piano, voice, violin/viola, accompanying, theory/aural skills, & composition lessons; ukulele classes

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

Sip & Strum Ukulele

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Chrissy Misso | ukulele

We wanted to write to let you know about our new partnership with Little Thistle Brewing for Sip & Strum classes (for adults!) over the summer!

Join us for an afternoon! 🍻 🎶 🎸 Learn to play a couple songs on the ukulele and have a couple drinks! 🎸 🎵 🍻

$40/person, includes:

  • 2 drinks (up to $5 each; gratuity NOT included) 🍻
  • lead sheets to the songs we will learn 🎶
  • Step-by-step guide to the chords and strums 🎸
  • Spaces Limited, reservations STRONGLY encouraged
  • $45 at the door; bring your own uke or reserve one for $5/class

We have five Sundays (3-5p) set up with set songs to learn; you can pick one or come to all five!

  • June 16 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight & One Call away
  • June 30 - Stand by Me & I’m Yours
  • July 14 - Feelin’ Groovy, Hound Dog, & [A Mystery Song]
  • July 28 - Island Night with How Far I’ll Go & Lava
  • August 18 - Greatest Showman Night with Never Enough and A Million Dreams

Bring your friends, come alone to meet new people...it’s up to you how your enjoy your sipping and strumming!

To register, please visit bit.ly/SipNStrumRST



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Studio Classes were a success!!

Friday, December 21, 2018 by Chrissy Misso | performing

It’s December, which means HOLIDAY MUSIC!  We had two groups of students perform at Madonna Towers this month - we received lots of thanks and compliments from parents and Madonna Towers residents!

Fran (Madonna Towers employee) said she was “very impressed by [the] students and surprised that several of them have only been playing for a few months...even those playing for a few years were amazing”!  Many of the residents thanked us for visiting them with our music and hope we come again.

We tried out some new performance styles too...a piano trio, Chrissy singing with ukulele back-up, students helped each other with some stage fright (& some parents helping kiddos play), and Madonna Towers residents got to sing-a-long.

Here are some pictures from our musical outreach:

  Sophie playing Sing We Now of Christmas on the piano.  Leen & Chrissy play a duet of Up on the Housetop.

Meredith was brave and went first on Wednesday, playing Hark the Herald and O Come All Ye Faithful on her violin. Graham, Abby, and Chrissy are “Jingle Bell Rock”-ing away in a piano trio!

Paige sang “Let It Be Christmas” with Chrissy as accompaniment.  Tutti (everyone) did well!  Thanks Mr. Peterman.  Comments from Mr. Peterman on Thursday

Frankie convinced Sophia to get up there on her ukulele while Frankie provided the vocals. Emily needed some help from Mom getting started on Jolly Old St Nicholas on the piano.

Gavin & Chrissy did a duet of I Saw Three Ship - - the music was too big for the stand so Angie came up to help!  Chrissy, Angie, Jill, & Gary got out the ukes, sleigh bells, and maracas for Felix Navidad and Silver Bells.

Caring for Wooden Instruments in the Winter

Friday, November 30, 2018 by Chrissy Misso | Instrument Care

We have several violin, ukulele, and violas sitting around and so do some of our students!  Here are some things we need to remember as the weather gets COLD!

Here in Minnesota, the inside air is typically dry during winter, which causes our string instruments to dry out.  This drying out is most noticeable on bowed strings with tuning—did you notice your instrument is usually flat?—but all wooden based instruments can experience cracking.  Some cracks can be repaired (like those along seems), but others are not (like a crack under your tail piece).

Here are some prevention tips (erm...requirements!): 
1. Do NOT leave your instrument in the car 
2. Do NOT store your instrument near the heater or vents where the air humidity is especially low. 
3. Get a humidifier.  There are some that fit in your instrument through the f-hole of the violin/violin, ones that balance between the strings of the ukulele/guitar, and others that can sit or attach inside your case.   We have included links to some of our favourites below.
4. Make sure your case is properly closed - no gaps!

Feel free to send any questions our way!


Accessories suggestions are always available at https://chrissysstudio.mymusicstaff.com/Supplies

Black Friday Sale

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Chrissy Misso | Studio

🎶🎁  We are having a Black Friday Sale on Spring Lessons!!  🎵

🎼 What an AMAZING Holiday Gift!  🎁 🎉 

🕠 To get these deals, you need to get in contact with us FRIDAY (11/23) between 5:30am and 11:59pm. 🕚

*Lessons must start between Jan 1 and July 1, 2019 or the package will be forfeited

*Payment must be received by Dec 1, 2018

*Gift Certificates will be emailed after payment is recieved

*No refunds on packages


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  • Beginning Piano Class Starter Package: $170; 8 hour-long group lessons, 1st-5th graders, starting materials included (3-4 students per group; normally $225)
  • Beginning Ukulele Class: $150; 8 hour-long group classes, 1st-4th & 5th-8th & 9th-12th grades and adult groups, music included; get a uke included for an extra $25! (4-6 students per group; normally $200, or $230 with uke)
  • 1:1 Weekly Violin/Viola or Advanced/Teen/PreK piano: 6 lessons for the price of 5 ($140) or 10 lessons for the price of 8 ($224)

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  • Station Piano, Voice Class, and 1:1 Lessons: 6 lessons for the price of 5 or 10 lessons for the price of 8
  • Theme Ukulele Classes: 16 weeks for $320 (normally $400) or 8 weeks for $170 (normally $200)

*Other family want to gift your child lessons? We will make it work!




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