August, 2010

What's New? KasperDollars!

Refer a friend, and earn credit towards KasperMusic Lessons, Camps and Workshops.

Get $25 in KasperDollars for each paid semester enrollment we receive from a brand new KasperMusic student referred by you who's not already on our email list. Or $10 for each camp or workshop referral. No limit to the number of new students you send our way.

Just call or email us to report your referral. When we receive their paid registration, we'll send you a KasperDollars coupon - good as gold for music instruction!

You may divide your KasperDollars among registrations, or combine them all together for one. You may also purchase a KasperMusic gift certificate for a friend. KasperDollars coupons carry no expiration date.

Thank you for your referrals!

KasperMusic Camps & Workshops

Check out our new tab and webpage to read about our many KasperMusic Camps for Kids and Workshops for Teens and Adults. Yes, adults. Why should kids have all the fun?

This summer, the Kaspers presented their ever-popular Summertime Songwriting Camp for Kids. They also kicked off a brand new children's camp: Guitar & Piano Jam!

Half Marathon

Jocelyn and Jonathan Kasper both complete the Music City Half Marathon. Mr. Kasper's second year, Ms. Kasper's first; it won't be their last!

Pictured above (and below) with Fergus Taylor, our trainer's dad, who travels from Iowa every year to participate in Nashville.

Ms. Kasper, Author

Ms. Kasper graduates from the Institute of Children's Literature. She completed ten correspondence assignments with one-on-one personalized instruction from professional writers and is now writing a novel for teens.

Musical Family

KasperMusic website mascots, our nephew, Reed and niece, Lily (now 11 and 6), continue their piano study.

Listen to Reed play a movement from Debussy's "Images pour Piano."

Listen to Lily play Bach's "Minuet in G."

Nashville Sounds

"Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out with the crowd!"

KasperMusic Voice Students performed live at the August 1 Nashville Sounds baseball game. The Sounds beat the Round Rock Express 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning.

And each singer hit a home run on her solo line, booming over the stadium loudspeakers to roaring cheers!

Thanks to Brenan, Emma, Fiona, Greta, Jessica, Jordan, Kailey, Olivia, Taylor.
Go KasperKids!

Our Addition

The Kasper Home Music Studios have expanded. KasperMusic Guitar Lessons take place in a brand new space this fall. Accessed via the front walk, a new concrete pathway through the garden takes you directly to a new front door to the Guitar Studio.

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Ella has really enjoyed the camp! Thank you

- M. G.

Grace is having a great time and came home last night wanting to play more guitar!

- J. S.

You have always been a constant in my life for the past 11 years. I am so grateful for all you have taught me, not only musically but in life as well. Taking lessons with you has helped me break out of my shell and become more confident in myself.

- R. M.

[Joceyn Kasper] was such a great teacher and always so wonderfully positive! Never judged. I still remember things she taught me all those decades ago..these years I’ve found my voice again. Singing makes a person healthy and happy!

- J. R.

You are such a resource and inspiration to my being.

- H. S.

I got a book a while back: "A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano." I looked closely at it in the store, to be sure that I could deal with it, and thanks to my brief tenure with Jocelyn Kasper, I saw that I could.

- B. T.

I loved my lessons with Ms. Kasper. She always made me feel like a good piano player, even though I wasn't!

- A. J.

Thank you so much for teaching Jackson. He loved you as a teacher and he learned so much. He loves the instrument as a result and you were great with the kids! Thanks again,

- L. S.

Many thanks for your great teaching ability!! Carter very much enjoyed your class!

- A. C.

Glad to see that Graham enjoys this and is actually learning something (thanks to you!). I'll need to be better about helping him stick to a practice schedule. Thanks again,

- R. I.

Thanks for a great year. Kiran really enjoyed it and… is keen to buy an electric guitar.

- M. T.

Thank you so much for working with Mack this year. He has improved so much and he loves guitar! You do a great job with him. He needs direction and consistent discipline and he repsonds VERY WELL to you! It is amazing to see his interest and focus as you…

- B.F.H.

Thank you for a wonderful year!

- K. H.

Thank you so much for teaching my son… the guitar. Will loved taking lessons and I enjoyed watching his growing appreciation for music. I enjoyed the recital and appreciate all the hard work you have done. Thank you so much for all you added to our lives.

- J. H. H.

Landon loved his first lesson. I was amazed how much he learned in a 30 minute lesson. :)

- M. C.

You are the best teacher ever and if I am doing well it is due to YOU!

- S. M. R.

Ethan would love to continue guitar lessons with you in the Fall. Thank you for all that you've done. I am amaized at the results, considering how little Ethan practiced at home! Thanks again,

- M. T.

Thanks so much for teaching Henry this past semester. He really enjoyed it.

- J. Mc.

Thanks for a great lesson today… just when you think you have a piece down pat, there are so many more ways to improve it and make it ever more musical!

- D. N.

Thanks for your very clear explanations and instructions and your encouragement and great enthusiasm for life and MUSIC!

- H. S.

Thanks for teaching Will. He loves your class.

- C. M.

After one short lesson, MacGregor jumped into the car and played the theme from Mission Impossible ALL THE WAY HOME! Thank you for opening the world of music to him - by teaching him the guitar!

- J. M.

I am a former voice student of Jocelyn Kasper. I can say without a doubt she helped me to become a more confident singer. I wholehearted recommend her to anyone.

- T. W.

I sang some this morning for the first time since my last lesson and it was so relaxing, it is amazing what singing and music in general can do for one's psychology!

- D. N.

Jolie really loved music class and absolutely loves to sing.

- C. S. G.

I have enjoyed seeing olivia progress over the year. she's more confident, she sings from her diaphragm, proudly projecting! it's great to see her enthusiasm. i'm grateful for your instruction and guidance.

- A. N.

Your relationship with Fiona is very special. She admires you very much.

- N. M.

Thank you so much for all your support and understanding yesterday, it helped very much to just be able to talk to you about it.

- D. N.

I've learned so much from you, not only about singing and music, but about life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

- H. H.

Thank you for teaching me how to sing better! I've had so much fun during voice lessons.

- J. M.

Cannot express my gratitude at having you in my life!!

- G. F.

I enjoyed our summer lessons with Schubert. You opened up a treasure trove for me I never even knew existed.

- D. N.

Jocelyn, you've taught me so much. You're a great teacher and I'm going to miss you.

- M. W.

I asked him yesterday if he wanted to keep taking guitar and he said "yes mam' as long as I can I want to!!" That is very encouraging!

- B. F. H.

Thank you for never giving up on me! You are the best :-)

- A. S.

... a wonderful voice lesson ... I feel I am learning so much ... about what singing really means!

- D. N.

Thank you for your encouragement. I feel like I have a voice after your excellent, precise, professional instruction. You are a master ...

- S. M. R.