Upcoming Events

Here's a quick look at upcoming events and important scheduling things here at the School.

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Elijah's Promise Play-a-Thon Everywhere!

Each December we challenge our students to turn their practice minutes into a practical donation to a local charity.  For each minute students practice, MAMS will pledge to donate 5 cents to Elijah's Promise, based in New Brunswick, NJ (they are a soup kitchen, culinary school, catering company and more, helping the local community take steps to improve their situations).

Students can also collect pledges from friends and family to increase our impact.  December 2017 we practiced over 96 hours collectively and donated $320 to Elijah's Promise.  What will 2018 bring?

Meet the New Year with Music Miss Anna's Music School

Start the new year off right!

Join us on New Year's Day (time TBA) to meet other students and local musicians and ring in the new year the only way we can - by playing music, of course!  Everyone is encouraged to perform - students, parents, friends, and family.  Play piano, guitar (we have an acoustic you can use!), sing a song - find your favorite karaoke tracks on youtube!

We'll be serving refreshments and setting up a photo booth, so be sure to come hungry for treats and ready for the camera!

Anniversary Studio One Sessions Studio 1

Join us for some laid back Studio One Sessions throughout our anniversary weekend in February.  All students of any level are invited to participate and play one or two songs for their parents and friends.  Students may sign up for a performance time, but please check with your teacher first to make sure they will be available, too!

What's the dress code?  Be neat and clean, and as fancy or as casual as you'd like.  Since we're celebrating MAMS, don the school colors if you'd like - purple, black, grey, white.

March Madness Practice Challenge Everywhere!

March is Music in our Schools month, so we're challenging our students to practice their hearts out.  There will be surprises for our weekly and monthly top practicers, plus some extra challenges like Most Improved Student, Most New Pieces Learned.

Of course, it also helps to get all this extra practice time in right before the MAMTG Spring Festival...

MAMTG Spring Festival - April 5 - 7, 2018 The Westin Hotel, Princeton, NJ

A most exciting event produced by the Mid-Atlantic Music Teacher's Guild (full disclosure, Miss Anna is on the MAMTG staff and heavily involved in production), the Spring Festival features competitions, evaluations, and showcases that students of all ages on all instruments can participate in. It is a three-day event held towards the end of March/beginning of April. All students are encouraged (but not required) to attend this event, which does have its own registration fees.

Spring Recital - Mother's Day Weekend/Father's Day Weekend TBD

If our school year were a TV show, then the Spring Recital would be the season finale!  Since we have grown and want to make sure the maximum number of our students participate, we are splitting our recitals onto two dates.  Our first round of recitals will be the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, and the second round will be the Saturday of Father's Day weekend.  Please check your calendar and be sure to hold one of those days open so our budding musicians all get the chance to shine!

Specific details on each recital (when, where, what, etc) will be available a few months in advance at the studio.

What's the dress code?  Be neat and clean, and as fancy as you'd like.  Please try to stay away from sneakers and jeans.  Also be sure you can play your instrument with your concert clothes on - do a test run a few weeks before to double check.  Long hanging sleeves may distract our ladies, and a shirt and tie that's too tight could restrict our young gents.

Summer Session - Camps, classes and special events oh my! Miss Anna's Music School

The Summer Session at MAMS is a time of exploration!  Students are encouraged to attend the different camps and other special events throughout the summer.  The camp schedule gets published around February each year - we anticipate camps getting sold out so if you want to attend a class, be sure to reserve your spot early!

Also look forward to the August Rush practice challenge, where there are weekly and monthly surprises for our top practicers.  With some students coming in and out for vacations, who's to say that just because you didn't make it to the top 5 one week, you won't make it the next!! It's anybody's game!

Labor Day Studio One Sessions Studio 1

Join us for some laid back Studio One Sessions throughout Labor Day weekend.  All students of any level are invited to participate and play one or two songs for their parents and friends.  Students may sign up for a performance time, but please check with your teacher first to make sure they will be available, too!

What's the dress code?  Be neat and clean, and as fancy or as casual as you'd like.

Thanksgiving Studio One Sessions Studio 1

Join us for some laid back Studio One Sessions throughout Thanksgiving weekend.  All students of any level are invited to participate and play one or two songs for their parents and friends.  Students may sign up for a performance time, but please check with your teacher first to make sure they will be available, too!

What's the dress code?  Be neat and clean, and as fancy or as casual as you'd like.