New Group Room Coming Soon
As you may have noticed, Opus Music School has been under construction over the past few weeks. Our new group room and waiting area will officially open on August 1 and our first class will be starting in September (see below)! Thank you for your patience during this period.
Examples of new potential classes:
Group Piano Classes - My First Piano Adventure - starting September 2019 (see below!)
Band Classes - Mini Pop Stars - starting October 2019
Baby/Toddler Music Classes - estimated January 2020
Group Instrument Classes (Guitar, Ukelele, etc.) - Coming Soon
Music Therapy Class - Coming Soon
Go to www.opusmusicschool.com/group for more information. Keep tuning into our newsletter to stay updated with our new class offerings!
Good Luck Colburn Performers
We wish all the best to all of our students performing in the Opus Summer Tour concert this Sunday, 7/28 at Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles. They will be performing at Thayer Concert Hall, a professional concert hall facility across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
If you are performing and have not yet received your "Final Countdown" information sheet, please see the front desk.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are required and available at our front desk for $15 each.
Colburn School, Thayer Concert Hall: 200 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Recommended Parking Address ($12):
Parking Concepts / Athena Parking: 140 S Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open Mic Night - August 19!
Our Open Mic & Boba Night is approaching! On Monday, August 19, students are invited to perform at a local cafe, I Heart Boba in Rowland Heights. Gain experience playing in a casual setting and while enjoying free refreshments sponsored by I Heart Boba. Performer fee of $20.
To sign up, go to www.opusmusicschool.com/boba.
New Sunday Lesson Times Soon
To help better meet the needs of our students and provide more lesson time options, Opus Music School will begin opening on Sundays starting August 4th. Our Sunday business hours will be 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. That means music lessons will be offered 7 days a week!
Instructors with available Sunday openings:
Mr. Troy - Violin, Viola, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Voice
Mr. Tim - Guitar, Bass, Piano, Cello
Please let the front office know if you are interested in switching your lesson time or if you would like to take up an additional instrument. More teachers will also be added soon.
Welcome New Teachers
Name: Tim Fenton
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Piano, Cello
Available: Mondays, Fridays, Sundays
Coming from a diverse musical background, Mr. Tim has experience teaching acoustic and electric bass, cello, guitar, and piano. He also has taught in many different contexts over the last 9 years including teaching private students, guest teaching in LAUSD, conducting orchestras and giving clinics.
Mr. Tim received his Masters of Music from the University of Southern California in 2019 and Bachelors of Music from Oberlin Conservatory in 2017. Having released his own album of original compositions, he has performed at such venues such as City National Grove of Anaheim, Paris Ballroom in Las Vegas, the blue whale, as well as a monthly residency at The Rhythm Room in Downtown LA. Read more about Mr. Tim here.
Name: Cindy Leung
Instruments: Piano, Flute
Available: Wednesdays Starting 8/28
Ms. Cindy graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Piano Performance. She is currently pursuing her certificate program in Music Therapy at California State University, Northridge, where she will be learning how to use music as therapy to assist individuals with a disability.
In addition to her teaching, she volunteers as the piano accompanist and choir assistant for the Chinatown Children's Choir. She is also the worship leader at the First United Methodist Church of San Gabriel, where she leads the worship team and sings while playing either the piano, guitar, bass, or drums. Aside from her musical life, she has served in the Army Reserves for almost 6 years and is now a Sergeant.
Ms. Cindy is a member of MTAC and able to teach piano students interested in taking the Certificate of Merit piano exam. Read more about Ms. Cindy here.
July Student of the Month
Student Name: Benjamin Lopez
Age: 9 years old
Teacher's Name: Mr. Troy
School Name and Grade: Ceres Elementary / 4th grade
1. What do you like the most about taking music lessons at Opus Music School?
It’s a cool place and Mr. Troy makes it a lot of fun.
2. What do you like the most about your teacher?
Mr. Troy is funny and caring.
3. What is your favorite piece to play and why?
My favorite piece is Yankee Doodle, because it is lots of fun!
4. What challenges have you faced when learning music and how did you overcome it?
When I first started, learning the names of the keys was the hardest part for me. But with lots of practice and my mom’s help, it became much easier.
5. What is your goal with music?
I want to become a famous composer. I also love to sing.
It's been a busy month! I had the pleasure of attending the Music Teachers Association of California Convention on 6/28-7/2/19 in Santa Clara, California. Besides attending various teaching seminars, I was also able to see one of Opus Music School's former students, Beatrice Sun, perform piano at a state honors recital.
Upon return, I performed in a solo classical piano concert at Brookdale Senior Living Home in San Dimas on 7/7. This was a donation concert to support the residence of my childhood piano teacher, Janelle Poull.
Immediately after, we started some remodeling of our school, which includes a new group room and a new waiting area. We should be done by the end of July. Thank you for your patience with our temporary waiting room and looking forward to providing a new waiting area and more music education options to you and your children. Thanks for your support!
Very truly yours,
Mrs. Theresa Cheng
Follow America's Got Talent With Me:
Here are my top picks so far! Follow how my picks do in our monthly newsletter.
-Detroit Youth Choir - Golden Buzzer from Terry Crews!
-Lukas and Falco - Dog act with a dog that's close to retirement
-Gforce - Very cute girls pop group
I still have my favorites from last month Michael Paul (ventriloquist), Kodi Lee (pianst/singer), and Eric Chien (magician). Let's see if any of them make it to the live shows!