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NEWSLETTERS

{this newletter is also available in pdf version here}

We love our students and are truly blessed to be a part of their lives and education. Thank you!.

IMPORTANT DATES

WELCOME NEW HUSTON STUDENTS!!!

• Austin Salcido, Drums • Cooper Qsar, Drums • Radha Patel, Violin • Adalyn Salcido, Guitar • Abby Langpap, Voice • Mike Longo, Drums • Cooper Langworthy, Guitar • Brooke Berry, Guitar • Ashley Vargas, Dance • Presley Langworthy, Piano • Dominick Pennor, Piano • Emma Kim, Dance • Ashley Gutierrez, Dance • Alexis Shah, Dance • Amelie Zazik, Dance • Mason Audiss, Voice • Olivia Teran, Voice/Acting • Jack Horton, Guitar • Ellie Snider, Guitar • Layla Parker, Ukulele • Brody Parker, Drums • Luke Horton, Drums

Fun Acting Workshop
Oct 3rd 2:00-3:30pm!
Join us for a day of FUN acting games and unleash your CREATIVE spirit!
Shhh…parents don’t tell, but we’ll be LEARNING technique too!
15 actor limit * Ages 9-14 Cost: $39 (cash, check or venmo) Led by Kris Huston
HustonPerformingArts.com/ImaginePlay

Halloween and Christmas Recitals
We are beginning plans for our upcoming Holiday Recitals and students are working on Christmas/Winter/Holiday songs for either an in person recital or a Virtual Recital in December like we did last Spring. They can also come in during October and record a spooky Halloween song in costume if they want to and we’ll post it on October 31st! Some of our dance classes are already working on a spooky dance and will be filming late in October in costume. We’d love to see all our students participate in the Christmas Recital in December! Watch for updates on when and where it will be. Most likely, we will make videos but if facilities open up we will schedule it in person. Either way it should be a wonderful experi- ence. If you haven’t seen our Spring Virtual Recital, check the website for our amazing student videos!

Last day for Annual Contract Discounts – Sept 30th
Huston offers an annual contract discount that is available up until September 30th. Check our tuition page on the website for more information and contact Kris if you are interested in that option.

RECORDING SESSIONS
Did you know that Huston offers studio recording sessions for audio and video? If you need an audition filmed, a special memory recorded for a loved one, or just want to experience a professional recording session, you can book that at Huston! Only $40 for a 30 minute session with both an engineer and producer, and a high quality video. Contact Kris to book.

NEW TAP CLASS for ADULTS!
Huston will be offering a casual and fun tap class for adults on Friday mornings 8:45am-9:45am starting October 2nd! Join us for a fun way to improve rhythm, balance, coordination, fitness, and strength. Contact Kris!

{this newletter is also available in pdf version here}

Huston School of Music and Theatre is now … (drumroll, please) …

Huston Performing Arts, LLC.
HPA

THANKS to Amanda Huston for our new logo design!

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 08/17/2020 New Studio Opens 319 E. Palm Dr., Placentia, 92870

THANK YOU
We are so grateful to the incredible families who have continued studying with us at Huston during the past few months.
We love our students and are truly blessed to be a part of their lives and education

WELCOME NEW HUSTON STUDENTS!!!
Andrew Carlson, Voice
Ethan Bergman, Guitar
Mallory Larson, Dance
Teddy Kim, Drums
Christian Winders, Drums
Dylan Sih, Voice
Jackson Ham, Guitar

NEW LOCATION OPEN MONDAY, AUGUST 17TH!
319 E. Palm Dr. Placentia 92870

We’ve been working hard on our NEW facility and can’t wait for our Huston family to enjoy their new home. Downstairs features a large, open dance room, classical piano room and brand new Art/Multipurpose room! There is also plenty of room for students to spread out, do homework and wait for classes. Upstairs, we have 7 large lesson rooms that are perfect for socially distant lessons in drums, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, violin, viola, saxophone, and voice. We will continue to offer Zoom lessons for those who prefer to study online. See website for safety procedures Huston has in place to protect our families in our new space.

SCHOOL POD STUDY SPACE
If students or homeschool pods are looking for a safe space to do homework and see some friends, Huston can open classrooms and various study spaces for a small rental fee. We can also provide moderators to supervise and help with student needs. Email Kris at hustonschoolofmusic@gmail.com if interested.

FREE GROUP CLASS WEEK
Huston Group Classes will be FREE to any new students the week of August 24th AND if current students refer or bring a friend they will receive a FREE class credit! See the website for Group Class Schedule

RECORD SESSIONS
Huston is now offering recording sessions for audio and/or video! If you need an audition filmed, a special song memory for a loved one, or just want to get the awesome experience of recording, you can book that at Huston! Contact Kris for details.

TUITION AND AUTOMATIC PAYMENT DATE CHANGE
Beginning in September, automatic payments will be run on the 1st of the month rather than the 5th. Moving the date to the beginning of the month will help Huston be able to pay teachers on time and manage finances more efficiently with our new space. Thank you for your understanding! Also, check out our tuition options for Trimester, Annual, and pre-payment plans on the website under Info/Tuition. Those are great ways to save money if longer terms are good for your family.

{this newletter is also available in pdf version here}

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 08/1 – Studio Vacation* 1-2 weeks *See article
  • 8/22 Tentative GRAND OPENING at 319 Palm
  • 8/24 FREE Group Classes Week & Fall Registration

THANK YOU
We are so grateful to the incredible families who have continued studying
with us at Huston during the past few months. We love our students and are truly blessed to be a part of their lives and education. Thank you!

WELCOME NEW and RETURNING HUSTON STUDENTS!!!
Analise Delp, Voice/Piano Olivia Cole, Voice
Ellie Ruderman, Dance Ava Marentes, Voice & Guitar
Hank Rygalski, Drums Bailey Thomasson, Guitar
Matthew Moya, Voice Alexia Jimenez, Dance
Christopher Shieh, Voice Emily Bermudez, Dance
Kate Gaerlan, Voice Kyle Gaerlan, Drums
Ethan Ramirez, Piano/Drums Caden Huston Piano/Drums
Niko Fouts, Drums Jessica Spruiell, Voice
Paulina Contois, Ukulele Dylinh Luu, Voice
Kailee Fehr, Guitar Bailey Thomasson, Guitar
Gianna Johnson, Voice/Ukulele Haylee Ham, Dance

AUGUST VACATION UPDATE for PRIVATE LESSONS
As a reminder, Huston tuition is set for a regular amount of four lessons whether there are 4 or 5
weeks each month. The extra 5th weeks of lessons are considered “makeups” for vacation weeks
that the studio takes throughout the year. Normally we take vacations of 2 weeks in December, 1
week in April, and 1 week in August and the lessons work out to an average of four per month over
the course of the year. This year is a little different because we did not take a break in April, so we
were planning a vacation of 2 weeks in the beginning of August. However, we have some options
for August and wanted to know what you would prefer.
1. If you have had extra weeks from January-July (5 week months), we can take 1 or 2 weeks off in the beginning of August and come back to regular lessons after the break. Tuition remains the same because it will pay for the extra weeks we’ve already had lessons.
2. If you have had extra lessons January-July but would still like to continue lessons all through Au-gust and not take a break, we can do that and add single week tuition amounts to the normal month’s payment.
3. If you do not have any extra weeks to cover the break in August, but would still like to take 1-2 weeks off, we can adjust tuition just for that month so you pay for only the lessons you have. Then we’d go back to our regular 4 week tuition plan in September.
4. If you do not have any extra weeks to cover the break in August and would just like to continue as usual, we can do that and billing remains the same. In that case, if you have a day where there are 5 weeks in August, we would look at the schedule of vacations to see if we would have 4 or 5 in that month.
Teachers will be in contact with each student to plan for August. Thank you!
Note: GROUP CLASSES WILL BE ON BREAK AUGUST 2nd-15th

FALL STUDY HALL at HUSTON
With many schools doing online and hybrid classes in Fall, Huston will make classrooms available
with a moderator for parents who need a safe place for their kids to study and do homework. We
are working on a plan for booking days and hours, so if that is something you’re interested in,
watch our website and/or Contact Kris directly at the email or cell phone below.

NEW LOCATION
This is our biggest news of all! Huston will be moving and opening a brand new space starting at the end of August! It’s less than 5 minutes from the current Richfield studio, has a nice parking lot, bigger and more classrooms for lessons, a large dedicated dance room, and a large room for arts and crafts classes to be added to what we offer at Hus-ton!!! The address is 319 Palm in Placentia so feel free to drive by and check it out! We will have two stories on the left side of the building as you look at it from the parking lot. Between now and then we will still offer virtual lessons, and continue opening up at Richfield as with safey and health in mind. The classrooms are BIG, so we will have no problem with social dis-tancing in Fall. We can’t wait for you to see it!!! Look for news about a Grand Opening on our social media pages and on our website.

RECORD LIKE A PROFESSIONAL
Huston is now offering recording sessions for audio and/or video! If you need an audition filmed, a special song memory for a loved one, or just want to get the awesome expe-rience of recording, you can book that at Huston! Contact Kris for details.

{this newletter is also available in pdf version here}

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 08/1 – Studio Vacation* 1-2 weeks *See article
  • 8/22 Tentative GRAND OPENING at 319 Palm
  • 8/24 FREE Group Classes Week & Fall Registration

THANK YOU
We are so grateful to the incredible families who have continued studying
with us at Huston during the past few months. We love our students and are truly blessed to be a part of their lives and education. Thank you!

WELCOME NEW and RETURNING HUSTON STUDENTS!!!
Analise Delp, Voice/Piano Olivia Cole, Voice
Ellie Ruderman, Dance Ava Marentes, Voice & Guitar
Hank Rygalski, Drums Bailey Thomasson, Guitar
Matthew Moya, Voice Alexia Jimenez, Dance
Christopher Shieh, Voice Emily Bermudez, Dance
Kate Gaerlan, Voice Kyle Gaerlan, Drums
Ethan Ramirez, Piano/Drums Caden Huston Piano/Drums
Niko Fouts, Drums Jessica Spruiell, Voice
Paulina Contois, Ukulele Dylinh Luu, Voice
Kailee Fehr, Guitar Bailey Thomasson, Guitar
Gianna Johnson, Voice/Ukulele Haylee Ham, Dance

AUGUST VACATION UPDATE for PRIVATE LESSONS
As a reminder, Huston tuition is set for a regular amount of four lessons whether there are 4 or 5
weeks each month. The extra 5th weeks of lessons are considered “makeups” for vacation weeks
that the studio takes throughout the year. Normally we take vacations of 2 weeks in December, 1
week in April, and 1 week in August and the lessons work out to an average of four per month over
the course of the year. This year is a little different because we did not take a break in April, so we
were planning a vacation of 2 weeks in the beginning of August. However, we have some options
for August and wanted to know what you would prefer.
1. If you have had extra weeks from January-July (5 week months), we can take 1 or 2 weeks off in the beginning of August and come back to regular lessons after the break. Tuition remains the same because it will pay for the extra weeks we’ve already had lessons.
2. If you have had extra lessons January-July but would still like to continue lessons all through Au-gust and not take a break, we can do that and add single week tuition amounts to the normal month’s payment.
3. If you do not have any extra weeks to cover the break in August, but would still like to take 1-2 weeks off, we can adjust tuition just for that month so you pay for only the lessons you have. Then we’d go back to our regular 4 week tuition plan in September.
4. If you do not have any extra weeks to cover the break in August and would just like to continue as usual, we can do that and billing remains the same. In that case, if you have a day where there are 5 weeks in August, we would look at the schedule of vacations to see if we would have 4 or 5 in that month.
Teachers will be in contact with each student to plan for August. Thank you!
Note: GROUP CLASSES WILL BE ON BREAK AUGUST 2nd-15th

FALL STUDY HALL at HUSTON
With many schools doing online and hybrid classes in Fall, Huston will make classrooms available
with a moderator for parents who need a safe place for their kids to study and do homework. We
are working on a plan for booking days and hours, so if that is something you’re interested in,
watch our website and/or Contact Kris directly at the email or cell phone below.

NEW LOCATION
This is our biggest news of all! Huston will be moving and opening a brand new space starting at the end of August! It’s less than 5 minutes from the current Richfield studio, has a nice parking lot, bigger and more classrooms for lessons, a large dedicated dance room, and a large room for arts and crafts classes to be added to what we offer at Hus-ton!!! The address is 319 Palm in Placentia so feel free to drive by and check it out! We will have two stories on the left side of the building as you look at it from the parking lot. Between now and then we will still offer virtual lessons, and continue opening up at Richfield as with safey and health in mind. The classrooms are BIG, so we will have no problem with social dis-tancing in Fall. We can’t wait for you to see it!!! Look for news about a Grand Opening on our social media pages and on our website.

RECORD LIKE A PROFESSIONAL
Huston is now offering recording sessions for audio and/or video! If you need an audition filmed, a special song memory for a loved one, or just want to get the awesome expe-rience of recording, you can book that at Huston! Contact Kris for details.

{this newletter is also available in pdf version here}

We are so proud of our graduating Seniors! We are both sad and excited to see them move on and continue their education in college. It has been a privilege to be a part of your lives and we look forward to celebrating the great things you will achieve!
Claire Marshall, Karson Bollinger, Katie Neuhaus, Hailey Stoller, Elyse Bell, Peyton Steen, Ryan Blank, Will Fixa, Megan Steen Julia Massey, Mattie Vouga, Ashley Mairena, Taylor Penny, Frankie Little

WELCOME NEW HUSTON STUDENTS

  • Ruth Belinsky, Voice
  • Avery Bruner, Piano
  • Adrienne Bruner, Piano
  • Sydney Ruderman, Voice
  • Nathaniel Chang, Drums
  • Joshua Chang, Drums
  • Hannah Chang, Voice
  • Colin Pamplona, Voice
  • Jacob Cheng, Saxophone

WELCOME NEW HUSTON TEACHERS

GOODBYE PREVIOUS TEACHERS

Sadly, we had to say GOOD-BYE this month to some wonderful teachers who have been an incredible part of our Huston School family for many years

  • Christine Abraham
  • Kevin Nelson

They have both moved on to other areas and will be truly missed. We wish them the best and hope to see them again soon!

NEW DANCE CLASSES

  • Lyrical / Contemporary I Wednesdays 5:00 with Kristyn
  • Strength and Conditioning Wednesdays 6:00 with Carla
  • Lyrical / Contemporary II Wednesdays 7:00 with Kristyn

Heels Wednesdays 8:00 with Kristyn
We are collecting names for new Beginning Jazz and
Beginning Tap on Thursdays. Contact us to learn more!

NEW LOCATION!
This is our biggest news of all!
Huston will be moving and opening a brand new space starting at the end of August! It’s less than 5 minutes from the current Richfield studio, has a nice parking lot, bigger and more classrooms for lessons, a large dedicated dance room, and a large room for arts and crafts classes to be added to what we offer at Hus-ton!!! The address is 319 Palm in Placentia so feel free to drive by and check it out! We will have two stories on the left side of the building as you look at it from the parking lot. Between now and then we will still offer virtual lessons, and be opening up at Richfield as we are allowed, and possibly do-ing some classes and les-sons in the new space over summer! The class-rooms are BIG, so we will have no problem with social distancing in Fall. We can’t wait for you to see it!!! Look for news about a Grand Opening on our social media pages and on our website.

VIRTUAL RECITAL!
We had over 70 videos professionally recorded for our first EVER Spring Virtual Recital! Watch for emails with notice on when they will be posted and ready to share and enjoy!

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 06/01 Richfield opening up as allowed
  • 08/1 Studio Closed 1-2 weeks More info will be sent as we get closer. Tuition and makeup policies still apply.
  • 8/22 Tentative GRAND OPENING at 319 Palm
  • 8/24 FREE Group Classes Week and Fall Registration

Have a great month and stay safe out there!

Huston is OPEN all summer!

Every year since Huston began, our summers have been more full of students who love to continue learning and having fun with music, theater and dance. We have great options for families who take vacations and are easily able to accommodate makeup lessons and classes. Get a head start and email Kris with your summer schedule! We’ll make sure you’re all set for a summer that helps your students continue their artistic studies while enjoying the warm months of June-August.

Benefits of staying enrolled during Summer:

  1. Flexible makeup options that are easy to schedule – email Kris anytime
    at HustonSchoolofMusic@gmail.com
  2. First priority on teacher, day and time for Fall lessons
  3. No lost progress on education, ready for a great Fall
  4. NEW Free bonus classes for enrolled students only! More to come on this, but it’s going to be awesome!

Virtual Recital!

For those who have been preparing for our Annual Spring “Disney” Recital, we know you’re ready to rock your songs and we can’t wait to give you the chance to share your talents with the world! Huston will be setting up a filming station with our camera, a nice background, and professional quality recording equipment at the studio. Students can schedule a time to come in and record, then we will produce the videos and post online for our first-ever virtual recital. Rather than purchasing tickets, parents can pay a small fee of $40 and have a great quality video as a special life memory. Keep an eye on our social media pages and our website for a sign up Google Doc in the next two weeks.

NEW LOCATION!

This is our biggest news of all! Huston will be moving and opening a brand new space starting August 24th! It’s a 4 minute drive from the current Richfield studio, has a nice parking lot, bigger and more classrooms for lessons, a large dedicated dance room, and a large room for arts and crafts classes to be added to what we offer at Huston!!!  The address is 319 Palm in Placentia so feel free to drive by and check it out! We will have two stories on the left side of the building as you look at it from the parking lot. Between now and then we will still be operating virtual lessons, opening up at Richfield when we are allowed, and possibly doing some classes and lessons in the new space! The classrooms are BIG, so we will have no problem with social distancing in Fall. We can’t wait for you to see it!!! Look for news about a Grand Opening on our social media pages and on our website.

Important Dates:

05/24   Virtual Recital Filming Begins

06/01   Richfield Opening Up as allowed

08/1     Studio Closed 1-2 weeks (more info will be sent as we get closer): makeup policies still apply

8/22     Tentative GRAND OPENING at 319 Palm

8/24     FREE Group Classes Week and Fall Registration

Student, Gabriela Sabadia
enjoying her virtual lesson with
Teacher, Christie Poetoehena