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Here are some of the latest from Chrissy’s Studio!  For more frequent updates, visit our Facebook Page.

Chrissy’s Studio has exciting news!!

Monday, May 7, 2018 by Chrissy Misso | Schedule

Hi ,

I wanted to officially announce that Chrissy’s Studio is opening a location on 2746 Superior Drive NW, Suite 101, this summer!  (We’ve talked a little about it to some of you!)

We have some construction to do but hope to open for summer lessons!!  Having a set location will open our schedule up for you (because we won’t need to drive as much) and allow us to try some other fun lesson styles (like group or station lessons)!

We will let you know when we have our open house celebration and hope to see you there to check it out!



P.S. we still have a couple openings for July’s ukulele classes: 3 in 5-8 (evening), 2 in 8-12 (evening), and 3 in 8-13 (evening).

Current students/parents:

If you have a regular, weekly scheduled time this summer, we are still coming to you—we recognize this happened really quickly compared to the timeline mentioned earlier this year!

If you are doing the flex scheduling: all weekend options will be at the studio, we will have slots before/after ukulele classes at the studio.  PLEASE check the information on the time slots you are looking at; some of them will be flexible for location.  If you have any concerns, please contact me!!

Summer Music Fun...

Friday, March 16, 2018 by Chrissy Misso | ukulele

Contact Chrissy if you want more information!

(not yet a student? Contact her here)

Fun Facts Friday - March is Here!

Friday, March 2, 2018 by Chrissy Misso | music history

We barely made it, but it's STILL Friday here! ....

Since it's March, let's talk about marches!

Did you know there are different types of marches?  Different styles based on the country of origin?

How many marches can you think of....?

You might have come up with John Philip Sousa or the Wedding March...any others that easily came to mind?

Marches can be fast or slow but always contain strong rhythm elements, typically written in 2/4 or 4/4, and are usually tied to a special celebration or service.  Most people nowadays associate marches with military bands, but "[i]n classical music many composers wrote marches which are not intended to be marched to, but still give the mood of a march.  Some famous examples of funeral marches include the second movement of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, the Marche funèbre (Funeral March) in Chopin's Piano Sonata in B flat minor, and the Dead March in Handel's oratorioSaul."

Countries in Europe all have their own tendencies of tempo, rhythm, and melody; so do countries in Asia and South America!  The march styles developed at different times, sometimes under the radar of another popular forms of music at the time and sometimes as the main musical focus.

Now that you know a little more...how about you search ALL the marches and find your favourite! (hahaha!)

P.S. Who knows which weekend Daylight Savings is this year??


quote sources: https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/March_(music)

find more sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_(music)

Friday Fun Facts from Classical FM

Friday, February 23, 2018 by Chrissy Misso | music history

Alright, we tried to do every Friday....but we obviously got a little side tracked!!!

But we’re back!!

We think you should head over to Classical FM to read their list of 20 strange music facts: http://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/latest/incredible-facts/

There are things about instruments, composer quirks, musicians, and animals!

  We also hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!