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June 2015

A monthly newsletter to inform

and entertain our friends















Did You Know?

When harpsichord maker Bartolomeo Cristofori created the first piano he called his invention “gravicèmbalo col piano e forte,” which means “harpsichord with loud and soft” in Italian. That long phrase was shortened to pianoforte and then eventually just become “piano.” In Italy, the instrument is often still referred to as the pianoforte, because piano simply means softly or slowly. Though many stringed and keyed instruments were developed before the piano, one of its major innovations was the ability to play it at different volumes, allowing musicians greater expression in their music. (Courtesy of Making Music)

Did You Know? 

Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school. Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66 percent of music majors who applied to med school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group. For comparison, (44 percent) of biochemistry majors were admitted. Also, a study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors including English, biology, chemistry and math. (Sources: "The Comparative Academic Abilities of Students in Education and in Other Areas of a Multi-focus University," Peter H. Wood, ERIC Document No. D327480)



We are pleased to send you this monthly issue of our newsletter. It is our way of saying that you are important to us and we truly value your business. Enjoy!
Coming Attractions:




August 21, 2015

Summer Concert Prairie Center for the Arts


October 17,2015

Halloween Recitals


December 12, 2015

Holiday Recitals


December 13, 2015

Holiday Recitals 


We're Always In the Mood for Referrals!
EmbarassedTell a friend, relative, an  acquaintance....whoever, about us. When they call and tell us you sent them and register for lessons, (don't worry, we ask how they heard about us when they call), you receive a certificate for $20.00. Your certificate may be used for a tuition credit or to purchase lesson materials or boutique items.
Smile  On July 1, 2015, we will raffle off a $100 American Express Gift card for all the referrals from January through June. On December 30, 2015, we will raffle off a $100 American Express Gift card for the referrals from the last half of the year.


Many thanks for your referrals, new family members joining us, and new students! The studio continues to grow and now many teachers have completely filled schedules! 



Congratulations and Good Luck to these Graduating Seniors!


Chris Anders will be attending USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, CA to study Finance.

Robert Freas is going to North Central College to major in Computer Science and Japanese. Robert won the piano Scholarship at North Central.

Molli Miller will be attending Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will major in Nursing and minor in Music.

Christian Roque is going to Loyola to major in Biology. Christian received the Dean’s Scholarship.

Jay Singh will be attending U.C. Santa Barbara, CA to major in Physics.







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