Centre Music House News http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:09:17 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Students perform at the Framingham Public Library http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7501 Last month, the Framingham Public Library reached out and asked us if any of our students would like to bring some music to the Library to help kick off their Summer Reading Program which they appropriately dubbed Libraries Rock. <br /><br /><strong>Our response? You betcha!</strong> <br /><br />Part of our mission here is provide our students with as many new and unique performance opportunities. We see performance as an essential piece of learning how to play an instrument, as important as regular lessons and practice. <br /><br />This was the perfect opportunity to give our students a new chance to hone their performance skills while being a part of a valuable community cause.<br /><br />Coming off the recent student showcase in early June, 17 students eagerly jumped at the opportunity to perform again in front of this new audience. <br /><br />The crowds of supportive family and friends, as well as folks stopping by the library that day, were entertained by students playing the violin, piano, guitar, drums, and singing.<br /><br />Some seasoned performers from our regular open mic were there. As well as a few first-time performers who took the plunge.<br /><br />Thank you to everyone who performed that day! It was a blast. We look forward to hosting more events like this at the Library in the future.<br /><br /><strong>Check out some pictures on our instagram here:</strong><br /><br /> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkqhfwLHlz6/" data-instgrm-version="8"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkqhfwLHlz6/" style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">A post shared by Centre Music House (@centremusichouse)</a> on <time style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px;" datetime="2018-06-30T21:47:14+00:00">Jun 30, 2018 at 2:47pm PDT</time></p> </div> </blockquote> <script src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js" async="" defer="defer"></script> Phone Service Temporarily Down 6/7/18 http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7417 We're sorry to say that our phone service is currently down. Comcast expects service to be restored by 4:00 p.m. today (June 6th).<br /><br />To contact us, you may...<br /> <ul> <li>email lessons@centremusic.com regarding lessons</li> <li>email sales@centremusic.com regarding sales and service</li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/centremusichouse?business_id=1676119072422066">message us on Facebook</a></li> </ul> <br />We apologize for this inconvenience and we hope to be available via phone asap! Centre Music House Students Invited to Perform at Local Library http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7412 The Framingham Public Library has invited students of Centre Music House to perform at their annual Summer Reading Program Kickoff on Saturday, June 30th.<br /><br />Up to 20 students who sign-up in advance will share their musical gifts with the community through this brand new performance opportunity.<br /><br /><a href="https://centremusic.com/rock-and-read.htm">Click here for information about sign-up.</a><br /><br />The event is free for performers and attendees. Schedule Posted for the Student Showcase Spring 2018 http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7393 <style><!-- .button { background-color: #4CAF50; /* Green */ border: none; color: white; padding: 16px 32px; text-align: center; text-decoration: none; display: inline-block; font-size: 30px; margin: 4px 2px; -webkit-transition-duration: 0.4s; /* Safari */ transition-duration: 0.4s; cursor: pointer; border-radius: 8px; } .button1 { background-color: #f4511e; color: white; border: 2px solid #f4511e; } .button1:hover { background-color: white; color: black; } .button2 { background-color: #008CBA; color: white; border: 2px solid #008CBA; } .button2:hover { background-color: white; color: black; } --></style> In less than 4 weeks you and about 100 other students will take to the stage and perform for an audience of family and friends.<br /><br />We hope you're excited to 'showcase' your skills and talents. And we can't wait to see what kind of musical act you've been preparing for your big day!<br /><br />To find out when you will be going on, please follow the link below:<br /><br /> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/14-QqbE5aHHnjPNpb9SqLxvicc1NRYMAaYdcf_lrSWjI/edit?usp=sharing"><button class="button button2">Student Showcase Schedule</button></a></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>When and where?</strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Sunday, June 17th</li> <li>Amazing Things Arts Center</li> <li>160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA</li> </ul> <br />Questions? Email max@centremusic April Vacation Hours & Schedule http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7280 April Vacation is coming up and we will be operating on a reduced hours schedule. <br />There will be no music lessons during this week (4/16 - 4/22)<br /><br /><strong>Adjusted April Vacation Hours:</strong><br /> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Mon - Thu: 10am - 7pm</li> <li>Friday: 10am - 5pm</li> <li>Saturday: 10am - 3pm</li> </ul> During this week we will also be holding the first&nbsp;<a href="/rock-band-adventure.htm">Rock Band Adventure 2.0</a> camp. Be sure to catch their music video and&nbsp;<a href="/live.htm">live concert</a> on Friday the 20th at 12:00 noon!<br /><br />Wishing everyone a happy and very spring-like break! Snow Cancellation - 3/13/18 http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7198 <p>Yikes, what a storm!</p> <p>Centre Music House will be closed today and there will be no music lessons.</p> <p>Hey! Since you're all cooped up in your home and can't really go anywhere, wouldn't this be a great day to practice your instrument some more? ;)</p> <p>Stay safe, everyone!</p> Big Changes are Coming to the Rock Band Adventure http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7172 <p>We&rsquo;ve been running the <a href="/rock-band-adventure.htm">Rock Band Adventure</a> for over 20 years now with great success. Kids have gotten to experience what it&rsquo;s like to be in a band through learning their favorite songs, practicing them in group rehearsals, and playing them in a concert at the end of the week.</p> <p>Starting this year, we&rsquo;re building on that successful model and kicking things up a notch to give young musicians an even more engaging and exciting rock band experience.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s what&rsquo;s new:</p> <ul> <li>Extended Day - The camp will now meet for 4 and a half hours a day, from 10:00 to 2:30.</li> <li>Private Lessons - Kids will meet with private instructors to get one-on-one help with their instruments and the songs they&rsquo;re playing.</li> <li>Performance Coaching - By working with our own performance coach the band will develop the skills to put on a concert the audience will never forget.</li> <li>Music Video Production - The band will write, storyboard, and star in their own music video for Youtube which they can share with friends and family.</li> </ul> <p>We&rsquo;re most excited about our new partnership with <a href="http://www.accessfram.tv">Access Framingham Television Studios</a> that will offer young musicians a one-of-a-kind experience. As part of the music video production, kids in the Rock Band Adventure will gain access to their state-of-the-art t.v. studio space and equipment to film a professional quality music video. How cool is that?</p> <p>We can't wait to see what kinds of creative ideas the bands come up with and develop in their music videos!</p> <div class="col-sm-4" style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="/module/class.htm?classId=239609" class="btn btn-info btn-lg" role="button"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Sign-Up for the Rock Band</span></a></strong> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-4" style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="#schedule" class="btn btn-success btn-lg" role="button"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Full 2017-2018 Camp Schedule</span></a></strong> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-4" style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="/rock-band-adventure.htm" class="btn btn-danger btn-lg" role="button"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Learn more!</span></a></strong> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <br /> <p>You can sign-up online or learn more about the camp by going to: <a href="http://www.centremusic.com/rock-band-adventure">www.centremusic.com/rock-band-adventure</a>. And if you have any questions about the camp please don&rsquo;t hesitate to call or email us at any time.</p> We're back open! - 1/5/18 http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7044 The snow may be piled high but we are all shoveled out!<br />The store is open and music lessons are on.<br />We hope you fared well in yesterday's storm. Snow Cancellation - 1/4/18 http://www.centremusic.comhttps://www.centremusic.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7038 Well folks it looks like the weather experts got this one right!<br />Due to the storm Centre Music House is closed today and as such there will be no music lessons.<br />If you're snowed in like we are, what a great opportunity you have to practice your instrument all day! ;)<br />Stay safe everybody and we'll see you soon.