September 2021 Newsletter








MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

We are super excited to announce that in April 2022 we are heading to Graceland – the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, TN! The Academy of Music will be featured as one of 14 music schools from across the US performing April 6 & 7 at Graceland Auditorium! We have reserved 90 minutes for our students to perform with a backtrack or live teacher band on stage! Full sound, live streaming, and professional photography are all included. Talk to your teacher soon about preparing an audition recording for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Auditions will be due December 18, and we can only accept 25 students, so you will want to get started on a performance piece soon! More registration details with pricing information coming soon! Viva Graceland! Viva Elvis!

 

WE LOVE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

 

We know some of you are already getting your Halloween costumes ready, and we can’t wait to enjoy the fun with you! As always, students are welcome to wear costumes to the studio the week before the big event – October 24-31. This year, we’re also giving you an opportunity to join a Halloween Virtual Costume Parade. It’s easy to do – just email a costume photo any time before October 24 to info@jenisonacademyofmusic.com, and we’ll put it together!

PLAN AHEAD –

HALLOWEEN GIVE BACK!

Our annual Halloween Give Back campaign is back this year! Plan ahead to bring us unwrapped candy, handwritten notes and drawings, or monetary donations to help cover shipping to Operation Gratitude. They will distribute the candy to military and first responders.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

There are some new faces at the Academy of Music desk! We are pleased to introduce the following new awesome Academy staff who help us keep everything organized and running smoothly.

  • Allison joined us as General Manager
  • Madyson joined us as Marketing and Office Manager
  • Abby joined us as a Student Service Coordinator
  • Charlene joined us as a Student Service Coordinator

Many of you already know and love Diane who has been a Student Service Coordinator for a year. The next time you see her thank her for being awesome!



SUMMER GUESSING GAME WINNERS!

Congratulations to our Summer Guessing Game Winners. Brooklyn in our Jenison location guessed the number exactly! John at our Grand Rapids location shared that he created a formula and his guess was off by only one number. They each won a FREE month of lessons.

WINTER RECITALS

 

We are looking forward once again to featuring Academy students in our Winter Recitals. This December, we are pleased to be able to offer TWO GREAT PERFORMANCE OPTIONS:

  1. An in-person recital Wealthy Theatre on December 11. Wealthy Theatre is a 400 seat auditorium, so there is lots of room to sit wherever you are comfortable. The only current covid protocol at the theatre is that masks will need to be worn in the auditorium unless food or drink is being consumed. Students will not need to wear a mask on stage.
  2. A virtual recital on a scheduled day and time featuring recorded performances. Students may record their performance at home and submit a video. Or, as a special option, we are additionally organizing a professional recording day on December 18. We’ll have the lighting, camera, and sound equipment available and will allow a maximum of 10 minutes for one student at a time to complete a recording.

Be sure to talk to your teacher before October 10 about Winter Recitals and watch for more signup details!

JENISON LAWN SIGN

If you are enrolled in music lessons at Jenison Academy of Music, stop in and pick up a FREE lawn sign. We would love to see a picture of your student with the lawn sign online! Feel free to take a photo, post the photo on social media, and tag the Jenison Academy of Music on Instagram and Facebook.



2021 ACADEMY CALENDAR

THANKSGIVING BREAK

NO LESSONS

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – Friday, November 26, 2021

(Lessons resume on Saturday, November 27, 2021)

HOMESCHOOL SEMESTER ENDS

Saturday, December 4, 2021 (Saturday students only)

Friday, December 10, 2021 (all other students)

WINTER RECITALS

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Sunday, December 12, 2021

WINTER BREAK

NO LESSONS

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 – Sunday, January 2, 2022

Lessons resume on Monday, January 3, 2021

VIEW THE ENTIRE CALENDAR HERE



2021-2022 GROUP MAKE-UP LESSONS

MISSING A LESSON? SIGN UP FOR GROUP MAKE-UPS USING THE STUDENT PORTAL. SCHEDULE AVAILABLE THROUGH DECEMBER 2021.

ACCESS THE PORTAL HERE

MUSICAL LADDER CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations to everyone who continues reaching their musical goals and keeps climbing higher on the Musical Ladder!



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

Adam D.

Ava I.

Braden L.

Byron A.

Ernesto F.

Evelyn L.

Isabella K.

Jackie D.

Kalistia N.

Kevin C.

Laila A.

Lauren D.

Liam L.

Maggie E.

Melanie C.

Sullivan M.

Sydney H.

REFERRAL CONTEST

Refer a new student to the Academy between July 1 and September 30, 2021, and you and the new student will both be entered into our next referral drawing! Plus you will both get a $25 gift card as a thank you! Refer someone today and you could win $500 back-to-school cash!

(Drawing on October 1st)

IS YOUR TEACHER SOLD OUT?

PIANO

Cathie – 1 spot

Justin – SOLD OUT

Sandra – 4 spots

Sonja – 6 spots

Andrew – 7 spots

VOICE

Chelsea – 13 spots

Kohl – 11 spots

STRINGS

Kristina – 2 spots

Meredith – 6 spots

GUITAR | UKULELE

Chris – 6 spots

Josh G. – 7 spots

DRUMS

Jared – 1 spot

Josh H. – 1 spot



NOT A STUDENT YET?

Check out our October Special!

WEST MICHIGAN’S LARGEST

MUSIC SCHOOL!

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616-265-5887

info@jenisonacademyofmusic.com

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