I recently travelled to a music studio owner's conference held in Memphis TN. It was held at the Guest House at Graceland, which was a real treat! I also took the opportunity to spend a couple of days in Nashville, where one of the items on my Bucket List got checked off - I was able to attend a concert at the Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, as well as spending quality time on Lower Broadway, were live music beckons from every door and window for blocks on end. Driving west to Memphis, I toured Sun Studios, where the great Sam Phillips discovered and recorded Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and, of course, the 19 year old Elvis Presley. Just before the Conference began, I took an amazing 3 hour guided tour of Graceland and the various exhibits in the museum across the street. Our tour guide, John, had met Elvis 8 times and was a wealth of information that really raised the experience to another level! I learned a great deal, but one thing I wanted to talk about is Elvis' motto: the initials TCB, underscored with a lightening bolt, which stands for Taking Care of Business in a Flash. All this means is: do the things you need to do, first. Don't procrastinate. I always tell my students to practice when they get home from school, before you do your homework (everyone knows you're going to get your homework done - wouldn't it be great if your practicing was already done?). Also, would you like to improve your homework performance? You’ve been in school all day - don’t sit down to your homework the minute you walk in the door. Practice your instrument, work through your new dance technique - you’ll get a re-set and approach your homework with a fresh mind. Some of my students schedule 15 minutes for practicing before school and then another 15 minutes when they arrive home after school. This is a great schedule! Others, unfortunately, leave it for the end of the day, and are often too busy or tired, and end up not practicing at all. Which describes your practice routine? Are you taking care of business? Elvis did, Sam Phillips certainly did, and you can, too! We all have 30 minutes a day - it's just a matter of how and when we schedule it.
Craig Lynch, Director
Is your music student over-booked during the week? Before COVID, we had several teachers available on Sundays and we’re ready, once again, to welcome back our students to a great day to take your music lessons. Music lessons are offered in-person (with mask) or on Zoom, whichever you prefer. We’re currently offering piano, guitar and violin. We’re looking forward to having you back and learning with us!
Saturday, May 21st
Saturday, June 18
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Do you know that you can earn unlimited gift cards from STAMD? Let your friends know that STAMD is the best place to take music lessons or dance classes and make sure they mention your name when they register. Your friend will receive a free registration and you will earn a gift card for every friend that you refer.
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What are you studying at Santa Teresa Academy of Music and Dance?
Drums with Mr. Quentin.
What kind of music do you listen to?
I like “CoComelon.”
What are your hobbies?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite movie?
Disney's Minnie's Birthday.
What is the coolest thing you have learned in your lessons so far?
How to use the drumsticks!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Do you know that you can earn unlimited gift cards from STAMD? Let your friends know that STAMD is the best place to take music lessons or dance classes and make sure they mention your name when they register. Your friend will receive a free registration and you will earn a gift card for every friend that you refer. We have a selection on hand, including Starbucks, Target, Lowes, Le Boulanger or Baskin Robbins!
Many of our teachers have almost full schedules! If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a specific time, please contact our office staff. If you are not a student yet, there are still limited lesson spots available.
To inquire about openings for June, please contact us at 408-226-8742 or email@example.com
Mr. Quentin (drums & guitar): Monday - SOLD OUT / Thursday - 1 spot / Friday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Craig (piano & guitar): Monday / Friday / Sunday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Kris (guitar & ukulele): Tuesday - 2 spots / Wednesday - SOLD OUT / Thursday - 1 spot
Mr. Jeremy (piano, guitar & voice): Tuesday - 1 spot / Wednesday - 1 spot / Thursday - SOLD OUT / Saturday - 2 spots
Miss Jessica (piano): Tuesday / Friday - SOLD OUT
Miss Jane (piano): Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Joshua (piano): Saturday - SOLD OUT
Miss Lori (violin): Thursday - SOLD OUT / Saturday - 1 spot
Mr. Angel (guitar & piano): Friday - SOLD OUT
Miss Galina (guitar & voice): Tuesday - SOLD OUT / Friday - SOLD OUT / Saturday - 1 spot
Miss Yelena (piano): Tuesday / Wednesday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Brian (voice & piano): Wednesday / Friday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Sergio (violin): Monday - 3 spots / Wednesday - 2 spots / Sunday - 3 spots
Miss Tatiana (piano): Monday - 3 spots / Thursday - 1 spot
· Since it opened to the public in 1982, Graceland has become the 2nd most visited home in the U.S., after the White House.
· Presley holds the record for most songs in the Billboard Top 40 at 115!
· Elvis was awarded three Grammy awards during his life - all three were for his Gospel recordings!
· Presley has been inducted into the Rock & Roll, Country, Rockabilly, Gospel and R&B Hall of Fames. No other performer has been inducted into more than three.