Summer Sparkler: July 2019
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
*Happy Fourth of July Everyone!*
Don’t forget our FREE Movie Magic Sing-Along on Saturday, July 13th.
This FREE group event is open to the public! Cool off with us and belt out your favorite Disney tunes on Saturday, July 13th. Music starts at 10:30AM, with lyric sheets provided. RSVP here, or read on for more info!
This summer, we’re continuing our dream of building a strong musical community at GAMA. We now offer lessons on more instruments than ever, including harp, cello, guitar, and flute! With enrollment open all year round, it’s always a great time to sign up. Plus, we have free coffee. 😉
As always, there are plenty of musical events happening around town which you can find more about below. We hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!
Matt & Stevie
Kylee O’Donnell – Flute
Since graduating from Jacobs School of Music with a Master’s in Flute Performance, Kylee is now a full-time teacher in Austin. Her passion for music has taken her to many festivals throughout the US and Canada, and she is excited to share that passion with her students. Fun Fact: Her cat, Shosti, is named after the composer Dmitri Shostakovich!
It’s been about three months since we moved into our new home, and we’re loving it! Towards the end of the summer we will be hosting a Block Party/Open House with our wonderful neighbors which will be open both to current students and those interested in taking lessons here! Follow us on Facebook, or keep an eye on our website, to stay updated with the latest information.
Saturday 7/13 @ 10:30AM – Disney Sing-Along
Join us on Saturday morning for a rocking Disney-themed sing-along! We will be playing your favorite tunes from Toy Story to Frozen. Music starts at 10:30AM and will go for about an hour. Friends and family are welcome!
Featuring Stevie’s band, Oh Antonio and His Imaginary Friends!!
RSVP Here – Open to the Public
Sunday 7/21 @ 5:30PM – Jazz/Pop/Rock Jam Session
This class is open to anyone high school age or older who is interested in jazz/pop/rock and wants to enjoy jamming and improvising with other musicians. Background can be minimal, and the most important thing is that you want to enjoy playing in a group!
The H-E-B Austin Symphony is kicking off the month with their annual 4th of July Concert! Join them on Thursday, July 4th at 8:30PM for a beautiful fireworks display, backed by patriotic classics.
More info here
Looking for a different sound? Join Paul Klemperer for Jazz Wednesday on July 10th, as he brings the contemporary sounds of S7EVEN Jazz to the Skylark Lounge!
Two sets from 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
More info here
As mentioned above, we will be hosting a Disney Sing-Along on Saturday, July 13th! Music starts at 10:30AM provided by Stevie’s rocking band, Oh Antonio and His Imaginary Friends. Beat the heat, bring your family and friends, and belt out tunes from Toy Story to Frozen!
More info/RSVP here
KMFA’s next Music Mixer is coming up on Tuesday, July 16th! Come down to Friends and Allies Brewing for a night of classical music and meet this month’s featured composer, Russell Podgorsek.
Enjoy $1 off locally brewed pints and mingle with folks who love music!
NOTE: The presentation portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 p.m.
More info here
Want to be seen in our newsletter? Have a music recommendation to share with your fellow students? Introducing Student Feature, a new section of the website where you get to shine! Fill out a “GAMA Newsletter Feature” form, available in the lobby, and you could be in next month’s letter!
Need a refresher on a certain part of our school’s policy? Policy Recap pamphlets are available in the lobby! We’ve taken a few of our most asked questions and written down the answers for easy reference. Feel free to pick one up and take it home with you!
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