10/19 News of Note
Halloween is near, which means this newsletter has been marked morendo. We've got some updates to scare with you, some spellbinding performances you'll want to carve out some time for, and a fundraising Trivia Night that you'll be dying to get tickets for.
On Thursday, November 17, The DSM will be hosting a fundraising trivia night. Doors open at 6:30, trivia starts at 7:30. Visit https://events.humanitix.com/dsmtrivia to get your tickets right now.
We’ll be raffling off amazing items like music lessons, gift cards for nail and hair salons, gift cards to amazing local restaurants, and oh so much more!
Also, stay tuned for more fundraising with our Fair Trade Fundraiser coming November 11th. Watch this space.
A DSM Community Member is in need. Sara Santos, who has directed our Community Chorus, is in a family crisis and is in need of assistance. Please join us in coming together to support Sara and her family by contributing to their GoFundMe or the Meal Train.
Our first recital of the year is Friday, Oct 28 at 6:30 at First Chruch (670 High Street, Dedham).
Everyone is welcome to wear their Halloween costumes!
Lessons continue and are going eerily well. Of course, Covid and flu continue as well so in the event that you’re sick or otherwise unable to make a lesson, let the office and your teacher know: email@example.com
As a reminder, here’s our missed lesson and make-up policy.
We offer 2 make-up sessions at the end of the term. Each student is allowed one excused absence to be made up during that scheduled make-up time in January. We also have a 2nd week in case a teacher needs to miss a lesson due to illness. We learned during the early days of the pandemic that we can easily pivot to an online lesson; so if you are unable to bring your child to their lesson because you or another member of the family is ill, we are still able to accommodate the scheduled lesson via zoom. For more info, visit our Policies page.
The fun of these following workshops, lessons, and jam sessions.
Acting the Song Workshop
Transform your singing through acting. In this workshop, you’ll learn to perform your song and tell its story. Cost of the workshop is $55. Read more and register now.
Blue Grass Jam: Jams continue every second Tuesday and fourth Sunday of the month at 7PM.
Intermediate Jam will be on Sunday October 23, and the next Slow Jam is Tuesday November 8th. Both at the First Church in Dedham.
The Dedham School of Music table will be at the Dedham Community House's Annual Fall Fair. Come by our table for an instrument petting zoo and to purchase some DSM swag.
We’ve got some great performances by DSM friends coming up.
The Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble is putting on its first concert of the 2022-23 season on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30. It'll take place at the First Church and Parish Meeting House. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here or at the door.
The Sam Gilman - Brian Thomas band bring their brand of funky organ soul jazz to the Horse Thieves Tavern in Dedham Square on Thursday 10/20! Known throughout the region as some of the premier Soul Jazz musicians, Sam Gilman and Brian Thomas are happy to bring other well-known and world-class musicians Steve Fell (guitar) and Dean Johnston (drums) to fill out the band. It is sure to be a great night of music. Free, all ages, two sets starting at 8:00PM.
We’re excited to announce that Richard Weingartner has joined our faculty, teaching our Acting the Song Workshop.
Richard Weingartner has produced, directed, and cast over 30 musicals. His work also includes creating over 50 original productions as well as directing numerous scripted works. Richard is a Tony Award teaching nominee, an award-winning playwright, and educator. He is also an avid motorcycle enthusiast.
Congratulations to the following faculty for their many years of sharing their love of music with us:
Adam Merrill, Piano Faculty, celebrating 4 years with DSM
Aaron Jay Myers, Guitar Faculty, celebrating 9 years with DSM
Narine Badajanian, Piano Faculty, celebrating 11 years with DSM
Linnea Bardarson, Piano Faculty, celebrating 13 years with DSM
Dear DSM Community,
We have a few important pieces of news to share between our News of Notes that will come out next week.
First, we have an exciting new workshop being offered Thursday Dec 1:
Acting the Song Workshop:
Transform your singing through acting techniques and create inspiring performances. Every song is a story. Every story is a journey. We will prepare for that journey together and discover the character inside the song.
In this workshop we will discover what the words really mean to you and your life. You will create a script from your lyrics and create a character body that moves that story. Through acting skills, you will be able to perform your story as a monologue being connected to a character that comes from you.
On this journey you get to be brave and bold through patience, trust and commitment.
This workshop will occur Dec 1, 7-8:30PM at Dedham School of Music at the Dedham Community House. The participants should be adults or high school students with some voice training. Please bring a copy of the music and a copy of just the lyrics printed out to the workshop. Since this is an acting class, participants need to wear clothing that does not restrict their movements.
Cost for the workshop: $55. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 10/14 First Church Friday Folk Coffeehouse will be hosting Slow Boat Home, an Americana/folk band that is influenced by such musicians as Big Bill Broonzy, Bonnie Raitt, Jim Kweskin, Toots and the Maytals and others. Parish Hall doors will open at 7:30 PM and the band will play from 8 till 9:30 PM. Refreshments will be available for purchase and tickets cost $10.
And finally, DSM is OPEN on Halloween. All lessons are as scheduled. Feel free to come to your lesson in your costume.
October News of Note
The start of the 2022-23 term is hitting all the right notes. As we see our students and faculty harmoniously settle into their schedules and lessons, we can already tell that this is going to be another great year. To keep you in the know, we’ve got some reminders about the calendar and some fun upcoming events!
The Dedham School of Music is closed on Monday October 10th in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This Monday is not counted in the 15-week term for Monday lessons, so no make-up lessons are necessary. Always refer to the school calendar for DSM holidays and closings. We have a few no lesson days in November as well.
On Thursday, November 17, The DSM will be hosting a fundraising trivia night. Doors open at 6:30, trivia starts at 7:30. More to come, but if you’re interested, contact DSMTrivia@gmail.com
Our first recital is Friday October 28 at 6:30PM,
First Church (670 High Street, Dedham).
Feel free to wear your Halloween costume!
The waiting areas in the Dedham Community House are the Lincoln Room on the first floor (first right as you enter the House) and the third-floor lobby. Please no eating or drinking (except water) in the building. Also, we ask that you do not bring food in the First Church spaces as well.
Blue Grass Jam: Slow jam will be on Tuesday October 11 and the Intermediate Jam will be on Sunday October 30. Both at 7PM at the First Church Dedham.
The Dedham Community Band rehearses Thursday evenings in the First Church Auditorium, 7-8:30PM. Email email@example.com or call the office to register.
If your child came home from the Dedham Day carnival, you can thank the Dedham School of Music for bringing some music into your home! We had a lovely time interacting with the Dedham Community and appreciate all our visitors and budding kazooers that stopped by.
We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Gold Seal of Transparency with Candid! Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our profile here!
Gold Star rating from Guidestar!
As always, you can find us on Amazon Smile– Music Access Group, Inc.. With every purchase you make with Amazon Smile, a little bit comes to us so we can keep costs down for all families.
Performers from our June recital.
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