THE NEWZ

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A seasonal newsletter on the musical and creative happenings of Mrs. Z's fabulous students!

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[ MUSIC LESSONS ]

A Sunny Summer Recital

Summer students performed our first in-person recital since November 2019 on the evening of July 7th. It was wonderful to be together! We gathered in my side yard on Woodshire Lane. The quaint outdoor atmosphere was reminiscent of the early days of Blanket Theatre. This time I did provide the chairs! Applause to our performers: Gracie Brennan, Kat Gau, Clementine Hinkle, Josie Hinkle, Ella Shadel Lawrence, and Ava Pantazi.

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Warming up before the packed house arrives!

[ CABARET ]

Olivia Mattingly Debuts at the Blue Strawberry

Olivia Mattingly dazzled the audience with her silky soulful vocals at her debut solo show August 14th at the Blue Strawberry. Steve Neale deftly accompanied her on piano. The packed audience was treated to Olivia’s hour-long performance directed and arranged by Caroline Zarinelli. Olivia and Mrs. Z created her show in over 30 hours of song selection, scripting, and rehearsing.                                                                                    

“Olivia knocked it out of the park! Her professionalism and dedicated work ethic prepared her for her premier solo performance and it showed. The packed house gave her a well deserved standing ovation. Brava Olivia!

You are officially a brave heart!” 
- Mrs. Z

This new solo cabaret program gives young performers the coaching, freedom, structure, support, and confidence to take their talent and skill to the next level. The next solo show mentorship session begins in January with your very own show scheduled late spring/early summer.

Email hellomrsz@att.net for details.

[ MUSIC LESSONS ]

Staying safe and adapting...

We have 2020 to thank for not only Zoom lessons, but the creation of The Safe Singer Sound Booth in my music room! Complete with its own ventilation, outside entry, and sound system, the booth has allowed kids to still have the in-person singing experience safely. 

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A victorious day in lessons... my first vaccinated music student returns to my studio!

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Piano players wear their masks during lessons!

REFER AND GET A PARTY DAY!

If you refer a new student who joins us

for the Mini Session or upcoming Winter/Spring Session

YOU

(your student and one of their besties)

ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

AN ARTY PARTY CAMP DAY

January 29 | 12pm - 4pm

Creating, Crafting, Music Making, Baking

and general frivolity at the Cottage!

Yes, please!

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Singing in the Rain... Literally!

Never a dull moment at our October 3rd outdoor recital. It POURED! (Thus the lack of a photo!) We made up for it the next weekend with a lovely afternoon filled with talented, tenacious (and dry!) students sharing their songs, piano pieces, and acting. Our concert featured Gracie Brennan, Yuna Chang, Kat Gau, Clementine Hinkle, Josie Hinkle, Lila Lowery, Johanna Sanchez, Ella Shadel Lawrence, Kiran Sundaramoorthi, Elena Zevallos, and José Miguel Zevallos. Bravo!

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Upcoming Offerings

(DAY CAMPS, MINI SESSIONS, & MORE)

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[ A UNIQUE HOLIDAY TREAT ]

Good Vibes Greetings

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Create your family's own musical e-greeting with the help of Mrs. Z.

It’s musical! It’s magical! It's a Happy Holiday Hello to be emailed to 10, 100s, or 1000s of your family and friends.

Plus, no postage! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

$125

Contact hellomrsz@att.net to start crafting your Good Vibe Greeting.

[ 6-WEEK SESSION IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER ]

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Upcoming Mini Session for New
& Returning Lesson Students

Catch the Holiday Spirit with a 6-week mini lesson session (singing, acting, or piano).

Virtual Recital on Sunday, December 19th 1:00 p.m.

Email hellomrsz@att.net to enroll your student.

[ HOLIDAY PARTY DAYS ]

Jolly Holiday

Saturday, December 4 |  12pm - 4pm

We’ll be crafting Christmas Gnomes and Baby Fairies, playing musical games and making merry.

Join me to kick off the holiday season!

Supplies and snack included. $95.

Limited spots for safety.

Email for availability hellomrsz@att.net 

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Let It Snow

Saturdays December 11 & 18 |  12pm - 4pm

2 Saturdays of fun!

 

Who doesn’t love a vintage snowman?! We’ll be creating a keepsake holiday decoration that will melt your heart.

 

In between the creative steps, we’ll be creating instrumental holiday tunes on Orff instruments and Boomwhackers.

Supplies and snack included. $190.

Limited spots for safety.

Email for availability hellomrsz@att.net 

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COMING SOON!

2022 Summer Camp Schedule will be up January 17! 

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[ A PEAK AT LAST SUMMER'S CAMPS ]

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"Above the Clouds"

A Cottage Kids camp filled with creative crafting, Orff music, magical unicorn boxes, ethereal singing, and script writing for an old-fashioned “radio show”.

"Under the Sea"

A musical theatre camp that included singing, choreography, script writing, and crafting. Big show on the final day!

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[ GRANDBABY SHOUTOUT ]

My youngest student...

I get to play with this sweet two-year-old every Monday from 6:45am to 3:30pm when Mr. Z takes over…her fav time! She calls me Coco and him Bob. She speaks of us as a unit: Coco-Bob. She is an exquisite old soul. I am her Grand. She is my Grand-dear! She is enchanting, musical with lungs of steel, is not scared of speed…or anything else, and tells Bob to sit down and color…and he does! I totally love her. In this pic she is playing and singing Twinkle Twinkle!

 

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!

Love,

Mrs. Z