Music Authority Family Newsletter - September 24, 2019
Social Media Madness; Yamaha Revstar; Sandy Springs Heritage Festival; and Acoustic Nights
Social Media Madness
Many parents don't want their young students on social media. Completely understandable.
But as students begin to build musical careers, social media becomes important. No matter what artistic field you're in, you need to connect to your audience.
All of Music Authority's Rock Ensembles have Instagram accounts - run by their members. Under the safety of Lauren Isenberg's leadership, the bands post, promote, and engage with other musicians.
Learning the social media game isn't easy. My author's persona has her own Instagram (@anne.schlea), Facebook (Anne Schlea), and webpage. I've had to build her presence one fan at a time. It's hard work and takes time.
We encourage students in our band programs to utilize social media to invite friends and family to gigs; to connect to other bands; and to build a fan base. We closely monitor the interactions and make sure safe skills are being developed.
Our goal is to give young musicians a foundation for their future careers as they grow. We also believe that if mistakes are made under the umbrella of Music Authority, that they are safer learning experiences. Students who post have guidelines and set schedules to make sure they're posting regularly. We follow up, talk about what's working and what's not, and guide their learning.
We understand that many parents do not want their children on social media. That's commendable and we support you. We'll never ask students to go against the rules their parents have set for social media.
What we WILL do is give students a safe place to start learning about professionalism in social media.
If you're interested in learning more, Music Authority will be hosting a Social Media for Parents class on Saturday, October 19 at 11am. For more information, see the front desk.
Get an early start on the holidays! Yamaha Revstars are fabulous guitars that fit into any budget. Amazing tone, easy play-ability, and a selection of exciting colors make this guitar perfect for the player on your list!
Layaway today at Music Authority!
Hiring! Music Authority is looking for a third administrator to add to our team. Must be available Saturday. Will be handling lessons accounts, recital and concert production, front of house duties for Backroom performances, and ringing out customers at the cash register. 8 hours/week to start with possibility of growth. Bring a resume to Natalie at Music Authority for more information.
Sandy Springs Heritage Festival
If you're in town for Fall Break, come to the Sandy Springs Heritage Festival on Sunday! Eclipse will be playing at 1:00 and Beyond will be playing at 3:40. We hope to see you there!
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Acoustic Nights at Music Authority
Since August, Music Authority has been the home to Acoustic Night - a gathering of local acoustic artists showcasing their talents. Coming up in October, all profits from ticket sales will go to support Music4CHIEF.
If you know a local artist, have them get in contact with Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll get you more information. Performers are encouraged to have original music and videos to submit of previous performances.
Rock Ensemble had a successful start to their season on September 20 when they played their first gigs. Check out Music Authority's Tribute under the direction of Music Authority instructor Shawn Jacoby.