Musical Surprise Announces Essay Scholarship Winner

Musical Surprise received many EXCELLENT entries for the scholarship essay contest offered this spring.

We are proud to announce that the winning student will receive 6 months of FREE music lessons in any instrument provided at the studio. The contest was open to all local students even those who already take lessons at Musical Surprise.

To enter, students needed to submit an essay of 500 words or less on what music means to them and how taking lessons would be beneficial to them.

And the winner is…..((((drum-roll please))))

 WENDI HIPOLITO – Congratulations!

Here is Wendi’s essay:


There are times in life when a person realizes that everything is going to change; for me, that moment happened when I heard a song. That song was not mainstream or complex, it was simple yet breathtaking. I fell in love. That voice that I heard with such raw emotion and that one guitar playing a simple riff impacted my life in such a way that I knew that without that feeling of wonderment, I would not have a reason to dream or even want to for that matter. From that moment on, I took every moment I could to listen to a song and for those few minutes, be able to block everything out except for those words and their melody. They make me feel like I matter and that I can maybe do something great.

Music is a universal language that has the power to give hope and joy which is something this world lacks. Though behind every great piece of music is a composer. An artist. A writer. Whatever you want to call them; each and every one of them began somewhere. I can only imagine the greatest musicians picking up their instrument or singing that perfect note for the first time and just knowing the potential that they have. It is people like that that have changed the world for the better. I one day hope to join them and give someone a reason to keep fighting like music did for me. It was why I wanted to play guitar in the first place. It is why I dream of some day playing many instruments and making a difference with them. Some people see themselves in the future being teachers or scientists, but I see myself surrounded by instruments with an eager face and no other intention than to play my heart out.

All in all, I deserve a chance to learn and expand my music abilities. Not because I think I am better than anyone else or because I just want to take advantage of any opportunities, but for the love that I have for music because it means the world to me. It is the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing I think of before I go to sleep. Without it, I would not be the person I am today which I hope becomes someone worth while. For there is a time when you realize when you realize your life is about to change. That time is now; regardless of whether this essay gets chosen or not. My time is now.


Bring-A-Friend A Success!

Musical Surprise Hosted Bring-A-Friend Week from February 27-March 3, 2012. The week was a great success with over 40 participants coming to the Music Studio to meet the the Staff and Teachers and participate in Classes and Private Lessons.


iPod Shuffle:  Lorraine O.

iTunes Gifts Cards:  Sydney B., Tatiana G., Kami Kay W.

GLEE Board Game:  Avery P.

Musical Surprise Monkey:  Devin W.

Musical Surprise T-Shirts:  Aiden P., Amberlie G., Brittany R., Olivia S., & Gabriela C.

McDonald’s Certificates:  Kate S., Beatrice N., Jayden B., Alec D., Ian D., Hailee M., Chloe B., Garrett A., Piper M., Marissa G., Savannah M., Brett B., Isabella F., Jeremiah R., Ali W. & Logan C.

A Special Thanks to all the Students and Parents for their participation and we look forward to doing it again!

Musical Surprise Announces Winners!

The month of October has been a very busy month for Musical Surprise.   We have attended 5-Fall Festivals this month and hosted Bring-A-Friend Week so everyone could see what all the excitement is about in learning to play music!

The Musical Surprise Team elected to give away an Acoustic Guitar, Class Kits, and Free Lessons to people who entered our drawings, and of course we had the usual stickers, bracelets, pens, and candy for anyone who came by to visit our booth or came to the facility.

Congratulations to the following Families and Individuals on winning the free prizes!!

Grand Prize – Acoustic Guitar and Free Lessons:

Don Beardsley and Family- Attended Western Peaks Fall Festival

Runner-Up Prize- Free Lessons

Sabrina and Family- Attended Marley Park Fall Festival

Preschool Grand Prize – Mini Mozarts Books & CD’s with 1-Month Free Lessons:

Kirschner Family- Attended Montessori Fall Festival

Bring-A-Friend Week – Free Lessons for Instrument or Class of Choice:

All participants received free ice cream as our appreciation for joining us during a music lesson, courtesy of  McDonald’s Corporation! 

Ciandra J. and Bianca A. -were selected to receive Free Buddy Lessons on the Instrument or Class of their Choice. 

We appreciate everyone’s participation and look forward to many more Festivals and Activities to come!