GAMA Newsletter October 2018

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The Newsletter of the Greater Austin Music
Academy Community

October Music Mailer!
In this issue:

– New Teachers and Office Manager –
– Pick up Your Musical Journey Awards Sheet –
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Recitals!

Mark Your Calendars:

Upcoming Group Events at:

The Winter Recital will be here before you know it! Make sure to check out our schedule at:

Meet our New Teachers!

Anna Lisa Ohnstad (Cello, Viola, Violin)

Anna Lisa is a highly experienced performer and music educator who approaches teaching according to students’ musical interests and goals. She recently returned to Texas after serving as the orchestra director at Yongsan International School of Seoul in South Korea.



Matthew Jeans (Clarinet, Saxophone)

 With nearly fourteen years of performing and teaching experience, Matthew has appeared as a soloist, chamber artist, and with ensembles including the New Mexico Philharmonic. A recent graduate from the University of New Mexico with his Master of Music, Matthew is eager to continue sharing his love of music through teaching.

A New Face Around the Office

Say hello to our new office manager! Stevie Hawes is excited to join the GAMA team and help the school continue to grow. An avid musician, Stevie returned to Austin after graduating from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. They currently perform with a number of bands in the Austin area including Primo Musique and Oh Antonio and His Imaginary Friends. Their favorite types of music are jazz, ska, and video game soundtracks.

Pick Up your New Musical Journey Sheet!

Don’t forget that our new awards sheet is now in, so make sure you pick up your own! Rules and points are posted in the lobby and we have stickers for everyone as you progress.

Keep your eyes open for special bonus point opportunities as we post them throughout the year!

Mark your Calendars for the Winter Recital!

The Winter Recital will be here before you know it!

Our recitals are free to all current GAMA students and open to ALL levels and ages. (Yes, including complete beginners and adult students!)

Mark your calendars because signup is coming soon. You can see our year schedule at

Join Us at Greater Austin Music Academy

Want to learn more about our school? Our professional teachers and staff are here to help you start your musical journey! We teach all ages and levels, from children through adults. Just fill out the form below with any questions you might have and we’re glad to help!