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Jammin' Kids "Notes" . . . June 2013 Jammin' Kids International Music Academy offers world class music instruction in a variety of instruments, including voice, for kids of ALL ages. We also offer instrument sales, rentals, and accessories in Weston's largest music store serving Western Broward County since 1995!


Dear JK Fan,



Did you know that at JK dads can take lessons on the same instrument with their kids for free? Happy Fathers Day! : ) Diane

Wed. 6/5/13: Final Little Mozart Group Class of the Spring Session for toddlers @12:15.

Sun. 6/9/13: JK Annual Grand Recital @Bienes Art Ctr. St. Thomas H.S. Ft. Lauderdale (seating times TBA)

Mon. 6/10/13: JK Summer MiniCamps begin!

JK 2013 ANNUAL GRAND RECITAL: Tickets are now on sale for this annual howcase of talent! The 2013 Annual Grand Recital is scheduled for Sunday June 9, 2013 to be held at the beautiful stand alone Bienes Art Center at St. Thomas Aquinas High School located at 2801 SW 12th St., Ft. Lauderdale 33312. (JK will be closed that day so those lessons need to be rescheduled). Please let us know ASAP if you are participating so we can finalized the hourly seatings & ensure we have enough trophies/metals for each participant. Seatings are based on student ages from oungest to oldest running from 1-9 pm with preschool/elementary ages in the afternoon and middle/high school in the evening. Siblings can be accommodated in the same seating and are encouraged to perform in duets. Unlike in-house recitals which only focus on particular teachers & instruments, the Grand Recital includes all instructors & instruments. Participation is only open to current JK customers in good standing. Students must also have JK teacher's approval to participate as performance space & time slots are limited. In addition, there is much more room to accommodate additional family & friends than for in-house recitals. The ticket cost is $12 per person in advance (including parking) or $15 at the door. Each ticket will be entered into a raffle for a free week of summer camp! There is no cost for performers. Attire is semiformal.

Mon. 6/17/13: First day of 11 week JK Summer Session

Mon. 6/17/13: Monthly auto payments processed

Fri. 6/21/13: Celebrate World Music Day! For more info: www.World

Upcoming: Monday 9/2/13: First day of 16 week JK Fall Session

JK Hot News!: Some of Taiki & Gabriel's wind & brass students from Tequesta Trace Middle School's "Cougar" Band recently performed the National Anthem for the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Professional Soccer home match. JK piano instructor Jeannette "Gigi" recently performed at the Epilepsy Foundation award luncheon at the Weston Hills Country club!

JK SUMMER MUSIC MINI-CAMPS! School is out this week! JK summer camp starts next week Monday June 10! Sign up now to reserve your spot(s). Looking for an affordable summer activity for your kids? Trying to find something that isn't all day long when they are out of school? Having trouble finding a camp that doesn't require a commitment of weeks at a time? Looking for something that runs no matter what the weather? Then JK has the answer for you! Our summer Music Mini-Camp & Mini-Institute programs are affordable, flexible and allow kids to explore the wonderful world of music this summer! The Mini-Camp runs during the mornings from 9 a.m. noon for 5-9 year olds. It involves small groups rotating between: intro to different instruments, musical arts & crafts, musical board games & musical computer games. There is a performance for the families at the end of each week! The Mini-Institute runs during the afternoons from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. for 10-15 year olds. It involves: intro to different instruments for beginners, or jammin' ensembles for more experienced students, + music appreciation, music theory, & music composition. There is a contest for the best new original song! Both programs are offered for 10 Weekly (Mon. - Fri.) sessions from June 10 to August 16. Beginners & advanced students are both welcomed. The cost is only: a $25 deposit to reserve spot, $100 per week, $360 per month/4 weeks (a 10% discount!), plus a $15 registration fee (per family). If you already know your summer schedule, lock in your preferred week(s) now. Space is limited!

Music Reviews: Taiki's first woodwind recital showed some wonderful performances. Christian Morales did an awesome duet with Taiki on the sax. The Anderson twins, Kyla on clarinet & Kiara on flute, were adorable in their matching dresses!

Wishing our graduates all the best & hope that their JK Store Manager Liz recently held a study of music helped to graduation party for her daughter and JK propel them into the instructors performed including Matt (guitar), college of their choice!

Danny (piano), Shawn (bass), Kyle (drums) and Marcee rocked the house on the fiddle (violin)! Think about hiring them for your next event.

LITTLE MOZARTS: New Teacher/ Staff Welcome & Welcome Back:

John camp/guitar

Griffin camp/brass Teacher/Staff BIRTHDAYS:

Mon. 6/3/13:

Koleen strings (violin) Tues. 6/25/13:

David camp/brass

We are in the final week of the 9 week Spring Session of the Little Mozart group class for toddlers & their parents or caregivers. The class is held at 12:15 on Wednesdays and ends on June 5th. There is no Little Mozart group class during the summer because of camp. The next Fall Session of the group class will begin after Labor Day. The class is taught by piano & voice instructor Jeannette "Gigi". Private Little Mozart lessons for children 6 years & younger are also available during the summer after 3:30 on weekdays and on Saturdays.

FL YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS: Advanced students of all instruments are invited to audition for the this prestigious organization as they prepare for their 26th season. Auditions are scheduled for Sat. June 8th (by appointment only) at Nova S.E. Univ. If interested please call 954-962-5666, email or go to their website

SUNRISE POPS SCHOLARSHIP: The Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra offers a variety of concerts at affordable prices. They also offer a $1000 performance scholarship for Broward County music students (high school senior or college level) pursuing a career in music. Winners will also rehearse & perform with the Sunrise Pops. Application deadline is Sat. June 15, 2013. For concert series info or scholarship applications:

JAZZ MUSIC JAMMIN: The final "First Friday Jazz Jams" of the season is scheduled for Fri. 6/7/13. This is sponsored by the Gold Coast Jazz Society where student jazz musicians are invited to jam with real jazz pros each month from from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. Audience members of all ages are welcome. Admission & parking is free. They also sponsor a jazz concert series offering tickets to students for only $10. For more info:

Jammin' Kids Teacher Profile: Juan has been a drum/ percussion instructor at JK since 2007. Originally from Columbia, he is also tri-lingual in English, Spanish & Portuguese. Juan began his studies at the Columbian National Conservatory of Music. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music from the University del Bosque de Columbia. He furthered his studies at the Sonarte School of Music, focusing on advanced drums and ensembles. Juan also received a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance in Buenos Aires at the Conservatorio de MPB de Curitiba, where he also taught and performed. He also spent time in Argentina studying at EMBA Escuela de Musica & Universidad de Avellaneda, teaching and performing. Juan then studied Latin & African percussion in Curitiba & Salvador Bahia, Brazil. He previously performed as a professional musician on Royal Caribbean cruises. He also continues to perform professionally. Juan will serve as our 2013 JK Summer Camp Manager.

SPECIALTY MUSIC CAMPS!: Broward Summer Music Academy: Offers band camp for advanced students featuring jazz, drumline, chorus & color guard. For more info go to

Gold Coast Youth Orchestra: Offers advanced string students a summer program including ensembles. For more info go to

JK Admin Reminders: We are in week 14 of our 16 week Spring Session which ends Sun. June 16. We will be closed for our 2013 Annual Grand Recital scheduled for Sunday June 9. Please reschedule your lessons on this day. There is no rescheduling fee. Our 11 week Summer Session begins on Mon. June 17 until Sun. Sept. 1. We will only be closed on Thurs. July 4th. We will also be closed on Sundays beginning June 23 until Aug. 17 during summer camp unless there is sufficient enrollment to remain open on that day. We will reopen on Sundays beginning Aug. 25. All lessons before 3:30 on weekdays (mon. - fri.) from June 10 - Aug. 16 MUST be moved to an alternative time due to summer camp. Thank you for your cooperation. Our 16 week Fall Session begins on Mon. Sept. 2 and ends on Sun. Dec. 22. Any schedule changes MUST be emailed to us in writing & also remember that any & all make-ups must occur within the current Spring Session and are not carried over into the next Summer Session. If you are having difficulty scheduling a make up with your regular teacher, please schedule with one of our many other wonderful instructors as a substitute. Lessons can always be rescheduled with 24 notice, however please remember that there is a $5 re-scheduling fee for any & all lessons not occurring at their regular time. Auto payment customers who will be travelling during our summer session must email us their vacation plans in writing. If they will be extensive, JK offers a Fall Deposit Program (see details below). If you wish to return to the same teachers and times in the Fall Session, lock in your spots with a $50 deposit before the summer. Customers using those spots over the summer will then have to find new ones during the Fall Session.

VERITAS BAND STUDENTS If you ask your school band teacher, they will most likely tell you NOT to stop playing all summer so you don’t lose all the progress you have made this year on your instrument! Rather than returning your instrument for the summer, why not send it in for a tune up if you will be away on vacation? Maintenance is free and included in your rental agreement with Veritas. JK also has wonderful wind & brass teachers who can give you customized instruction during the Summer Session so you are better prepared for the Fall band season. They can also help you with any audition preparation.

JK welcomed the following new families in May: May

Barrera, Bridge, Campos, Cassitta, Cremer, Donaldson, D'Oyley, Epstein, Evans, Garcia, Heberling, Hernandez, Jones, Lendzian, Lopez, Martinez, Nakad, Ramirez, Resnik, Rostai, Tynes, Vazquez

Sincerely, Diane Stockton-Breese, Breese, President & CEO

JK FALL DEPOSIT PROGRAM: If you will be gone the entire summer but want to reserve your spot(s) when you return next Fall, this program is designed for your family! As a courtesy to our JK customers who may be travelling during the Summer Session, JK offers the "Fall Deposit Program" ram" to reserve your current instructor & time when you return for the Fall Session beginning the week of Monday Sept. 2, 2013. For only $50 per student you can secure your preferred instructor(s) and time(s) for the Fall Session! This program is very popular popular with siblings taking lessons at the same time. Customers temporarily using these spots during the Summer Session are kindly asked to find a different time should they chose to continue into the Fall session. Once you have given your deposit, please confirm that our administrators have put your Fall reservation(s) in our appointment system so our temporary summer customers understand that their times/dates will shift in the new Fall session upon your return. The cost is only $50 per student & is credited credited against your Fall package. The Fall deposit program only holds your first lesson of the Fall session. If you have not taken this first lesson of the Fall session, then unfortunately we can no longer hold your spot for you. You will however still have the $50 credit which is good

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Jammin Kids 2013 Annual Grand Recital  
Jammin Kids 2013 Annual Grand Recital  

Tickets are now on sale for this annual showcase of talent! The 2013 Annual Grand Recital is scheduled for Sunday June 9, 2013 to be held a...