Vol. 1 • No. 7 • July 2018
This year, two of our wonderful students had the opportunity to compete at the annual Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration. Both seven-year-old Ivy Eyer and thirteen-year-old Alexander Erickson performed excellently. We are proud to have them a part of our Academy and we look forward to seeing them progress and flourish as they continue their musical journey.
“Competing this year in the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration was very exciting for me, because I was playing ‘L’enfant Demon’ by Claude Thomain. I like this composition very much. I would like to thank my teacher Patricia Bartell for guiding me through and helping to master L’enfant Demon. I feel proud and accomplished.”
— Alexander Erickson
“I had a great time at Leavenworth this year. My favorite parts were playing my songs for the judges, getting to try out different accordions and seeing other accordion players playing their songs. Plus my cousin and grandmas and grandpas were there with us. It was really fun.”
— Ivy Eyer
Summer Recital 2018
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Talk to your teacher to sign-up!
Let’s Have Some Fun!
Upcoming Themed Month
The next Themed Month will begin the first week of August. This time around the theme will be Circus.
Feel free to come dressed up according to the theme at any time during the month.
The ‘Read Your Newsletter’ Contest
Every month you’ll have a chance to win a fun prize just for reading the newsletter! This month participate in the Star Game, then write your name and the number of stars on the piece of paper at the front desk.
Welcome to Our New Students!
Let’s Learn Something New
Did You Know?
1. In 1825, J. Purdy Brown was the first to place a circus in a large tent, also known as “big top”.
2. Elephants not only love bananas, but can peel them on their own as well.
3. Popcorn kernels can pop up to 3 feet in the air.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
BY MELODIE CANNON
Ever since Mozart was a young child his life was dedicated to practicing, studying and playing music. He wanted to know everything about music composers and styles of music. He loved and thrived on constantly learning new things. Because of this, he was able to quickly become a successful musician, even in his youth.
It is proven that being passionate, exited and eager about something helps build a long-lasting motivation to work towards being successful. When someone is truly passionate about something or someone, they will work harder to reach their goals. They will do whatever it takes to continue growing and move forward with whatever they are passionate about.
It is equally important to have the mindset that there is always more to learn, in anything. Because of this, there is an infinite amount of room to grow, but only if you have the passion to keep you going.
Student of the Month
What instrument(s) do you play? I play the piano.
Why did you choose to play this particular instrument? I used to play piano when I was four-years-old and I missed playing it. Also, I love music!
What is your favorite song you’ve learned so far? My favorite song that I’ve learned so far is Honey Dew and Fur Elise.
What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your lessons during the past three months? The coolest thing I’ve learned so far are Interval Speeds.
Do you have any performances coming up? Yes, I do! I have a recital on July 28th with Able To Play Music Academy.
What are your hobbies, other than music? I do swimming and jujitsu.
What is your favorite food? I like Orange Chicken with white rice.
Every month the students of Able To Play Music Academy have the opportunity
of being featured as Student of the Month by logging the most practice days.
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