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January 2018 Newsletter

What about those New Year’s Resolutions?

Do you make a resolution each year, only to fall apart by the third week?  We would all probably agree on one thing: we’d like to be healthier and happier in 2018. There’s a simple answer: play more music!

Did you know that playing music relieves stress, gives you a healthy creative outlet, and exercises all the different parts of your brain? And it’s fun at the same time!  Studying music sets you up for success in life:

  • A student involved in the arts is 4x more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
  • Students who take 4 years of arts and music classes average almost 100 points better on their SAT scores than students who take only one-half year or less.
  • 72% of business leaders say that creativity is the #1 skill they are seeking when hiring.

    Students involved in the arts are: 
    4x  more likely to participate in a math and science fair
    3x  more likely to win an award for school attendance
    4x  more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
    3x  more likely to be elected to class office

So what are you waiting for? Take a step toward a healthier, happier YOU! Call us today at 914-575-2288 to book your lessons. We offer piano, guitar ukulele, violin, voice, drums, saxophone, flute and clarinet lessons in one location. We teach both kids and adults, and you’re never too old to start something new!


IMPORTANT DATES:

February Break
Feb 18 – 25 – No Lessons

Student Picture Day
Saturday March 10th

March Break
March 25 – April 1st – No Lessons

Memorial Day
May 28th – No Lessons

Recital
Sunday, June 3rd @ Bendheim Performing Arts Center

Independence Day
July 4 – 6 – No Lessons

 

Student Picture Day

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday March 10th, 2018 the Harrison School of Music is hosting a FREE Student Photo Day for our students!  The Harrison School of Music is the ONLY music school in Westchester offering their students a completely FREE student picture day!

Please sign up at the front desk for a time slot.  Photos will be taken at the school on Saturday March 10th, 2018 between the hours of 11am – 1:30pm.  Parents will receive FREE digitals of all the photos taken!

Please come to the photo shoot with your instrument, dressed nice, and with a big smile! (pianos & drums will be provided – but bring your drum sticks!)

Celebrating Student Achievement – The Musical Ladder System®

The Harrison and New City School of Music are the only music schools in Westchester and Rockland Counties that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System®. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder System®” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins!


Pictured Above:Guitar Student Jack earned his Prodigy Trophy. He studies with Nick.

Pictured Above:Guitar Student Samuel earned his Songbird Trophy. He studies with Jared.

Pictured Above:Piano Student Daniela earned her Apprentice wristband. She studies with Dan.

Pictured Above:Ukulele Student Laura earned her Rockstar Trophy. She studies with Nick.


We LOVE Referrals!

We’d like to take a minute to say THANK YOU to these families who referred NEW families to the Harrison School of Music and New City School of Music.

The Osbourn Family
The Buccarelli
The Gaviola Family
The Grillo Family
The Roldan Family
The Vincent Family
The Pisano Family
The Sookvibul Family
The Raihan Family
The Williams Family
The Udell Family
The Wagner Family
The Nair FamilyThe Eiff FamilyEvery time you refer a new student to the Harrison School of Music or the New City School of Music, we will also give you your choice of a Target Gift Card, Amazon Gift Card, or Movie Passes to say THANK YOU for your referral!

FROZEN: The Broadway Musical!

We are very excited to announce that our next referral raffle prize will be 2 Tickets to Disney’s Newest Broadway Musical: Frozen!  This show has not even debuted yet, and the first 6 months of performances are already SOLD OUT! But we have 2 tickets we’ll be raffling off!! Entering the contest is EASY!

All you have to do is refer your friends or family members to the Harrison School of Music.  For every friend or family member who registers for lessons with us before April 15th, 2018, we’ll not only give you and them a $25 Amazon Gift card to say THANK YOU, but we’ll also enter BOTH you and your friend in to our drawing for 2 tickets to see Frozen: The Broadway Musical!

The drawing will be held on April 15th, 2018. There’s no limit to the number of entries!  The more friends and family members you refer who sign up for lessons with us, the more chances you’ll have to win!

Thank you so much for your referrals! Referrals really are our highest compliment!

Is YOUR Teacher Sold Out?

Many teachers have sold out between 3:00pm and 8:30pm. 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 staff team, and they 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 January & February send an e-mail to office@harrisonmusicschool.com or office@newcitymusicschool.com. Or you can call the Harrison office at 914-698-1500 or the New City office at 845-499-2137.

A partial list of teachers with waiting lists:

Guitar:
Nick L: ALL TIMES SOLD OUT
VJ B: Mon & Wed.- SPACE LIMITED
Brian B: Tuesdays & Thursdays- SPACE LIMITED
Kevin S
. – Mondays / Thursdays – 1 Spot Left

Drums:
Michael T:Tues: SPACE LIMITED
Rossen N: ALL TIMES SOLD OUT
Andrew K: Mon: 2 SPOTS LEFT / Tues: SPOT LEFT
Don P: Saturdays – 2 SPOTS LEFT
Josh T: Thursdays – 1 SPOT LEFT

Voice:
Greta M.: Mon, Thurs & Fri: 1 SPOT LEFT
Nicole L: Tues  –  2 SPOTS LEFT
Kristina K: Mon & Fri – 1 SPOT LEFT / Thurs: 2 SPOTS LEFT
Samantha F: – Wed – 1 SPOT LEFT
Hayley B:ALL TIMES SOLD OUT
Meghan L.: Mon & Tues – 2 SPOTS LEFT!
Jaime B:
Sat: 1 SPOT LEFT!

Piano:
Taeko R: Tues: SOLD OUT
Emily S: Tues & Thurs:  SPACE LIMITED
Bob Y: Sat. – SOLD OUT
Colby C: ALL TIMES SOLD OUT

Jared P: ALL TIMES SOLD OUT

Violin:
Akiko K: Saturdays – SPACE LIMITED
Lauren J:
Thursdays – 2 SPOTS LEFT
Emily S:
Fridays – SPACE LIMITED
Querube G
.: Saturdays – SPACE LIMITED
Stephanie C:  Fridays – SPACE LIMITED

Saxophone/ Flute/ Clarinet:
Ben B: Mondays – 1 SPOT LEFT / Tuesdays – SOLD OUT
Adam H. – Wednesdays: 2 SPOTS LEFT
Jessica L: Saturdays: SPACE LIMITED
Kate A.: 2 SPOTS LEFT