Reserve Your Recital Time
We're excited to host another music recital for all active Opus Music School students at the Hacienda Heights Community Center on Sunday, 1/26/20. This event allows students to display their music skills, observe other student musical performances, and develop confidence and stage presence. We'll be rolling out a red carpet to give a star musician experience! Check out our past recital photos here!
Program times (each under 1 hour in length): 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 5:00 PM.
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Registered students: Enter your repertoire selection here.
Holiday Chain Challenge
Help us build a holiday chain to decorate the school for the holidays! Learn any holiday song to add a ring to our chain. Memorize the song and add a gold ring to our chain.
Starts: Monday, 11/18/19
Ends: Sunday, 12/22/19
If you are interested in participating, please pick up the info flyer from your Opus teacher or our front desk.
Congrats to our Team Practice Challenge Winners
On Monday, 11/11/19, we held a dessert party for the team who won our Opus Team Practice Challenge!
In this practice challenge, students were divided into teams and had to track how many minutes they practiced each week. For 8 weeks, it was a close race! Here are the final results:
Team 1st place: Sunday/Monday: 24,587 minutes practiced
Team 2nd place: Wednesday: 16,207 minutes practiced
Team 3rd place: Saturday: 13,631 minutes practiced
In total, our students practiced a grand total of 86,369 minutes (1,439 hours)! Winners were awarded with a free dessert party at our school. Congrats and thank to all students who participated.
Here are the individual winners who practiced the most number of minutes:
Individual student 1st place: Kingston Wei (piano, age 9): 2,550 minutes
Individual student 2nd place: Sophie Zhou (piano, age 11): 2,030 minutes
Individual student 3rd place: Henry Tran (drums, adult student): 1,730 minutes
Thank you to I Heart Boba and Glazed Donut Bar for providing the treats!
Opus Featured in Voyage LA Magazine
Thank you to Voyage LA Magazine for calling Opus Music School one of "East LA's Hidden Gems" and sharing our story!
Voyage LA has a Hidden Gem series where they highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week. They tell the stories of successful small businesses, local entrepreneurs and artists.
Check out the article here: http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-theresa-cheng-opus-music-school-san-gabriel-valley/.
Halloween Costume Week Recap
Here are some of the Opus students who wore their Halloween costume to their lessons during our Halloween Costume Week! We enjoyed seeing all the festive outfits and we hope you had some fun making music in your costume!
November Student of the Month
Student Name: Kaden
Age: 13 years old
Teacher's Name: Mr. Tim
1. What do you like the most about taking music lessons at Opus Music School?
Everyone is kind and welcoming.
2. What do you like the most about your teacher?
He is nice and calm and doesn’t make me feel bad when I make mistakes.
3. What is your favorite piece to play and why?
La Campanella because it sounds cool and it makes it fun to jump around the piano even though I barely know how to play it.
4. What challenges have you faced when learning music and how did you
I struggle with sight reading mostly but I just try to practice so I can get better.
5. What is your goal with music?
I just want to be able to play pieces that I find fun so I can enjoy a different type of music compared to what I’m used to.
6. What makes you unique? What are some of your other interests?
I am really good at math and I am the team captain of a robotics team.
Kaden (and all of our Students of the Month) received a $15 gift card to I Heart Boba!
A Note From the Founder
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted to express thanks to the Opus Family for a recent occurrence.
Thank you your patience during the power outage at Opus Music School and the Hacienda Heights Fright Night Halloween event on 10/26/19. Despite having to conduct our music lessons with battery powered lights and having to cancel our student performers at the Halloween event, we made it through the day successfully.
There were over 400 attendees at the Hacienda Heights Community Center Halloween event even though there was no power all night. Opus Music School was awarded with a trophy for winning "Best Booth" in the vendor table contest. A huge thanks to our students, teachers, and staff who showed resilience and understanding on this unusual day!
Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.
Very truly yours,
Mrs. Theresa Cheng
Reminder: On December 20, we will be announcing our out-of-state destination and date for the 2020 Opus Summer Tour! The official announcement will happen on our Instagram or Facebook page. Take a moment to follow us so you don't miss any updates!
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