class for Ages 5-7 are open for Registration!! :) Visit http://www.musicboxnw.ca/childrens-classes/ for more information on Dates & Prices.
Holidays:
BC DAY, August 7th
Carnarvon location OPEN
Office: OPEN, reduced hours
Online Registration: OPEN

Many music students take Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Along with being great goals to work towards and progress markers, beginning at RCM Level 6 you can receive High School Credit!
More informationhttps://examinations.rcmusic.ca/accreditation
Ask your teacher for further information and to see if this path may be right for you.

Teacher of the Month 

Our teacher of the month for July is Harry Han. In addition to being a Music Box piano teacher, we are pleased Harry also acts as collaborative pianist for all our Recitals!

Background (education/other):
Bachelor of Music in Comprehensive Piano, University of Victoria

Favourite food:
I like sashimi and seafood in general. My favourites are salmon sashimi and lobster.

Favourite thing to do/hobby:
I like to re-watch my favourite movies. I also enjoy playing video games after a hard day of work or practicing.

Fun fact about me:
I also studied Biology and General Science at University of British Columbia for two years. Although I found it to be not a good fit for me, having knowledge in a different field of area other than music gives me interesting insights about life.

Teaching Style/Philosophy:
Relaxation is very important in playing an instrument. If any joint in your body is stiff, it will block the current that flows from your brain to the fingertips. But if your body is completely relaxed, how does one put force into the keyboard? The answer is that you don’t put force, but rather use the natural weight of the upper body. In order to support that weight, one needs strong fingertips. The technique of relaxation may sound easy but it is actually very difficult to obtain. For children, this is difficult to do because they are still small so they don’t have that much weight in their upper body. However, I always tell them to play with fingertips so that later on when they have acquired strong fingertips, they can learn how to relax and use the weight of the upper body.Harry has two remaining spots on Tuesdays. We advise contacting us now for this great teacher! 

Please welcome the 20 new students who enrolled for private music lessons at MusicBox this May-June!

Jeth
Ian
Carlyse
Ella
Nathan
Jaxon
Cassi
Waylon
Gabriel
Hana
Jorge
Kris
Mateus
Theta
Ciena
Emily
Bethany
Eden
Sam
Pratistha

Is Your Teacher Sold Out?


Pictured above: Teacher Daniel, Harry, Debbie, Anne, Vashti, Jordana, Canita, Josee, Stefani at a recent teacher function!

Many teachers have sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact any of our office manager Josee and she can add you to the waiting list. If you are not a student yet there are still very limited lessons spots available. To inquire about openings for June send an e-mail to info@musicboxnw.ca 

Blake Unruh • Drums/Guitar/Ukulele • Tuesdays: 2 Spots Left • Thursdays: SOLD OUT
Torben Brown • Drums/Guitar/Ukulele •  Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Daniel Cheung • Guitar/Ukulele • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Saturdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
James Testani • Guitar/Ukulele • Thursdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Michael Fabro  • Guitar/Ukulele  • Sundays: 3 Spots Left
Debbie Mun • Piano •  Tuesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Fridays: Two Spots Left  • Saturdays: Two Spots Left
Breanne Shaw • Flute • Friday: Three Spots Left
Stefani Yap • Piano • Wednesday: ONE SPOT LEFT • Thursday: SOLD OUT • Friday: ONE SPOT LEFT
Jordana Delgado • Piano/Cello • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left • Thursdays: Two Spots Left
Canita Mai • Voice/Piano • Monday: ONE SPOT LEFT • Thursday: ONE SPOT LEFT • Saturdays: SOLD OUT
Christina Madarasaz • Voice/Piano • Wednesday: SOLD OUT • Thursdays: SOLD OUT
Adam Van Loo • Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone/Guitar • Sunday: 2 Spots Left
Taylor Anne Reid • Voice • Sunday: 3 Spots Left
Nicole Scoffield • Violin • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Anne Wong • Piano • Saturdays: SOLD OUT
Jeanette Peake • Voice/Piano • Tuesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Jenny Xu • Piano • Saturdays: SOLD OUT • Sundays: SOLD OUT

Please contact the office for details regarding available lesson times

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Now Offering Sunday Lessons!

We are now the only music school in New Westminster that is open 7 days a week!

Take your lessons on a Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Email us for a list of available times for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Clarinet, Song Writing, Saxophone, Flute!

FRIENDS OF MUSIC BOX! Have you Visited RUSART? They do wonderful professional Drawing, Painting classes for Children & Adults here in New Westminster (as well as Richmond and South Surrey locations)! http://rusart.ca New customers use code MBOX25 for 25% off first 4 sessions.
Did you read your newsletter this month?

Each month we pull the name of one of our students to win a prize. This month’s prize is a $25.00 gift certificate for any Music Box service or product.
This month’s winner is Xavi M!
Congrats & please contact the office to claim your prize.

EARN FREE LESSONS!

Current Private Lesson Students who refer others who successful enrol for lessons with us get = 1 free MONTH of lessons! Thank you to everyone this Spring who referred their friends. Our success is your success!
*Immediate family members and members of the same household are not eligible for the referral program, but are eligible for 1 free private lesson registration fee. Please contact the office for details.* 

Did you enjoy this June’s Picture Day?

Want to get your child’s picture taken for free by a professional photographer?


The next Picture day is coming in December and is open to all current Music Box Music Academy students! *Must be a CURRENT student to participate.

Thank you to Roger Mahler of Union Photographers http://www.unionphotographers.com for their excellent work at June’s Picture Day!

It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

604-553-1176
Or e-mail info@musicboxnw.ca

New Westminster’s Largest Private Music School

Winner of more awards than any
other music school in New Westminster!

Downtown New Westminster:

630 Carnarvon street, New Westminster, BC
(Near the intersection of 6th and Carnarvon)

Camp Location: 25 Begbie Street, New Westminster, BC
(1 block from the Skytrain, just up from Waves Coffee @ Columbia St)

Offering quality guitar, voice, ukulele, drums, violin, clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano lessons in New Westminster.

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Music Box New Westminster Music School Monthly Newsletter – March 2017

Music Box Monthly

March 2017

Music Education wins! 

Dear Music Box Students, Friends & Families,

Is Music Education beneficial? How many reasons can you come up with? It seems like everyday my social media feed gives me a brandnew handful of reasons. Here are two articles I found just today without even trying: Accelerate brain development in Children & More than learning to sing. One of my personal favourite reasons is: the pleasure it can bring in old age, to sit down and play your favourite song, not for the brain development, but for the fun. That sounds great to me! My next personal reason is: the people! The people you make music with, the people who hear your music & respond. What is your reason for learning music?

Happy Spring Break,

Vashti Fairbairn
Director

MUSIC KIDS DAYCARENEW EXCITING DAYCARE UPDATES!

NEW Daycare Care Hours expand from 9-5 to 8am-6pm!!! 
NEW Daycare Diamond Membership ($75/month), drops care hour rate to $10/hour!!!Music Kids Daycare is a new Flexible Part Time Daycare offering quality Child Care in New Westminster – as you need it! Music Kids is well organized, offers low ratios, easy booking, friendly staff, amazing curriculum of Reggio Emilia and Music Education, a home away from homeWe are accepting children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old for a *Maximum of 40 hours a month. Please read more about this new excellent program HERE.

Enrolment is easy:

Request an info pack & registration forms here: http://www.musicboxnw.ca/request-info/

Music Kids Class SPRING 2017 Session for Ages 5-7:
April 8th to June 17th (10 classes) *no class April 15th
SATURDAYS, 11:30am-12:30pm
$100 for 10 classesMusic Kids Class is an interactive music and movement class for big kids! Children will engage in vocal and instrument play, rhythm patterns and movement activities in a fun, mixed-age environment. Experience the joys of music making while developing important skills of teamwork and communication. Parent/Caregiver participation is welcome but not required.Register For April Class Here
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR APRIL SESSION

Music Together SPRING 2017 Session for Ages 0-5:
$160 for first child, $100 for siblings (siblings under 8 months free).

SATURDAYS, 9:30am-10:15am, 10:30am-11:15am
April 8th to June 17th (10 classes) *no class April 15th
@ our River Market Studio, 810 Quayside Drive New West

TUESDAYS, 10am-10:45am
April 11th to June 13th (10 classes)
@ our Carnarvon St Studio, 630 Carnarvon Street New West

Register For April Class Here

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Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camp – March 20-24th

Location: 759 Carnarvon St, The Metro Hall

Rock Band Camp Ages 6-10

Ready to rock? Join our top instructors and create a band! No previous skills necessary. Students will jam out on Piano, Guitar, Drums, Vocals and more. Afternoons feature fun camp activities – games, parks, local attractions and more.

  • Full 5 Day Camp 9-4pm $285
  • Half 5 Day Camp 9-12pm $195
  • Every Camp Includes Flex Drop Off 8:45-9am & Flex Pick Up 4-4:30pm FREE! 

Registration Form Click HERE

Holidays: 

Carnarvon location CLOSED for Spring Break:
March 14-18th & 21-25th (Tues-Sat Lessons).

Carnarvon location OPEN for Spring Break:
March 12, 13, 19, 20th (Sunday & Monday lessons).

Daycare is OPEN for Spring Break.

Many music students take Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Along with being great goals to work towards and progress markers, beginning at RCM Level 6 you can receive High School Credit!
More informationhttps://examinations.rcmusic.ca/accreditation
Ask your teacher for further information and to see if this path may be right for you.

Now Offering Sunday Lessons!

We are now the only music school in New Westminster that is open 7 days a week!

Take your lessons on a Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Email us for a list of available times for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Clarinet, Song Writing, Saxophone, Flute!

Teacher of the Month 

Our teacher of the month for March is Torben Brown! Torben teaches Guitar, Drums & Ukulele for children & adults.Background:
BA from University of Guelph, extensive live touring and tech experience and is currently a member of The New Shackletons.

Favourite food:
Vindeloo

Favourite thing to do:
Gardening, Cooking/baking, Beekeeping, Flyfishing

Fun fact about me: 
Born in Yellowknife, Canadian, am a Itosukai karate black-belt champion, 1999, also a Fluent Danish speaker.

Teaching style/philosophy: 
I aim to teach enjoyment of music, and of music study and practice.  You have to enjoy practicing to get really good, I want to show students that learning and practicing is fun!!  After all, you’re going to do a lot of it.

Torben has ONE remaining spot on Wednesdays. We advise contacting us for this great teacher! 

Is Your Teacher Sold Out?

Pictured above: Teacher Daniel, Harry, Debbie, Anne, Vashti, Jordana, Canita, Josee, Stefani at a recent teacher function!Many teachers have sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact any of our office manager Josee and she can add you to the waiting list. If you are not a student yet there are still limited lessons spots available. To inquire about openings for March send an e-mail to info@musicboxnw.ca Blake Unruh • Drums/Guitar/Ukulele • Tuesdays: 3 Spots Left • Thursdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Torben Brown • Drums/Guitar/Ukulele •  Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Steve Marshall • Drums/Guitar/Ukulele/Voice • Saturdays: SOLD OUT
Daniel Cheung • Guitar/Ukulele • Mondays: Two Spots Left  • Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Saturdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
James Testani • Guitar/Ukulele • Thursdays: 3 Spots Left
Michael Fabro  • Guitar/Ukulele  • Sundays: 3 Spots Left
Debbie Mun • Piano •  Tuesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT  • Saturdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Breanne Shaw • Flute • Friday: Three Spots Left
Stefani Yap • Piano • Wednesday: SOLD OUT • Thursday: Two Spots Left • Friday: SOLD OUT
Jordana Delgado • Piano/Cello • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left • Thursdays: Two Spots Left
STOPPED CHECKING HERE!!!! Canita Mai • Voice/Piano • Monday: ONE SPOT LEFT • Thursday: ONE SPOT LEFT • Saturdays: SOLD OUT
Christina Madarasaz • Voice/Piano • Wednesday: SOLD OUT • Thursdays: ONE SPOT LEFT
Adam Van Loo • Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone/Guitar • Sunday: ONE SPOT LEFT
Taylor Anne Reid • Voice • Sunday: 3 Spots Left
Ju Dee Ang • Violin • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT • Wednesdays: Two Spots Left
Anne Wong • Piano • Saturdays: SOLD OUT
Claire Rice • Voice • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left
Jenny Xu • Piano • Saturdays: Two Spots Left • Sundays: Two Spots Left

Please contact the office for details regarding available lesson times

DID YOU KNOW?

We have wonderful room rentals available at our River Market location! Contact us today to Book your Birthday Party, Rehearsal or Event!

FRIENDS OF MUSIC BOX! Have you Visited RUSART? They do wonderful professional Drawing, Painting classes for Children & Adults here in New Westminster (as well as Richmond and South Surrey locations)! http://rusart.ca New customers use code MBOX25 for 25% off first 4 sessions.
Did you read your newsletter this month?

Each month we pull the name of one of our students to win a prize. This month’s prize is a $25.00 gift certificate for any Music Box service or product.
This month’s winner is Zoe Bilodeau!
Congrats & please contact the office to claim your prize.

EARN FREE LESSONS!

Current Private Lesson Students who refer others who successful enrol for lessons with us get = 1 free MONTH of lessons! Thank you to everyone this Summer who referred their friends. Our success is your success!
*Immediate family members and members of the same household are not eligible for the referral program, but are eligible for 1 free private lesson registration fee. Please contact the office for details.* 

Did you enjoy this December’s Picture Day?

Want to get your child’s picture taken for free by a professional photographer?


The next Picture day is coming in June and is open to all current Music Box Music Academy students! *Must be a CURRENT student to participate.

Thank you to Roger Mahler of Union Photographers http://www.unionphotographers.com for their excellent work at December’s Picture Day!

It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

604-553-1176
Or e-mail info@musicboxnw.ca

New Westminster’s Largest Private Music School

Winner of more awards than any
other music school in New Westminster!

2 Locations to Serve You in Downtown New Westminster:

630 Carnarvon street, New Westminster, BC
(Near the intersection of 6th and Carnarvon, just down from the Brick & Motar shop)

211-810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC
(1 block from the Skytrain, at the New Westminster Quay, 2nd floor of the River Market)

Offering quality guitar, voice, ukulele, drums, violin, clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano lessons in New Westminster.