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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  November 03, 2017 

November Instructor Concert Calendar

Where are your favorite Sunburst instructors playing this month? Here's where you find out... 

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  November 03, 2017 

Introducing the Sunburst Music Scholarship Fund

Sunburst Music Scholarship Fund

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with New Sun Rising to form the Sunburst Music Scholarship Fund, a new scholarship aimed at providing free or low cost music lessons to kids from lower income families. Learning music can have a profound impact on the minds and lives of young people, and it’s our goal to make sure that our lessons and group programs are accessible to everyone.

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Rosanna Spindler by Rosanna Spindler  November 03, 2017 

Getting Ready for the Recitals

Drum student and teacher at June 17 recitalI can’t believe we’re already heading into another holiday season and that can only mean one thing…there’s a student recital around the corner!! I absolutely love helping my students get ready for recitals because it’s such an important learning tool in addition to being a fun, enriching experience. Performing is a wonderful way for students to express themselves and show what they have learned. It also establishes clear goals for them to work towards which can spark a great deal of progress in the prior weeks. That’s why preparation is key!

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Ernie Francestine by Ernie Francestine  November 03, 2017 

Ernies (throwback) pick of the month

The Meters - Struttin’

 

The Meters   StruttinThis is The Meters 3rd record produced by all-time great New Orleans pianist / songwriter / arranger / producer Allen Toussaint. Not only does this record deliver extremely deep, satisfying groove, but the “songs” are there are as well. Check out “Witchita Lineman” for a great soul ballad, something you didn't hear on previous Meters records. The Meters also happen to be one of the few bands that use the guitar to enhance the funk of the rest of the group - check out “Meters Strut” to see what I mean. If you are looking for an entrance into funk / soul music, there is no better record than this. 

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Anne by Anne  November 03, 2017 

Instructor Spotlight -- Anne Angyal

Music Production Teacher Anne Angyal

How did you get started playing your instrument (or doing music production)?

I started piano lessons at the age of 4 and started music production when a friend gave me a copy of Reason about 6 years ago. I started making beats and loops and then some friends wanted me to record them singing to it.

 

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  September 28, 2017 

Student Songwriters - Kids Writing and Performing Their Own Material

Have you ever wanted to write your own songs? Check out these awesome kids who are doing it!

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  September 28, 2017 

Teen Musicians: Apply for WYEP Reimagine Music Project

WYEP 91.3 FM is doing a really cool project to help high school musicians and songwriters get some great exposure.

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  September 28, 2017 

Recital Time! Winter 2017 Recital Dates Announced

We’re excited to announce that the dates for our winter recital concerts are going to be Sunday December 10th and Saturday December 16th.

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  September 27, 2017 

Instructor Concert Calendar - October 2017

Where are your favorite Sunburst instructors playing this month? Here's where you find out...

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  August 15, 2017 

Back 2 School: The Issue, Becoming a Songwriter, and more... - August 2017 - Sunburst News

Ready 2 head back 2 school?! Find out what that means for your music practicing! Also learn about our fall group programs: Sunburst Rocks, Emerging Artists, Explore and the Suntones...

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