August – Musical Surprise Notes – 2020

Hear The Difference!

Where Do You Practice?

Who has the best practice space at home? Send us a picture of your practice space with your current student’s name to our email (, Facebook, or Instagram to be entered into a raffle for a gift card to our store! Bonus points: A picture of YOU practicing in your practice space.

Deadline: August 15th, 2020

Band Rental Season

Even though playing in-person at school has come to a halt. We know that keeping music in your daily lives is important. We have instrument rentals ready to go in our studio starting at $27.50 a month! Our retail store is stocked with all the accessories, cleaning supplies, and method books that you need to get started this year!

Instrument Rental

Student of the Month

Hayden H. has been a drum student at Musical Surprise for over three years and has shown tremendous progress in his playing.

He was nominated by his teacher Mike M. because, “He has a love for music and I’ve seen him build his confidence through playing drums and discipline with sticking, note reading, and technique. He has a great sense of humor and has some amazing stick dexterity!”

Hayden has been involved in our Rock Star Academy and multiple Concert in the Park performances.

Way to go Hayden!

Teacher Feature

Chareeze”Cheeze”Abarquez has been part of the Musical Surprise family since 2013. Cheeze started her musical journey starting at 6 years old with piano lessons and has participated in the annual Student Achievement Testing and various competitions and master classes through the Michigan Music Teachers Association. Cheeze has sung in many ensembles including Cathedral Children’s Choir, Phoenix Girls’ Chorus, numerous Arizona Honor Choirs, and various ensembles from Northern Arizona University and Glendale Community College. She is a graduate from Northern Arizona University where she received a Bachelor of Music Education with a Choral Emphasis. Cheeze is currently a K-8 general music teacher and choir director in the Dysart Unified School District where she shares her love for music to inspire her students. When she has free time, Cheeze enjoys playing video games and going to Disneyland!

Welcome To Our Studio:

  • Albert
  • Jacquelynn
  • Roxane
  • Jack
  • Julie
  • Ghevin
  • Darold
  • Donald
  • Anjani
  • Chandresh
  • Jacob
  • Katelyn
  • Lincoln
  • Ty
  • Jackson
  • Kevin
  • Ariela
  • Jordyn
  • Adriana
  • Zachariah
  • Braydon
  • Robert
  • Teagan
  • Camrin
  • Ava
  • Duquesne
  • Pamela
  • Craig
  • Esmerelda
  • Justine
  • Beverly
  • Patrick

Is Your Teacher Full?

Chareeze – Voice/Piano – 2 spots on Monday
Cathy – Violin/Viola – 3 spots on Wednesday
Brent – Guitar – 4 spots on Thursday
Laura B. – Piano – 2 spots on Wednesday
Justin – Voice/Piano/Guitar – 4 spots on Wednesday Lexi – Voice/Piano – FULL
Shawna – Cello – 3 spots on Thursday
Todd – Drums – 2 spots on Monday
Luis – Guitar/Bass – 2 spots on Monday Sidni – Cello/Violin – 3 spots on Friday Rachelle – MT/Voice/Piano – FULL Allyn – Band Specialist – FULL
Tim – Voice/Piano/Guitar – 3 spots on Tuesday Rachel – MT/Violin/Piano – FULL