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Newsletter – February 2013

February Newsletter
LMA Nominated for Loveland Business Enhancement Award
LMA has been nominated for the Loveland Business Enhancement Award. We have been working diligently to improve the studio spaces and are now operating 16 studios, a warm-up room, and group rehearsal space, a new walk-in storage closet, and three waiting areas. The flooring in the hallway and waiting area at the top of the stairs have been replaced with new laminated wood flooring, and the restrooms have been updated with new toilets, sinks, mirrors, and tile flooring. Newly painted, the halls are clean and bright, decorated with hundreds of photographs of students in lessons and performances. The entry stairwell will be newly painted by month end and the stair treads and surfaces are scheduled for replacement.

We have installed a new directory with studio numbers and names of our 30 faculty members and a display cabinet for posters, announcements and current events.

Our studios include 13 acoustic pianos, two of them grand pianos, a full sized electric piano, and four keyboards. We have six full drum kits, and assorted recording equipment, sound boards, amplifiers, etc. Serving nearly 600 students PER WEEK, we are one of the largest and most comprehensive studios in the area. We offer instruction in piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, voice, acting, musical theatre, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.

To see photos of our facility: https://www.lovelandmusicacademy.com/facilities.html
Duet Recital March 17th

On Sunday, March 17th, Linda Bergholz will be presenting students in a duet recital at Northeast Community Church on Lebanon Road, 2:00 p.m. Students are performing a variety of styles of music, including movie themes, pop songs, and a finale of the classical “Hungarian Rhapsody”. Performing with siblings, parents, and their instructor, the students have been having a lot of fun preparing for this recital. All are welcome to attend this free event.
Longest Day and Legacy Video Released

The students did an outstanding job on Iron Maiden’s “Longest Day” and “Legacy”. This 11 minute video features 14 students ranging in ages from 7 to 16. To watch the video please follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt5m5XLo3b0

LMA Recital at Graeters / April 28th from 12 to 4:00

The students of Loveland Music Academy will be performing at Graeter’s in Mason on Sunday, April 28th from 12:00 to 4:00. Each student who performs will receive one free ice cream. Please tell your instructor if you are interested in performing.

To see photos from the last recital at Graeters please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151435779847755.536156.163271867754&type=1&l=fc0fed7ea7
Photos from the Slow Cheetah / Wet Sand Recording Session

The students had a fantastic time recording “Slow Cheetah” and “Wet Sand” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Babblefish Studios. To see the photos from this session please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151498937017755.539671.163271867754&type=1&l=9fbcb2834b
LMA Students Recording in Nashville

We’re excited to announce that the students will be travelling to Nashville in May to record 6 songs at The Tracking Room: http://www.thetrackingroomstudio.com/ This 6,500 square foot studios boasts 7 isolation booths, a Yamaha C7, a vintage Hammond B-3, a stone room for recording drums and wide range of high end recording gear. The students will record the following songs:

Arpeggios by Malmsteen
Jordan by Buckethead
46 and 2 by Tool
No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne
If I Die Young by Perry
Baby You’ve Got What It Takes by Michael Buble

We currently have space for string and horn students. If you are interested in joining us please email aaronokeefe@gmail.com
Congratulations to Skylar Boggs
Congratulations to Skylar Boggs for winning 1st place at the Milford Junior High Talent Show. She performed “If I Die Young” by the band Perry which she will also be recording in Nashville.

In this photo you can see Skylar recording “Slow Cheetah” at Babblefish Recording Studios. The video should be out in a month.

Keep up the great work Skylar!
LMA Welcomes Tyler Alessi to the Staff / Voice
Tyler Alessi is excited to be a part of the Loveland Music Academy family. Tyler earned his Masters of Music and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Music Arts at the University Of Cincinnati College Conservatory Of Music. He also studied voice at California State University of Long Beach in Long Beach California where he earned his Bachelors of Music in 2010. His teaching revolves around healthy vocal production with emphasis on breath control, posture, resonance and most of all having fun. He is comfortable teaching in many styles included Classical, Musical Theatre, Folk, Jazz, R&B and Pop.
Tyler continues to maintain an active performing career having performed multiple roles with Cincinnati Opera as well as CCM. In 2009 Tyler toured Italy as the Baritone Soloist for Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
LMA Welcomes Kylie Stultz / Sax and Clarinet
Kylie Stultz is currently pursuing her graduate degree in clarinet performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as a student of Jonathan Gunn. In May of 2012, Kylie graduated with High Honors from the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University with a BM in clarinet performance while studying with James Campbell. She has attended many international music festivals, such as the Orford Summer Academy, Windfest, and the Banff Centre Masterclass Programs. In 2010, Kylie performed as a guest soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus, Indiana.
In addition to playing, Kylie is a dedicated and passionate clarinet teacher. Her students have placed in All-State ensembles and received high ratings at solo festivals. Kylie enjoys playing chamber music with her quintet, traveling, and spending time with her family.
LMA Welcomes Brittany Foster / Flute
An avid orchestral musician, Brittany Foster has served as principal flutist of the China National Opera in Beijing, China, principal flutist of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and second flutist of the Louisiana Sinfonietta.
Brittany is a prize winner of several national music competitions. She won 1st prize in the National Flute Association’s Orchestral Excerpts Competition in New York City, 1st prize in the Chicago Flute Club’s Young Artist Competition, as well as 2nd prize in the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition. She was a winner in the Sewanee Summer Music Festival concerto competition, where she performed Georges Hüe’s “Fantasie” with the faculty orchestra. Ms. Foster is also a three time winner of the Louisiana Flute Society Young Artist Competition, where she had the opportunity to perform for flutists Marianne Gedigian, Keith Underwood, and Robert Dick. She has also studied in master class with Leone Buyse, Susan Milan, and Michael Parloff.
Brittany has attended the Cincinnati Flute Symposium, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Chautauqua Institute Summer Music Festival, and was a fellowship recipient for the inaugural season of CCM Spoleto Music Festival in Spoleto, Italy.
Upon receiving her Bachelors degree from Louisiana State University, Brittany moved to Cincinnati to study with Dr. Bradley Garner at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received her Masters degree. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate at CCM.
Brittany is thrilled to be able to share her passion for music and learning with the students of the Loveland Music Academy.
LMA Welcomes Derek Kalback to the Staff
Derek’s first instrument was the drums which he began when he was nine years old and played, along with percussion, in his school band from 4th to 12th grade. When he was fifteen he decided to play the guitar. Having purchased a chord book, he then proceeded to teach himself how to play. Initially drawn to folk and finger-picking guitarists like John Fahey and Leo Kottke, he soon branched out to all different styles; from Rock, to Blues and Jazz. When he was sixteen he decided to learn piano and advanced considerably on it as well, learning to play songs from The Beatles to Erik Satie. He has played gigs all over the Cincinnati and Dayton area at establishments such as The Southgate House Revival, The Blind Lemon, Baba Budan’s, Canal Street Tavern and others. As a songwriter who has been recording and playing guitar, bass, drums, piano, banjo, mandolin and a multitude of other various instruments for nearly ten years now, Derek is extremely excited for the opportunity to give back to budding musicians the talents he’s acquired, and through basic notation and music theory, along with a commitment to each student’s individual needs, help to advance their understanding, appreciation, and proficiency of their instrument.
Talent Slam Event
LMA’s Andy Mclain was one of five judges at the Talent Slam sponsored by A.S.A.P. (Andrew’s Suicide And Prevention) a ministry of the Epiphany United Methodist Church, Loveland High School’s Active Minds, and the Loveland Artist Studios on Main, and hosted at the Loveland Magazine TV Studio at Artists on Main. A.S.A.P. is a foundation set up by the family of Andrew Lynch, a Loveland student whose passing deeply touched the community.

Contestants were selected through an audition process which was held in January. Participants were from primarily area schools, though there was one contestant from as far away as Akron. Approximately 350 spectators watched 14 acts compete for $8,500 in cash and college tuition credits.

We’d like to compliment David Miller, owner of Loveland Magazine, for the support of this event, and thank Andy for volunteering his time for such a worthwhile cause.
Elaine Whitaker’s New Position
Congratulations to Elaine Whitaker—she will be working full-time as a music therapist with Melodic Connections, which is an ideal position for her—fortunately, her special needs students will be able to continue with her at LMA on Fridays. While we’ll miss having her smiling face the rest of the week, we are very proud of her, and pleased to be able to still offer her services for those students that need that “extra” help in their musical pursuits.