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July 2019 Newsletter
My Top 5 Summer Concert Venues
 
 Summer is one of the best times of the year to go see live music. Every summer I make it a point to get to some good concerts. And as much as the music speaks for itself, sometimes the venue itself is worth the trip to the concert. I've been to ALOT of concerts, and I thought I'd share with you my list of top 5 venues I've been to for live music. Where are you going and who are you seeing in concert this summer? Let us know! 

1. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel NY

I've only been to this venue once, but it's probably the most beautiful outdoor live music venue I've ever been to, and the sound and grounds are pristine. Bethel Woods is on the site of the original 1969 Woodstock festival. If you get there early enough you can go the visitors center which houses a museum dedicated to Woodstock memorabilia.

 

2. Great Woods, Mansfield MA

It's now called the Xfinity Center, but will always be Great Woods to me. I've been here more times than I can count. I’ve seen multiple shows by Jimmy Buffett, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, Trey Anatasio Band and more here. It has ample parking, is clean and is close enough to Boston if you ever want to make a weekend out of your concert experience and go to the great city of Boston.

 

3. Mann Center for The Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA

I've been to several rock concerts here. There is a large balcony that actually sways and bounces when the crowd is getting into the music! With beautiful views of the city of Philadelphia from the lawn, this one should be on your "must experience list" of venues!  During the summer they often have the Philadelphia symphony playing the original scores live to movies, while the movies are playing on screens for the audience.  Some more well known ones they’ve done Back To The Future, Star Wars and Harry Potter. The venue is located inside of Fairmount Park, which is an easy drive to the Philadelphia Zoo.

 

4. Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Every summer Fort Adams state park hosts the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival.  Fort Adams sits across from Goat Island in Newport Harbor.  If you own a boat, you can dock close enough to the park to see and hear the concerts for free!  I’ve attended the Folk Festival twice here (not on a boat though!) If you've never been to Newport, I highly recommend it. I saw Jimmy Buffett headline the Newport Folk Festival the second time I attended. It doesn't get better than seeing Jimmy play a set in a (one particular) harbor!

 

5. Tanglewood, Lenox MA

I’ve been here twice. Once to see the Boston Pops perform the music of John Williams, and another time to see the Dave Brubeck Quartet.  The grounds are absolutely stunning.  A great place to go for an evening picnic dinner with your family under the stars while listening to some great music.  It’s the perfect blend of nature and music.

 

Congratulations to the Pe Yu Family for winning our Referral Raffle Grand Prize of a 90 Minute Massage at Massage Evny! The Massage prize was such a big hit, we're doing it again! Refer your friends by August 15th to be entered in our grand prize drawing of a 90 minute Massage at Massage Envy!

Please welcome our 48 NEW Students who registered in June!

Danielley A.

Emma A.

Manahil A.

Shayma A.

Eamon B.

Xavier B.

Gianna B.

Clara C.

Patrick C.

Maya C.

Steven C.

Olga D.

Wyatt E.

Kaitlyn F.

Lia F.

Matteo F.

Jean F.

Stanley G.

Maille H.

Sebastian K.

Ethan L.

CJ L.

Sophia L.

Olivia M.

Sebastian M.

Jace M.

Joshua M.

Ruby M.

Myriam M.

Sherlinda M.

Natalia N.

Dina N.

Angel O.

Evan O.

Russ P.

Matthew P.

Matthew P.

Gabrio Q.

Jorge R.

Alfred R.

Ben S.

Ava S.

Cassidy S.

Tsira S.

Joshua S.

Josephina S.

Ella Z.

Ryan Z.

Is YOUR Teacher Sold Out?

Many teachers have SOLD OUT. 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 July & August send an e-mail to office@harrisonmusicschool.com oroffice@newcitymusicschool.com. Or you can call the Harrison office at 914-698-1500 or the New City office at 845-499-2137.

Guitar:
Nick L: ALL TIMES SOLD OUT
George N: Wed - ONE SPOT LEFT
Brian B - Thurs - ONE SPOT LEFT
James H: Sat: SOLD OUT
Kevin S: Mon: TWO SPOTS LEFT
Jason B: Sun:  Limited

Drums: 
Rossen N:  Mon & Wed: SOLD OUT
Andrew K: Mon & Tues: ONE SPOT LEFT 
Yassameen B: Tues: ONE SPOT LEFT
Josh T: Thurs: SOLD OUT
Eric H: Sunday: TWO SPOTS LEFT!
Graciliano Z: Thurs: SOLD OUT!
Alex A: Sat: TWO SPOTS LEFT!

Voice:   
Hayley B: Fri.: TWO SPOTS LEFT 
Meghan L.: Mon: ONE SPOT LEFT
Jaime B: Fri. ONE SPOT LEFT
Amy R. Fri.: LIMITED
Greta M: Tues: TWO SPOTS LEFT
Kristina K: Wed: SOLD OUT
Tamuz N: ALL TIMES SOLD OUT

Piano: 
Jaime B
: Fri: TWO SPOTS LEFT
Chiwen L: Tues: ONE SPOT LEFT
Emily S: ALL TIMES SOLD OUT 
Marian S.: ALL TIMES SOLD OUT
Colby C: Thur & Sat: SOLD OUT
Molly K:  Tues & Fri.: TWO SPOTS LEFT
Dan F: ALL TIMES SOLD OUT

Saxophone/ Flute/ Clarinet:
Ben B:
 Mon & Tues:  SOLD OUT
Adam H: Wed: ONE SPOT LEFT
Ian B.: Mon: ONE SPOT LEFT
Casey L: Fri: LIMITED

Violin
Ruby G: Thurs & Fri: SOLD OUT
Stephanie S: Sat: TWO SPOTS LEFT
Emily S: Sat: ONE SPOT LEFT
Molly K: Thurs: TWO SPOTS LEFT!

We are having some SERIOUS FUN this summer! Check out our Summer 2019 Events calendar!
Thank you Westchester for voting us "Best Music Lessons"
THREE YEARS IN A ROW!

 
For the 3rd year in a row, the Harrison School of Music has been named "Best Music Lessons' by readers of Westchester Family Magazine.  You can read the article online here: https://www.westchesterfamily.com/stories/2019/7/wf-feature-family-favorites-2019-7.html

For the 4th year in a row, the Harrison School of Music and New City School of Music have been named among the top 20 Piano & Violin teachers in the New York City area by independent rating site Expertise.com!  You can read more here:
Piano: 
https://www.expertise.com/ny/nyc/piano-lessons
Violin: https://www.expertise.com/ny/nyc/violin-lessons
Labor Day:
September 2nd - No Lessons

Carnegie Hall Debut:
September 28th at Carnegie Hall, New York City
SOLD OUT

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

December Recital:
December 15th - Bendheim Performing Arts Center


December Break 
December 24th - 31st - No Lessons

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 Savanna earned her Apprentice Wristband.. She studies with Jaime.
Pictured Above: Violin Student Morgan earned her Rockstar Trophy & Wristband. She studies with Stephanie.
Pictured Above: Piano Student Julia earned her Master (3 Year) Trophy.  She studies with Tamuz.
Pictured Above: Piano Student Rhidaan earned his Musician Wristband. He studies with Marian.
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 Pe Yu Family
The Suzuki Family
The Farkas Family
The Rivas Family
The Merchan Family
The Cedeno Family

The Turaga Family
The Pisano Family
The Castaldo Family
The Haber Family
The Joseph Family
The Rocha Family
The Nair Family

 

CARNEGIE HALL SOLD OUT IN 10 MINUTES!
 
The Harrison School of Music / New City School of Music Carnegie Hall Debut concert on September 28 2019 SOLD OUT in a record 10 minutes when tickets went on sale in the box office on June 28th!  We are SO EXCITED to hear all of our performers make their Carnegie Hall Debut in September!

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2019/09/28/new-city-school-of-music--harrison-school-of-music-student-recital-0100pm

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
914-575-2288

office@harrisonmusicschool.com
www.HarrisonMusicSchool.com
 






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