June 2015 Newsletter
Articles include, "Recital Season is Here - Are You Ready!?", Student News, Summer Music & Dance Camps are Coming!, Student of the Month - Amanda Gordon, Will You Win $600?, and more!"...
Dear Students and Parents,
Recital season is here! We officially kicked things off Sunday, May 17 when 5 of our seniors performed in the 2015 Senior Recital at the LAAPA Performance Hall to a most enthusiastic audience.
- Our programs begin on time Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your assigned recital time.
- When you arrive, you’ll stop at the front table to get your tickets (student performers do not need a ticket).
- Students should check in with a staff member at the front left corner of the stage.
- Romaguera Photography will be taking professional quality photos at the front center stage. Just walk up to them, and they will be happy to take care of you (no reservations needed). You may additionally elect to order the recital DVD and group photo when speaking with them.
See you at the recitals!
Ryan Cullen, Academy Director
Our Summer Music Camps and Summer Dance Camps provide all campers (ages 5-16, beginning, intermediate, and advanced) with the opportunity to have fun exploring up to five of our instrumental, vocal, and performing arts programs. Campers (even those with little or no music or performing arts background) are able to take a hands on approach and see what programs and instruments interest them!
Perhaps your child has shown an interest in music, dance, piano, singing, guitar, violin, drums (just to name a few!)? Wherever his/her interest lies, we are happy to provide a formal introduction to the programs of your choice in a structured and fun environment!
Very Limited Space - only 25 campers enrolled each week.
We are so extremely grateful to you our students and parents who continue to refer us to your friends, colleagues, and associates day after day, month after month, etc. Your referrals are the highest compliment we can receive here at LAAPA, and we wanted to do something extraordinary for our current and former students who continue to refer the Academy to new students.
Now through July 31, 2015 if you refer a friend or colleague to the Academy and they enroll, you AND your friend/colleague will be automatically entered in our $600 Sweetwater Gift Certificate Giveaway! Please make sure that your friend mentions your FULL NAME
at the time of enrollment.
The more friends you refer that enroll - the more chances you have to win!
Sound too good to be true?- Stay tuned for a video from Academy Director, Ryan Cullen for more information! Winners will be announced on Monday, August 3 ONLY via our Facebook page at facebook.com/laapaface, so be sure to like us!
Mandeville School of Music voice lessons student, Lily Foster, is playing Duffy in the Mandeville Middle School production of Annie Jr. She studies with Ms. Rebecca.
Sophia Cornibe was accepted to NOCCA for piano. Sophia takes piano lessons with Ms. Katarina at the River Ridge School of Music & Dance.
River Ridge School of Music & Dance student, Emma Fagin, was accepted to NOCCA for Musical Theatre. Emma takes voice lessons at LAAPA with Ms. Katarina.
Third grader, Spencer Lanosga, participated in the 2015 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in Cedar Falls, IA. He earned Gold representing Team Louisiana in Intermediate 120+, becoming a 2x National Champion. His win capped off an amazing season, where Spencer wrestled up an age bracket and placed third at all 5 Louisiana tournaments and 1 Georgia tournament. He is ranked on the USAW Future Olympians and is also a member of the Kids National Team for the second consecutive year. Spencer is 9 and is an honor roll student at St. Matthew the Apostle School and wrestles out of Champion Wrestling Club in River Ridge. Spencer takes piano lessons at the River Ridge School of Music & Dance with Mr. Russell.
We love getting your news, success stories and comments. If you'd like to share your news with us, please e-mail email@example.com. Please note that we are now publishing our newsletters monthly, and if you don't see your submission in this edition, it will be published as soon as space is available! Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/laapaface, youtube.com/laapatube, and now on Twitter at @laapatweets.
We'd like to wish the following Students, Faculty, and Staff a very Happy Birthday this Month!
(Students) Abby P. (10), Akshita S. (8), Alaina G. (7), Alex M. (15), Alexander F. (12), Alicia M. (13), Alyson V. (17), Amber W. (13), Ana Maria M. (13), Andrew T. (6), Ariel H. (10), Ata-Han E. (10), Berlinda G. (10), Blair F. (12), Brady L. (10), Brandon G. (13), Brittany E. (12), Brookelyn D. (12), Carrie S. (9), Cecilia F. (15), Charlie H. (12), Chase K. (5), Chloe C. (12), Chris M., Christian S. (8), Christian B. (15), Corteiona W., Dane D. (8), Davis C. (9), Delaney B. (14), Delaney G. (8), Dominic G. (8), Elizabeth D., Emily J. (10), Erica B. (16), Hailey C. (6), Haley M. (8), Heather T. (16), Heidi L., Isaack G. (9), Isabella B. (10), Joel R. (12), John B., John D. (12), Joshua P. (10), Kamiya C. (7), Kennon R. (7), Laci V. (11), Ladadriel E., Lauren C. (9), Lauryn R. (10), Lila C., Luke B. (10), Luke T. (11), Maddox Jacob T. (10), Madison L. (13), Mae K. (4), Margaux K. (7), Maria N. (11), Matthew K. (8), Michael Austin V. (15), Mischa B. (8), Myles T. (6), Neveenh V. (3), Noah M. (11), Noah L. (7), Olivia G. (14), Payton B. (16), Rishab P. (8), Samantha J. (9), Sarah S. (6), Sarah A. (9), Sarah S. (6), Seth S. (11), Spencer F. (6), Starr M. (16), Tamar H. (17), Tate P. (6), Trey C. (15), Victoria M., Wesley H. (15), William H. (5), Zachary M. (11).
(Faculty) Maggie Probst, Wanda Cullen, Jennifer White, Denise Bonis, Daniel Campbell, Diana Trimble
June 13 - Spring Recital (Covington & Mandeville Schools of Music)
Times: 8:15 AM, 11:00 AM, 2 PM, 5 PM, 7:45 PM
June 20 - Spring Recitals (River Ridge School of Music & Dance)
Times: 10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM, 7 PM
Covington School of Music student, Amanda Gordon, has taken violin, voice, and flute lessons with LAAPA. We recently had a chance to speak with her and learn a little more about her lessons and interests!
Tell us about yourself and how long you’ve been taking classes at LAAPA.
I started music lessons with LAAPA in 2011 and have taken violin lessons, voice lessons, and now I’m currently taking flute lessons with Ms. Layla Sutton.
Why did you get started in Music Lessons?
Music is my primary focus, and I really want to continually improve my music skills.
What do you enjoy most about coming to lessons each week?
The teachers here are really great! Ms. Layla is very funny.
Of all the music programs that you have studied, what has been your favorite?
I’ve learned a great deal from and enjoyed all of the programs equally.
How would you describe your overall experience at LAAPA?
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"Kirk’s teaching style. I also like the classroom style setting and enjoy seeing all the students coming and going from their lessons. I feel I have learned a lot and appreciate that Kirk takes the time to make sure I understand the lessons before moving on. When I am doing well, I appreciate Kirk letting me know. I like that I don’t feel 'looked down upon' for not having the knowledge already (as I felt at the last place where I took lessons). Thanks again for checking in with me. Have a great day.”
~ Andrea Boyd