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CSoM NEWSLETTER – April 2016

Thank you for choosing the Colorado School of Music for music lessons! Now in our tenth year in Golden, we are committed to providing the best in private music lessons in Golden and the Denver area. Our current roster is comprised of musicians from all over the Denver Metro area and includes students from Golden, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Littleton and Boulder!

Colorado School of Music 2016 Recital next month!
Preparations are in full gear for this year’s recital! The recital will take place on Saturday, May 21st, 2016, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, with performances at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Last year, we had over 70 participants performing on piano, guitar, violin, drums, saxophone, singing, and even our own student rock band! We welcome students of all ages and ability levels. Admission is free, so bring as many family members as you’d like to support our young performers.

Recital Registration Materials now available!
Students and Parents, if you’re interested in the recital but haven’t received your recital registration from your instructor, please pick one up from the front desk at the school or ask your instructor.

Due Date for Recital Registration-
If you’re interested in performing in our Recital this year, please complete your registration form and return by May 1st, 2016.

Too Young For Music?
We often receive questions from parents regarding the appropriate/best age to start young children in formal music lessons. Of course, all children are different and there are always exceptions, but here are the general guidelines we use:

First, consider the instrument in relation to the age of the student. Piano lessons and Violin lessons are great choices for young children, as both violin and piano lessons have excellent curriculum for young beginners. Piano, in particular, provides a general overview of music theory and makes it easy to pick up other instruments as the student gets older. Some instruments can be difficult for beginners and aren’t as good for young children based on size, complexity, etc..

Four years old is generally too young for formal lessons. Progress is very slow and it can be difficult to maintain the focus required for practicing. Four year old hands are also often too small.

We feel that six years old is generally the best age for young children to begin formal lessons. Many lesson books and methods are geared toward this age for beginners, and the progress made at this age is both faster than younger students and better learned, as lessons and concepts seem to ‘stick.’

Five year olds are in the middle – at this age, it seems to depend on the child. If motivated and interested, the progress with a five year old will be a bit slower, but nonetheless valuable. We’re always willing to try lessons with five year olds – please ask if you have more questions about beginners or you’d like to take an introductory lesson with your young musician. Parents/Guardians are welcome in all lessons!

Please Leave a Message-
During the course of a week we field many phone calls from students and parents regarding lessons, scheduling and cancellations. During the afternoon, we often let the answering machine retrieve our messages so as not to disrupt class sessions. Please know that we are very conscientious about retrieving our missed calls and we always listen to our messages. We do not, however, make return calls for lesson cancellations unless requested. If you need to cancel for the week, please call 303-526-9865 and leave a message. Thank you!

Come See Our Instructors Perform!
In addition to being dedicated teachers, many of our instructors are professional musicians and perform regularly in Golden and the Denver area.
Redline Radio
Redline Radio is the band of our co –owner and head guitar instructor, Dean Cutinelli and his wife, Muriel. Redline Radio is proud to enter into its 8th year of playing your favorite dance hits from the 50’s through today’s favorites! This month, they’ll be performing at the 38th & Blake Street Station Grand Opening Party, Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. Check them out at: www.redlineradio.net

Muriel and Deano from Redline Radio also perform as a duet, playing a diverse spectrum of entertaining music from the 1950’s though today’s top hits. Featuring both female and male vocalists, the duet incorporates acoustic guitar, ukulele, bass and percussion to create a rich and full sound. Muriel and the Deano’s will be performing in Morrison at the Holiday bar on April 30th from 8-12pm. Find them on the net at: www.murielandthedeanos.com

Making a Band? Are you interested?
Although we specialize in private lessons, we have had customers express interest in a ‘rock band’ style group class that would involve students from different disciplines getting together to learn and enjoy playing in an ensemble. This would be a weekly group class lasting six or eight weeks, and could potentially include students of any instrument or voice. We’re curious to see if there is interest for this type of class, so if you think you’d be interested in trying a class like this, please let us know by speaking to your weekly instructor or emailing us at info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com!

Never Too Old…music lessons for adults!
Music lessons are for the young at heart, not just the young. If you’ve been thinking of renewing your piano lessons or taking your guitar playing to the next level, try a private lesson with us! At the Colorado School of Music we are proud to have many adult students on our roster, studying all different disciplines. Our instructors are experienced with students of all ages, and will be happy to work with you to be sure that your lessons meet your individual needs.
Adult music lessons are available for all instruments, including guitar lessons, piano lessons, drums, violin, and more.

Practice, practice, practice! We’ll see you next month!

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