Music Box New Westminster Music School Monthly Newsletter –
August 2015

Music Box Monthly

October 2015

Thank you New Westminster, for voting us Best Place for Music Lessons in 2015 in the Readers Choice Awards, Royal City Record!

Our students and their parents are what makes us great!

How Do the Recitals Work?

Recitals play an important part in the development of any musician.  I am a big believer that to be a really great performer, you have to have consistent and gradual performance experience.  In addition to this, you need to have positive performance experiences. If your child is not ready, by all means, attend the recital for fun and don’t worry, there’s another recital right around the corner, no more than 6 months away!

If you would like to perform, or would like for your child to perform, in our December recitals, here’s how it works:

Let your teacher & Josee know ASAP that you or your child would like to perform. Best preparation sees best results! On October 7th we finalize our extracurricular performances and on December 1st our teachers submit their student’s final song lists and programs are prepared.  It’s that easy.

I look forward to another great round of recitals in December!

Vashti Fairbairn


Reminder: The studio is CLOSED for private lesson teaching on Thanksgiving Monday (October 12).

Have you visited our New 2nd Location yet?

If you are a current private music lesson student you’re already keen to this news – however if you have not yet heard – we have a wonderful, new, 2nd location! Our new home studio for all of our private lessons at 630 Carnarvon Street in Downtown New Westminster! What’s happening to our River Market location? Don’t worry it is not going away, it continues to hold our Group Music Classes such as Free Mini MusicMusical TheatreCampsPreschool Music, Event Rentals & More. Thank you to The Newsleader and The Record for the lovely Newspaper Articles about the opening! 


Please welcome the 23+ new students
who enrolled for private music lessons at MusicBox this September!
Po Yiu
Audrey K
Madeleine F
Stephen E
Congratulations Teacher Stefani – Teacher of 2015! 
Piano Teacher Stefani Yap has recently won the coveted Music Box Teacher of the Year 2015 Award! This award was voted on by fellow Music Box teachers who each gave wonderful & insightful presentations on their individual teaching at a recent teacher dinner. Way to go Stefani!
Where Did Bronwyn Go?
If you had the opportunity to meet Bronwyn this past year or a previous Summer, you will understand why we miss her so much! You may have seen her at a Recital, Summer Camp, dong Admin Work, the Farmers Market, teaching Piano, or any number of outdoor events. We kept her busy!
Bronwyn is now off on a 1 year contract teaching overseas at a school in Cambodia!
If you are interested in more detailed updates please email us and we will send you a link to her blog.
Have fun Bronwyn, we miss you!

Earn Free Lessons!

October Special: If you refer someone to the Academy and they name you during registration – we’ll give you 1 month of Free Lessons!
We are thankful when you spread the word!
*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 know BC is home to some of the best children’s musicians around?
We are proud to list all of these super musicians: Mr. IBob’s and LoloMusic with MarnieLisa Rae (have you attend our Free Friday Classes with her or had a birthday party?), Will StroetCharlotte Diamond & More!
Check their sites for fun & education videos and music information your children will love! 

Is YOUR Teacher Sold Out?
Teachers With Waiting Lists.

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 October send an e-mail to Or you can call the Carnarvon office 604-553-1176 Monday-Friday after 12pm or Saturday after 9am.

FLUTE: Jane Wong • Fridays: ONE Spot Left.

Angelica Kim • Piano & Flute – Saturdays: Two Spots Left.


Boris Ulanowicz • Mondays: Three Spots Left.

Jane Wong • Fridays: ONE Spot Left.


Daniel Cheung • Mondays: Two Spots Left. Fridays: ONE Spot Left. Saturday: SOLD OUT.

Ian James • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left.

John Oliver • Thursdays: Four Spots Left.


Vashti Fairbairn • Mondays: SOLD OUT.

Angelica Kim • Piano & Flute – Saturdays: Two Spots Left.

Clare Wyatt • Mondays: ONE Spot Left.

Allyson Hop • Mondays: Two Spots Left. Saturdays: Three Spots Left.

Christina Madarasz • Tuesdays: SOLD OUT. Wednesdays: One Spot Left. Thursdays: ONE Spot Left.

Lynn Yang • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left. Thursdays: ONE Spot Left.

Sandra Fernandez • Tuesdays: Three Spots Left. Wednesdays: ONE Spot Left. Fridays: ONE Spot Left.

Stefani Yap • Wednesdays: SOLD OUT. Thursdays: Three Spots Left. Fridays: SOLD OUT.

Samantha Perks • Saturdays: SOLD OUT.

Taylor Hastings • Saturdays: ONE Spot Left.

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 Reese Magnayon!
Congrats Reese & please contact the office to pick up your prize.

This Winter a few lucky Music Box students get the opportunity to collaborate with Kids In Motion Sapperton Dance Studio students for winter performances. Looking forward to this!

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.

It’s easy to take the next step:

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

Or e-mail

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, flute, violin and piano lessons in New Westminster.