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…

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
(816) 294-4856 cell

St. Joseph Arts Academy
(816) 974-SOLO (7656)

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


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

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