Attention students! We will have a new red carpet this recital that is free for you to use as a photo spot, so dress to impress! For dress code guidelines, please follow the information listed on the Recital Information Sheet.
By now you should have received your Recital Information Sheet and your program time for the recital on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Hacienda Heights Community Center. See you there!
Opus book bags, folders, and pencils are here! The custom size bag fits music books perfectly.
Keep all your music stuff together so you don't forget anything at lessons. They are available for sale for $15 at the front desk. This is our first run of these items and we only have a limited quantity available, so get one soon!
As many of you know, Mrs. Laura (Opus Music School's Director of Operations) gave birth to a little baby girl named Presley Christine Freeman. Presley was born 5 1/2 weeks early and came into the world on June 13, 2018 at 9:11 am. She was 4.2 lbs and 17 1/2 inches long. Mrs. Laura loves being a mom. Her favorite things to do with Presley are: going on nature walks, read, and cuddle before bedtime.
Name: Sophie Zhou
Age: 10 years old
Teacher's Name: Mr. Matt Young
School and Grade: Southlands Christian School, 5th Grade
1. How long have you been taking music lessons at Opus Music School?
I have been taking lessons at Opus for 4 years, since I was 6 years old.
2. What do you like most about taking lessons at Opus Music School?
I like learning new pieces and showing my friends.
3. What is your favorite piece to play and why?
My favorite piece to play is Prelude in C Minor by J.S. Bach because it is my recital piece and I like baroque music.
4. Who is your favorite musician?
My favorite musician is Frederic Chopin (composer who lived 1810-1849).
5. What other activities do you like to do for fun?
I like to read and write for fun.
Notes from Sophie's teacher Mr. Matt:
Sophie Zhou is a model student and a complete joy to teach! Her dedication to the piano is inspiring - she’s a fast learner who improves every week, and she never comes to a lesson unprepared. Musical beyond her years, Sophie is uninhibited and imaginative, already developing her own voice as a promising young musician. She has a balanced attitude with plenty of good humor, discipline, and a rare curiosity for music that I’m sure will take her far. Sophie, I’m so honored to be your teacher. Congratulations!
This community means a lot to me. Hacienda Heights is my home and a place I grew up since Kindergarten. There was never a music school in the city, which was the reason why this school was started in 2014. I believe music is more than an after-school activity – it teaches discipline, patience, confidence, and self-expression. And it's fun!
We recently reached a milestone – 200 students enrolled at our school! Thank you for allowing me and our teachers to share music with you and your children. Our team has exciting new things planned for our school this year and are looking forward to sharing some enhanced offerings soon.
Very truly yours,
Mrs. Theresa Cheng
Follow America's Got Talent ("AGT") With Me: AGT is one of my favorite TV shows! AGT The Champions started last Monday, January 7, which featured winners and runner ups from prior seasons and from around the world. Who was your favorite? Mine was single Susan Boyle (from Britain's Got Talent)! Check back each month as I follow AGT.
Thank you for reading our January 2019 newsletter!