Active Living Guide - Fall 2014

Music Box Monthly

August 2014

July has been wild! Have you been enjoying the heat?

We’ve had a great time at many events this past month. Maybe you’ve seen us around town – at the Royal City Farmers Market? Canada Day at the River Market? Show & Shine? 12th Street Music Festival? Who knows where we’ll be next this August.

At most big events we often hold a draw for those stopping by our booth. Congratulations to the lovely family who won a Keyboard ~ Our biggest give away yet!


Farmers MarketThanks to Bronwyn for being an event Superstar!

Please welcome the 10+ new students
who enrolled for private music lessons at MusicBox in July!

Fall Group Class Registration Is Open!

Ages 3-5 Click Here
Ages 5-9 Click Here
Ages 8-12 Click Here
And To Be Announced Soon – the awaited Adult Musical Theatre Class!

Upcoming Holidays:
The studio is closed for private lesson teaching Tuesday August 26th-Monday Sept 1st.

Q: Why is a piano so hard to open?
A: Because the keys are on the inside!
Do you have a funnier music joke then us? Send them in, we’ll post the best for the September Newsletter.
Could you name our laughing man from last month’s newsletter? It’s Cab Calloway! Visit youtube here: for his iconic song.

Gift Box Drawing

Earn free lessons!

If you refer someone to the Academy and they register for 1 month of private lessons: You will receive 1 month of free private lessons.
Please spread the word!
*Immediate family members and members of the same household are not eligible for the referral program, but are eligible for free private lesson registration fees and $25 off Summer Camps. Please contact the office for details.*



Book your tickets today!

Our Spring Break & Hello Piano teacher Jocelyn Gauthier stars this Summer as Elle Woods in the smash hit Legally Blonde! The show plays alternating nights throughout the Summer for Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park. Check it out HERE.


Free Outdoor Piano Lessons

Every Friday from 3-4pm until the end of Summer Music Box is holding Free Piano Lessons on the Outdoor Piano. This piano is courtesy located inbetween Donald’s Market and the Wild Rice patio. Did you see us in this Newsleader article about the piano? Enjoy a walk on the Quay and stop by to play a tune!


Teacher of the Month: Ms. Amy!
Ms. Amy teaches Beginner Woodwinds (Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone), Ukelele & Acoustic Guitar for children-adults.
Background?: I hold a BMA (Bachelor of Music Arts) from Oklahoma Baptist University and am studying to become TESOL certified at VCC.I am an early childhood music and elementary music specialist. I have lived in Vancouver for 5 years. I am originally from Arizona in the mountains, then Oklahoma, and now here to get away from the tornadoes…
Favourite food?: Crepes! Nutella with Strawberries or Veggie.
Favourite thing to do in the Summer?: We put a tent up in our backyard and go pretend camping.
Fun fact?: I have the same birthday as Adam Sandler.
Teaching style?: I like to make learning hands-on, and active. Music is the most fun when you share it with friends!

If you are not a student yet there are still limited lessons spots available with Ms. Amy. To inquire about openings for August or September send an e-mail to Or call 604-553-1176

Did You Read Your Newsletter this month?

Each month we pull the name of one of our students to win $25.00 towards lessons, classes or camps from Music Box! This month’s winner is CHARLOTTE WIPP! To redeem your prize, please contact the office. Congrats! Everyone be sure to read your newsletter each month!