School's Back! Book your lessons today - even if you don't have kids!

Hi everyone, it's August already - somehow! It may not seem like it, but this is the busiest time of year for everyone, kids or not.

LA United starts school on August 18 and Glendale even sooner - August 10! – so please be sure to reach out to schedule your child if you haven't already. And if you don't have children and are thinking about piano or vocal coaching for yourself, the sooner the better - I only have a couple prime slots left, and they'll fill fast.

A few new items and dates:

  • Studio pool party this Sunday, August 9. If you're an adult piano, voice, or songwriting student, please RSVP and come swim! You probably walk by the pool many times and now's your chance to take advantage as well as hang out socially with other students (and me, the conversation is scintillating, not to brag). 
  • First songwriting group of the fall is Saturday, August 22, 3pm!
  • Don't forget classes begin again the week of August 17 for kids!
  • Lastly, I'm often told how beautiful the studio is and other teachers mention they would love to us it. Check out the new page: the studio is available a couple days a week when I'm not teaching to rent for out-of-towners or LA residents who want access to a grand piano in a quiet, private space. Studio rentals for rehearsals and teaching
  • Coming this fall: Living Room concert series. I'm talking to a incredibly talented local singer-songwriters about coming to the studio to perform poolside.

Thanks, and happy August!

Announcing MusiCamp LA, Summer Day Camps in Los Angeles!

Bobby Apperson Music Studio is proud to announce MusiCamp LA, Los Angeles Summer Camps for Young Pianists and Budding Musicians!

In partnership with Young Musicians (Ashlee Young, Owner) and hosted at the Lyric-Hyperion Theater & Cafe in Silverlake, MusiCamp LA will provide musical guidance and group activities for elementary and middle school ages.

Bobby Apperson and Ashlee Young, founders and hosts of MusiCamp LA, are two award-winning pianists with a diverse interest in music. Apperson and Young founded MC-LA to extend vital arts education during the summer months for children who love (or you think will love!) music of all kinds.

MusiCamp LA is a new summer day camp, Monday through Friday 9-2 in the heart of Silverlake, Los Angeles. Sessions are in June, July and August 2014 at the Lyric-Hyperion Theater & Cafe, where your child will learn new music skills, make new friends, and have fun!

Activities include group performance, team-building, ear training and music theory, studying songwriting and music history, and much more!

Please see www.musiCampLA.org for much more including online registration and information about our guest artists, recital, and sessions during each of the summer months in 2014. We'll see you on stage!

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The Lyric-Hyperion Theater (stage not pictured)

The Lyric-Hyperion Theater (stage not pictured)

Coming soon: Group Classes and Summer Camp at Bobby Apperson Music Studio!

Check back here soon for more information on 

The Atwater Village studio grand opening party and performance

The Atwater Village studio grand opening party and performance

  • Summer Camp for kids!
  • Group classes - children
  • Group classes - adults

These classes will feature, among other concepts:

  • Basics of piano
  • Songwriting
  • Chords
  • Music theory
  • Musicality
  • Singing in tune
  • Improvisation
  • Transposing (changing keys)
  • Accompanying yourself or someone else - singing while playing is hard!

Also coming soon:

  • The next studio open house! The Atwater Village launch party last month was for friends and family - the next, for students and the community. Come see the space, meet me if you haven't, and hear me and others play (or play, yourself!)
  • Adult student meet-ups for socializing and making music
  • Summer recitals!

Contact me today to be on the list for more updates as they come, to ask questions, or make a suggestion! Thanks!