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Forté Academy of the Arts - San Diego, CA
760-622-6336

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Important Dates:


May Group Make-up Lessons:
Saturdays:  May 10th, and 24th at 10:00 a.m. 
Wednesday:  May 28th at 7:00 p.m.

SPRING/SUMMER RECITAL:
JUNE 14th between 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
SIGN UP TODAY!
IT'S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE SUMMER!  OUR SUMMER RECITAL IS JUNE 14th AT THE MUSEUM OF MAKING MUSIC!  SET THE DATE!

Recitals play an important part in the development of any musician. I am a big believer that to be a really great performer, you have to have consistent and gradual performance experience. In addition to consistent performance experience, you need to have positive performance experiences. Often, students are pushed to perform when they are not ready and this can lead to a negative performance experience. The effects of a negative performance experience can take years to undo.All of the teachers at the Academy stress that recitals are optional. If you would like to perform or would like for your child to perform in our June recitals, 
Here’s how it works:


Forté​'s Student of the Month: 

Lauren S. is the student of the month!  She lives in San Marcos and attends San Elijo Elementary School. Her favorite artist is Owl City and her favorite song is Gold by Britt Nicole. Since she started piano lessons here at Forte, she has learned how to read music well. When she is not playing piano, Lauren enjoys surfing and playing soccer. Lauren has two cats named Safron and Max, a dog named Klaus, and a guinea pig named Mistletoe.
















































 NEW    STUDENTS:

America H.

Shania S
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Kailey R.

Isabella L.

Nina A.

Liv  E.

Laura R.

Nathan M.

Kevin F.

Hannah L.

Caleb F.

Isaac F.

Leonardo H.

Tristan R.

Preston R.

Johanna B.













Welcome our new students who enrolled in April!


     MAY
      FAA Newsletter 

IS YOUR TEACHER SOLD OUT? 

Marla Morrison is nearly SOLD OUT for piano/voice!
2 openings Monday 11:30 and 12:00 p.m. 
2 openings Tuesday 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
2 openings Wednesday 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
1 opening Thursday at 1:30 p.m. 
1 opening Friday at 2:00 p.m.
2 openings Saturday at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Austin-Guitar: 
1 opening Monday at 6:00 p.m.
2 openings Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. 
2 openings Friday at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 2 openings Saturday at 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Chris-Art: 
1 opening Friday at 6:00 p.m.
2 opening Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Tyler-Drums:
2 openings Saturday at 11:30 p.m.and 3:30 p.m.  
Did You Read Your Monthly Newsletter CONTEST!   
Emma L.
*To increase readership of the FAA Newsletter, each month we’ll feature a new contest winner or a new contest. Be sure to read your newsletter each month to see if your name has been drawn or you might miss out!
*EMMA L. has won $20 worth of in-store product for music lessons!  To redeem your prize just come into the studio and pick out anything that's in stock. Congratulations and everyone be sure to read your newsletter each month!

Check in with us on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/ForteAcademyOfTheArts
  Ask about our 
 early afternoon
lesson time slots!

Great for: 

*Working professionals 

(Come during 
your lunch 
break.) 

*College students

*Homeschoolers!

*Seniors/Retirees 

Call today:

 760-622-6336 or 
 760-591-9700  
IN THIS ISSUE:

• Student of the Month!
• Did You Read Your Newsletter and Win $20.00? 
• Welcome Our New Students! 
• NEW REFERRAL CONTEST-WIN CASH TODAY! 
• New Extended Hours!
• Check us out in this month's issue of the Community Guide, and the San Marcos Elementary Magazine!
• We are excited to be sponsoring five schools this month!
WILL YOU WIN A NEW I-PAD?!
* Report Card Award!
* Important Recital Date & Times
​* Is YOUR teacher SOLD OUT?

Got news for the FAA Newsletter?
We welcome all submissions! 
E-mail yours to info@fortesandiego.com


PICTURE DAYS GOING ON NOW!!!!
      ​It's easy to take the next step!    Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson.   (760) 622-6336  
       info@fortesandiego.com    1641 Grand Avenue Suite 105, San Marcos, CA  92078
 (Behind KFC on the corner of Rancho Santa Fe and Grand Ave. Just 1 mile West of Fry's Electronics)

Offering quality GuitarVoiceSingingBassDrumViolinPiano and Art Lessons in San Marcos, 
Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, Vista, and North San Diego County, CA. 





You Tube Music Lessons in San Diego, CA
Check out the videos of some of our 
teachers on Marla Morrison's You Tube Channel for Forté Academy of the Arts!


​1. Ask your teacher if you are ready to perform. On April 30, all teacher’s will submit their lists of their students who have the desire and ability to perform in the June recitals. It is ultimately the teacher’s decision as to who goes on this list.

2. One of the many benefits of being an Academy student, is that we host recitals every 6 months (June and December). When you perform at the recital, you really want to have something great prepared to play. It will make the recital experience a success for you that will enhance your development instead of impeding it. If you or your child are not quite ready to perform, don’t worry, there’s another recital right around the corner, no more than 6 months away. If you are interested in performing, please talk to your teacher asap.

3. Sign up sheets will be in the studio for you to select which recital you prefer to perform in.  We will have recitals on June 14th at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.  You won't want to miss it!  

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO KEEP MY TEACHER AND TIME SLOT?
Summer break still seems like it’s far away, and it feels a bit early to be writing about summer. But I know many of you are already making plans for when school gets out, and I hope you have tons of cool adventures! Since Forte Academy of the Arts is open year-round, it’s a good idea to start thinking about summer now. That way, it doesn’t take you by surprise later!

Q. “How do lessons work in the summer?”                      A. The Academy is open year-round, and we do not close in the summer.

Q. “Do a lot of students quit in the summer?”                  A. We actually grow in enrollment during the summer months! Some students do withdraw for a month, but we get a huge influx of new students and most all of our students continue through into the fall.

Q. “How full is the Academy?”                                       A. As of today, we are getting very full between the hours of 2:30 and 6:30 pm. These are prime-time spots! We also teach many lessons during the late morning and early afternoon (lunch time slots.) In March it was necessary to extend our hours because during our prime time hours several of our teachers are completely SOLD OUT!

Q. “If we withdraw for the summer, can we keep our spot for fall?”    A. Lessons are first come, first serve; so if you withdraw for the summer, we cannot guarantee that we will have a spot for you in the fall, as we will open the spot to new students.

The big question for all parents and students to consider is:  Do you want the same teacher, in the same time slot, in the fall?  If the answer is YES, there are two ways to do this:

1.Take advantage of our summer make-up lessons
We realize that some of you will go on vacation for a portion of the summer. By signing up for summer make-ups, you can make up four of your lessons and keep the same spot for fall. It’s very easy to do: sign up for the desired classes on the make-up class registration sheet found at the Academy. If you don’t know the dates yet, you can sign up anytime during the summer. GET A HEAD START! You can make up summer lessons in advance starting May 1.

2. Sub lease your spot to a family member or friend
You can send a family member or friend in your place for the dates you will miss. Just let the office know who is coming in your place and when. Make sure that your friend reimburses you directly for the lessons.

If you LOVE your teacher, keep your spot by using the summer make ups or sub lease your spot. Any questions? Please call our office at 760-622-6336.  Our teachers mix it up and teach super fun music all summer long!


Guitar Lessons & Drum Lessons in San Diego

GET YOUR STUDIO PICTURE TAKEN THIS WEEK!
We are so excited to be sponsoring the 
following schools this month:

San Marcos Elementary, Classical Academies of Vista, Oceanside, and Escondido, and San Marcos High School Fall/Winter Sports Program! We love our community of students!
Sign up for our Annual 
Picture Day!
May 7th-10th
STUDENT REPORT CARD REWARD!
Show us your most recent report card: If you have all A's and B's, you get a $10 retail credit! You will also get AUTOMATICALLY entered into our bi-annual (every six month) contest to win a month of FREE lessons! We value excellent academic performance and want to help encourage EVERY student to work hard and to succeed in school!
Have questions? Please contact us at info@fortesandiego.com or call 762-622-6336. 

WILL YOU WIN A FREE I-PAD?!

(Do you want $25 cash just for referring a friend? Read below to learn more!)

It’s EASY!!
Here are the steps about how to get $25 CASH and a chance to win a new iPad with our NEW REFERRAL program:

1) TELL A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER ABOUT US.
2) SEND US AN EMAIL (ADDRESS BELOW) SAYING YOU TOLD THEM ABOUT US.
3) WHEN THEY SIGN UP, WE WILL GIVE YOU $25 CASH!
4) WHEN THEY SIGN UP, YOUR NAME IS ENTERED INTO OUR DRAWING FOR A FREE I-PAD! (Enter as many times as you can: March 15th-June 14th) 

It’s that SIMPLE!

It’s very easy to refer someone. Just send us an email at: info@fortesandiego.com

Type in your name, their name and we’ll take care of the rest once they sign up!

There’s no maximum to the amount of cash that you can receive! You could pay for your ENTIRE MONTH of lessons if you have 4 friends/family that start lessons at Forté Academy!

** NEW FOR 2014: If you refer FOUR (4) new friends who sign up, you will receive an ADDITIONAL $50! ** 

The student you referred wins big too! Just for mentioning your name, the new student gets a $35 enrollment for FREE!