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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Encore Music Updates: Changes for Fall 2021


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July 12, 2021

 

Dear Valued Encore Families:

  We hope you all had a wonderful July 4th weekend despite the weather, and we are happy to be welcoming many of you back as we proceed with our Summer Session! 
 
We are writing with some very important updates:

 

RATES ARE CHANGING

 

Periodically, we have found it necessary to increase our lesson and class pricing in keeping with the economy, and we endeavor to do this no more than once every two years or so. This year after COVID, we will be adjusting pricing beginning with Fall Registration on Monday, July 19 at noon via phone.

This will be a 5% increase on average, but please check with the front office at time of registration to learn your instructor's new rate. This rate increase will not affect summer lessons at all, but will be in effect for all Fall registrants.

 

REGISTRATION FORMS

 

When you call to register, you will be emailed a registration form that will need to be filled out immediately upon receipt and sent back to the front office at:

 
 

Your chosen lesson time will be held for 24 hours and is predicated upon receipt of registration form AND payment. If both are not received in that 24-hour period, the lesson time will be released into the pool once again. 

 

Please be sure to read all information on the registration form, as it contains all of our policies and procedures, and sign it.

 

The annual registration fee of $30 will be assessed at time of registration.

   

IN-PERSON OR ONLINE

Beginning with our Fall Registration on Monday, July 19 at noon via phone, you will have the opportunity to choose how you would like your student to attend lessons. The world and times are changing, and we want to be in step.

We will be back in-person at 3 Bent Street beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, and all students are welcome back. We understand, however, that some may wish to remain online, so when registering, please let the office know if you are registering for online lessons or for in-person lessons. We intend to offer both options on a permanent basis.

 

SCHEDULING AND MAKE-UPS

 

All scheduling and make-ups will continue to be handled via email or phone on a permanent basis. If you need to reschedule, please contact the front office at (508) 533-7700, ext. 101, or email us at:

                         encoremusicacademy1@gmail.com

INSTRUMENT RENTALS AND PURCHASES

Encore is thrilled to announce our partnership with The Music Wagon, LLC, to provide our students and students in the surrounding areas the opportunity to rent or purchase instruments at Encore!

Options for rental, rent to own, and outright purchase are available and all you need to do is visit our website and click on the rentals link or call us at (508) 533-7700, Ext. 101.

Additionally, you can scan this QR code and it will take you directly to our rental page.




If you are heading back to school and need a band instrument, a string instrument, or a keyboard or guitar, we've got you covered! And, best of all, if you can't come to us, we'll bring your instrument to you!  

REFERRAL PROGRAM

 

Encore has, since we opened our doors in 2012, offered a referral program to our current families. Refer a student to us, and when that student registers and remains for a minimum of one month, the referring family will receive a free lesson.

Please be sure to let the registering student know to mention your name when they register so that you may receive credit. 

 


As always, we are grateful to all of you for your continued support of Encore and our mission. We wish you all a very happy and fun-filled summer, and look forward to seeing each and every one of you in September - it's been way too long!!

 

Warmest regards,

 

Lisa and Pat


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Thursday, June 10, 2021

In-Person Lessons Returning to Encore and More


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June 9, 2021 - Letter to Families
 

Dear Encore Families and Friends:

Re-imagining Encore over the past fifteen months has been a challenge for us all, and we are grateful to each and every one of you who chose to travel these uncharted waters together with us, who put faith in us, and who believed in us and our mission to ensure that music lessons and classes would continue and that, despite the trials and tribulations that the pandemic incurred, our students would still experience the joy of music. 

And now, we are re-imagining Encore again, this time with new and innovative approaches to learning.  Beginning in September with the Fall trimester, Encore will return to in-person learning, with all classes and lessons back up and running, but there is a twist! We will also be continuing to offer lessons and some classes via our virtual Encore Zoom platform!

Families who still feel uncomfortable sending their children into Encore for in-person lessons will have the opportunity to choose to remain online. Students who live far away from Encore can choose to do the same. Students who are sick on their lesson day and are unable to travel will have the opportunity to do the day's lesson online rather than miss it altogether; we would just need notice by 9:00 a.m. that morning if that will be the case. 

It is our belief that in-person lessons are always preferable; however, as the needs of our families and the times we live in are changing, so must we. We encourage in-person lessons whenever possible, but offer the option and opportunity for online substitutions when necessary. When you register for the Fall, be sure to indicate whether you will be studying online or in-person.  

Now some announcements:

SUMMER LESSONS and CLASSES

Registration for summer lessons and classes is ongoing. The summer session begins on Monday, July 5, and runs for eight weeks. Encore's hours change for the summer: We are open Monday through Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

During the summer time, we encourage as many lessons as possible in order to maintain technique, but understand that families travel and schedules vary. For this reason, you can choose as many lessons or as few lessons as fits your schedule, and they can be at different times each week. To sign up for summer lessons, please call the office at: (508) 533-7700 x101. 

FALL REGISTRATION

 Registration for the Fall opens on Monday, July 19, at 12:00 p.m. and is on a first-come, first-served basis. We will accept registration via phone only, so please call the office at: (508) 533-7700. When registering, please indicate whether you will be studying online or in-person. 

COVID POLICY

We continue to monitor the ever-changing CDC Guidelines and will modify our COVID policies accordingly. At this point in time, we will be requesting proof of vaccination for all students, ages 12 and up. If your child has been vaccinated, please forward a scan of their vaccination card to the office where it will be placed in their file. We are not requiring students to be vaccinated; however, those who are not vaccinated will be required to wear a mask when on Encore's premises. 

Faculty and staff who are not vaccinated will wear masks at all times in order to protect our students. 

Vaccinated faculty, staff, and students do not need to wear masks.

We are requesting that students be dropped off for lessons and classes. Parents may not wait in the building for the time being, and we will update you when this changes. All scheduling will continue to be accomplished over the phone or via email, even when we return to in-person in September. Payments can be made over the phone, or through your QuickBooks invoice, your bank or via mailed check. 

Parents of MYC® students who must participate in the classes need to provide proof of vaccination to the office, or must remain masked at all times. 

We have truly missed all of our students and families and can not wait until we can see you again, in-person at last!! If you have questions or need clarification, please contact the office at: (508) 533-7700 x101, or email encoremusicacademy1@gmail.com and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. 

Thank you for your continued support and we wish you a fun-filled, fun-packed summer with friends and family at long last!

Sincerely,

 

Lisa Ostrow and Patrick Dreier

Co-Owners, Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios


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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Encore Music Academy - Summer Registration now open

Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios' Summer Registration is now open! Call or email us today for more information and to reserve your spot in this Summer's lessons and classes. 
 
Visit www.encoremusicacademy.net for more info!
 
Encore Music Academy - Summer Registration now open
Encore Music Academy - Summer Registration now open

 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Encore Music Education Foundation: 2021 Senior Scholarship Application Open

The Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc.'s 2021 Senior Scholarship Application is now OPEN! 
 
* Applications are due before March 31, 2021 
 
*To be an eligible applicant you must be a graduating high school senior or high school graduate studying a musical instrument or voice, with the intention to pursue an undergraduate degree in music performance, music education, sound recording and engineering, music business administration, or musical theatre at a two or four-year accredited institution of higher learning. 
 
* To learn more, and to download and print it out, click here: https://www.wesupportmusic.org/scholarship-opportunities/
 
Encore Music Education Foundation: 2021 Senior Scholarship Application Open
Encore Music Education Foundation: 2021 Senior Scholarship Application Open
 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

A perfect time to sign up to support Encore Music Education Foundation

It's PRIME DAY this weekend! 

What a perfect time to sign up to support Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc. with the click of a button. During COVID-19, ensuring students have access to enriching quality music lessons and classes online is a priority for EMEF. This can be made possible through your generous donations! 

See below for instructions on how to help.

Amazon donates .5% of eligible purchases through Amazon Smile to charitable organizations. Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile, choose us as your organization, and start generating donations!

  • Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  • Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  • Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

A perfect time to sign up to support Encore Music Education Foundation
A perfect time to sign up to support Encore Music Education Foundation

Thursday, July 9, 2020

New Fall Classes at Encore Music - register now

Please call (508) 533-7700 to register for private lessons or any of our classes at Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios (http://www.encoremusicacademy.net/)

Check out our flyer for information on some new exciting classes coming this Fall!

Download your copy of the flyer here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13wzWrC5IilNr490HudMUJRWIUt2XqRFd/view?usp=sharing



Tuesday, May 19, 2020

New Encore EnHarmonix CD available to order

NEW Encore EnHarmonix Album Available Now! Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios' recording ensemble, the Encore EnHarmonix have released their fourth album, STARS, available now for purchase!

YouTube link = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo60wi8LFDs



All proceeds from the sale of this album go directly to The Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501[c][3] organization dedicated to providing scholarships and financial aid to music students and programs. 

To order this seventeen-song movie soundtrack album featuring children ages 8 to 18, please call (508) 533-7700 or email: info@wesupportmusic.org and include the phone number where you can be reached. 

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Encore Music makes the TV broadcast

This is why we do what we do. Our Encore family means everything to us, and our "doors" will always be open. We are honored to have been featured by Boston 25 News today! Check it out!

https://www.boston25news.com/video/?id=4890957

Encore Music makes the TV broadcast
Encore Music makes the TV broadcast

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Encore Music Education Foundation in Action

With all of us trying to cope, manage, and thrive in difficult situations, music is a well-acknowledged way to bring serenity and smiles to our faces. 

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsors, donors, and families, The Encore Music Education Foundation (EMEF) continues to help sustain music students throughout the current crisis. 

In the last two weeks alone, EMEF has awarded over $1500.00 in grants to help families in need remain in the instrumental, vocal, and class environments that are more important than ever. Please read about some of our past scholarship recipients here! 

For more about Encore Music Education Foundation visit them online
https://www.wesupportmusic.org/emef-in-action-your-impact/ 

Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Abby
Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Abby

Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Arina
Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Arina

Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Claire
Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Claire

Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Prem
Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Prem

Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Sunehri
Encore Music Education Foundation in Action - Sunehri

Monday, March 16, 2020

Encore Music: COVID-19 Announcement

Dear Valued Encore Families:

We here at Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios have been very closely monitoring the rapidly changing developments globally, nationally, and locally surrounding COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. With the health and safety of our students, families, faculty, and staff our highest priority, we have made the unprecedented decision to shift all private music lessons to an online platform.

The facility at 3 Bent St. will be closed as of March 13, for all in-person lessons and classes. We are currently working around the clock to move all private lessons to an online format, and it is our expectation that regularly scheduled lessons can begin to occur online as early as Monday, March 16.

Classes will cease for the interim, but resume once our facility is again open at 3 Bent St.

We are in direct communication with all of our families to ensure a smooth transition to the online format, so we urge everyone to keep a close eye on their email for further instructions. We ask for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we move forward, and we pledge the same to you.

Online private lessons can offer many benefits to our students. Our philosophy at Encore has always been not only to teach students how to play an instrument, but to teach students the language of music, thereby ensuring that we are developing well-rounded musicians literate in the language of music. This temporary shift to online education will not only permit students to continue with the study of their instrument, it will also open the door for increased creativity between student and instructor as they explore ear-training, rhythm, composition, music theory, and sight-reading concepts.

Please contact us with any questions you may have: (508) 533-7700, ext. 101.

It is our fervent hope that we all can return to routine in the near future, but until then, we wish everyone to stay healthy, stay safe, and stay in touch!!

Thank you for your continued support of Encore.

Sincerely,

Lisa Ostrow


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Laura Ostrow
Director of Marketing and Development
Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios and Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc.
www.encoremusicacademy.net./ www.wesupportmusic.org
3 Bent St. Franklin | 508-533-7700
lauraostrowencore@gmail.com

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Registration for Encore Music Academy = Music for Young Campers = Open Now

Registration for Encore Music Academy and Recording Studio's' Music for Young Campers summer camp is NOW OPEN! 

Head on over to www.encoremusicacademy.net/myc or give them a call at 508-533-7700 to reserve your spot for this entertaining and unique summer camp now!

 Registration for Encore Music Academy = Music for Young Campers = Open Now
 Registration for Encore Music Academy = Music for Young Campers = Open Now

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Let the Bidding Begin at The Gift of Music Fall Fundraising Gala!

The Gift of Music Fall Fundraising Gala will be held on November 10, 2019, and online bidding for our auction is open NOW! The Gift of Music Fall Fundraising Gala will help Encore Music Education Foundation Inc support our mission:
“To bring music into the lives of those who might not otherwise be able to afford lessons and classes; to purchase musical instruments for individuals and music education programs; to support students attending college to study music; to provide educational resources and materials for students of music; and, finally, to recognize, through the establishment of our scholarship awards, those students who exhibit excellence in the study of their chosen instrument.”
We are very proud that, since December, 2015, the Foundation has already awarded over $25,000 to very deserving music students, ranging in age from eight to eighteen, as well as providing financial support to music programs within the surrounding communities. Our future goal is to increase our financial impact to an annual contribution of $20,000 in scholarships and subsidies.

Our online auction is open NOW! Bidding is open from now, until 9 pm on November 10th on the night of our live event. Get ahead and preview and bid on auction items ranging from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. 

Proceeds from your auction event will go to Encore Music Education Foundation Inc. in order to support providing all with the chance to receive the gift of music. So, tell your friends, family, community, and get everyone in on the auction action!

Click here to bid on items and see our online auction!
https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=341694523

Click here to buy tickets to our in-person event!
https://www.eventbrite.com/signin/?referrer=%2Fmyevent%3Feid%3D74437308995

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Let the Bidding Begin at The Gift of Music Fall Fundraising Gala!
Let the Bidding Begin at The Gift of Music Fall Fundraising Gala!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Encore Music: TICKETS AVAILABLE: You are invited to join us in giving The Gift of Music!



Encore Music: TICKETS AVAILABLE

 The Gift of Music Fundraising Gala

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

You are invited to join us in giving The Gift of Music!

You're Invited!

WHEN:  Sunday, November 10th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
WHERE: The Milford DoubleTree Hotel at 11 Beaver Street

On Sunday, November 10th, The Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc., in collaboration with Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, is hosting a fundraiser for The Foundation's scholarship program. The evening will include:

  • Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a sit-down dinner
  • Live performances by Encore ensembles and soloists
  • Silent Auction and Raffles

Purchase tickets at the link below, and join the event on Facebook
Buy Tickets Now
https://encoremusicacademy.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=eb54fbf3dd80bdbef8d1ee90f&id=ab1f9dd908&e=7bf06582a2

AUCTION ITEMS SOON AVAILABLE TO VIEW: 

The Gift of Music Silent Auction online opens on October 15th and will close on November 10th at 9pm. Live, in-person bidding will take place at the event on Sunday, November 10th from 5:00-9:00pm.

Bookmark the auction page to keep an eye out as new items are revealed: BiddingForGood: The Gift of Music Auction

Mobile-friendly auction page: The Gift of Music Auction (Mobile)

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