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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 4/21/14

belusheyEach week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here’s this week’s shout out!

Arlys A. in Minneapolis, MN wrote in to tell us about her student Belushey’s awesome accomplishments! She wrote, “Belushey has had an exciting week: Her first TV commercial “Baby Stuffies” aired on Sunday 4/13/14, during the MTV music awards, and she reads for a Disney television role on Friday. She’s done excellent preparation work and is set to perform at her best. Knock ‘em dead!” Way to go Belushey!! We’re so proud of you and excited to see what you do next!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 4/14/14

piano 4-14Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are all of this week’s shout outs!

Vanessa P. in Lynnwood, WA wrote, “Congratulations to Sophia on the wonderful reviews for her performance as Laurey in her school’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway classic, “Oklahoma!” You did us all proud!!!” Bravo Sophia!

Kelvin L. in Bolingbrook, IL wrote, “My student Ava just passed her Certificate of Merit – Level Three…Woohoo! Congratulations Ava!” Keep up the good work, Ava!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 4/7/14

bring it inEach week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are all of this week’s shout outs!

Courtney P. in Winter Springs, FL wrote, “A great big congratulations goes out to my student Peter for booking a role on ABC’s The Middle! Hard work and dedication pay off! I am so proud of you Peter! Congrats!” Well done Peter! We can’t wait to see you on the screen!

Sandra H. in Philadelphia, PA wrote, “My student Alice V. after studying voice for over a year, was accepted at the Art’s Academy at Benjamin Rush High School. Congratulations Alice!” Way to go Alice! We’re all proud of you!

Richard C. in Phoenix, AZ wrote, “I would like to congratulate my banjo student Adam S. and his wonderful wife on the birth of their first child Olivia. 9 lb 10 oz born 4/4/14 at 11:19 am. Congrats you two! and get that kid a banjo stat!” Congratulations! And for the record, Olivia is a great name for a future banjo virtuoso!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 3/31/14

good news 3-31Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are all of this week’s shout outs!

Kelvin L. in Bolingbrook, IL wrote, “My piano student Ty M. has made his first international audition at the Dulwich International Music Academy (DIMA) in Dulwich College Beijing! Congratulations Ty! We are so proud of you!” Great work, Ty!

Patricia D. in Washington, D.C. wrote, “I am giving a shout out to three of my students who have done an excellent job in mastering their piano skills. Hurray for Milena, Yaphet, and Delena.” Keep it up!

Deborah C. in Las Vegas, NV wrote, “Congratulations to Ace and Jordan on getting parts in Les Miz! You were selected from a large pool of talent and should be very proud. Have fun in the show and keep those voices in good shape.” Break a leg, guys!

Cheryl M. in Detroit, MI wrote, “I’d like to give my shout out for Colleen S., my voice student, for having competed in a music competition this past Friday, March 21st in Midland, Michigan. She received scores of 17′s and 18′s out of a possible 20 in the categories for breath control, musicianship, interpretation, intonation, diction and such. Her overall scores for her two selections were 88 and 85 respectively, out of a possible 100 for each. Colleen has been a REAL trooper and has perservered over these five weeks of instruction despite her challenging health issues and ongoing setbacks because of having had leukemia. Even now, she needs to have another hip replacement. She is a brave young woman that I pray will continue to study voice in the future! Way to go, girl!” Go Colleen! You’re amazing and we’d love to hear you sing!

Mike S. in Lehighton, PA wrote in with some good news about his own career! He said, “The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association held its 15th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards presentation on Sunday, March 9th at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Among the special Honoree recipients is veteran guitarist and bandleader Mike Stanley of Mike Stanley & Friends, who was recognized for over 25 years of entertaining in the region.” Congratulations Mike! We’re proud to have you on the team!

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TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 3/24/14

adam cEach week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are all of this week’s shout outs!

Adam C. in Lilburn, GA wrote, “One of my star students, Angia C. just won the Concerto Competition to perform Hadyn Violin Concerto in G Major, with the Gwinnett County Youth Orchestra. Two of my professionally bound students, Kynan C. and Kathryn C., both passed their UGA college auditions with flying colors and received scholarships too! 14 of my violin and viola students won their All-State Orchestra Auditions.” Way to go!

Angel M. in San Diego, CA wrote, “Hi guys! I, along with fellow TakeLessons teacher Kayla G. have started a new choral ensemble called Folklore! It pairs professional singers with standout high school/ junior college vocalists to prepare and encourage them to pursue a career in the arts after they graduate. We perform music from the high renaissance, negro-spirituals, folksongs, arrangements of songs by indie bands, and music from video games. We even wear monk robes! We’ll premier this summer at the San Diego Choral Festival at St. Paul’s cathedral. Should be a great time! If any local San Diego teachers have some recommended students to audition at the end of May, we encourage them to check out our website for more information. www.folkloreguild.org” Sounds like an awesome project. We can’t wait to see the debut!

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Awesome Music Apps for Drummers

android music appsWith all of the music apps available these days, musicians have tons of resources right at their fingertips. Guitarists can pull up their phones instead of packing their tuners; vocalists can Google song lyrics for impromptu karaoke nights. So what are the must-have music apps specifically for drummers? Here are a few to get you started…

 

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