Showing posts with label lessons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lessons. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Lifelong Learning: Fall 2021 Art Classes Starting Soon

Join a supportive community of fellow artists and artisans while developing and improving your skills.

All classes are held at Franklin High School

Fall Watercolor PLUS
10 week class - $115
Find your 'me' time and immerse yourself in your own creations! Beginning watercolorists will learn the basics while more experienced watercolorists can enhance their skill and style at their level of watercolor.
Beginning Monday, September 20
10 week class - $115
Just starting to paint? Or are you looking to continue to develop your painting skills? Well, this class is for you. Learn different painting techniques with acrylic paints using a toothbrush, cards, & more.
Beginning Wednesday, September 22

For more class options & additional details visit:

FPS- Lifelong Community Learning | 218 Oak Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Franklin Area Mom's "Lessons for Littles" (video)

"How do you navigate conversations with your young children about topics such as race, diversity, inclusion, and equity? 

Watch as Jamele Adams (educator, poet, and activist), Dr. Ashley Cameron (licensed child and adult psychologist), Julie Parsons (Executive Director of the Cambridge-Ellis School and veteran kindergarten teacher), Sofie Chouinard (local high school student), and Mia Story (local high school student) discuss the importance of having race-related conversations with young children, and when and how to have these conversations. The discussion is moderated by Franklin Town Councilor Cobi Frongillo

This event was sponsored by Franklin Area Moms ( and Franklin Area Against Racism (FAAR). Video by Franklin TV."

Direct link to video on YouTube ->

Direct link to Franklin Area Mom's page with speaker profiles, and additional resources

Franklin Area Mom's "Lessons for Littles" - Jun 6, 2021
Franklin Area Mom's "Lessons for Littles" - Jun 6, 2021

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Veterans - "Tune It Out" guitar lessons underway and you can still join!

The "Tune It Out" guitar lessons program has officially started!

Music instructor Jamie Barrett is giving introductory lessons to Veterans on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin Senior Center.

Guitars will be provided to those who are interested in lessons but don't have a guitar.  Call the Veterans' Services Office at (508) 613-1315 to sign-up.

Left to right: Jamie Barrett, instructor, veterans Matt Linahan, David Kast and Scott Halet
Left to right: Jamie Barrett, instructor, veterans Matt Linahan, David Kast and Scott Halet

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:




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.




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.



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.




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:



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!  



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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Franklin, MA 02038

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Franklin Area Moms: Lessons for Littles - Jun 6 at 3 PM

Please click on the link above to access the live stream on Sunday, June 6 at 3 PM. The video will also be available on the Franklin Area Moms public Facebook page. You will be able to ask questions through the live stream. Cobi Frongillo, the moderator for the event, will get through as many of the questions as the panel is able to during the event.
*Don't forget, Franklin TV and several other local access TV stations will be airing the event as well!"

Lessons for Littles - June 6, 3:00 PM
Lessons for Littles - June 6, 3:00 PM

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Lifelong Music Academy: Private Music Lesson Registration Open For 2020-2021!

There is still one fantastic activity people can do despite the pandemic – make music!
Lifelong Music Academy
Lifelong Music Academy

The Lifelong Music Academy ( is pleased to announce our Private Music Lesson program is now open for registration! Any child, teen, or adult who would like to learn an instrument or improve their skills can sign up for weekly virtual lessons with one of our experienced and enthusiastic instructors. 

Residents from Franklin and other nearby towns are all welcome!

Here are highlights of our program. Please read our complete policies online (

  • Talented instructors give one-on-one weekly lessons.
  • For all ages (children, teens, adults), and from beginner to advanced.
  • Lessons will be virtual, via video chat, to start the year.
  • Monday through Thursday afternoons and evenings.
  • Lessons begin September 8th and enrollment is ongoing throughout the school year.
  • Choice of 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons.
  • Cost is $35, $50, or $65 per lesson.
  • Instruments: Cello, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Guitar (acoustic, electric, ukulele), Low Brass (baritone, trombone, tuba), Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin, Voice.

CLICK HERE to be taken directly to our registration system!

We look forward to seeing you this year!

Lifelong Music Academy =

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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!

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Encore's Summer Offerings for 2019

Music For Young Campers
A wonderful camp for your youngest children between the ages of 3 and 7! The camp runs Monday-Friday from 9 AM - 12 PM with drop-off between 8:30 AM and 9 AM and pick-up between 12 PM and 12:30 PM. Children learn about music through singing, arts and crafts, and through learning piano skills. Each week of camp features its own theme!

Chamber Wind Ensemble
Come experience what chamber music can offer, learn how to play in a small ensemble, and improve your overall ensemble skills. Music from classical to jazz and even pop will be performed. The ensemble is offered for the following instruments: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon, and meets Monday evenings from 7 PM to 8 PM

Rock 'N' Pop Ensemble
Come “Rock Out” in our Rock 'n' Pop ensemble. Learn your favorite songs of today and actually play in a rock band! Voice, guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, trumpet and saxophone are all welcome to join. The ensemble meets Thursday evenings at 6 PM and 7 PM for an hour each.

Intensive Theory
Learn how to speak the language of music theory. This is a class for the student who is advanced and needs a challenge, and it will also prepare students to take The Royal Conservatory theory assessments! Classes meet Monday through Thursdays from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Piano Lab
Have you ever said to yourself, ”I wish I had learned how to play piano”? Now is your chance! Piano lab will have you playing songs on piano in just three classes! It is a group class for up to 6 students, and is great for adults and older students ages 10 and up. Piano Lab will be offered Thursday evenings at 7 PM.

Recording Techniques
This class will teach students how to use the recording studio, from setting up microphones and using the software, to using the skills learned to do an actual recording! Classes are limited to 3 students, so sign up as they fill up fast. Classes will be Wednesdays from 6 PM to 7 PM.

Private Instruction
Encore Music Academy continuously offers private lessons on every instrument throughout the whole year, summer included! Come take some lessons and catch up, or get ahead for next year.

View the full summer flyer here

Encore's Summer Offerings for 2019
Encore's Summer Offerings for 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Traveling to Italy? Take the course "Conversational Italian for the Traveler"

Conversational Italian for the Traveler

DATES:  6 Wednesdays, February 6 - April 3

TIME:  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

LOCATION:  Franklin High School

COST: $80

Buongiorno! Are you planning a trip to Italy? Through situational vocabulary
framed in a cultural context, you will learn the basics to make a stay in Italy
even more pleasant. Get ready to learn about greeting, sightseeing, ordering
food and shopping – Italian style!

Register online

Traveling to Italy? Take the course "Conversational Italian for the Traveler"
Traveling to Italy? Take the course "Conversational Italian for the Traveler"

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lisa Bailey - "Colorful Escapes" - art show in Natick, classes in Franklin

Franklin artist, Lisa Bailey is having a solo show in August and September in Natick. The advertising flyer for the show is displayed below. The show will be held at The Frame Shop - Gallery

Lisa Bailey - "Colorful Escapes" - art show in Natick
Lisa Bailey - "Colorful Escapes" - art show in Natick

Lisa had painted a picture of her cats called "7 of 9 Lives" which just won Honorable Mention at the Cape Cod Art Associations show called ‘The National 2017.’  

7 of 9 Lives
7 of 9 Lives by Lisa G Bailey

Lisa is holding open enrollment for art classes that she teaches at her house called Developing Artists. She is a registered small home business owner here in Franklin.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Encore Music: SUMMER REGISTRATION: Snag Your Lesson Time!

A friendly reminder that registration for Encore's 2017 summer session is now open!
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A reminder that Encore Music Academy's summer session is fast approaching! Don't miss out, sign up today!

We will be open for eight weeks during the summer, from July 10th through September 2nd. Lesson slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with payment up front.

We understand that many families have vacations or camps during the summer. In our experience, students who take the entire summer off from lessons typically spend much of September and October in review of lost technique or skills.

For this reason, we do not require weekly lessons during the summer, but simply ask that students register for weeks they know they are available. Whether it's one lesson a month or the full eight weeks, we strongly encourage students to maintain continuity with their musical studies over the summer.

To register, visit the front office at either location, or call (508) 533-7700

Monday through Thursday from 12:00pm-8:00pm, both locations.
Fridays, CLOSED.
Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm, Millis location only. 

Availability within these hours will vary by instructor. Speak with the front desk to determine your instructor's summer availability. 
Don't forget about Encore's exciting summer classes! 
Summer Class: Clarinet Choir
Register now
Summer Class: The Audition Process
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Summer Class: Saxophone Symphony
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Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios
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Franklin, Ma 02038

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