Congratulations to our Award-Winning Students!
Allegro School of Music is the ONLY Music School in Southern Arizona that offers the Musical Ladder System
We extend a warm welcome to the students who enrolled in Music Lessons last month!
Nina Jasmine Kushner
Chris Varela Fonseca
Santiago Varela Fonseca
Anna Kate Mangar
The following students, families and organizations referred their friends to Allegro last month:
Cross Middle School
Lily Van Gorp
Happy Birthday to our Students, Teachers and Staff who are celebrating a Birthday this month!
Piano Instructor-Leslie Naradikian
Violin Instructor-Pat Rogers
Thanks for giving us 5 Star Google Reviews this Month!
“I have been impressed with Allegro School of Music from the start! My daughter started violin lessons at age 5 and attended lessons for almost two years. Soon after her experience, she choose to explore other extra curricular activities; however, this past January she decided to return for violin lessons. When I registered her it was as if we picked up from were we ended. Customer service and instructors are great! My favorite part is the winter and spring recitals. This of course is optional, but I truly believe it is the most empowering experience for any student and love that recital’s take place on a university campus, U of A. It takes lots of practice and courage to be able to perform in front of an audience. The experience not only builds students’ self esteem, but I love how music adds creativity & critical thinking skills to their lives.”
-Rita Ornelas, June 1, 2017
Congratulations to our Piano Students!
These students passed their annual evaluation in the Arizona Studies Piano Program!
The Arizona Study Program (ASP) was started in 1958 to provide a consecutive and comprehensive plan of music study designed to motivate and encourage the student to strive for growth and excellence.
The Arizona Study Program is a 12-year graded course of study developed by ASMTA to provide for the development of musical Performance, Theory and Technique.
It is organized in terms of the twelve years of public school, with one level for each of the years a student would be enrolled in school. It requires continual work throughout the year and is evaluated each spring by a master adjudicator and a written theory test.
Learn more at http://www.asmta.org/arizonaStudyProgram.php
Allegro School of Music currently has 4 piano teachers who are certified in this program.
If you would like your child to participate next year, please inquire at the front office.
Thank You, Laura Kepner-Adney!
We are celebrating Voice and Songwriting Instructor, Laura’s FIVE YEARS at Allegro.
Laura Kepner-Adney is probably best known in Tucson as a member of the indie-Americana group Silver Thread Trio and the sultry rock outfit the Cordials. Her experience, though, extends far beyond folk and rock. She trained classically at Oberlin Conservatory and has performed in genres across the musical spectrum; including jazz, pop, musical theatre, rock, folk and country.
Please join us in sharing appreciation for Laura’s five years of excellence in teaching voice and songwriting at Allegro School of Music!
Vote for Us! Deadline is July 31st
Is your child ready to rock?
Sign up NOW for June Rock Band Classes!
Allegro Rock Band Class students will perform in two Rock Band Concert events every October and March!
Rock Band classes are open to Allegro students ages 10-18 who are able to sing or play a few songs on their instrument. You must be enrolled in private lessons to sign up for Rock Band.
ROCK BAND ($100.00 per month or FREE for VIP Fast-Track Students)
- (4) additional hours of music training each month!
- (2) Parent Open Houses/Performances every October and March
- State of the art equipment
- Professional rehearsal area with PA, Drums, Amps, and Keyboards.
- Affordable tuition of $25.00 per 60 minute class.
Neil A. Russakoff Memorial Scholarship
The Neil A. Russakoff Scholarship has been organized to provide funding for interested music students who wish to study at Allegro School of Music. Beginning in 2017, the scholarship will be offered to one student annually who exhibits a unique dedication to and love of music. During the selection process, consideration will be given to the applicant’s financial need, work ethic, and musical talent. We plan to expand the Scholarship Fund and its outreach annually.
The scholarship seeks to honor and memorialize the life of Dr. Neil A. Russakoff, who died on September 23, 2016 of complications from bone marrow transplantation due to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Neil attended Allegro School of Music from 2002-2016 and studied the electric, acoustic and classical guitar. Neil enjoyed playing music from a wide range of styles: especially music by Doc Watson, Leo Kottke, Lynyrd Skynyrd and J.S. Bach. Beyond his musical life, Neil was a respected pediatrician, husband, father, and avid sports fan, known for his gentle and kind spirit.
Neil continued to attend his guitar lessons during most of his 5 year battle with cancer. His grit, work ethic and unwillingness to give up on what he loved is an inspiration that we will continue to carry with us.
It is this spirit of hard work, love of music, and integrity that we hope to nurture through the Neil Russakoff Scholarship.
2017 Winner- Kathleen Enriquez, Violin
*The deadline for 2018 scholarships is November 30th, 2017. *Interested students may apply HERE
Wind Instrument Lessons are now available!
We are excited to announce that we are now offering music lessons for Brass and Woodwind instruments at Allegro School of Music!
This includes: Trumpet, Cornet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, and Recorder.
If you would like to get started with a Brass or Woodwind instrument, please contact the office.
Lesson spots are first come first serve, and there are currently a limited number of lesson times!
Sunday Music Lessons!
We know your schedules are busy. That’s why we offer more lesson times than any music school in Tucson.
We offer quality music lessons in Piano and Keyboard, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin and Ukulele, Bass, Voice and Singing, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Acoustic and Electric Drums, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone and Recorder to students of all ages.
Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
View the 2017 Calendar HERE