Forté Academy of the Arts - San Diego, CA
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April Group Make-up Lessons:
Saturdays: April 12th, and 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday April 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
JUNE 14th between 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
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:
Selena B. is the student of the month! Selena has two brothers and a sister and a dog named Princess. She loves to sing and has been taking voice lessons for over a year now. She is in the 5th grade at Juniper Elementary in Escondido. Her favorite song is "Overcomer" by Mandissa. Her hobbies outside of music are attending her youth group at church and she loves baking with her mom. Since starting piano and voice lessons at Forté, she has learned self discipline and how to sing better. She now sings at her church sometimes.
Welcome our new students who enrolled in March!
IS YOUR TEACHER SOLD OUT?
Marla Morrison is nearly SOLD OUT for piano/voice!
2 openings Monday 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.
2 openings Tuesday 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
2 openings Wednesday 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.
1 opening Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
1 opening Friday at 4:00 p.m.
2 openings Saturday at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
1 opening Monday at 4:00 p.m.
1 opening Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.
1 opening Friday at 4:00 p.m.
2 openings Saturday at 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
2 openings Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
1 opening Friday at 6:00 p.m.
1 opening Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Did You Read Your Monthly Newsletter CONTEST!
*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!
*Olivia 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!
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Ask about our
lesson time slots!
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, the San Marcos/San Elijo Magazine 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!
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
(Behind KFC on the corner of Rancho Santa Fe and Grand Ave. Just 1 mile West of Fry's Electronics)
Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, Vista, and North San Diego County, 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 3:30 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!
Did you see us in San Marcos & San Elijo Life?
We are so excited to be sponsoring the
following schools this month:
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 2nd and 3rd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!)
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: email@example.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!