October 2019 Newsletter

Carnegie Hall Debut!

On Saturday September 28th 2019, the New City School of Music and Harrison School of Music made their Carnegie Hall debut!  Students from both schools played to a SOLD OUT crowd at the famous music hall in New York City.

Director Samuel Faraci invited two special guests to play on stage to open the performance. Mr. Faraci's son Vincent opened the show with the "Star Spangled Banner" on piano, followed by Mr. Faraci's father Gary, playing "Remember Me" from the Disney Movie "Coco" on piano. Three generations on one stage!

30 students from the school performed and the hard work and dedication that the students put into preparing for this momentous occasion shined through brilliantly! Congratulations to ALL of the performers on an amazing performance!

Several teachers from the school also graced the stage also making their Carnegie Hall debut - Nick, Colby, Tamuz & George.

The show was ended by Director Faraci playing Rachmaninoff's "Variation #18 from Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" followed by George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" on piano.

Please welcome our 52 NEW Students who registered in September!


Jennifer B.

Caroline B.

Christopher C.

Maeve C.

Rory C.

James C.

Peter C.

Liam D.

Oliver F.

Kaylee F.

Aiden F.

joseph F.

Olivia G.

Noa G.

Natalia G.

Isaac H.

Ali J.

Zayna J.

Vaibhav K.

Lyla K.

Cooper C.

Entienne L.

Gianna M.

Megan M.

Megan M.

Thomas M.


Justin M.

Ryan M.

Samantha P.

Matthew Pv.

Marc P.

Joselyn P.

Genevieve P.

Clara P.

Caroline S.

Cici S.

Aidan S.

Emma S.

Malia S.

Pranav S.

Dwayne T.

Bryant U.

Heather V.

Sade V.

Katie V.

Sora W.

Madeline W.

Wilson W.

Danielle W.

Katie W.

Emma Y

Jayden Y.

Wear Your Costume to Lessons Week!

October 25th - 31st
Come to lesson in your costume the week of Oct 25 - 31 for your chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


Back by poular demand is our Referral Contest for a 90 Minute Massage at Massage Envy!

How to enter? It's SIMPLE!

Just tell your friends and family members about the Harrison School of Music.  When they register for lessons before November 15th 2019 and mention your name at registration, you will be entered into our raffle to win a 90 minute massage!

PLUS, we'll give YOU a $25 gift card as our way of saying THANK YOU for you referral as well as entering your name into the raffle!
THANK YOU Westchester for voting us "Best Music Lessons" 3 years in a row in Westchester Family Magazine!  

You can see the results online here:


Thanksgiving Break:
November 27th - 30th - No Lessons

December Recital:
December 15th - Bendheim Performing Arts Center

December Break 
December 24th - 31st - No Lessons
Now offering Video Based Lessons!

In order to better serve you and maintain momentum with lessons, we're excited to announce that we are now offering Video-Based Lessons!

If the weather is unsafe or you're not feeling well, or if you have a tight schedule, you don't have to miss your lesson!

Please talk to our staff about details, and please discuss with your teacher if video-based lessons are appropriate for you!

Please remember, if you are sick, please stay home! We have unlimited make-ups and never need 24 hours notice of absences! We can do a video-lesson to you at HOME during your regular lesson time. Share MUSIC, not germs!

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: Piano Student DiVine earned her Maestro Wristband.
Pictured Above: Violin Student Nora earned her Songbird Trophy and Wristband.
Pictured Above: Ukulele Student Sarah earned her Prodigy (2 Year) Trophy and Wristband.
Pictured Above: Piano Student Ava earned her Songbird Trophy and Wristband.
Be on the lookout in next month's news and on our Facebook & Instagram pages for more great pics of our award winning students!

To learn more about how the system can help your child to get better grades, improved confidence, and self esteem and more, please email us at office@harrisonmusicschool.com or office@newcitymusicschool.com

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 Ekizian Family
The Paniccia Family
The Sagman Family
The Jean Family
The Harris Family
The Suzuki Family
The Pe Yu Family
The Farkas Family
The Rivas Family

Now Offering Lessons 7 Days Per Week! 

We know how busy our families are with SO many activities during the week, so we are now open on Sundays for lessons from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m to help accommodate your busy schedule!  Please see the front desk if you are interested in moving your lesson time to Sundays!
253 Halstead Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528


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