Opus Music School October 2019 Newsletter

October 22, 2019


Recital Signups Begin 11/1


Our next music recital will be on Sunday, 1/26/2020 at the Hacienda Heights Community Center. The recital is open to any active student at Opus Music School of any instrument, all ages and all levels.

Due to the record number of students we now have at our school, the recital day will now consist of 7 total programs, each under 1 hour. Program times on 1/26/20 are as follows:

  • 10:30am 

  • 11:30am 

  • 12:30pm 

  • 2pm (including Opus Pop Stars bands)

  • 3pm (for students who need teacher accompaniment)

  • 4pm (for students who need teacher accompaniment)

  • 5pm (for students who need teacher accompaniment)

Signups will be a self-serve online registration process and begin on Friday, 11/1 at www.opusmusicschool.com/recital. When you register, payment of $20 will be due to reserve your spot. 

Program times will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. If you require your teacher to accompany your performance, please sign up for one of the last 3 program times (3pm, 4pm, or 5pm) to ensure your teacher will be present. If you can only do an earlier program time, you may have another accompanist assigned to you.

As a reminder, here are some recital guidelines:

  • Please work with your Opus teacher to pick a a piece (preferably in the theme) and start practicing.

  • Maximum performance time: 1.5 mins per student.

  • Theme: Around the World (optional) - music by foreign artists/composers or music written in ethnic styles.

  • Repertoire input: You and your teachers will receive an online link to input repertoire selection. Due date for repertoire input: 12/15/19.

  • Bows are required after each performance. Memorization of pieces is optional.

Seeking Performers for

Hacienda Heights Fright Night


We have less than 10 spots left for a performance opportunity at Hacienda Heights' "Fright Night" Halloween event on Friday, 10/25. We are looking for students to perform on the indoor stage area. Any age, instrument, or level welcome. If you are interested in performing, please go to our Halloween sign up page.


Event: Hacienda Heights Fright Night 2019 (Sponsored by LA Department of Parks and Recreation & County of Los Angeles 4th District, Supervisor Janice Hahn)

Date: Friday, 10/25/19, 6-9pm

Place: Hacienda Heights Community Center (1234 Valencia Avenue, Hacienda Heights)

What we are looking for: Student performances on the indoor stage area. Any age, instrument, or level welcome. Piece of your choosing. Maximum performance time: 5 mins per student. Costumes recommended.

Fee: No cost to participate.


To sign up as a performer, visit www.opusmusicschool.com/halloween.

The event is free and open to the public! If you plan to attend, be sure to stop by the Opus Music School vendor table! We will have:

  • regular size candy bars and treats,

  • a decorated table for the vendor table decorating contest,

  • lesson coupons,

  • tombstone corn hole game!

We hope to see you there!

Halloween Costume Week


Dessert Party for Challenge Winners


We're so proud of all of our students who have been practicing and participating in our Team Fall Practice Challenge!

Currently in 1st place: Team Sunday/Monday

Winning team will receive: Dessert party catered to Opus Music School on your lesson day.

Special awards: Special individual awards will be given to the students with the most number of minutes practiced.

Last day to turn in practice sheets: Sunday, 11/3/19

Some of you have asked why the students on Sunday and Monday are grouped together. When we started the challenge, we had just a few students taking lessons on Sunday, so it was grouped with the neighboring day. We still have 2 weeks before the challenge ends, so keep practicing!



Mr. Francis in Brazil


Opus Music School's very own drum/guitar teacher Mr. Francis recently performed in front of 40,000 people. On 10/9/19, his band Rage In My Eyes opened for metal band Iron Maiden in his hometown in Brazil at Gremio Stadium. 

We're so proud of you Mr. Francis and can't wait until you are back!


October Student of the Month


Student Name: Ellie
Age: 9 years old
Instrument: Guitar
Teacher's Name: Mr. Matthew
1. What do you like the most about taking music lessons at Opus Music School?
I like learning new songs and practicing new chords.
2. What do you like the most about your teacher?
My teacher always encourages me.
3. What is your favorite piece to play and why?
I mostly like to play classical such as Mozart.
4. What challenges have you faced when learning music and how did you overcome it?
One of the challenges I face is when I can’t play a song. I overcome it by practicing more.
5. What is your goal with music?
My goal with music is to learn how to write my own songs and play them.



A Note From the Founder


I'd like to welcome all of the new families who have joined our school in recent months. We have added nearly 100 new students since the beginning of 2019. Thank you for making us the largest and fastest growing music school in Hacienda Heights! We hope you are enjoying your lessons at Opus Music School. If there is ever any feedback, please do not hesitate to let me or one of our front desk team members know.
The biggest compliment we can receive is a referral. As a reminder, we offer a free 30-minute lesson (in the instrument of your choosing) to those who refer us a new student at Opus Music School. Just see our front desk for details. Thank you for your continued support! 

P.S. On 12/20/19, we will be announcing the destination for the next Opus Summer Tour in the summer of 2020! I am very excited for our students to go out of state to a prestigious venue. The venue and city announcement will take place on our social media pages so be sure to follow us on Instagram or Facebook so you don't miss the reveal! 

Thanks for being a part of the Opus family.

Very truly yours,
Mrs. Theresa Cheng



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