August Newsletter – Back To School Edition
We’re celebrating Vivaldi Music Academy’s 4th birthday!
The Academy opened its doors to the first music lessons on August 7th, 2013. Thank you to all of our Vivaldi students, families, faculty and staff for joining us on this incredible musical journey and for dreaming big with us!
Vivaldi Strings performs with The Piano Guys
Vivaldi strings students have been invited to perform with the renowned group the Piano Guys for the last two years. And we’ll be joining them on-stage again at the Revention Music Center on August 25th. Our strings students are working hard in rehearsals leading up to the concert!
We’re so excited to partner with Houston Moms Blog! This awesome article highlights our collaboration on back-to-school activities and ideas!
Enroll by Friday, August 18th and receive our BACK-TO-SCHOOL OFFER – FREE REGISTRATION (up to a $45 value)! Vivaldi Music Academy offers private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, drums and more along with group classes in strings, guitar, choir and early childhood music development. Spots are going fast – call us at West University 713-858-9617 and Bellaire 832-404-2299 to ENROLL TODAY! www.vivaldimusicacademy.com
Being BOLD! We're so excited to be a finalist for the 2017 BOLD Awards for Greatest Business Growth! #vivaldimusicacademy #BOLD
Check out this awesome article about our director, Zeljko Pavlovic in Voyage Houston Magazine! Learn all about Zeljko's journey, the founding of Vivaldi Music Academy, and what it means to dream big!
The back to school season can be hectic. Sometimes simply getting back into the swing of things takes some preparation. Here are some easy tips to ease the transition!
Lock down your schedule
Most kids respond well to consistent schedules, so use a calendar to ensure everyone know what activities are expected each day. This includes both lessons and practice times! Also consider including a rewards system that will help make the connection from consistent practicing and hard work to beautiful musical results.
Set realistic expectations for practicing
Make sure everyone is on the same page! Younger children may need shorter practice times compared to older children. Also, if your child is overtired from school and other activities, try to reschedule a time when they are well-rested and enthusiastic for learning music.
Come to music lessons with all the essentials! If your child is especially forgetful, consider creating a checklist and posting it on the door.
Befriend your child’s music teacher
You are more than welcome to sit in on at least the first few lessons, which will help ease anxiety and also allows you to get a feel for their teaching style. Communication is key for everyone!
Don’t forget the practice journal
A practice journal can be an incredibly valuable tool, when both student and teacher are using it effectively. Sit down with your child and review the journal each week.
August 25th: Vivaldi Strings performs with the Piano Guys at Revention Music Center
September 7th: Vivaldi Seasons Program presents Preschool Playhouse at Chick-Fil-A, Holcombe and Buffalo Speedway
September 12th: Vivaldi Music Academy hosts Musical Storytime at Barnes and Nobles