November 2018 Newsletter

Are YOU Ready for YEAR ROUND JAM BANDS!?

Hello Parents & Students,

We're excited to announce that beginning January 2019, LSM will be offering all of our students the opportunity of a life time... Year Round Jam Bands! That's right... the 1200 sq ft of space located next door at 116 W. Oak Dr., will become the new LSM Jam Band facility, for weekly rehearsals! Renovations will begin after Thanksgiving break, and the first set of jam bands will kick off January of 2019! For those of you who don't know, JAM BANDS is an incredible music program that gives kids and adults the experience of being in a real band. LSM students of all ages, skill levels, and various instruments come together each week for a 60 minute band rehearsal which is facilitated by LSM Owner/Director Shane Butler. The bands will regularly perform at LSM Open Mic events, Recitals, and special community concerts held throughout the year. Jam Bands allows students the unique opportunity of growing together with their peers, while learning essential skills that can only be discovered through the process of being in a band.  Here's what parents of students who participated in previous jam bands had to say about the experience.... 


Jam bands was a great experience for Luke. It was great seeing all of his lessons and practice pay off in a combined group event with other kids. He will definitely be doing it again this summer!
-Sarah Ramsey

This past summer my 12-year-old and 10-year-old boys participated in the Jam Band program. It was an unforgettable experience, and one of the most memorable events for our family!
-Mollie Simpson

Lemon Street Music’s Jam Band will definitely have you motivated. My family was able to participate and listen in on Shane’s jam band experience last summer. The whole process was inspiring! We enjoyed watching each performance and hearing it come to life in such short time. We will definitely participate in the future!
With much appreciation,
-Mike, Karen, Nicole and Anthony Walston

It was a fantastic experience for my two children. We homeschool so anytime they can get together with other children for a learning experience it is great. Also, it was great for them to see that their solo lessons could be put to use by playing in a small group with others to produce music.
Hope to participate again next summer!
-
Susan Nalbach

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Disclaimer, January 2019 Jam Bands WILL sell out!


We already have a waiting list of students who participated in previous years' Summer Jam Bands, who are waiting for the program to be offered year round. Because of availability, we're only in need of 2 bands in January. Only 4 guitar players, 2 bass players, 4 vocalists, 2 drummers, 2 violin players and one or two other instruments will be needed for our kickoff in January. 

As time goes on, we'll be offering more rehearsal times, and creating more bands, but for right now it's very limited, and will sell out .  If you have an interest in you or your child participating in the Jam Band program, or would like to have your name added to the waiting list, please write your information on the sign-up sheet in the main lobby or email info@lakelandmusiclessons.com.

Students of all ages and skill levels can participate in Jam Bands, so Sign up today!


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Annual Portrait Day

LSM Annual Portrait Day was a huge success! Thank you to Emily from Emily Rose Portraits ; the photos turned out beautifully. Over 50 sharply dressed students joined to take their professional photos... just in time for the Christmas card!

Thanks to everyone who made it out!

Follow this link to choose your favorites


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Making Local News!

Lakeland School of Music was recently highlighted by The Lakelander Magazine and showcased in their September issue.

The article did a great job of capturing the heartbeat of LSM, and showcased several of our teachers and students. We're honored to have been featured in the magazine, and look forward to impacting the Lakeland community in greater measure!
Click here to view our outstanding article!


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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On November 10th, we celebrated our new location and new name with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony! Thank you to our city commissioners, teachers, parents, and students who joined us for the event. 

Looking forward to many more years of music education as Lakeland School of Music!


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Last Month's Open Mic

Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Open Mic Event! The experience is invaluable to our students and, it's an honor for each instructor to share their progress with you.

Great job students... smiles all around!


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Winter Recital

Sunday Dec. 14th 
7pm at Florida Southern College,
Rm B202
Our formal winter recital will be held again this year on Sunday Dec. 14th at 7pm, at Florida Southern College, Rm B202. 
Please save the date! Christmas songs are encouraged, but as always students can select any song in any style or genre they wish. If you or your child missed last years event, be sure to sign up this year! 

Registration form is in the front lobby.  


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Harrison Arts


We've had the privilege of helping close to a dozen students make the program for classical guitar, jazz band for both guitar and upright bass, piano, voice, and theatre.

If you're child is considering auditioning next year, please notify the front desk at your earliest convenience, and fill out your Harrison Arts audition form today. A teacher recommendation, and minimum of 12 months of lessons prior to auditioning is required to participate in our "Harrison Arts Audition Program". This ensures each student is well prepared for the audition. If there's less than 12 months left before your child's tentative audition, we can still help. Give us a call today to learn more.



To all the new students and teachers who have joined us since our last newsletter... 

Welcome to the LSM Family!

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Students

Mason, Janet, Parker, Cheyenne, Kellen, Kinsey, Ashton, Logan, Zaria, Zylee, Zyla, David, Anginette, Sophia, Kathy, Sadie, Alex S., Nguyen, Gisele, Oliver, Jakayla, Kendall, Gavin, Ethan, Jillian, Alex H., Jordan, Dylan, Ariah, Courtney W., Erik, Ashley, Aaron, Marlene, Kristi, Kamen

Teachers

Nikki Mammadova - Classical pianist from the former Soviet Union who teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced piano students through the Suzuki Piano Method.

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REFERRAL REWARD PROGRAM...

Did you know? Most of our new students come from referrals by our current students and families. 

Refer your friends and neighbors to our school, and for each friend who enrolls and mentions your name, you'll receive a $25 Gift Card! We appreciate you recommending our school as we continue to serve our community, and share the gift of music! Gift Cards must be redeemed no later than 30 days from the date of referral enrollment. Please contact our office at 863-640-2810 for more information.


Is Your Teacher Sold Out?

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With our new location and new instructors, we now have more available lesson times than ever before, however spots our filling up quickly, and many of our teachers are already on a waiting list. If you're considering adding a sibling or enrolling for the first time, please note that all lessons are on a first-come-first-served basis, and our prime-time lessons (Mon-Fri 3pm-8pm) are always the first to sell out.

If you'd like to reserve a lesson time, need a schedule change, or would like to be added to a waiting list for a specific teacher, day or time, please visit our front desk, or email our support team at info@LakelandSchoolOfMusic.com.

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Monday 
Lisa Dutkiewicz - Sold Out 
Piano/Voice

Shane Butler - Sold Out 
Guitar/Bass

Adam Cruz - 1 Opening
Piano/Guitar/Ukulele/Bass

Tony Mercer - Sold Out
Piano/Voice

Will Christian - 2 Openings
Guitar/Ukulele 

Ryan Cox - 4 Openings
Guitar/Bass

Bradley Evans - 6 Openings 
Drums

Eric Holseth - 4 Openings
Voice/Music Theory/Conducting

Tuesday 

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Shane Butler - Sold Out  
Guitar/Bass

Lisa Dutkiewicz - Sold Out
Piano/Voice

Tony Mercer - Sold Out
Piano/Voice

Bradley Evans - 2 Openings 
Drums

Will Christian - 2 Openings
Guitar/Ukelele 

Wednesday  

Lisa Dutkiewicz - Sold Out (Mornings Only)
Piano/Voice

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Tony Mercer - Sold Out
Piano/Voice

Will Christian - Sold Out
Guitar/Ukelele 

Matthew Green - Sold Out ( Mornings Only)
Violin

Ana Yates - Sold Out  
Piano 

Shane Butler - Sold Out
Guitar/Bass

Thursday 

Lisa Dutkiewicz - Sold Out (Mornings Only)
Piano/Voice

Matthew Green - Sold Out (Mornings Only)
Violin

Deborah Mathewson - Sold Out
Piano

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Paul Butcher - 4 Openings
Piano/Sax/Trumpet/Upright Bass/Jazz Theory

Will Christian - 3 Openings
Guitar/Ukulele 

Friday 

Chad Sell - 1 Opening  
Cello/Piano/Ukulele/Saxophone 

Tony Mercer - 2 Openings
Piano/Voice

Alvaro Pereiro - Sold Out
Violin

Adam Cruz - Sold Out
Piano/Guitar/Ukulele/Bass

Bradley Evans - 1 Opening
Drums

Saturday 

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Tony Mercer - Sold Out
Piano/Voice

Adam Cruz - Sold Out 
Piano/Guitar/Ukulele/Bass

Ryan Cox - 3 Openings
Guitar/Bass

 
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