Fall 2020 Music lessons

We are so grateful to be back teaching music lessons again for another school year. Things look and feel different now that we have converted to mostly online. We still have our awesome location, a store front in downtown Leominster ready for when we get back to in-person lessons, but the online lessons are going very smoothly and we are lucky that we can continue teaching, learning and playing even through the pandemic. We are still offering lessons for all instruments and we have even added a trumpet teacher Brian Koning and piano teacher Maya Douglas. Both of these musicians are fantastic players and great teachers. We haven’t offered trumpet lessons in a while so it is good to be able to complete our roster and with such a fantastic musician. Brian plays in the Worcester jazz collective and also is a great composer and arranger. Maya is a fantastic classical pianist with a very unique style, and someone we are very excited to have on board. Late last semester a great singer and songwriter, Hannah Robuccio also joined our faculty and is accepting vocal students. Here’s a clip of Hannah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zewHfz-tr9Q

We are so excited for the new school year! Getting three new fantastic teachers is so exciting for us and we are always passionate about having top notch faculty on our team and I think that is one of the things that makes our school so successful and one of the reasons our students excel!

To sign up for online lessons contact us at +1 (978) 751-5749 or email us at monumentsquaremusic@gmail.com

Online lessons for the fall 2020 semester!

Last spring and this summer’s lessons have been virtual… and it is going great!  This is something we have been thinking about doing for years and we are so grateful that we were still able to provide lessons during the pandemic. We still have our space in downtown Leominster and are ready to start music lessons in person when parents and teachers feel it is safe, but in the meantime this is working so well, and in some ways is more convenient and more comfortable for students. Not only that but we were able to expand our student base and now are teaching students from all over the country. We also have added two amazing teachers to our already fantastic faculty list and truly feel so positive and optimistic about the upcoming season!

For my personal students, I have noticed that they have all become so much more independent since virtual lessons started in March. They have had to keep time (rhythm) by themselves and be completely independent as performers. I have found ways to have them perform with play-alongs, and youtube has turned out to be a great source for that, but the independence my students have gained playing alone, particularly rhythmically, has been a happy surprise for me.

I think online lessons are a thing everybody should try. For some people it works BETTER than in person lessons. Everyone is different but I suspect some students will choose to remain virtual even when in person lessons start back up.  The pandemic forced us into a bit of an experiment with virtual lessons starting in March but I am so happy to report overwhelmingly positive results. I also know that we will continue to improve the virtual lessons experience with technology in sound and video, and this format will continue to expand!

To sign up for online lessons contact us at +1 (978) 751-5749 or email us at monumentsquaremusic@gmail.com

We are so excited to be able to do online lesson for fall 2020.
We are so excited to be able to do online lesson for fall 2020.

 

Contact us today to sign for fall semester lessons. Online lesssons have been going great and we can’t wait to get started for the fall.

Online Lessons

Monument Square Community Music School is now registering students for online lessons for piano, voice, guitar, bass, saxophone, flute, drums, violin, viola, cello, banjo, and ukulele for both children and adults!

The convenience of online lessons could be the perfect match for your schedule. Save time by avoiding traffic jams and parking searches. With so many students juggling school, work, and other obligations, lessons from the convenience of home can ensure continued progress with fewer obstacles. Weekly online lessons are conveniently scheduled with highly qualified and experienced teachers. Let us meet you where you are by offering experience, guidance, and support as part of your musical development.

Get started by filling out a registration form and reviewing our scheduling and pricing. After that, we will reach out to you with policy and scheduling information. If you have a specific question, you can call us at (978) 751-5749 or email us at monumentsquaremusic@gmail.com.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the situation with the coronavirus, Monument Square Music school will be stopping in-person lessons for the time being and will be holding all music lessons online. We are working hard this weekend to make sure that this transition goes smoothly for both students and teachers. Thanks for understanding and bearing with us. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Stay safe!

Music lessons Leominster 2019, fall semester here we go!

We are so excited to start the new school year here at Monument Square Music school. We are happy to welcome back all of our amazing students and teachers and we are ready for some serious music lessons, learning, and performing.  This week has been all about wrapping up the scheduling and decorating for the fall season! A big thanks to Emily Ashman Kelly from The Illustrated Room in Lunenburg for showing up and decorating our store front window. Emily always does a fantastic job of giving our music school cool and interesting new looks.. AND she comes in and changes it up every season! Emily has done so much photography and design for us over the years and her work is always top notch. Here’s a link to her website and a glimpse into all of the fantastic work she does in the Leominster/Lunenburg area  http://www.theillustratedroom.com/

Can’t wait for things to start up next week! If you or your child is interested in music lessons give us a call at +1 (978) 751-5749  or an email at monumentsquaremusic@gmail.com. We offer lessons for most instruments including; piano, voice, drums, guitar, bass, sax, violin, cello, and flute!  We are incredibly blessed to have such a fantastic faculty with top-notch musicians and educators. Check out our faculty bios here; http://monumentsquaremusic.com/about/instructors/ and give our office a call to see if we can help you find an instrument and a great teacher to study with!

Fall music lessons decorations!
Fall music lessons decorations!

Music lessons for 2019!

We are excited to start another semester of music lessons and a brand new year at Monument Square Community Music School.  We are expanding our faculty and are always seeking out incredibly talented musicians to teach. Last semester we welcomed Whitney Marshall and JL Claybourne to the roster; two outstanding musicians, performers, and teachers who are bringing a whole lot of knowledge and talent to our school. Across the board, we have a great line-up of fantastic musicians and teachers to take students to the next level. Having a great faculty has always been a huge priority at MSCMS so we put a lot of effort into bringing you the very best.  Check out our all of our teacher’s biographies and see if there is someone you are interested in studying with!  http://monumentsquaremusic.com/about/instructors/ We are looking forward to 2019 and all of the great music and growth from our students and teachers. Happy New Year!

Music Lessons for the fall 2018 semester, also introducing our new drum teacher..

We are winding up summer music lessons and we are so excited to start the fall semester! We are expanding our faculty and are thrilled to announce our new drum teacher JL Claybourne. JL is a Berklee grad, an amazing teacher, and an extremely accomplished drummer. If you have been thinking about signing up for drums lessons, now is a GREAT time. We are very fortunate to have JL on our team. Here is a clip of JL in action; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqJcPid8pI0

2018 music lessons with new teachers and students!

We are so excited to welcome new teachers on our faculty here at Monument Square Community Music school for 2018 music lessons! Pianist Theo Demosthenes, multi-instrumentalist and guitarist Owen Ross, vocalist Melissa Gates, and vocalist Caitlin Sausville are the new instructors. We will definitely be showcasing each teacher individually, but for this overview we will just say that each of these musicians is unique and talented, and with these new teachers we have added a ton of energy and new ideas to our school.  We are also thrilled with all of the new students and the progress of our students who have been with us a while.  It is great to see Monument Square Music school grow and thrive in the new location, our store front right in the heart of downtown Leominster! Here is a link to our faculty biography page in case you want to check out some of our great teachers.  http://monumentsquaremusic.com/about/instructors/ Happy new year and we look forward to continuing to serve this area as the premier place to study and learn music!

Monthly Jazz Jam at Monument Square Music!

Deck the halls with Boughs of Holly fa-la- la-la- la, la-la- la-la! Now I’m guessing you couldn’t help but sing along with that could you? Well… get ready to sing some more, because the holiday season is approaching fast! You’ll be hearing the students of Monument Square Community Music School hard at work learning their favorite holiday songs. Along with tons of music, we have a lot of new and exciting projects and events in the works, including a monthly Jazz Jam that will happen at 6:00 PM on the first Sunday of every month at Monument Square Community Music School with an entry fee of $5. We have created this event to give intermediate and advanced students a chance to meet and play with other musicians and to also create a space where students and musicians can show what they have been working on. All are welcome to come join the fun even if it is just to listen. Each Jazz Jam will feature a band made up of teachers and other performing musicians. It’s always a ball here at Monument Square and we look forward to seeing and hearing our students continue to grow everyday.

Until next post,

-Monument Square Community Music School

Fall 2017 Music Lessons

We hope all of our students are enjoying a relaxing summer vacation! Here at Monument Square Music, we enjoy hearing our summer session students fill the halls with bright, beautiful music all summer long and are excited to have everyone rejoin us in the fall. As we prepare for the new school year, keep an eye out for new faculty, programs, and of course, new students! Registration for fall music lessons is now open, and anyone interested can register here.