Music Box New Westminster Music School Monthly Newsletter – July 2016

Music Box Monthly

July 2016

Exciting news this summer!

Since our move July 2015 from our River Market location to our new Private Lesson studio at 630 Carnarvon Street, we have been quietly working on realizing a long time goal of opening a Daycare to serve New Westminster.

Now, with our main Carnarvon Music School fully in swing, and a new partnership with another local mom and ECE educator, Kimberly Ngugi – we are pleased to open Music Kids Daycare to the public August 29th!

I’d like to invite you to come to any of our 4 open houses this August, or book a private tour. We’d love to see you and show you our excellent education plan for your children!

Vashti Fairbairn


Music Kids Daycare is a new Part Time Daycare offering quality Educational Child Care in New Westminster – as you need it! Music Kids is well organized, offers the lowest ratios, easy booking, highly qualified teachers, amazing curriculum of Reggio Emilia and the best Music Education to activate all sides of children’s brains, a home away from home

We are accepting children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old. Please read more about this new excellent program HERE.

Take the First Step to securing your space:

Join us for an Open House: Sat Aug 13th 11am-4pm, Sun Aug 14th 1-5pm, Sat Aug 27 11am-4pm, Sun Aug 28 1-5pm 

Or schedule a private parent tour today! Our first tours are August 8-12th from 9am-6pm by appointment only.

Celebrating Student Achievement!
Most Improved Student of the Year 2016 – Sissa Post & Henry Bloor
Student of the Year 2016 – Tiana Fong & Anthoney Downey
Junior Piano Student of the Year 2016 – Momoka Arakawa
Intermediate Piano Student of the Year 2016 – Daniel Gu
Senior Piano Student of the Year 2016 – Paul Gullett
Junior Flute Student of the Year 2016 – Levi Tuura
Senior Flute Student of the Year 2016 – Christine Thomas
Junior Voice Student of the Year 2016 – Kyle Inamac
Senior Voice Student of the Year 2016 – Isabelle Trainor
Drum Student of the Year 2016 – Aston Fu
Ukulele Student of the year 2016 – Avalina Manghi
Guitar Student of the Year 2016 – Tom Shi & Edward Musete
Ilana Gastaldo – Grade 3 Voice – First Class Honours
Jacob Lind – Grade 1 Piano – First Class Honours
Reese Magnayon – Grade 2 Piano – First Class Honours
Daniel Gu – Prep B Piano – First Class Honours with Distinction

Yes we still have LIMITED room in our Camps! [Except for August 22-26 which is FULL]
NOTE: August 22-26 is SOLD OUT!
Let us know if you can join us for a Demo Music Together Class!
Or sign up for our Fall Class now! Regular Music Together Classes will begin FALL, SATURDAYS, 11am-11:45am, September 24-November 26th. 9 months-5yrs. $160.

Reminder:BC Day  – Monday, August 1st

YES there are still regular private lessons & classes on Monday August 1st.

Note: there is no River Market Music Kids Club on August 10, 13, 27, 31

Please welcome the 14 new students
who enrolled for private music lessons at MusicBox this June!

Alex B

Teacher of the Month 

Our teacher of the month for July is Ms. Jordana Delgado! Jordana teaches Piano for children & adults.Background: 
I was trained in classical music (piano and cello), but was told it was very difficult to make a living out of music, so I studied Psychology, and after that a master’s degree in Music Therapy. In the end I managed to make music my profession 🙂 I have complemented my education with training in modern music and voice lessons. As a musician I have been part of classical, pop, world music and a cappella groups. As a music teacher I have worked in different music schools for more than 14 years, using different methodologies, and so have a broad perspective on music education.

Favourite food:
Any recipe with lentils involved.

Favourite thing to do in the summer:
I love going to the beach around 7pm, just when everyone else is going back home, and swimming in the ocean until the sun sets.

Fun fact about me: 
I am part of the independent film movement in Vancouver. On the weekends I turn into a production designer!

Teaching style/philosophy: 
I believe everyone is different and has their own way of learning (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic…). My job is to be able to identify the learning style of each student. Then I enjoy customizing the lessons using different methodologies and teaching materials so each student can get the best out of themselves.

Jordana has only a handful of spots left on Tuesdays & Thursdays. We advise contacting us now for this great teacher! 

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 Po Yiu Yau!
Congrats & please contact the office to claim your prize.


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 June 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.

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, drums, violin, flute and piano lessons in New Westminster.