February 2020 Opus Music School Newsletter

March 1, 2020

Music Bingo Practice Challenge Starts In March



We are starting our Music Bingo Challenge on March 1! Here are the rules:

  • Bingo period: 3/1/20 - 5/15/20

  • Black out a square after completing a challenge.

  • Once you black out a line of 5 squares (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal), show the Opus front desk to receive a small prize.

  • If you get TOTAL BLACKOUT (complete all the challenges), you will receive another exclusive prize as well as admission to our Opus Music Festival & Pizza Party on Thursday, 6/4/20.

  • Last day to turn in bingo cards: Sunday 5/24/20.

"If you don't challenge yourself, you will never know what you can become."

New Baby & Toddler Music Classes Starting Soon


Our baby and toddler music classes are starting soon! Starting in April/May 2020, we will be begin offering music classes for babies and toddlers ages 4 months - 2 years. To join our interest list and receive a discount offer, please sign up here:




Check out pictures from our pilot class!

Recital Pictures Are Here


Opus Music School's Recital at the Hacienda Heights Community Center on 1/26/2020 was a success! Our photographer Philip Tamayo of Sky Point Photography has made an album of fantastic photos that we are excited to share with you all. From the red carpet to the performances on stage, he has captured some touching moments. Click the link below to see the photos taken on that day! 


Link to Jan 2020 Recital Photo Album


View our recital recap video: "Recital Delight," a video by Stephen Coombs.




2 Spots Left for Carnegie Hall



We are live on the Carnegie Hall website! There are just 2 performer spots left for Opus students at Carnegie Hall! Our concert in New York City will be on July 20, 2020. 

Any active private lesson student of Opus Music School is eligible to sign up (except drumset due to the large amount of equipment needed to travel). To sign up or for detailed information, please go to:



Audience tickets will begin going on sale on the carnegiehall.org website starting in April.

February 2020 Student of the Month



Student Name: Kerrie
Age: 11
Instrument: Piano
Teacher's Name: Ms. Patricia     

1. What do you like the most about taking music lessons at Opus Music School?
I like taking music lessons at Opus Music School because the environment is welcoming and the staff is very friendly.

2. What do you like the most about your teacher?
Ms. Patricia encourages me to learn challenging pieces and work on my technique. She is always nice to me.

3. What is your favorite piece to play and why?
My favorite piece to play is Mozart’s Turkish March. I like it because it is a famous piece that is fun to play.

4. What challenges have you faced when learning music and how did you overcome it?
Some challenges I have faced are finding time to practice and getting frustrated with challenging pieces. I overcome these challenges by splitting up the music into individual sections and practicing in the morning before school starts.

5. What is your goal with music?
My goal with music is to have fun, work on my technique and play with more emotion.

6. What makes you unique? What are some of your other interests?
I am unique because I enjoy going to school and having different hobbies. Some of my interests are playing basketball for my school and club teams, being a Girl Scout Cadette, ice skating and doing arts & crafts.

Congratulations Kerrie! You won a $15 gift card to I Heart Boba! :)

Student Spotlight



Gianna B. is 14 years old and has been a student at Opus Music School for over 2½ years.  She has taken guitar, piano, and voice lessons and is currently in our Platinum Pop Stars Band class.  Over the years, Gianna has blossomed into a wonderful musician ultimately focusing on piano and voice.  Gianna recently had the opportunity to perform with the band, The Warbucks, last month at Edna Vees Public House in Covina.  Gianna sang two rock songs, She Talks to Angels by The Black Crows and Black Velvet by Alannah Myles.  This performance was special for Gianna because it was her first time singing in public with the band.  More importantly, Gianna was able to confirm that performing and playing music is her calling.  Gianna will be singing again on February 29, 2020 at the Diplomat Bar and Grill in Rancho Cucamonga.  We are so proud of you Gianna and cannot wait to see you on your musical journey!

 A Note From the Founder


To Opus newsletter readers - You are the first to know the following big news about our school. We haven't released this publicly anywhere else yet:

Opus Music School has been nominated for the 2020 National Music School of the Year!

The National Music School of the Year contest is held by Music Academy Success, a national music education industry trade association. The contestants have been nominated based on their student enrollment growth, marketing creativity, and overall achievement. I will be flying to Columbia, South Carolina in April to conduct a 15-minute speech about why our school is deserving of this award. I'm hoping to come back with a win!

National Music School of the Year Contestants 2020

  • Carmel Music Academy (Sondra Gunnell) - Carmel, Indiana

  • Garten’s Music and The Wichita Music Academy (Cindy Houston) - Wichita, Kansas

  • Lawrenceville-Suwanee School of Music (Valencia Giles) - Suwanee, Georgia

  • Leading Note Studios (Camille Hastings) - Encinitas, California

  • Miami Fine Arts Academy (Alesya Burgio) - Miami, FL

  • Opus Music School (Theresa Cheng) - Hacienda Heights, CA

  • Peoria Music Academy (Bobby Flanagan) - Peoria, AZ

  • RBR Muzik (Zoe Schommer) - Irving, Texas

  • Westlake Music Academy (James Flood) - Westlake, Ohio

Thank you to the Opus family, our students, parents, staff, and teachers, for your support leading to a giant year at Opus. I am so grateful that you all have contributed to this nomination. 

-Mrs. Theresa


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