The Write Notes – March 2020

Dear <<First Name>>,

Let me start with a lot of gratitude.  We are having some seriously challenging times at home and globally.  There is just a ton of concern and unanswered questions about how and how long it will take to get back to our routines.  I’m grateful to our city leaders and to our friends and neighbors for taking the unsettling but necessary precautions to make this better for everyone.

In less than a week, educational institutions made a huge shift to online learning.  I am truly amazed that these massive changes happened so quickly and with such low friction.  Is it perfect?  No.  But it’s a great example of our ability to pull together and simply get things done when the time is NOW.

SJAA students, teachers and families are no exception.  Over 98% of our students made the switch immediately and adapted very quickly to a new way of lesson delivery.  Change is never easy and we still have some challenges to face.  That’s how we learn and grow.

Extremely proud of the way everyone is stepping up to demonstrate that willingness, that commitment to continued learning and growth.

Practicing, learning and playing music are more essential now than ever.

Grateful we have each other and can share this journey together.  It will be transformative, a reminder of what’s most important and an opportunity to demonstrate the best in ourselves.

Stay happy and healthy.  We’ll see you (virtually) in the weeks ahead and looking forward to having everyone together back at the Academy soonest.

Thank you, <<First Name>>!

jason and SJAA

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to message me directly at…
816 294 4856 (cell)
jason@stjosephartsacademy.com

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SJAA Updates –
Shelter in Place – Remains in effect for our city through this week.  All lessons and classes will be online only for at least a few more weeks.  St Joseph Public Schools are out until April 24 so it may be that the SJAA will follow suit.  No official decision but maybe presume that will be the case though April and we’ll roll with the punches and changes as they come in.

Evaluative Adjudication – Sadly, our students have lost every opportunity to demonstrate their best work.  Local and state music contests, recitals, spring concerts and most recently the SJAMTA evaluative audition, ALL CANCELLED.
The SJAA can fill this gap with an SJAA evaluative audition online.  Like a college jury, students would submit 2 videos of 2 pieces in differing styles and 1 video of the scales (maybe chords cadences too) required by the key of the pieces.  No sight-reading or paper test.

Participating students will receive an evaluative critique of their performance, certificate of completion and judges will select a best performance from each for an online broadcast of an online recital.  May 1 deadline for submissions and a May 16 recital “Music Moves Us” broadcast date.

SJAMTA evaluative usually costs $15 to members.  SJAA evaluative will be FREE to members.  Not Mandatory but maybe the only opportunity students will have to demonstrate their continued hard work this spring.

Application Form or send a note to jason@stjosephartsacademy.com to sign up.

Songwriting Contest – Working on this with more details to come.  Similar to above but original songs or instrumental compositions submitted by video.  TBA

New classes/clinics – Coming soon for summer.  Registrations and info TBA.

Welcome to our Newest Students!

Braeden, Mary, Jackson, Larkin, Maeby, Brooke, Taylor, Cory, Myles, Sabre, Charlie, Elizabeth and Coen!

Celebrations!

Music Honors! – Guitarist, Basil Riches of Atchison, KS received a “1” rating for his rendition of “O Son De Ar” at the 4-H Atchison County, KS Club Day contest.  Way to go, Basil!

Drums! – Our new Drum studio opened this month with Will Doyle (master percussion/recording).  Limited spaces available for drum lessons.

New Teachers– Welcome to our newest team member, Mary Jo Lewis (master piano)!

40th Anniversary Monster Concert – The SJAA piano and guitar students joined SJAMTA for the 40th Annual Monster concert last month.  The sold-out show provides money for scholarships to middle, high school and college students for summer music camps, festivals and continuing course work.

Group Classes – With the expansion in our building we got some great new classroom spaces.  We started with some beginner’s guitar classes (child or adult) and early childhood (age appropriate classes from 8ms to 5 yrs) this month.  If you have friends or family that might be looking for musical experienceslike this, we greatly appreciate you sharing us with them.  Many more fun classes in the works!  Let us know if there is a class you’d like to see offered here.

info@stjosephartsacademy.com for more information.

Limited spaces available.

More to come!

SJAA Expansion Finally Complete! – We’ll look forward to having you here soon!!  Total of 5 new studios, additional pianos, 1 Large classrooms space, 2 waiting areas, reception area and kitchenette, bathroom, fresh paint, new flooring, LED lighting and additional hallways (AND we hung a piano on the wall!).

First Recital in our New Space – So honored to have Mr. Brock’s violin studio present our first ever student recital IN OUR VERY OWN BUILDING!  It has been a major work in progress to get our doors open and just really fun to have everyone there.  Thanks to Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Riley and Isaac Johnson for accompanying and congratulations to the performers and to Mr. Brock on their dedicated work.

#MusicAccomplished

Student of the Month

Our March “Student of the Month” is…

Myles Grimsinger!!!

We are so lucky to have Myles and his family with us at the SJAA.

Besides being SJAA’s premier drum student with Will, Myles is part of his middle school band as a percussionist.  The guy loves baseball and we are all hoping the season with his team “Smash” can hit the field together soon.    Myles is also part of a Dungeons and Dragon club with friends after school.

He just recently upgraded to a new drum kit and is excelling with it.

We’ll celebrate Myles with an iTunes gift card for him!

Thank you, Myles for referring your friends and family to the Academy.

Congratulations!!!

To be considered for Student of the Month, be sure to talk to your teacher about all your musical and extracurricular activities, share pictures and refer your fellow musicians to the academy.

The New “Social Distancing Elbow Bump” Emoji!!
SJAA’s Upcoming Recitals 

2020

2/8 –  Monster Concert  (piano rehearsals Jan 31, Feb 7)
2/29 – Teacher Appreciation Day
3/8 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital (CANCELLED)
4/18 – Academy @ the Mansion, 2020.  (TBD)
4/25 – SJAMTA Evaluatives (CANCELLED)
4/26 –  2pm SJAMTA student recital (CANCELLED)
3:30 SJAMTA Honors Recital at First Presbyterian (CANCELLED)
5/1 – SJAA Evaluative Audition Submission Deadline
5/16 – SJAA “Music Moves Us” Online Recital, TBA
5/XX – SJAA Ribbon Cutting, Open House (TBD)

5/21 – Recital at Living Community, 7pm (TBD)
6/13 – Hawkfest, 130pm
7/15 – Silver and Gold Banquet, Word of Life Church, 1245pm

10/11 – Photo Day @ SJAA, times/venue TBA

SJAA Specific Events in BOLD

Books!Is your student ready for new books? We carry a very limited supply of instructor approved titles. Talk with your teacher about your next books and we’ll get them ordered.
Auto-Payments

Thanks to all for registering for convenient auto-drafting from credit cards or your bank account.  So glad to be able to offer this for our families.

https://stjosephartsacademy.com/auto-payment-authorization/

Lesson Policy
– Is here and copies are at the studio…
https://stjosephartsacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SJAA-Lesson-Policy-19.pdf

Thank you for reading -“The Write Notes” –  
Monthly Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy!
We made some memories this month, didn’t we?

Thank you for encouraging the advancing musicians in your life and in our community.

We are making the world a better place through music.

Here’s to YOUR music success!

Jason Riley
Director
jason@stjosephartsacademy.com
8162944856 (personal cell)
Here to help! Call or text if you need anything at all.

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Referral Program – We have a great family of students and teachers at the SJAA.  We are extremely discerning in selecting the very best coaches and students when growing our family.  We want great students just like you.  The SJAA is now able to offer a FREE lesson for referring new students who register for lessons.  Thank you for referring your friends and family to be a part of our SJAA family.

Does Your Teacher Have Openings?

Jolie – Full
Terry – Full
Frank – Mondays, 330 & 5
JC – Mondays 630
Andrew – Tuesdays 2:45 & 4
Emily – Mondays 430,  Saturday 1030
Monica – Mondays 430, Wednesday 6
Brent – Tuesday 530, 6, Thursday 3, 5 

Jason – Monday 4pm
Mary Jo – Tuesday, 430 & 530
Will –  mondays 4 & 430
Sarah – Saturdays

 SJAA Classes/Courses – Guitar, Piano, Violin, Cello, Voice, Uke, Drums, Early Childhood, Group Guitar

TeacherZone is our on-line platform for our students and our teachers.
https://teacherzone.com

Free Wi-Fi – SJAA password “MusicAccomplished”

Academy Mission

Our mission at the St. Joseph Arts Academy is to provide the highest quality musical instruction and performance opportunities to beginning and advancing students in the Midland empire. We use our patience, enthusiasm and loyalty to encourage, inform and inspire others to happily share their skill and talent in love and gratitude to make the world a better place.

OUR MOTTO…

Music Accomplished!

Copyright © 2020 St. Joseph Arts Academy, All rights reserved.

Great Gift Ideas for Music Students

Holiday Gifts for the Musician in your life.

Thank you for sharing the gift of music and for shopping “LOCAL” this holiday season.  We’ll include some other links at the bottom of this page to our preferred local music retailers if you are looking for something more specifically.

Email jason@stjosephartsacademy.com for more information, orders, purchases and registrations.

SJAA is participating in the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce “Shop St. Joe” program.   Grand prize drawing is for $10,000 in mid-December.  1 ticket for every $10 spent.

 

At the SJAA, our focus is on growing advancing musicians.

We specialize in private music lessons in Guitar, Piano/Keyboarding, Voice & Singing, Violin, Cello, Ukulele and now, Drums and percussion!  (Just $94 per Month for weekly 30 minute sessions with our expert instructors.)

We are also excited to offer Group Guitar and Early Childhood Classes in 2020.  (pricing below)

While we are not a retail music store, we are fortunate to provide the accessories and books our students need at a discount.  Members Only!

 

Holiday Gifts for the Musician in your life.

Gift Certificates
We offer them for private lessons ($94 per month) and for books and accessories ($25)

Diamond Head Concert Ukulele w/carrying bag
Just $69 (You Save 10.95)

Music Method & Repertoire Books
(10% off In-stock or special orders in time for Christmas)

 

Hamilton “Fold-Up” Music Stand
Just $16 (You Save 8.99)
Only 8 left.

 

Guitarist Footstool
Just $10 (You Save 4.99)
Only 4 left.

Snark Clip-On Tuners
Just $10 (29.99 on Amazon!!!)
Only 6 left.

D’Addario 20′ Instrument Cable
Just $16 (You Save 4.68)
Only 2 left

Premium “Guitar”Care System
Just $20 (You Save 9.99)
Only 1 left

Pack of Guitar Picks
Just $3 (You Save 1)
Only 1 left

Mini Hohner Harmonica
Just $3 (You Save 1)
Only 3 left

Alvarez Access Pack (Guitar Tuner, Capo, Cloth)
Just $15 (List Price $40!!)
Only 2 left

Guitar Strings (acoustic or electric)
Just $10 ($20 installed)

Hohner “Chicago Blues”Harmonicas
Just $10 (45.04 at Kohl’s!!!)
Only 2 left

Yamaha Recorders
Just $6 (You Save 3.99)
Only 2 left

One-of-a-Kind Musical Tote Bags
Just $22
Only 6 left

“Music Accomplished” T-shirts
Just $20 adult & $15 children’s
In-stock or special order for size in time for Christmas
Black or Texas Orange

“Music Accomplished” Baseball Cap
Just $15
One size fits all in Black

“pBuzz” Kid’s Musical Instrument
Just $19 (You Save 10.99!)
Only 2 left

 

Group Guitar Class (beginners only, child or adult classes)

6 – 1 hour weekly “Intro to Guitar” group classes.  Includes FREE materials (guitar not included).
Beginning Mid-January, 2020.  Days and Times TBA.
Just $99!
Limited space available.Early Childhood Music Classes
The very best gift we can give our little ones in their most important, formative years!

Sing, Dance, Explore Instruments, Have Fun and Make Friends in these Weekly 50 minute sessions for “mini-mozart’s” and parents, grandparents or caregivers.
Age specific classes for 8 months-5 years.
Beginning Mid-January, 2020.  Days and Times TBA.
Just $195 per Quarter! (Sessions begin every 3 months)
Limited space available.

Group Guitar Class & Guitar Package (beginner’s only, child or adult classes)
6 – 1 hour weekly “Intro to Guitar” group classes.  GUITAR INCLUDED!  (choose acoustic or electric package)  Includes FREE materials.
Limited class spaces available.
Beginning Mid-January, 2020.  Days and Times TBA.
Just $247 (student acoustic guitar package) or $297 (student electric guitar package)!

Acoustic Guitar Package (Concert Acoustic guitar w/carrying bag, picks and tuner)
Just $297!

Electric Guitar Package (Concert Electric guitar w/carrying bag, amplifier, cable, picks and tuner)
Just $397!

30 Day Guitar Challenge
The SJAA “30 Day Guitar Challenge” is a great way to kick of the new year with daily, positive and motivational messaging, instructions and short video lessons delivered to your inbox.
For players of all levels ready to make a commitment to up their guitar game.  This inspirational 30 day “Bootcamp” will cover topics from tricks, tools and techniques for playing and practicing to musical interpretation, history and mindsets for musical success.  A fantastic and fun supplement for any guitarist already taking lessons.  Start off on the right track in 2020.  Join us for the 30 Day Guitar Challenge beginning in January.

Just $30

To Register:
www.StJosephArtsAcademy.Com/30DayGuitarChallenge
Challenge is limited to 40 guitarist.Registration ends December 24, 2020.

Heirloom Photos from Tyler Osborn Studios

Gifts for YOUR Family!

TYLER OSBORN Studios
e: tylerosbornstudios@gmail.com
a: 9700 Walnut St., Kansas City MO 64114
c: (913) 226-6529
ig/fb: @tylerosbornstudios
w: tylerosborn.myportfolio.com

CD Packages – Soca Jukebox, Under the Big Oak Tree, Jason Riley & Maria the Mexican
Mix and Match 3 CD’s for just $20!

Check out our past blog post for more info on great gift ideas for your guitarist.

Gifts for your Guitarist

Email jason@stjosephartsacademy.com for more information, orders, purchases and registrations.

We have some great recommendations if you are looking for keyboards, high-end instruments or other instrumental accessories.  Just ask.

 

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!
St. Joseph Arts Academy

 

Preferred Local Music Retailers…

St. Joseph, MO
https://www.lanhammusic.com (See our friend, Aaron)

Parkville, MO
https://www.bentleyguitars.com (See our friend, Mark)

Atchison, KS
https://muddyriverguitars.com (See our friend, Scott)

http://www.jasonriley.com
https://stjosephartsacademy.com
http://www.socajukebox.com

 

 

Music Students

The Write Notes – November 2019

Dear Students and families,We are heading for the holidays!

As we are looking back on 2019, we have had so much to be thankful for.

There has been quite a lot of action around the academy this year just in trying to get our spaces in top form.  We’ve added great new instructors to our team, lots or memorable performances and special events.

Very grateful for the support of our family, my fellow teachers, our community at large and for each of our dedicated, hard-working and loyal advancing musicians at the SJAA.

Thank you for growing and working with us in making the St. Joseph Arts Academy the best we can be.  We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your musical family.

Wishing each of yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Let me know if you need anything at all, anytime.

Thank you, << Test First Name >>!

jason and SJAA
816 294 4856 (personal cell for call or text)

jason@stjosephartsacademy.com

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Big, Big News-

Thanksgiving Day – Wishing your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day are official holidays here (Nov. 28, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, SJAA is closed).  Some teachers may be able to reschedule your lessons for another time if you’d like.  Just talk to your teacher about your holiday schedules.

Price Increase 2020 – Lesson fees for 30 minute, weekly private lessons will bump up a bit in 2020 from $92 to $94 per month.  Adjustment begins in January.  Please contact Jason or Emily if you have any questions.

Mall-a-thon – The annual SJAMTA “Mall-a-thon” is Saturday Dec. 7 at East Hills Mall.  Students will perform seasonal music from about 10am-3pm near the carousel.  Our Academy set is at 1030am-1130am.  This is one of our more popular events for the kids and who doesn’t love going to the mall?  Bring the whole family!

“Shop St. Joe” – As a member of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, the SJAA participates in the “Shop St. Joe” holiday giveaway program.  Local retailers giveaway tickets for a drawing in mid-December for a grand prize of $10,000!  1 ticket per every $10 spent.  Please ask your teacher for them if we forget.  Everyone should get a batch for November and some more in December.  We hope one of ours can claim that prize.

Christmas Packages/Gift Ideas – Looking for some gift ideas for the musicians in your life (or maybe some suggestions for extended family or friends)?  Look for the next email with some ideas based on your instrument’s needs, drop us a note or talk (maybe privately) with your teacher.  We’ll be offering some nice stocking stuffers and larger packages at a discount to our members.

Group Classes – With our expansion in our building we are going to get some great classroom spaces.  We are excited to be able to offer group classes in the new year.  We’ll be starting with some beginner’s guitar class and early childhood offerings.  If you have friends or family that might be looking for musical experiences like this, we greatly appreciate you sharing us with them.  Many more fun classes in the works!  Let us know if there is a class you’d liketo see offered here.

Chapeau Shop – We got our first shipment of “Music Accomplished” baseball caps!  They sure say something positive about the head that wears them.

Just $12.

Instagram – By request, you can now find the SJAA on Instagram!  Follow us @StJosephArtsAcademy.  If you are Facebook user it’s https://www.facebook.com/stjosephartsacademy/.

Thanks for joining us and for sharing the SJAA with your friends too.

Magazine Giveaway – The SJAA held a drawing for 2 lucky guitar students to receive popular magazine subscriptions for a year.  Congratulations to Colin R. (Guitar World) and Reaganne K. (Guitar Player).  Hope you’ll enjoy some extra guitar fun in your mailbox each month.

Monster Concert – SJAMTA is looking for volunteers who can help with box office, ushers and reception table.  Drop us a note if you or your family would like to help.  The Concert, held at the Potter Theater, MWSU is a BIG event, tons of fun for our students and raises money for student scholarships. Saturday, February, 8, 2020 at 3pm.  (Volunteers maybe 2-530ish)

Auto-Payments

The SJAA is closing in on convenient auto-drafting from credit cards or your bank account.  All Students will be asked to set-up for Auto-Pay by DECEMBER 1.  Ask your teacher for a form or feel free to follow the link to fill out the authorization, bring it to your lesson and we’ll get you set up.

This should be a convenience win/win for all concerned.  Let us know if you have any questions.

https://stjosephartsacademy.com/auto-payment-authorization/

Lesson Policy
– Is here and copies are at the studio…
https://stjosephartsacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SJAA-Lesson-Policy-19.pdf

Construction/Carpet 

Noticing any changes in your studio spaces and lobby recently?

We moved every piano, painted every wall, got new carpeting and added some furniture.  Whew.

We will be working hard on the construction on the other side during these last weeks of the year in an effort to have our new spaces open in 2020!

Thanks for all of your patience with our improvements.

Photo Day at the SJAA!
We are about to get some amazing photos of our students.
Info should go out to families very soon.
We can’t wait to the photos of our SJAA stars.
“Music Accomplished” T-Shirts

Our special orders should arrive this week and we’ll get them in your hands soon.

We’d love for everyone to have one (or more) too.  If you’d like a special size, it’s easy to get them (just takes a little time).

($20 for adult and $15 for kids sizes).

Celebrations!
It’s a Boy! – Welcome the newest member of our SJAA family, Mr. Andrew’s adorable little boy, Ezekiel Wayne Holmes. Born on Nov. 8th, 2019… 8lbs 4oz. Congratulations Holmes family!
Welcome to our NEW Students and families!!

Braeden, Allison, Alex, Whitney, Sydney, Taylor & Ellie
.

#MusicAccomplished

Student of the Month

Our November “Student of the Month” is…

Jack W!!!

We are so lucky to have Jack and his family with us at the SJAA.

Jack received a 1 rating in Violin this month at the MMTA all-state auditions in Springfield on November 9.  Way to go, Jack!

We’ll celebrate Jack with an iTunes gift card for him!

Thank you, Jack for referring your friends and family to the Academy.

Congratulations!!!

To be considered for Student of the Month, be sure to talk to your teacher about all your musical and extracurricular activities, share pictures and refer your fellow musicians to the academy.

Books!Is your student ready for new books? We carry a very limited supply of instructor approved titles. Talk with your teacher about your next books and we’ll get them ordered.
Who are these masked demolition artists?  Few things make us happier that to see a kid working hard (except maybe 2 kids working hard).  Big thanks to Ben and Coop for stepping up to tear stuff down.
SJAA’s Upcoming Recitals2019

11/17 –  2pm SJAMTA student recital (patriotic/Thanksgiving themed)
11/28 – Happy Thanksgiving (SJAA closed)
12/7 – Mall-a-thon, East Hills Mall – Time 1030am
12/25 – Merry Christas! (SJAA closed)
2020
1/1 – Happy New Year!  (SJAA closed)
2/8 –  SJAMTA Monster Concert, 3pm
3/8 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital followed by vocal masterclass/piano clinic and a short meeting
4/18 – “Academy @ the Mansion” II.  Times TBA.
4/25 – SJAMTA Evaluatives
4/26 –  2pm SJAMTA student recital/3:30 SJAMTA Honors Recital at First Presbyterian
6/13 – 230pm HawkFest

Thanks for adding these things to your calendars.

SJAA Specific Recitals in BOLD

Thank you for reading “The Write Notes” – Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy!

It’s going to be a great month.

Thank you for encouraging the advancing musicians in your life and in our community.  We are making the world a better place through music.

Here’s to YOUR music success!

Jason Riley
Director
jason@stjosephartsacademy.com
8162944856 (personal cell)
Here to help! Call or text if you need anything at all.

Facebook
Website
Instagram
Referral Program – We have a great family of students and teachers at the SJAA.  We are extremely discerning in selecting the very best coaches and students when growing our family.  We want great students just like you.  The SJAA is now able to offer a FREE lesson for referring new students who register for lessons.  Thank you for referring your friends and family to be a part of our SJAA family.

Does Your Teacher Have Openings?

Jason – Full
Jolie – Full
Terry – Full
Frank – Full
JC – Mondays, 4pm
Andrew – Tuesdays, 4, 530
Emily – Tuesday, 730, Friday 530, Saturday morning.
Monica – Wednesday, 530
Brent – Tuesday 7, Thursday 3

 SJAA Classes/Courses – Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice, Uke, Early Childhood, Group Guitar

TeacherZone is our on-line platform for our students and our teachers.
https://teacherzone.com

Free Wi-Fi – SJAA password “MusicAccomplished”

Academy Mission

Our mission at the St. Joseph Arts Academy is to provide the highest quality musical instruction and performance opportunities to beginning and advancing students in the Midland empire. We use our patience, enthusiasm and loyalty to encourage, inform and entertain others to happily share their skill and talent in love and gratitude to make the world a better place.

OUR MOTTO…

Music Accomplished!

Copyright © 2019 St. Joseph Arts Academy, All rights reserved.
Thank you for opting in online at our website, youtube or Facebook!

Our mailing address is:

St. Joseph Arts Academy

2027 N. 36th Street

St Joseph, MO 64506

The Write Notes – September 2019

Dear Students and Families,

We know music nourishes the soul.  It’s a true honor for SJAA to be able to join the amazing cast of nationally-recognized talent for the annual “Bluegrass Battles Hunger” this weekend.

The event raises money to support the Second Harvest Food Bank that provides food to those in need in our entire region.  It’s important and compassionate work that serves many thousands of families.

Lots of other exciting things and important info in this month’s newsletter.

Thanks in advance for the time to read through and another big THANK YOU for being a big part of the SJAA family.

Let me know if you need anything, anytime.
jason and SJAA

816 294 4856 (personal cell for call or text)
jason@stjosephartsacademy.com

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BlueGrass Battles Hunger – Bluegrass Battles Hunger – The St. Joseph “Bluegrass” Academy will be forming alongside some great national acoustic, bluegrass, folk and old-time acts in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank.  We’ll have all the fiddlers and guitarists out with featured vocalists and instrumentalists.  Not to be missed!!!  FREE will donations and open to the public.

Time:  2pm sound check, 230 – ish,  Set 45 min.
Coleman Hawkins Park
Downtown Gazebo

Also….
“Spencer and Raines Workshop and Jam”

We would love to see some of those fiddlers and guitars at the workshop. Triscia and Howard are some truly heavy hitters in the old time music world and are sought after for their workshops on fiddling and old time music history all over the world so it would be a very good workshop to attend.

12 pm – Fiddle workshop at Christ Episcopal and also a Community Jam at 130 ahead of the SJAA set at 230.

http://bluegrassbattleshunger.com/about/

It’s A Girl!!
Welcoming Eden Faith Dirks who arrived on Sept. 10 at 7 lbs and 7 oz.  Mom and baby are doing well (hope Dad and Brother can say the same!)  Congratulations to our very own JC Dirks and the whole family on your beautiful new addition.

Josephine Expo

The Academy will have a booth for the 15th annual Josephine Expo for Women at the Civic Arena.  10am to 4pm.  Come say “Hi” and be sure to tell your friends about the SJAA.  Over 100 vendors, Live music and much more.  Director, Jason Riley performs at 1130 am.

Photo Day at the SJAA!
We are having our very first photo “shoot-e-nanny” on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-5pm at the historic and photogenic Wyeth-Tootle Masion (1100 Charles St, St. Joseph MO).

Photographer, Tyler Osborn will spend the day with us to create his amazing heirloom photographs for us.  

Students will pose for individual and group shots with their instruments.

We’ll have some other fun activities, crafts, refreshments, open mic and jam sessions along with your photo sitting.  Sitting is FREE and open to all.  Single Photos or special packages will be available for purchase through Tyler Osborn Studios.

Event is from 2-5pm so sitting times are limited.  

Reserve your sitting time and RSVP by contacting… info@stjosephartsacademy.com.

MORE News…
We’re Still expecting… – We’ve got a growing family here at the SJAA with 1 more new baby on the way.  Andrew’s wife is expecting a new addition to their family soon.  Wishing them the very best with all.

Under Construction – “Bless this Mess”.  We recently completed a major waterproofing solution which included work inside and outside the SJAA.  Our concrete in the front sidewalk should be repaired TODAY along with some electrical improvements and maybe even a freshly painted exterior (weather permitting).  New carpet coming in October!  Please just watch your steps inside and out of the SJAA with all the construction going on.

We are EXPANDING! – The SJAA will be expanding into the space next door to us (the former CML ceramics) in the coming months.  We’ll be adding some studios, a few great teachers and classroom and performances spaces that will allow us to offer so much more to our members and the community.

Auto-Payments – We are moving all payments to Auto-Pay by December 1st. There are forms by the front door or ask you teacher and return completed forms to them.
Congratulations!! – Jack Wing received a 1 rating in Violin last Saturday at the MMTA district auditions.  He will go to state in Springfield in November.  Way to go, Jack!

Welcome to our NEW Students and families!!

Cynthia, Christian, Isaac, Alyana, Breanna, Whitney Ellie, Chad, Tristan & Cash.

#MusicAccomplished

Student of the Month

Our September “Student of the Month” is…

Molly R.!!!


We are so lucky to have Molly and her family with us at the SJAA.  Molly sings and plays guitar, ukulele and performs non-stop with us (catch her at BBH this weekend!).

Sweet, fun and serious about her friendships, her athletics AND her music.

We’ll celebrate Molly with an iTunes gift card for her!

Thank you, Molly for referring your friends and family to the Academy.

Congratulations!!!

To be considered for Student of the Month, be sure to talk to your teacher about all your musical and extracurricular activities, share pictures and refer your fellow musicians to the academy.

Books!Is your student ready for new books? We carry a very limited supply of instructor approved titles. Talk with your teacher about your next books and we’ll get them ordered.
Early childhood music classes!
(Coming Soon)

2 and up – mommy and me class – infant to one year olds – large class setting.

Musical, vocal and dance playtime and games.

The benefits are developing musical abilities on an appropriate age level, developing creativity and imagination, all motor development, and music have been proven to help improve language, literacy, and social/emotional development.

Email jason at jason@stjosephartsacademy.com for more information.

We love this photo.  Too bad these ladies are no fun.
10th Annual JoeStock Music Festival with Sydney, Molly, Ashyn and Reaganne.
SJAA’s Summer FestivalsUpcoming Recitals

2019

Sept. 15 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital

Sept. 28 –  Bluegrass Battles Hunger, 230pm 

Oct. 5 – Josephine Expo

Oct. 20 – Photo Day with the SJAA wth Tyler Osborn Studios

Oct. 23 – names due for Monster Concert

Oct. 27 – 2pm Halloween-themed SJAMTA student recital

Nov. 17 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital (patriotic/Thanksgiving themed)z

Dec. 7 – Mall-a-thon 10am-4pm at East Hills Mall (SJAA time slot MORNING TBA)

2020

Feb. 8 – SJAMTA Monster Concert (rehearsals Jan 31, Feb 7)

March 8 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital

April 25 – SJAMTA Evaluatives

April 26 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital, 3:30 SJAMTA Honors Recital at First Presbyterian

June 13 – 230pm HawkFest
SJAA Specific Recitals in BOLD

Auto-Payments

While we are still accepting VENMO, cash and checks, the SJAA is moving closer to convenient auto-drafting from credit cards or your bank account.  All Students will be asked to set-up for Auto-Pay by DECEMBER 1. Ask you teacher for a form or feel free to follow the link to fill the authorization, bring it to your lesson and we’ll get you set up.

https://stjosephartsacademy.com/auto-payment-authorization/

Lesson Policy
– Is here and copies are at the studio…
https://stjosephartsacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SJAA-Lesson-Policy-19.pdf

Thank you for reading “The Write Notes” – Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy!

It’s going to be a great month.

Thank you for encouraging the advancing musicians in your life and in our community.  We are making the world a better place through music.

Here’s to YOUR music success!

Jason Riley
Director
jason@stjosephartsacademy.com
8162944856 (personal cell)
Here to help! Call or text if you need anything at all.

Facebook
Website
Referral Program – We have a great family of students and teachers at the SJAA.  We are extremely discerning in selecting the very best coaches and students when growing our family.  We want great students just like you.  The SJAA is now able to offer a FREE lesson for referring new students who register for lessons.  Thank you for referring your friends and family to be a part of our SJAA family.

Does Your Teacher Have Openings?

JC – Mondays, 330 & 630
Andrew – Tuesdays, 4pm
Emily – Friday 530, Saturday morning.
Monica – Monday, 6pm
Brent – Tuesday 3 & 630, Thursday 730
Jason – Full
Jolie – Full
Lori – Full
Terry – Full
Frank – Monday 330 or 4

 SJAA Classes/Courses – Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice, Uke, Early Childhood

TeacherZone is our on-line platform for our students and our teachers.
https://teacherzone.com

Free Wi-Fi – SJAA password “MusicAccomplished”

Academy Mission

Our mission at the St. Joseph Arts Academy is to provide the highest quality musical instruction and performance opportunities to beginning and advancing students in the Midland empire. We use our patience, enthusiasm and loyalty to encourage, inform and entertain others to happily share their skill and talent in love and gratitude to make the world a better place.

OUR MOTTO…

Music Accomplished!

Copyright © 2019 St. Joseph Arts Academy, All rights reserved.

The Write Notes – June 2019

The Write Notes
The Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy
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Dear Students and Families,

Summer is here! Hope everyone is off to a great one and making the most of it.

Our family took our first ever visit to the Wisconsin Dells region right after Memorial Day. Lots of geographic and scenic beauty and more waterparks per square mile than anywhere in the world. Our favorite was the “Hurricane” at the Glacial Hills Resort. We also did our very first ZipLine! I’m not really good with heights but I didn’t cry (that much), definitely out of my comfort zone but proud to be able to keep up with the kids. Granny even did it!

We hope it will be a great summer for your whole family.

Here for whatever you need. Best to each!
jason and SJAA

816 294 4856 (personal cell for call or text)
jason@stjosephartsacademy.com

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HawkFest –
St. Joseph’s Own Blues and Jazz Festival.
Free and Open to the Public
Academy Students perform on Saturday, June 15 at 1230pm
Coleman Hawkins Gazebo (Downtown St. Joseph)
Come support our students and live music in our hometown!

We even made the “Live” Section of the St. Joseph News Press
http://www.newspressnow.com/life/st_joe_live/music/hawkfest-will-bring-jazz-blues-together/article_0c85c678-8c8a-11e9-a2ad-fb5f5d4c0e2c.html

MORE News…

New Sheriff in Town! – We are proud to welcome Emily Stark to our Admin Team. Already one of our treasured violin, voice and early childhood specialists, Emily has stepped up to an organizational role in this important time in the growth of the Academy. Look for info and messaging from Emily and the SJAA.

Congratulations! – Our very own, Monica King (voice, piano) has accepted the Music teacher position at Mark Twain Elementary in St. Joseph. While she’ll still be an important part of our teaching team at the Academy, we know how lucky they are to have her working with the St Joseph Public School District. Congratulations on your new position, Monica!

Bluegrass Battles Hunger – The SJAA was recently invited to participate in the annual “Bluegrass Battles Hunger”, Sept. 28 in Coleman Hawkins Park. One of the great summer festivals (and the only one centered on acoustic, bluegrass and old-time musics) the BBH benefits another of our favorite local organizations the Second Harvest Food Bank.
http://bluegrassbattleshunger.com

Pizza Par-tay – We got the teaching team together this week (nearly impossible to get us all together in the same room). It’s basically Music, Music, Music, PIZZA! Lots for us to celebrate and fun to talk and hear what everyone is doing.
Yes… we were talking about you!

** Dad’s Rock!
Father’s Day – To all of our strong, handsome and fun Dad’s, Happy Father’s Day! Hope it’s a great one for you and the family. Thank you for all you do for us here and for the musicians you love at home.
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“The St. Joseph Arts Academy Presents”

Maestro Series – Roddy Barnes (July 12-14)

“The St. Joseph Arts Academy Presents” is kicking off a series of Master Classes, clinics and specialty classes with visiting or guest clinicians next month. Our first artist is Blues, Boogie Woogie, New Orleans piano stylist, singer and songwriter, Roddy Barnes from Richmond VA.

Friday, July 12 – MasterClass: 2pm
(Songwriting, Piano or Vocal, All Ages, All Styles Welcome)

Saturday, July 13 – Songwriting Clinic: 11am
Saturday, July 13 – Blues, Boogie Woogie and New Orleans Clinic: 2pm
Sunday, July 14 – Gospel Choir Clinic: 2pm

$35 for the Complete Series
$20 ala carte Classes

Sessions approx. 90 minutes. Classes limited to 12. First Come, First Served.

Private lessons available.

It’s easy to register…
email: jason@stjosephartsacademy.com
call or text: Jason (816) 294 4856, Emily (816) 752-1106

www.roddybarnes.com (http://www.roddybarnes.com/)
https://stjosephartsacademy.com/masterclass/

Stay tuned for some new, fun, informative and engaging extensions of our programs. Clinics and Masterclasses on specific topics, interests and instruments are coming soon.
Coloring Contest –
Show us your coloring skills! You don’t have to stay in the lines either. This coloring page with plenty of details is not for the faint of heart. For students and their grown-ups too. Our teaching team will choose one of our favorites and the artist will receive a $25 gift card. Contest runs until June 22. Download the page here…music accomplished SJAA color page (https://stjosephartsacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/music-accomplished-SJAA-color-page.pdf) or pick up a copy at your lesson. Sharpen those crayons and colored pencils and show us what you can do!
Welcome to our NEW Students and families!!

Madylinn, Mary, Will, Rain, Jace, Lucy, Steevie, Meg, Hadley, Alyssa, Maliea, Kemper & Marleigh.

#MusicAccomplished

Student of the Month

Our April “Student of the Month” is…

Vivian K.!!!

We are so lucky to have Vivian and her family with us at the SJAA. An attendant of North Andrew High School, Vivian has been an active participant in musicals at her school and in the community. Vivian has been studying voice with Monica for almost a year, and her passion and enthusiasm for singing has made her a joy to teach. Not only does Vivian come prepared for every lesson, but she frequently listens to musicals and brings suggestions for new repertoire to her lessons.

We’ll celebrate Vivian with an iTunes gift card for her!

Thank you, Vivian for referring your friends and family to the Academy.

Congratulations!!!

To be considered for Student of the Month, be sure to talk to your teacher about all your musical and extracurricular activities, share pictures and refer your fellow musicians to the academy.
Special of the Month!

Snark Clip-on Tuners – We have a limited number (only 8) of these Snark Son of Snark mini clip-on tuner. The tiny design lets it sit directly on the back of your headstock, so you won’t need to plug into a separate tuner pedal when you’ve got the Snark Son of Snark Clip-on Chromatic Tuner.
Features at a Glance: Compact clip-on tuner. Perfect for acoustic, electric, and bass guitar.
We offer these at a discount to SJAA members.

Just $10 (you save $4.99).

Books!
Is your student ready for new books? We carry a very limited supply of instructor approved titles. Talk with your teacher about your next books and we’ll get them ordered.
“Shhh, It’s Leopold!”

SJAA’s Summer Festivals

Upcoming Recitals

2019

June 15 – 1230pm “HawkFest” Coleman Hawkins Park

“St. Joseph Arts Academy Presents”
Master Series w/Roddy Barnes July 12-14, 2019

July 12 – MasterClass: 2pm (Songwriting, Piano or Vocal, All Ages, All Styles Welcome)
July 13 – Songwriting Clinic: 11am
July 13 – Blues, Boogie Woogie and New Orleans Clinic: 2pm
July 14 – Gospel Choir Clinic: 2pm
Private lessons available.

July 17 – 1245pm “Silver & Gold Banquet” Word of Life Church
Aug. 31 – “JoeStock” Coleman Hawkins Park (deadline Aug 15)
Sept. 15 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital
Sept. 28 – Bluegrass Battles Hunger
Oct. 23 – names due for Monster Concert
Oct. 27 – 2pm Halloween-themed SJAMTA student recital
Nov. 17 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital (patriotic/Thanksgiving themed)z
Dec. 7 – Mall-a-thon 10am-4pm at East Hills Mall (SJAA time slot TBA)

2020

Feb. 8 – SJAMTA Monster Concert (rehearsals Jan 31, Feb 7)
March 8 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital
April 25 – SJAMTA Evaluatives
April 26 – 2pm SJAMTA student recital, 3:30 SJAMTA Honors Recital at First Presbyterian

SJAA Specific Recitals in BOLD
“The Summer of 2019”

Summer is the best time for outdoor music and music festivals.

St. Joseph has an amazing culture for live music all summer long with FREE concerts like “Parties on the Parkway”, “Sounds of Summer”, “Hawkfest”, “JoeStock” & “Imagine Eleven”.

I always look forward to this busy season at home and on the road with so many great acts. I’ll be doing some solo work besides sharing stages with many of the great regional (and National) acts from our area. Keep and eye and an ear out for us… (Soca Jukebox, Jason Riley, Under the Influence, Under the Big Oak Tree, The Nova Project, The St. Joseph Arts Academy and More!)

Early childhood music classes!
(Coming Soon)

2 and up – mommy and me class – infant to one year olds – large class setting.

Musical, vocal and dance playtime and games.

The benefits are developing musical abilities on an appropriate age level, developing creativity and imagination, all motor development, and music have been proven to help improve language, literacy, and social/emotional development.

Email jason at jason@stjosephartsacademy.com (mailto:jason@stjosephartsacademy.com?subject=early%20childhood%20music) for more information.
Auto-Payments

While we are still accepting VENMO, cash and checks, the SJAA is moving closer to convenient auto-drafting from credit cards or your bank account. Ask you teacher for a form or feel free to follow the link to fill the authorization, bring it to your lesson and we’ll get you set up.

Auto-Payment Authorization

Lesson Policy
– Is here and copies are at the studio…
https://stjosephartsacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SJAA-Lesson-Policy-19.pdf
Thank you for reading “The Write Notes” – Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy!

It’s going to be a great month.

Thank you for encouraging the advancing musicians in your life and in our community. We are making the world a better place through music.

Here’s to YOUR music success!

Jason Riley
Director
jason@stjosephartsacademy.com
8162944856 (personal cell)
Here to help! Call or text if you need anything at all.
https://www.facebook.com/stjosephartsacademy/

Home

Referral Program – We have a great family of students and teachers at the SJAA. We are extremely discerning in selecting the very best coaches and students when growing our family. We want great students just like you. The SJAA is now able to offer a FREE lesson for referring new students who register for lessons. Thank you for referring your friends and family to be a part of our SJAA family.

Does Your Teacher Have Openings?

JC – Mondays, 3 & 330
Andrew – Tuesdays, 245 & 715
Emily – Monday 730, Friday 530 & Saturday (newly open)
Monica – Wednesday 430 & 7
Brent – Tuesday 4 & 630, Thursday 330
Jason – Full
Terry – Full

SJAA Classes/Courses – Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice, Uke, Early Childhood

TeacherZone is our on-line platform for our students and our teachers.

Home

Free Wi-Fi – SJAA password “MusicAccomplished”

Academy Mission

Our mission at the St. Joseph Arts Academy is to provide the highest quality musical instruction and performance opportunities to beginning and advancing students in the Midland empire. We use our patience, enthusiasm and loyalty to encourage, inform and entertain others to happily share their skill and talent in love and gratitude to make the world a better place.

OUR MOTTO…

Music Accomplished!

http://www.jasonriley.com
https://stjosephartsacademy.com
http://www.socajukebox.com

The Write Notes – May 2019

The Write Notes
The Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy

Dear Students and Families,

I’m sure the countdown to the end of the school year began a while ago.  We are really getting down to it now.
Wishing everyone the best in the last days of the 2018/2019 school year! 

Hope it has been a really great one.  Who’s ready for summer!?

Summer is a special time at the Academy.
Lots of our students choose to take longer lessons (or try a new instrument), we get our summer vacationers coming in who are staying with family here, summer time festival performances and more.

Quite frankly, we work a little harder in summer (and we play hard too).

We hope it will be a great season for your whole family.

Mother’s Day – To all of our amazing moms, hope it was a great spring day for you and your family.  Thank you for all you do for us and for the musicians you love.

Summer Vacation is fast approaching! –
We know (and expect) that everyone will have a great summer.  We stay on schedule at the SJAA through the summer.  Let us know when you will be out on vacations and we’ll work with you the best we can for reschedules or make-ups.  Talk to your teacher about the possibility of taking a longer lesson during the summer or maybe trying a new instrument.  We have a few fun summer time festivals ahead of us too!  Welcome to our out of town students (back in St. Joe to stay with Grandparents for the summer) who will be joining us for “vacation” music lessons.  The SJAA is a real, summertime destination!  Thanks for referring your friends and family looking for fun and constructive summer time activities.  Spaces are limited.
New Violin Openings –

After some serious begging with our excellent strings team, we are opening a few new violin times starting in June.  The violin is one of our specialties at the SJAA with master coaches trained in Suzuki methods, classical and fiddle repertoire.

Early Childhood –

We’ve recently added some very important early childhood music specialists to our team here.  Private music courses for parents with babies, toddlers and Pre-K are available nearly every morning and on Saturdays.  The benefits of music on the developing child are exponential and early exposure is simply one of the greatest gifts you can give these littlest ones.

Special Events –

Stay tuned for some new, fun, informative and engaging extensions of our programs.  Clinics and Masterclasses on specific topics, interests and instruments are coming soon.

Coloring Contest –
Rain, Rain Go Away!  Looking for a rainy day (or inside) activity in the first days out of school?  Show us your coloring skills!  You don’t have to stay in the lines either.  This coloring page with plenty of details is not for the faint of heart.  For students and their grown-ups too.  Our teaching team will choose one of our favorites and the artist will receive a $25 gift card.  Contest runs from May 22-June 22.  Download the page here…music accomplished SJAA color page or pick up a copy at your lesson.  Sharpen those crayons and colored pencils and show us what you can do!
Welcome to our NEW Students and families!!

Shannon, Owen, Lucy, Jace, Mary, Maddox, Elsa, Phoebe, Anna, Scott, Basil and Matt.

#MusicAccomplished

MO State Music Contests –  
Congratulations to our students receiving “Gold” ratings at the Missouri State Music Contest in Columbia last month.  We are extremely proud of your dedication to your instruments and all the hard work you put into your preparation.

Jack Wing – Violin Solo
Ella DeWeese – Violin Solo
Jackson Meyer -Violin Solo
Georgia, Dani & Hayleigh – Clarinet Trio
Georgia Riley – Clarinet Solo

Thanks and congratulations to their teachers, Mr. Brock, Mr. Holmes and Mr. Maxwell.

Jack Wing – Violin Solo, Ella DeWeese – Violin Solo, Jackson Meyer -Violin Solo (not pictured) and Mr. Brock.
Georgia, Dani & Hayleigh – Clarinet Trio
Georgia Riley – Clarinet Solo

Student of the Month

Our April “Student of the Month” is…

Eh Naw Naw!!!

We are so lucky to have Eh and her family with us at the SJAA.  Besides being an excellent student, she is also a very disciplined young musician with a great attitude who is always prepared for each lesson.

We’ll celebrate Eh with an iTunes gift card for her!

Thank you, Eh for referring your friends and family to the Academy.

Congratulations!!!

To be considered for Student of the Month, be sure to talk to your teacher about all your musical and extracurricular activities, share pictures and refer your fellow musicians to the academy.

Special of the Month! Hamilton Music Stands – We have a limited number (only 10) of these fold-able, adjustable music stands.  Great for any music space and they fold-up and include a carrying bag for the upcoming tour.  A music stand is a professional necessity for every practicing musician or music room.  We offer these at a discount to SJAA members.

Just $15 (you save $10.99).

Books!
Is your student ready for new books? We carry a very limited supply of instructor approved titles. Talk with your teacher about your next books and we’ll get them ordered.

MORE News…

Welcome to our newest guitar coach, JC Dirks!  JC is an amazing musician, family man and musical director at his home church in Maryville.  He’s been a long time friend who we’ve handpicked as a perfect addition to our teaching team at the SJAA.

New Music – Congratulations to Guitar/Piano/Uke/Vocal Coach, Brent Isom on the debut of his very first solo CD, “Eternity”!  They’ll be celebrating with a CD release concert at the Manic Snail (618 Francis) on June 1, 3-6pm along with Stephanie Gummelt and Tom Keller.  Make sure to ask Brent where you can get his new record!

Pomp and Circumstance – Our own Vocal/Piano Coach, Monica recently completed her 2nd music degree!  Adding to her BA in vocal performance from Truman State, Monica received her BME in Music Education from MWSU.  Congratulations, Monica!


Congratulations to all 2019 graduates!

Jett T. – Savannah
Alexis P. – Savannah
Caleb C. – St. Joseph
Francesca L. – Atchison

Hope it’s the greatest summer ever and can’t wait to see what you will do next.

 

Minnie & Sydney & Mickey!

Ok, Ok… You get the week off of practice if you send us photos of you meeting celebrities!  Looks like a great time at Disney.  Thanks for sharing, Lovejoys!

SJAA’s Summer Festivals
6/15 – “HawkFest” Coleman Hawkins Jazz & Blues Festival, SJAA – 1230pm, Coleman Hawkins Gazebo Downtown (June 1 deadline)
7/17 – Silver and Gold Banquet, Word of Life Church, 1130-1245
8/31 – “JoeStock” – SJAA – time TBA – Coleman Hawkins Gazebo Downtown

Upcoming Recitals

SJAMTA Recital Calendar Coming Soon!

 

“The Summer of 2019”

Summer is the best time for outdoor music and music festivals.

St. Joseph has an amazing culture for live music all summer long with FREE concerts like “Parties on the Parkway”, “Sounds of Summer”, “Hawkfest”, “JoeStock” & “Imagine Eleven”.

I always look forward to this busy season at home and on the road with our steel pan, party band, Soca Jukebox!  The band is celebrating it’s 17th season this summer.  It’s awesome to be able to play fun music with fun friends.

If you haven’t seen this act… COME SEE US!  The music is lively and fun with incendiary guitar playing and all out drum wars.  “Let’s get together and feel alright” in the summer of ’19.

http://www.socajukebox.com

Early childhood music classes!
(Coming Soon)

2 and up – mommy and me class – infant to one year olds – large class setting.

Musical, vocal and dance playtime and games.

The benefits are developing musical abilities on an appropriate age level, developing creativity and imagination, all motor development, and music have been proven to help improve language, literacy, and social/emotional development.

Email jason at jason@stjosephartsacademy.com for more information.

Auto-Payments

While we are still accepting VENMO, cash and checks, the SJAA is moving closer to convenient auto-drafting from credit cards or your bank account.  Ask you teacher for a form or feel free to follow the link to fill the authorization, bring it to your lesson and we’ll get you set up.

https://stjosephartsacademy.com/auto-payment-authorization/

Thank you for reading “The Write Notes” – Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy!

It’s going to be a great month.

Thank you for encouraging the advancing musicians in your life and in our community.  We are making the world a better place through music.

Here’s to YOUR music success!

Jason Riley
Director
jason@stjosephartsacademy.com
8162944856 (personal cell)
Here to help! Call or text if you need anything at all.

Referral Program – We have a great family of students and teachers at the SJAA.  We are extremely discerning in selecting the very best coaches and students when growing our family.  We want great students just like you.  The SJAA is now able to offer a FREE lesson for referring new students who register for lessons.  Thank you for referring your friends and family to be a part of our SJAA family.

Does Your Teacher Have Openings?

Jason – Full
Terry – Full
JC – Mondays, 3 & 330
Andrew – Tuesdays, 245 & 715
Emily – Monday 730, Friday 530 & Saturday (newly open)
Monica – Wednesday 430 & 7
Brent – Tuesday 4 & 630, Thursday 330 & 7

SJAA Classes/Courses – Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice, Uke, Early Childhood

TeacherZone is our on-line platform for our students and our teachers.
https://teacherzone.com

Free Wi-Fi – SJAA password “MusicAccomplished”

Academy Mission

Our mission at the St. Joseph Arts Academy is to provide the highest quality musical instruction and performance opportunities to beginning and advancing students in the Midland empire. We use our patience, enthusiasm and loyalty to encourage, inform and entertain others to happily share their skill and talent in love and gratitude to make the world a better place.

OUR MOTTO…

Music Accomplished!

Copyright © 2019 St. Joseph Arts Academy, All rights reserved.
Thank you for opting in online at our website, youtube or Facebook!

Our mailing address is:

St. Joseph Arts Academy

2027 N. 36th Street

St Joseph, MO 64506

http://www.jasonriley.com
https://stjosephartsacademy.com
http://www.socajukebox.com

Academy at the Mansion 2019

Academy @ the Mansion – 2019

St. Joseph Arts Academy performs at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion.

St. Joseph M0

April 6, 2019

St. Joseph Arts Academy
“Academy at the Mansion”
Get Lost in Time at the Concert of the Millennium.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Seatings: 10am & 1pm
Wyeth Tootle Mansion
1100 Charles St, St Joseph, MO 64501

10am

Jommel Wing – The Happy Farmer – R. Schumann
Liam Douglas – Clouds – Zach Sobiech
– Boogie Woogie – Gose- Alfred
Reaganne Kovac – Andante – F. Carulli
Zoe Maloney – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Var. A -W. A. Mozart
Elle Albers – Song of Joy – Beethoven
Ella DeWeese – Concertino 1st Mvt.- L. Portnoff
Jommel Wing – Guitar Boogie – A. Smith
Kyra Albers – The Call of the Horn – Alfred

Clarinet Trio – Trio – D. Halloran
(Dani Dotson, Haleigh McCamy, Georgia Riley)

Alevia Bramlage – Malagueña – Traditional
Birdy: Charlie the Chimp – Alfred
Adam Taylor – Theme from “Star Wars” – J. Williams
Skye Waters – Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Eh Naw Naw – Ode to Joy – L.V. Beethoven
Jack Casey – Broadsword – J. Tull
Jack Wing – Gigue – F. M. Veracini

1pm

Guitar Ensemble – Ash Grove -Traditional
Prelude in A – M. Giuliani
Peter Gunn – H. Mancini
(Alevia Bramlage, Jaden Grimsinger, Molly Rodriguez, Stefan Mathies, Matthew Kelly, Ashlyn Ford & Anna Case)
Anna Case – Waltz – B. Calatayud
Stefan Mathies – Study in Am – D. Aguado
Landon Williams – The Rumble – Link Wray
Gabby CDebacca – My Heart Will Go On (From Titanic) – James Horner
Jaden Grimsinger – Andante – M. Giuliani
Ali Schuh – Happy Birthday – P. Hill/M. Hill
Derek Hamilton – Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi/Sambora
Ethan Miller – Star Spangled Banner – F.S. Key
Matthew Kelly – Hall of the Mountain King – E. Grieg

Ashlyn Ford – Pompei – D. Smith
Hank Judah – C Jam Blues/Wipeout – E. Ellington/Surfaris
Micah Shonkwiler – Waltz – B. Calatayud

Jalea Bernard – What a Wonderful World – Theile/Weiss
Molly Rodriguez: Brand New Key – Melanie Safka
Accompanied by Monica
Max Grable – Quiet River – Alfred

Ukulele Ensemble – Ode to Joy – L.V. Beethoven
– Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Arr. I. Kamakawiwoʻole

(Ethan Miller, Molly Rodriguez, Ashlyn Ford & Anna Case)

The St. Joseph Arts Academy would like to thank…
St. Joseph Museums
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion
Our wonderful students and families
Our amazing instructors – Terry, Monica, Andrew, Emily, & JC.
Accompanists – Jolie Riley, Monica, Jason & Brent

The Write Notes – March 2019

The Write Notes
The Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy

Dear Students and Families,

Hope everyone is staying healthy and keeping their spirits up in the hard, MO winter. It’s been hard to keep the kids in school these days but we’ve remained open at the SJAA.

Thank you for the extra efforts to make the trip and make the time for music lessons on these cold and snowy days. You can’t stop the music!

Here’s a little news about the Academy and some things we are looking forward to.

Thank you for joining us on Facebook…
https://www.facebook.com/stjosephartsacademy/

Please reply to this email email or give me a call if you need anything at all.

Best to all this week,
Jason and SJAA

Jason Riley – Director
jason@jasonriley.com
(816) 294-4856 cell

St. Joseph Arts Academy
www.stjosephartsacademy.com
(816) 974-SOLO (7656)
jason@stjosephartsacademy

The Nova Project Returns to France.

This month Jason will be touring in France with Anthony Glise and Ken Sugita as the Nova Project. It’s been a few years since their last performances there and they are looking forward to playing some great progressive classical music together again.

Jason will be out (and missing lessons) from Mar.14 – 26. Lessons and classes will resume on Mar. 27. Some students will get 3 lessons in the Month of March but some will only get 2. You will be credited or charged accordingly!

Students will be receiving extra assignments and instructions for upcoming recitals this week.

SJAMTA Recital – March 10, 2pm – (Daylight Savings) Potter Hall MWSU
SJAMTA Evaluatives
Apr. 13 – Deadline is Mar. 13 for student names.
$15 payable to SJAA. Students will play 2 pieces in differing styles, sight-reading and scale test and a short paper test.
A great opportunity to get some feedback from a professional adjudicator.


2019 “Academy @ The Mansion”
Get Lost in Time @ the Concert of the Millennium.

Saturday, April 6
Wyeth Tootle Mansion
1100 Charles St, St Joseph, MO 64501

10am & 1pm
$8 – Adults
$6 – Seniors & Under 12

Enjoy classic & contemporary music performed by the musicians you love from the St. Joseph Arts Academy.

Solo & Ensemble Selections for Violin, Voice, Piano, Guitar & Ukulele in this sprawling, refined late-19th-century mansion featuring period furnishings & art.

For Advance Tickets…
Stop by the SJAA or Ask your Teacher

In support of community arts, Wyeth Tootle Mansion and the St. Joseph Museums.

Welcome to Our Newest Students!

Keira, Elle, Anna, Jackson, Bell, Steven, Max, Austin, Thomas, Logan, Jocelyne & Trevor!

Upcoming Recitals
Mar. 11 – SJAMTA Contest Pre-clinic, MWSU 8am-12pm

Mar. 12 – Student Recital, 2pm. Potter Fine Arts Rm 112, MWSU campus

Apr. 1 – Music at the Mansion, Wyeth-Tootle Mansion

April 7 – Charles Iner, Senior Guitar Recital, 4pm. O’Malley/McAllister, Benedictine College Atchison KS

April 14 – MU Guitar Day. University of Missouri – Columbia.

April 22 Evaluative Auditions

Apr. 23 – Student Recital, 2pm Potter Fine Arts Rm 112, MWSU campus
Honors Recital 330 at First Presbyterian Church

DATE CHANGE

June 15 – “HawkFest” Blues & Jazz Festivall, Coleman Hawkins Gazebo, Academy Blues Set, 1230pm.

Fall Recitals – TBA

Holiday at the Mall – TBA

Student of the Month
Our March “Student of the Month” is…

Alex P.!!!

Alex recently participated in the Monster Concert on guitar but he’s also a serious student and competitive swimmer.

Besides being an advancing guitarist, Alex set his personal best and fastest times this swimming season. He also took 2nd place in the city wide Math competition for his age group.

We’ll help him celebrate with an iTunes gift card!

Way to go, Alex! Congratulations on your hard work and accomplishments.

To be considered for Student of the Month, be sure to talk to your teacher about all your musical and extracurricular activities, share pictures and refer your fellow musicians to the academy.

RETAIL – Are you ready for your next book? We now offer very limited retail including some accessories and books. Let us know if you need strings, tuners, cables or if you are in search of a musical gift.

TEACHERZONE – Is our online platform. If you receive notifications from them, it’s not spam, it’s from us. Let us know if you have any trouble using it or logging in.

PAYMENTS/POLICIES – Payments are due at the first lesson of each month to secure your time slots for that month. 48 hours notice is required for credited missed lessons. Thank you!

IS YOUR TEACHER FULL? – We have very limited spaces for guitar and violin right now. We are working hard to acquire more space and interviewing for the best new teachers for our team. Besides instrumental and voice lessons, we will be offering early childhood and group classes as things come together.

Thank you for reading “The Write Notes” – Newsletter from the St. Joseph Arts Academy!

It’s going to be a great month.

Please encourage the advancing musicians in your life and in our community. We are making the world a better place through music.

Here’s to our music success!

Jason Riley
Director

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St. Joseph Arts Academy
2027 N. 36th Street
St Joseph, MO 64506

Monster Concert 2019

Monster Concert 2019

Saturday, January 19th
Potter Fine Arts Theater, MWSU
2pm Call – Tune/Rehearse Room 108
3pm Concert

Ticketed event for friends and family.  6/8 dollars for advanced tickets.

The SJAA was asked to provide the Volunteers needed to sell/take tickets and usher.  You could pick all or part of the time from 1130-330ish.

Thanks in advance for your consideration or let me know if you can help.

 

Thanks for playing and for supporting this neat event.

jason@jasonriley.com
816 294 4856 for call or text

Cast – (We’ll update this as students confirm or deny!)

Ashlyn Ford
Stefan Kratz Mathies
Molly Rodriguez
Matthew Kelly
Alex Patterson
Jalea Bernard
Alevia Bramlage
Jaden Grimsinger

More to come!

Carol of the Bells – Traditional (All Play)

Ash Grove – Anonymous (Parts)
1- Alevia, Molly, Stefan
2- Matthew
3- Jalea, Ashlyn
4- Alex, Jaden

Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk (All Play)

Carol of the Bells

Link to sheet music
Carol of the bells

Ash Grove

Audio – Fast

Audio – Slower

 

 

Use these only for your specific part!

Part 1
https://youtu.be/omjg8WAT5V0
Part 2
https://youtu.be/yY3wCSUoNJw
Part 3
https://youtu.be/ESuHk2A1ZCU
Part 4
https://youtu.be/WGbslUy-I4A

For practicing with other parts!

Parts 1 & 2
https://youtu.be/8k5_Mm0JJTI
Parts 1,2 & 3
https://youtu.be/7zn4PF62miA
Parts 1,2,3,4
https://youtu.be/deOnklgSmvA

Blue Monk

Link to sheet music
Blue Monk

Monster Concert 2019