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Newsletter – May 2012

May Newsletter
Ben Martin / Student of the Month

Congratulations to Ben Martin for earning student of the month. At LMA Ben has completed nearly one drum solo per week…an amazing feat! His instructor had this to say about Ben’s progress: “I’ve been teaching private drum lessons for 10 years and Ben is moving through my program faster than any student I’ve ever had.” Currently, Ben is working on “Burning” by Dream Theater.

You can watch Ben performing solo 65 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKn152pSmHw

Keep up the good work Ben!

United Methodist Church Recital
Students from the Linda Henn Bergholz Studio at Loveland Music Academy performed in a recital on Friday, May 4th and Sunday, May 6th at LovelandUnited Methodist Church. Ages 6 through 18, the students performed a variety of genres, from classical to blues to pop.
LMA Variety Recital on July 29th at Silverton Cafe

The students next variety recital will be on Sunday, May 29th from 1 to 6:00. This recital will feature bands and solo performances. The recital will be broken into 45 minute segments. http://www.silvertoncafe.com/

You can watch a video of the students’ last performance at Silverton Cafe here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmeB8STIvw0
Adam Paulson Earns a 1 at LMS Competition
Adam Paulson just got a 1 at solo and ensemble competition with a snare drum solo by Charley Wilcoxon called Rudimental Jam. Adam has been a student of Kristin Agee’s for 5 years and has participated in several academy recitals on snare drum and drum set playing with the band program. He is in 8th grade at the Loveland Middle School and will attend Loveland High School next year where he hopes to participate in the marching band, concert band and jazz ensembles.
LMA Sax Student Plays National Anthem at Miami University
Please follow this link to see Ruben Kumar playing the national anthem for the regional swim meet finals at Miami University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8ViaCLLGpc Scott Sonnenburg, Ruben’s instructor, couldn’t be more pleased with the progress Ruben had made. Be sure to stop by the Silverton Cafe Recital to hear Ruben perform again!

LMA Students Release New Video from Nashville Trip
The students performed a cover of “Bat Country” by Avenged Sevenfold. To check out this one of a kind performance please follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_IxyVx1YZg
LMA Instructors Record Original Song
Adam Syed, Aaron O’Keefe, Davis McKinney and Kristin Agee recorded “Oranges in Wintertime”, an original song featuring violin, trumpet, mandolin, vibraphone, drums, guitar and vocals. To listen to their song please follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_BAS4M3DTU
Photos of the Students Recording Iron Maiden Songs

On Saturday, April 28th the students recorded two Iron Maiden songs at Babblefish Studios. To see Ana Clevenger’s superb photos of the session please follow this link: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150841793232755.467070.163271867754&type=1
Students Recording “Tangerine” by Led Zeppelin
At the end of May seven students from LMA will be recording “Tangerine”. This song includes a drummer, bassist, lead vocals, piano, mandolin, lead guitar and a 12 string guitar. Be on the look out for what promises to be a fantastic video!
LMA Students Record “Pull Me Under” By Dream Theater

On April 8th our students recorded this extremely challenging song by Dream Theater. After months of hard work the students managed to memorize the 26 pages of sheet music. Their version is 9 minutes, 32 seconds long. The video of this performance should be online in about a month. A big thanks goes out to Randy Lefebvre, a professional photographer who stopped by the session. Randy’s website is http://www.zedrock.com/ To see his photos of the recording session please follow this link: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150780005242755.460317.163271867754&type=1
LMA Welcomes Michael Brokamp to the Faculty

Mike Brokamp’s musical aspirations began in the 2nd grade, and he hasn’t stopped since. Beginning with piano, Brokamp has also picked up percussion, guitar and voice over the years to become the well-rounded musician he is today. During his elementary and high school education at Loveland, Brokamp played in the Loveland High School Stage, Lab and Jazz Orchestra on percussion, guitar and piano, and sang in numerous choirs across the Cincinnati community. Receiving his undergraduate degree in Music and Media Arts & Studies from Ohio University in March of 2012, Brokamp is continually striving to become a better musician through the most important aspect of communication: listening. It is in this way that Brokamp hopes to make himself useful to his students.

Using a prescription of music that will not only make his student’s technical and versatile musicians, Brokamp hopes to help his students become trained in whatever genre they most desire to be trained in. As every genre carries different weight in regards to tone, technique and sound, Brokamp will build a course load catered to every student’s needs.

In his free time, Brokamp enjoys the outdoors, basketball, and cheering for his favorite Cincinnati and Ohio University spor’ts teams. He also gigs, and tours with his own funk/rock fusion group, Elemental Groove Theory, across Ohio, and the midwest.