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


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:

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

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

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


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 information
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:

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 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


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)! 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.


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 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!

Or e-mail

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.