Quote of the Week "Sometimes opportunitites float..."

"Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it."
- Julie Andrews


Margo Potter's Show at Frangelica's

One of my guilty pleasures is reading all the crafting and eco RSS feeds that I have collected with my Google Reader. That's how I found Margot Potter and her blog "The Impatient Crafter". I love her wit and beautiful bead and wire work. I was truly surprised by this video and I never imagined in a million years that she had a cabaret act. I thought she was cool before but I think she's really cool now because her act is all about being a mom. Who doesn't want to be that kind of hip mom. Here's Margot Potter...Enjoy!


Emily Elliott & The Elliott Music Studio on Facebook

I have finally figured out this facebook thing and have created a couple pages that I am quite proud of. I am excited to announce that The Elliott Music Studio is now on facebook. I just know you want to become a fan! Check us out here. I have also created a page for myself as a professional musician, director and soloist and have posted some really neat photos from my last choir tour with the University of Kansas in 2003. I have plans to flush this out some more and include future music events and concerts. Join my musician fan club here. Facebook is such a neat medium for sharing information and pictures with your family and friends. Feel free to look me up and become a friend.


Make Music with The Elliott Music Studio This Summer!

I are excited to offer you the opportunity to have a fun and enriching music experience at the Elliott Music Studio with private or small group voice and piano Lessons. We can start from the beginning or build on what you have already learned. Lesson plans are constructed to fit your learning style and to help you meet YOUR musical goals. No experience needed. Lessons meet once a week for thirty or sixty minutes.

I am proud to bring to the Kansas City area, Music for Little Mozarts, a piano method designed especially for 4, 5 & 6 year old's. This program helps foster an early love for music that lasts a lifetime. For more info on the Music for Little Mozarts curriculum and the complete instructional offerings from the Elliott Music Studio, see our website.

Now enrolling all ages, children and adults. Check out the Elliott Music Studio website to see our studio calendar and schedule an introductory lesson. http://eelliott.musician.googlepages.com. Preferred lesson times fill up quickly so contact us today! Don't forget to ask about sibling and family discounts. I look forward to sharing music with you!


Vote for Us!


Check this out! We've been nominated for Best Music Class in Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards! We need your help to win! You can vote for us once a day, every day, from May 15th until July 15th at http://www.nicksparentspicks.com! Thanks for your support!

In 2008 The Elliott Music Studio was the proud recipient of the Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Award for Best Artsy Class for Big Kids! Parents from all over Kansas City voted us the best!


Musical Offerings of the Elliott Music Studio:


* PIANO INSTRUCTION - -All Ages, Children to Adult

* VOICE INSTRUCTION - Beginning to Intermediate, All Ages

* MUSIC FOR LITTLE MOZARTS - - Beginning Music & Piano for 4, 5 & 6 year old's

* PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS - A Music Presentation for Your Group

Want a dynamic speaker for your professional group? Need a presentation or music workshop?

Book Emily for a talk: http://eelliott.musician.googlepages.com

* WORSHIP MUSIC – Congregational Song Leader, Soloist or Music Director


Friends and Family Referral Discount


I want to thank you for sharing the Elliott Music Studio with your friends and family with our Friends and Family Referral Discount. Let your friends and family know about the Elliott Music Studio and receive the Friends and Family Referral Discount. If they sign-up for their first month of lessons you get one lesson free ($15.00 - $30.00 value) your next month. It's our thank you to you for sharing us with the people in your life. We look forward to sharing music with your friends and family this summer!


Gift Certificates


Music lessons are a great gift any time of the year for birthdays, graduations or special occasions. We have made it easy to give the gift of music any time of year with 1, 2 or 3 month gift certificates starting at $60.00 for one month of weekly half hour lessons. For more information about this great gift contact the Elliott Music Studio at 816.372.7169.


Quote of the Week "Always be a first-rate version..."

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."

- Judy Garland


The Amazing Susan Boyle

I want to start this post by saying that I don't watch much TV these days and I'm not a real big fan of shows like American Idol or Britain's Got Talent. But when my Mom asked me if I had heard of Susan Boyle and her performance on Britain's Got Talent I had to hear for myself. YouTube.com was so amazingly helpful. Not only did I find her most recent performance but I also found her first recording which happens to be one of my favorite songs, "Cry Me a River." I usually listen to the Diana Krall version but truly enjoyed Susan Boyle's which was made for a 1999 charity CD. You can read more about that project here.

Since Boyle's appearance on Britain's Got Talent with her performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" (which is another one of my favorites to perform) sheet music sales for that song have gone up immensely. If you didn't get a chance to hear that performance click here.

Here is Susan Boyle's version of "Cry Me a River." Enjoy!


Quote of the Week "You can't just sit there..."

"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself."

- Diana Ross


We've been Nominated for a Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Award!

Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect, the online resource for parenting advice and community, is allowing parents to pick the best of their local communities with its Second Annual Parents' Picks Awards. We've been nominated for Kansas City's Best Music Class in Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards for 2009! We need your help to win! You can vote for us once a day, every day, from May 15th until July 15th at http://www.nicksparentspicks.com! ParentsConnect will announce the winners online on August 17, 2009. Thanks in advance for your support. And while you are visiting the site don't forget to check out the Elliott Music Studio listing and give us a few stars or write a review. We would love your feedback.

Featuring the tagline "We're not perfect, we're parents," Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect celebrates the reality of parenthood and make parents' lives easier. Geared towards parents with kids of all ages, from newborns to teens, the site offers unique features like local events and resources; personalized profiles that help parents connect with each other; daily tips for all ages and stages; expert parenting advice; a weekly meal-planner for quick and healthy meals; and guest celebrity editorials. Each age-related section on the site provides users with daily content to help them through both large and small parenting challenges. I recently signed up for their new weekly pregnancy tracking email. The articles and baby information has been really helpful these past few weeks.

The Elliott Music Studio was the proud recipient of Nickelodeon's 2008 ParentsConnect.com Parents' Picks Award for Best Artsy Class for Big Kids!


Bette Midler sings "The Rose"

"The Rose" was my first full length song solo in 6th grade. I got to sing it when we toured the elementary schools that spring. I felt like such a professional getting to sing my own song all by myself. Bette Midler's performance on this video is a more mellow rendition of this song but I like it just the same. She is truly The Diving Ms. M. Enjoy!


Have You Tried The Singer Link Yet?

Visit The Singer Link

I have written about the The Singer Link before but just had to mention it again. This unique, fast - growing community welcomes singers and choral directors no matter what age, experience level, musical preference, or geographic location. It is a great way to connect and network with singers and music professionals around the world. The Singer Link has begun to offer updated musical news and stories, concert and tour information from groups from around the globe, the ability to view and post photos and videos of concerts, people, etc., blog articles on many subjects of musical interest and the ability to search and connect with people just like you! I particularly enjoy the podcasts posted by Doug Lawrence that are like mini master classes on choral conducting or voice.

Here is a personal invitation from the Hugh Ballou, the creator of The Singer Link.

Find more videos like this on The Singer Link

Go and check out what The Singer Link has to offer and don't be afraid to tell them what you think! And while you're at it share your comments with me in the comments section. See you on The Singer Link!


Finding Fun in Kansas City with KC Kids Fun

I am proud to announce that the Elliott Music Studio has just been listed in the classes section under music and theater of the Kansas City website KC Kids Fun! The site is run by two local moms who share all the wonderful things that you can do in Kansas City area with your family. I particularly like the articles on children's music activities but you can search for all kinds of things. I encourage you to sign up for regular updates via RSS or email. KC Kids Fun will make sure you aren't bored this summer.



Quote of the Week "You have go to discover..."

"You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it."
- Barbra Streisand


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