In observance of Martin Luther King Day, no lessons will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017. The RSM offices will also be closed. Lessons will continue and offices will be open on Tuesday, January 17th.
In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, we are offering beginner guitar or piano lessons for only $20 a lesson for 10 weeks! Enroll now with one of our qualified university-trained guitar or piano teachers. Small group classes are offered M-F (afternoon and evenings) as well as Saturday mornings. To schedule the day and time that best fits with your schedule, call our office today: 972-722-6874. Classes begin in late January.
Our offices will be CLOSED from Thursday, December 22nd through January 8th. Lessons will resume the week of January 9th. All of the staff of RSM would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will see you in 2017!
Join us in supporting local residents in need this holiday season by dropping off the following items at the Rockwall School of Music before November 16th.
Donations will be delivered to Rockwall’s Helping Hands Food Pantry.
Items Needed by Helping Hands for Thanksgiving Food Baskets:
- Dressing / stuffing mix
- Boxed instant potatoes
- Canned cranberry sauce
- Canned pumpkin
- Canned yams / canned sweet potatoes
- Canned fruit
- Fresh fruit
- Soup: cream of mushroom or cream of chicken
- Cooking oil
- Cake mix and frosting
Except for turkeys, hams or fresh fruit, please deliver items to Rockwall School of Music (749 Justin Rd. in Rockwall) or to Helping Hands by Wednesday, November 16. Please deliver turkey, hams or fruit by Friday, November 18 at 401 West Rusk, Rockwall.
- BLUE RIBBON NEWS (ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 18, 2016) The City of Rockwall recognized a remarkable milestone for the Rockwall School of Music during a meeting of the city council on Monday, Oct. 17.
Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt read the following proclamation in honor of Rockwall School of Music’s 20-year anniversary serving residents of all ages in the county:
“Whereas for 20 years the Rockwall School of Music has been providing music instruction to more than 5,000 residents in Rockwall County and the surrounding communities; and
Whereas the Rockwall School of Music is the only school of music in Rockwall that provides private and small group music lessons to students of all ages in piano, guitar, voice, musical theatre, drums, bass, strings, woodwinds and brass; and
Whereas the Rockwall School of Music hires over 22 university-trained instructors annually, with multiple years of teaching experience; and
Whereas the Rockwall School of Music works closely with Rockwall ISD’s Fine Arts program to enhance their music education; and
Whereas the Rockwall School of Music brings music into the lives of more than 400 students annually while creating over 300 music-related jobs in our community for the past 20 years; and
Whereas students of the Rockwall School of Music find that the training received at RSM has prepared some for music degrees, some to become professional music instructors, many to become performers and others who have found music to be an outlet for their musical creativity.
Therefore I, Jim Pruitt, Rockwall mayor, do hereby proclaim Oct. 17, 2016 as Rockwall School of Music 20th Anniversary Celebration Day in the City of Rockwall, and encourage all citizens to applaud Rockwall School of Music’s successful implementation of being a creative musical treasure as available to all our residents, and join us in celebrating their noteworthy accomplishment in being with us for the last 20 years.”
Rockwall School of Music was voted Best Music Studio/Lessons in Living Magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards. It’s 3,000 sq. ft. facility is located at 749 Justin Road (one block north of the new courthouse) comprises a dozen teaching studios – each a distraction-free zone with soundproof walls and solid doors with windows. Professional instructors share their passion and expertise in a supportive setting that welcomes beginning and experienced musicians alike.
For more information visit rockwallmusic.com/.
Story and photo by Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News editor / senior reporter.
How to Enter:
*Current RSM Students only
1) Pick your costume category
2) POST YOUR PIC on RSM’s Facebook page on or before Oct. 31st.
3) In the comment field, tell us your NAME and your costume CATEGORY.
- Most Creative/Original
- Best Historical Figure
- Best Fictional Character
- Best Face Painting
- Prettiest Costume
- Ugliest Costume
How to Win:
ONE WINNER from EACH SIX CATEGORIES will WIN:
a Shenanigans gift card ($10 value)!!
ONE OVERALL WINNER will be picked as ‘BEST IN SHOW’ & WIN:
a Cinemark Movie Pass ($25 value)!!!
Do you love your music lessons? Would you like to share your joy with friends and family AND get something in return?
Check out our
Fall Referral Program
(thru Oct. 31)
Here’s how it works:
- Refer a friend to RSM (be sure they mention your name when enrolling)
- Receive your $25.00 CREDIT (Credit will appear on your next monthly tuition payment when the incoming student begins a 16 lesson contract before October 31st.)
- Refer more friends to RSM (The more students you refer, the more rewards you’ll receive!)
Extra Bonus: When you refer a student who enrolls, your name will be entered into a drawing for a seasonal gift basket, valued at $100 from Candles by Carol! Good luck!
In honor of our 20th year offering the best quality music lessons in the area, we invite you to join a small group guitar or piano class for beginners for just $20 a week for 10 weeks. That’s 10 weeks of lessons for just $200, plus a $10 book fee. Classes begin in early October and mid-January.
Classes will be 2-4 students per class. When only 2 students enroll in the class, they will receive a 30-minute weekly class along with music theory assignments. When 3-4 students enroll in the class, they will receive a 45-minute weekly class along with music theory assignments.
We hope you will join us!
A Committed Team-Atmosphere between Student, Parent, and Teacher: Making a 10-week commitment to the other students in the class is essential. Unfortunately no refunds can be given for early withdrawal from class. At the end of the 10 week session, you may opt to take advantage of our ‘Stay or Switch’ offer and continue music instruction with the same instrument or switch to a different teacher or instrument.
What’s Expected: Students are encouraged to arrive at least 5 minutes before their scheduled class time and to bring all books, assignments, and materials to each class. These small group classes work best for students who enjoy a ‘team work’ type of environment and who are committed to attending each session with a positive outlook and the anticipation of learning something new. Students who are the most successful are those who complete their weekly practice assignments and arrive each week ready to learn!*
*Students who do their best work when having the undivided attention of the instructor are encouraged to consider private lessons.
CLASSES MISSED BY STUDENTS are not refundable. Teachers are paid for their contracted time, even in a student’s absence. When possible, please inform the office in advance of any absences. Students arriving late will not have their class time extended. When possible, a SUBSTITUTE TEACHER will be provided when a teacher is absent.
Instruments: Investing in a quality instrument is an important element in a student’s success. This will make the learning process more enjoyable. If you already have an instrument, please make sure it is in good repair and in tune. Student size guitars may also be rented from the Rockwall School of Music, based on availability, for an additional $20/month.
Members of the Rockwall Chamber of Commerce, RSM staff & teachers, and other community members turned out on Thursday, Sept. 1st for a ribbon cutting event celebrating Rockwall School of Music’s 20 years of service in the Rockwall area. Guests of the 20th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony enjoyed beautifully crafted cookies provided by EmiLou’s Cakes while reminiscing over good times shared through the years at RSM.
A very special THANK YOU to everyone who attended the event and to all of our wonderful community of supporters for giving us the opportunity to serve generations of music students with the highest caliber of music education! We are so glad to be part of this amazing community and look forward to 20 more wonderful years in Rockwall!
Thank you Rockwall & Rowlett residents for voting Rockwall School of Music ‘Best Music Studio/Lessons’ in the area! It’s thanks to our wonderful community of musicians and our phenomenal teaching staff, as well as the leadership of RSM Director Russ Porter, that RSM is proud to celebrate it’s 20th year this fall! Thanks again!