Red Hot Rockstar Classses!

Rockstar 101 is a program we’ve been running since the beginning of the pandemic, and we’ve been having a lot of fun!  This group class is for students ages 8 and up, and students can have any amount of experience on any instrument – piano, guitar, voice or ukulele – or maybe they’re a total beginner and haven’t done a single lesson yet!  It doesn’t matter – we can almost guarantee your child will have fun making new friends and learning about music.

Each week we learn musicianship skills that will round them out as players – things like ear training, sight-reading, learning solfege, and a little bit of rhythm and theory review.  All of these are important skills that musicians learn along the way – having a class devoted just to this work will give these kids an edge and make them TRUE rockstars!  At the end of class, we always do a bit of singing.  Right now we’re working on a few classic summer bops and we have a ton of fun with them!  It’s basically a party where we are also, oh yeah, learning how to be amazing musicians!  Rockstar 101 meets on Wednesdays at 6:00, online, and the monthly tuition is $40.  You will need a Skype account to join the class.

Why do we call it Rockstar 101?  When you think of all the cool things that rockstars can do – write a song, improvise a cool solo, read down a sheet of music, or start playing along with a song on the radio, they’re relying on a lot of basic musicianship skills that we sometimes don’t get to in our regular lessons.  Your teachers didn’t even develop some of these skills until they went to college!  Joining this class will definitely give your child a cool musical edge, and make them the well rounded rockstar they’ve always wanted to be.

Red Hot Facebook Live Classes!

Join us every Tuesday around lunch time for some musical fun!  Visit our Facebook Page to watch our free classes.

Sing-along at 11:00am – pre-k and kindergarten friendly songs that are a blast to sing. During this class, we sing a variety of super kid-friendly songs, from patriotic songs, songs that utilize hand-play and American Sign Language, and some fun pop songs like Three Little Birds and Yellow Submarine.  We’ve been doing this all pandemic and we’ve been having a blast.

Rock-along at 11:45am – This class features easy to play pop songs in keys like C Major or G Major.  Feel free to sing along or play along on your instrument.  Miss Anna plays the guitar as she sings along for class, and will give guitar playing pointers as necessary.  This is a fun class for students of all ages, whether you are currently taking lessons with us (or elsewhere, we won’t discriminate!) or maybe you are an adult who hasn’t had a lesson in more years than you’d like to admit.  This will be a fun way to get back into it.

Listen-along at 12:30pm – What’s a listen-a-long?  It’s a different set of songs each week for your enjoyment.  Sing along.. or don’t.  You don’t even have to pay attention to the video if you’d rather prop your phone or tablet somewhere and let Miss Anna play for you in the background as you enjoy your lunch or get some chores done around the house.  Miss Anna does try to honor requests when they come in, so don’t be afraid to make a suggestion.  Who doesn’t love a challenge??  (I’m still working on that KISS song, Markian! — Miss Anna)  Miss Anna plays a variety of music, so you never really know what she’ll play… until you tune in, of course.

Red Hot Virtual Summer!

We made it to the summer! You and your kids are probably psyched to not have to be in front of a screen for hours a day doing school work. It’s time to relax and enjoy the lazy days of summer – we’ve all earned it!

Miss Anna’s Music School is open for one on one lessons if you are comfortable coming in person for them. To help us maintain social distances, we have altered our schedule so that only one of our teachers is working at a time. While this does bring us some limitations when it comes to scheduling, it does also bring us some peace of mind as well. Now all of our teachers can take advantage of the spacious studio 1 and really spread out. We even have a see-through barrier as an extra level of protection for our voice students, and for the occasional buddy lesson or group activity. All of our teachers are available for in-person piano, guitar, voice, and ukulele lessons. So if you’re ready to sign up – visit our new student sign up page.

Maybe you’re not quite ready to come back to in-person activities yet, for whatever reason.  That’s fine.  WE’VE TOTALLY GOT YOU COVERED!

Our teachers are also available for online lessons throughout the week as well.  Many of our students really persevered and excelled with our online lessons, so we are eager to move forward with continued online education for anyone who is interested.  You don’t even have to live in New Jersey!

Whether you are a current student of ours or not, we have a number of online group programs to give you something fun to do over the summer.  We have programs for kids of all ages – even the adults out there in the crowd.  Read on…

Rockstar 101 is a program we’ve been running since the beginning of the pandemic, and we’ve been having a lot of fun!  This group class is for students ages 8 and up, and students can have any amount of experience on any instrument – piano, guitar, voice or ukulele – or maybe they’re a total beginner and haven’t done a single lesson yet!  It doesn’t matter – we can almost guarantee your child will have fun making new friends and learning about music.

Each week we learn musicianship skills that will round them out as players – things like ear training, sight-reading, learning solfege, and a little bit of rhythm and theory review.  All of these are important skills that musicians learn along the way – having a class devoted just to this work will give these kids an edge and make them TRUE rockstars!  At the end of class, we always do a bit of singing.  Right now we’re working on a few classic summer bops and we have a ton of fun with them!  It’s basically a party where we are also, oh yeah, learning how to be amazing musicians!  Rockstar 101 meets on Wednesdays at 6:00, online, and the monthly tuition is $40.  You will need a Skype account to join the class.

Our next group offering is for adults only!  Ukulele Sip ‘n’ Strum is strictly for the over 21 set.  Bring your ukulele and your favorite adult beverage while you kick back in a comfortable spot somewhere in your house.  To be perfectly honest, Miss Anna might be teaching the class from her own backyard!  This class meets once a month and will focus on learning one set of easy chords for a well-known song.  Students should have their own ukuleles already, but no previous experience is necessary!  Everything you will need to know to play the song will be covered in the class, and any materials you may need will be emailed to you a few days before.

Ok, you don’t have to be over 21 to attend this class in your own home.  You don’t even have to pour yourself an alcoholic beverage. But this is definitely a class we are gearing towards adults only, so please be over 18.  If you are a teen or still in high school and interested in a class like this, have your parent drop us a line!

Our first Sip ‘n’ Strum will be on Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm.  Class will last about an hour.   Tuition for this one-off class will be just $10.  To register, email us directly at missannasmusicschool@gmail.com to set up payment and to get the link to the Zoom meeting. If you need help purchasing a ukulele, there are many affordable options on Amazon.  We can point you in the right direction.

Finally, we have a trio of free Facebook Live classes you are welcome to join every Tuesday morning.  Each class is geared towards a different group of music lovers, but all are welcome to join in on any class you wish!  All classes are totally free to attend and last about 30 minutes.

First – Sing-a-long at 11am.  This is for our youngest set of students.  Think pre-k and kindergarten students.  First and second graders.  During this class, we sing a variety of super kid-friendly songs, from patriotic songs, songs that utilize hand-play and American Sign Language, and some fun pop songs like Three Little Birds and Yellow Submarine.  We’ve been doing this all pandemic and we’ve been having a blast.

Next at 11:45, a Rock-a-long.  This class features easy to play pop songs in keys like C Major or G Major.  Feel free to sing along or play along on your instrument.  Miss Anna plays the guitar as she sings along for class, and will give guitar playing pointers as necessary.  This is a fun class for students of all ages, whether you are currently taking lessons with us (or elsewhere, we won’t discriminate!) or maybe you are an adult who hasn’t had a lesson in more years than you’d like to admit.  This will be a fun way to get back into it.

Finally, at 12:30, a listen-a-long with Miss Anna.  What’s a listen-a-long?  It’s a different set of songs each week for your enjoyment.  Sing along.. or don’t.  You don’t even have to pay attention to the video if you’d rather prop your phone or tablet somewhere and let Miss Anna play for you in the background as you enjoy your lunch or get some chores done around the house.  Miss Anna does try to honor requests when they come in, so don’t be afraid to make a suggestion.  Who doesn’t love a challenge??  (I’m still working on that KISS song, Markian! — Miss Anna)  Miss Anna plays a variety of music, so you never really know what she’ll play… until you tune in, of course.

Whatever you’re interested in this summer, whether it’s one on one instruction, or some fun group experiences, we hope you’ll join us at MAMS!  See you soon!

We’re Reopening!

After three long months of quiet halls and a locked front door, Miss Anna’s Music School will finally be reopening as of July 6th.  All students who wish to return to in-person lessons may do so, and any students who would rather continue online may do that as well.

We’d like to outline the following steps we will be taking to ensure your health and safety.

We are adjusting our schedule so only one teacher can teach at a time.  This will help to limit the number of people in the building at one time.

All teachers will be teaching in Studio 1.  It is the bigger of our two studios and will allow teacher and student to be spread out.

We have a moveable clear partition to be used in some lessons.

We will be wiping down surfaces in between lessons and cleaning the entire studio every night.

When you arrive at the studio, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

Please only come to the studio if everyone in your home is well. If you or someone in your home has been sick or currently has a fever, please stay home, and let your teacher know so the lesson can happen online instead.
Anyone who enters the building must be wearing a mask.

When you arrive for your lesson, all students must use the front door.
Optional – make use of the hand sanitizer at the front door.
Please do not come in the building until it is your lesson time.  If you arrive early or if there is inclement weather, we ask that you wait right by the front door (do not come up the steps) until you are sure the previous student has exited Studio 1 and has walked down the hallway.
Parents – if you would feel more comfortable waiting for your child’s lesson to finish in the building, we ask that you wait on the black chairs in the hallway, otherwise, please wait in your car.
When it is time to leave, please exit through the back door.  Parents, if you have been waiting in your car, you can meet your child at the backdoor.

All of our protocols and guidelines will be posted by the front door as a reminder to all.

As you may know, we’ve never really been sticklers for what door to use as you enter or exit the building. But our hallway is narrow and having two-way traffic would make social distancing impossible.  If you’re someone who likes to use the back door (we know some of the kids think it’s cool to use that one instead of the “official” entrance), please do your best to remember to come around front.

If you are a totally new family interested in learning about our studio and would like to come for a tour, please call or email us first to set up a time.  With these new protocols in place, we would like to make sure you come by at a time when there are no lessons going on.

We thank you all for your understanding and continued support – and we can’t wait to see you in-person soon!

Visit us!

Back to school time is a perfect time to enroll in music lessons, and Miss Anna’s Music School has a lot to offer.

For the student who says “mom, dad, I want music lessons!” we offer one on one half hour sessions on the guitar, piano, ukulele and voice.  One on one lessons are great for a variety of reasons – for example, if you know your child is serious about wanting to learn an instrument.  Or maybe your child would benefit from having one on one time with a professional music educator.  One on one lessons are great for adults, too, whether it’s the mom, dad, or even grandparent who’s had the lifelong interest in music but hasn’t yet crossed music lessons off their bucket list.  We are happy to start lessons with any student whether they are 6 or 56 years old!

For the student who has an interest in music but you are unsure of where it’s going, we do group guitar classes on Saturday mornings.  Our beginner session is at 10 am, with classes for more advanced students later on.  Our classes are a lot of fun, and the social aspect is definitely a factor.  You may start out with a group class because you aren’t sure how serious your child is, but they may end up choosing to stay in the class because the timing is right, or they just really enjoy the group experience.  Either way, we are happy to have you!

For our youngest students, we are happy to offer the unique experience of Kidzrock.  Kidzrock is a special rock band experience for students as young as 4 and as old as 8.  No experience is necessary to start having fun immediately!  Students will gain experience playing the piano, the guitar and even the drums in this fun setting, learning original rock songs geared towards their age group (songs with titles like “Rollercoaster” and “Birthday Party” are catchy, fun to sing, and definitely fun to play).  To excel in Kidzrock, a student simply needs to show up – all the learning and practicing is done on class time – that means you don’t have to spend any extra money on buying an instrument, and there’s no hassle trying to get your pre-school or kindergarten-aged student to practice throughout the week.  Kidzrock is also a great experience for students who already have some experience on an instrument, but are looking to join a group to have fun, or would like to try out the other instruments Kidzrock has to offer.

If one of these options sounds interesting to you, give us a call!  We would be happy to set up a time for you to tour the studio, learn more about our lessons and classes, and sign up to get started!  If you don’t have an instrument yet and need one, we would can share some advice on purchasing a guitar, piano or keyboard.

Call us at 732-860-5846 or email missannasmusicschool@gmail.com.  If you know you are ready to get started, please fill out our New Student Info Form and we can get you on our schedule!

We are located at 517 New Brunswick Ave. in Fords, NJ.  We are diagonally across from Quick Chek, and share a parking lot with Seeman Chiropractic (the driveway is to the left of our building).  There is also street parking on New Brunswick Ave.

 

Progress Report Time

How are we doing?  No really – we want to know!

Sure, we are a passionate group of talented teachers, but we wouldn’t be in business if it weren’t for our wonderful students, and so we value your input.  We want to continue to provide new and exciting programs that interest you, and also want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your music lessons!  Please take a few moments to fill out this survey.  We would truly appreciate it.

Progress Report

Back to School 2017!

It’s September!  Are you excited?  We are!

Miss Anna had an exciting summer up at dance camp, playing piano for ballet class and watching the little kids.  She even had an exciting turn, substituting for the character accompanist!  With just a day’s notice, she had to dust off her book of Ukrainian music and play pieces she hasn’t performed on the piano in years!  It was a little scary, but a lot of fun – which are important things to do every once in awhile.

Now that that’s done, we are very excited to get back into the swing of things.  Especially with this chillier weather we’ve had lately, especially over night, it’s like fall is already here.  Some of you may enjoy your beach time, but as Miss Anna says, “our favorite color is autumn.”  We’ve already snuck a few pumpkin lattes at Dunkin!

Some important dates and reminders –

Lessons begin again on Tuesday, September 5.  (If you’re a Monday student, your first lesson will be on September 11).

Intermediate Elementary and Intermediate Teen classes begin on September 9.
Beginner guitar will start on the following Saturday, September 16.
If you have not yet signed up for classes, please speak to Miss Anna ASAP, or head over to the New Student Sign Up page if you are, in fact, a new student.

Payment for lessons will now be done on a monthly basis.  You can pay in person or through My Music Staff (if you don’t have a login or forgot it, please speak to Miss Anna).  There will be a late fee assessed of $10 if you have not paid by the 1st of the following month.

Stay tuned for details on our back to school event!

Our fundraiser raised $1100!  We are excited because a big hurdle of leasing any kind of space is the initial security deposit.  Once we can get over that, we’ll be able to slowly start the process of making it our own as the school year progresses – renovations, if necessary, instruments and musical accessories, furniture and other supplies.  So thank you to everyone that donated, we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.  And stay tuned to watch our progress!

See you all very soon, friends!

Our fundraising campaign has begun!

The time is now!

If you are a student at Miss Anna’s Music School, or would like to be one in the future, or used to be one at some point in the past (I’ve been teaching for quite awhile by now), or if you simply appreciate all the hard work I do with kids and want to help me bring my education game to the next level, please consider donating.  Every little bit helps.

All money raised will go towards our security deposit and first month’s rent, a beautiful baby grand piano for the kids, and then furniture/office supplies/music supplies/etc (in that order).  The more we collect, the sooner this becomes a reality!

There are perks for all you wonderful campaign backers, at every level.  There are perks geared towards friends and students, and a few perks geared towards business owners and those who can afford to donate a little more.  Check it out!

Visit our campaign page at: http://igg.me/at/mams

And if you can’t donate at this time, please share with your friends!

Why a studio? And how are we getting there?

As I’ve navigated my way through my career, I’ve gotten a lot of questions and commentary from colleagues and other people who usually mean well.  “Anna, when are you going to open your own studio?” “Wow, you sure do a lot of driving!” “Wow, your schedule is packed!” “What’s up with the ducks anyway?”

I’ve been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and have been teaching what has now become the Miss Anna’s Music School kids for 7 years.  That’s seven years of driving, schedule inflexibility, relying on whatever kind of keyboard or piano is in the student’s home, working most nights until 9 or even 10 pm, and oh man, did I mention the driving?  I thought I would outline the myriad of reasons why a studio will be beneficial not just to myself and the Millenium Sapphire (yes, that’s my car’s name), but more importantly, to all of you as well.

Yes, driving is a big factor.

I log roughly 150 miles a week traveling to students.  Combine that with my personal driving, and I am filling up my gas tank every 5 – 6 days.  I’m also spending roughly 7 hours in my car a week commuting between houses.  That’s a lot of podcast listening!  It is my hope that I can open up a studio that is in Woodbridge, Fords or Perth Amboy, since that is where I (and many of you) already live.

Inflexibility

I am actually a pretty go-with-the-flow kind of person… when I can be.  But when my schedule is dependent on being at different locations around the area at specific times, it is sometimes just not possible to move a lesson due to a scheduling conflict or illness.  By opening a studio, I will be able to have a little bit more flexibility in my schedule.  I will have more times available for lessons so you will have a better chance of finding that perfect time slot – one which can progress through the school year, unaffected by holidays, sports, other extracurricular activities, doctors appointments and other things that come up from time to time.  If a student receives steady, regular instruction, with no interruptions for a baseball game or after-school activity, they will stay focused with practicing, make better progress and actually enjoy playing their instrument.  And isn’t that the whole point?

Instruments

Buying a piano is either an expensive investment in a skill that your child will cherish and carry with them for the rest of their lives, or it is an expensive investment in a large piece of furniture that is going to start collecting dust in six months.  It’s hard to tell how long a student is going to stay with piano lessons so you are hesitant about shelling out all that money.  Or you can’t find a good cheap one on Craigslist.  Or maybe you simply can’t have one in your home due to noise or space constraints.

I get it.

But that doesn’t mean that your little piano player can’t have the experience of playing on a fine acoustic piano once a week at their lesson.  One of the first items on my list is a baby grand piano for our new studio. It’s something I’ve personally always wanted and something that every student should have the chance to play on. Baby grand pianos, even used, can cost a minimum of $5,000 to $10,000 but if you were to hear one, you’d know it is worth every last penny.  Having lessons on an acoustic piano is not a substitute for having one at home, but if a piano at home is impossible at the moment, being able to take lessons on one is the next best thing.

Set and Setting

Kids know that when they go to school it’s time to learn.  When you go to the park it’s time to play.  When you go to the studio, it’s time for your lesson.  But what about when the teacher comes to your living room?  The mindset of the student and the setting they are learning in is often times just as important (if not moreso) than what the student is trying to learn.  I can’t wait to create a space that is encouraging for all my creative, budding musicians, without the intrusions and distractions of their home lives.  I understand that for many of you, it is infinitely more convenient for me to come to you than for you to come to me.  However, I think the benefit of travelling to my magical, musical studio (ok, it’s probably not actually going to be magical) will be not just fun, but might help students who have focus issues whether they are internal (active brain) or external (yappy poodle) (yes, I can admit it, my own dog is a distraction half the time).

Duets and Ensemble Playing

One of the most fun things about music is the chance to get together with a whole bunch of musicians and rock out! Music can be just as social an activity as any other after school activity.  It’s something I didn’t really get to enjoy until much later on in my musical studies, and it’s something I hope to be able to share with my students.  Playing duets between students (as opposed to students being accompanied by their teacher) is a fun and important part of music lessons that teaches not just musical skills like active listening and understanding harmony, but can also teach skills that spill over into every day life – taking turns, delegating, listening to others, trusting others, communicating clearly.  Not to mention, being able to create music with another person is just a downright fun and rewarding experience.

At the studio, I hope to continue the group guitar classes that I have been offering for two years now, but I also hope to start a guitar ensemble, open to students of both classes and one-on-one lessons.  If space permits, I would like to start a children’s choir at the studio (if I’m shooting for the stars here I would love to actually produce musicals with a middle school aged group).  Maybe even a rock band or two.  Workshops for budding singer/songwriter types with actual successful local singer/songwriter types.  Masterclasses with other professional musicians and teachers.  Finally, having a neutral space to work with piano and guitar students on duets will be much easier to coordinate instead of trying to figure out when we can all get together at so-and-so’s house this week and at the other student’s house the following week and is everyone available at the right time and does this student’s mom feel comfortable having a bunch of people in her house on a random Tuesday afternoon.  It feels like a lot which is why I haven’t done much of it yet.  But I really, really, really want to be able to do this!  Group events are something that I’ve been incredibly eager to add to my list of services.

Having a Home Base

Can I tell you a secret?  I legitimately daydream about how I would decorate the walls of this studio.  There would be obligatory studio announcements, of course.  But also pictures from past recitals and events.  A map of the world to see where all the different composers lived. Space to post about student accomplishments, musical or otherwise.  Of course, lots and lots of rubber ducks.  One of the things I look forward to most is having a place for the music we create to have a home where we, the students, and the music are all celebrated.  Because, like, isn’t that the point?

This is all going to be a bit costly…

I’ve been working on spreadsheets (if you told High School Me I’d spend my spare time playing in Excel instead of The Sims I’d have laughed in your face) and the cost of all of this is not really a lot as far as business start-ups go, but they are costs nonetheless, and the money has to come from somewhere.  It is my hope that I can launch a successful Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign to raise some of the funds, and then apply for a business loan to cover the rest.

So this is where you come in.

Over summer 2017 I will be launching a fundraiser to cover my start-up costs.  There are basic costs like a security deposit on the lease, the baby grand, furniture and a computer, and then there are stretch costs like music games, handheld percussion toys, even the gear for a composing/recording station – a computer and keyboard, plus iPads and other tech accessories.  (Oh, and don’t forget the rubber ducks.)  There will be perks ranging from MAMS swag – bracelets, tshirts, backpacks, temporary tattoos – to live musical performances and prepaying the year’s tuition at a discount.  Every little bit (and big bit) will help.  Even if I don’t reach my fundraising goal by my deadline, Indiegogo still funds me, meaning that even if all I can do is raise the funds to cover the rent for a few months, that combined with a small business loan will give me the boost I need to make this dream of mine a reality.

So…

I hope you’re ready to join me in this dream.  This is truly going to be a great adventure and I hope we’ll be able to embark on it together.

Important Information for Current MAMS Families

Parents,

First, I cannot thank you enough for your continued support through the years, and your belief in music education for your children.  It is because of you that I am at where I am today, and why I am ready to bring our music school to the next step of our journey.  It is because of my commitment to you that I will continue to teach your children whether I travel to your home or you decide to join me in the studio, whenever we find a suitable location and open.

As we grow, there are a few administrative changes that you need to be made aware of as we transition to a school that features both in-home and studio lessons.

There will be a change in tuition for the 2017-2018 school year.  It actually will not even affect some students.

All students will be at a flat rate of $25 per lesson.  For traveling lessons, there will no longer be any kind of discount given for siblings/multiple lessons/friends and family.  Once the studio opens, there will be a discount for multiple lessons per family.  In the 2018-2019 school year, there will be a small increase in tuition for studio lessons and a slightly larger increase for traveling lessons.  I’ve never increased prices and have also never charged a distance fee, which is common practice for every studio and teacher I’ve ever spoken with (they’re often shocked to hear that I haven’t done these things).  But as the studio grows and changes the services we offer, changing the pricing schedule is something that comes along with the territory.

There will also be a change in how I take payment.  For the fall and onward, I will be able to take payment through My Music Staff online.  You will be able to pay as you go or set up an automatic payment.  I encourage you, my current families, to try out online payment, as I think this will be an easier system for all (the system is not yet in place for the last few weeks of this school year).  Cash payments are still accepted and many of you like to pay at each lesson, which is fine.  Beginning in January of 2017, however, I would like to move everyone to a once a month schedule.  Payment for each month will be due the third week of the month.  If payment is not made by the 1st day of the following month, there will be a $10 late fee assessed. If you switch to an automatic payment, you will never be late!

Tuition for group classes will be $25 per student as well, also due by the 3rd week of the month.  It is also my hope that, in a larger space, I will be able to run ensembles open to all students – a guitar ensemble and a choir.  Included in the price of all classes and ensembles will be the price of any supplies needed except for a choir folder (those can be $20 to $30 a piece and will be an additional cost for choir members.  Don’t worry – if treated well a choir folder can last years).

For scheduling – in a few weeks I will have a form available for you to fill out, either in person with me during your lesson or on our website.  Ideally, there will be no change to the schedule as it stands right now, so if your current time works, you can keep it in the upcoming school year.  When the studio opens, I will start scheduling lessons on days that I do not normally teach a lot of my MAMS students – either Tuesday or Thursday, and the schedule will be open to anyone who wants to switch.  I will also be hopefully switching guitar classes to one of these weeknights as well (guitar class parents – I will confer with you all on the scheduling to ensure that you can keep coming!).  As the holes start popping up in the rest of my schedule, I will take it from there – shifting around students who can move, or possibly opening more times up at the studio.

For new students – I know that many of you refer me to your friends – which I absolutely love and am thankful for.  I currently have a waiting list of students who would like to start in the fall, and I will be working through that list on a first come, first serve basis after I confirm all of your lesson and class times.  I will only be booking referrals first, so if a parent fills out the online New Student Form it is important that they put down your name in the “How did you hear about us?” box.  Otherwise, their name will stay at the bottom of the list.

All of these changes can be found in my Studio Policies page, so please head there to see the full rundown of the rules and policies I abide by.

I thank you for your continued support, and look forward to embarking on this new step of the journey with you all.