Music Box New Westminster Music School Monthly Newsletter – August 2015

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Music Box Monthly – August 2015

I hope you had a great August!

August saw us officially opening our 2nd location on Carnarvon Street with a big party! So many people stopped by, some we hadn’t seen in a long time, old friends, new friends, students & families, even old mentors & teachers of teachers, family! Such a special time – thank YOU for sharing the day with us 🙂 Please enjoy the photos below.

Have a great week!

Vashti Fairbairn


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imagesHolidays: Reminder: The studio is OPEN for private lesson teaching on Labour Day.


At Music Box you are free to take lessons for fun & personal enjoyment or more seriously with prep for music festivals, examinations & more. Some students this season chose to take examinations! 
Music Exams through the Royal Conservatory are well recognized across Canada & the UK. 
Learn more more about the exam board Royal Conservatory of Music here:

Jacob L – Piano – Prep B – First Class Honours

Ilana G – Voice – Grade 1 – First Class Honours with Distinction

Preston G – Piano – Grade 8 – Honours

Julia I – Piano – Grade 1 – First Class Honours

Reese M – Piano – Grade 3 – First Class Honours

Hannah S – Piano – Grade 2 – First Class Honours

Please welcome the 13 new students

who enrolled for private music lessons at MusicBox this July-August!
















Have you visited our 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 Music, Musical Theatre, Camps, Preschool Music & More! 🙂


Congratulations Teacher Stefani – Teacher of the Year! 

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!

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre | To Register Click Here. 5-9 yrs, 11am-12pm, Saturdays, September 12-December 12 [14 classes] – $210

Students will work as a team in a fun and entertaining environment. They will build confidence in performance with a clear voice, imaginative dance and dramatic storytelling. Equal time is spent each class singing, dancing and acting to develop all skills. Our small class sizes mean every performer will have an opportunity to showcase and improve their strengths. There will be a performance on the last day.



Only 7 days left to win a FREE Apple iPad Mini! Refer your friends to Music Box New Westminster’s Music Academy before September 6th and we’ll enter you AND your friend into the drawing! We’ll also send you both $25.00 thank you gift certificates. You do not need to be a student to be eligible for the contest, just share this Facebook post and spread the word! We offer lessons to children and adults in guitar, piano, voice, ukulele, flute and more for ages 4 & up. It’s easy to refer, just pass on the post & our website to your friends and family and maybe YOU will be sporting a brand new Apple iPad Mini next week!

*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.*


MUSIC FUN FACT: Since she was 7-years-old, Dolly Parton has written approximately 5,000 songs. Parton considers herself a writer first and foremost — singing has always come second. According to her website, Parton writes a song every two or three days, and she always makes time to write on her birthday. She wrote her first song about her corn-cob doll. She was not able to write yet, so her mother had to copy the lyrics for her.



Did you Guess what we did to our old Grand Piano?

This piano was Canadian piano, ‘Apollo’ from the early 1900’s! A fine learning piano with a beautiful warm tone! However as students advance they need higher quality instruments to learn on. This piano was beginning to show it’s years and student wear and tear!

BEFORE: Step begins the project that would take weeks of work!

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AFTER: Beautiful desk for office manager Josee!

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


Jane Wong • Fridays: Two Spots Left.


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

Ian James • Tuesdays: Four Spots Left. Saturdays: Two Spots Left.

Erika Babins • Voice & Ukulele – Wednesdays: Two Spots Left.


Vashti Fairbairn • Mondays: SOLD OUT.

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

Clare Wyatt • Mondays: Two Spots Left.

Allyson Hop • Mondays: Three Spots Left.

Christina Madarasz • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left. Wednesdays: One Spot Left. Thursdays: One Spot Left.

Lynn Yang • Tuesdays: SOLD OUT. Thursdays: SOLD OUT.

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

Stefani Yap • Wednesdays: One Spot 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 Arienne Isidro!

Congrats Arienne & please contact the office to pick up your prize.


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.