Newsletter

November 2020
Musical Surprise Notes

Spirit Week 2020

Our first spirit week was a success at Musical Surprise. We had so much fun seeing everyone dress up for their lessons that week. Our students’ really know how to think outside the box. Students who participated throughout the week were entered into a raffle to win gift cards to other Surprise local businesses (Menchies, Spencer’s Place, Handels, 1:12 Nutrition, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Chill’d.)

Robyn Day
Oct. 15th, 2020

We honored the birthday of Musical Surprise’s late founder and CEO, Robyn. Robyn was and still is the heart of Musical Surprise. Teachers and Staff got together the week before to create Robyn Ribbons for our students at Musical Surprise. Students and teachers wore silly music shirts, rainbow colors, and a pin to celebrate. Not a day goes by that we don’t miss her, so we look for any and every excuse to celebrate her life, because it sure is one worth celebrating.

Student of the Month

Jennavive J. – Voice/Guitar

Jennavive has been a student at Musical Surprise since 2015. She is currently taking voice and guitar lessons. She has participated in every performance event that Musical Surprise has had. From Holiday Hoopla, Concert in the Park, to Formal recitals.

Jennavive’s teacher Lexi, nominated her for this award because, “Jennavive is the most ambitious student at Musical Surprise. She practices her craft and she is a really awesome person to teach. Everything that I give her, she takes to the next level. I can push her to her limit and she’s just ready to learn more.”

We are so grateful to see the musical journey Jennavive has experienced with us. Way to go!

Teacher Feature

Benjamin F. – Piano/Voice

Born in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised in Houston, Texas, Ben Franklin emerged into the entertainment industry at a very young age. Dedicated to the initial knowledge he received from his mother, who was a traveling, world performer for the legendary BB King. The influence allowed Ben to learn the grassroots of Soul Music. By the age of 12, he self-taught himself how to sing and play the piano by listening to songs being played on the radio. At the age of 16, he formed a Jazz quartet group along with other kids from his high school jazz class . A few short years later, Ben followed his dreams by taking his raw talent to Los Angeles, California. Here his career accelerated full force. Ben’s teaching experience dates back to his days working in Los Angeles working as staff composer songwriter, as he began to teach private piano and voice lessons part time 15 years ago. Ben has found great joy in sharing my musical knowledge and theory to those young and old.

UPCOMING NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 2020:

  • Holiday Hoopla – December 12th, 2020 – Look out for an email with more information on this performance opportunity soon!
  • Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Deals: We are going BIG this year on sales in our store. Stay tuned!