AT THE FRISCO SCHOOL OF MUSIC
The world needs music! Are you playing your
Practice Club: All
students can join our Practice Club. Students complete a Practice Club Card during the week with five practices and
parent initials, and bring it to the front desk to receive their game token for the music prize vending machine.
The card is then entered into our Mega Music Practice Prize Drawing held twice a year for a chance to win a local
area gift certificate (currently $30 Best Buy Card). So then, even if you think you are "too cool" to participate
in the vending machine prizes, you will probably be up for a cool gift certificate - right?
Our lobby is filled with very proud students redeeming their tokens each week and getting their
prizes. Lots of fun!
WOW Showcase Days in Piano Lab, Guitar Lab,
Singers Lab, Violin Lab, Drumming Lab: Five times during the year we hold
performance show day in the Labs (see Calendar of Events for specific dates). Parents attend the last 30 minutes of
class during their regularly scheduled class time for student solo and group ensemble performances. Plus, the
teacher will discuss class curriculum and give details of what the students have been working on, as well and
answer any questions that parents may have about home assignments, moving to private lessons, the Star Power Rock
Band Series program, etc.
These performance days are very popular and not to be missed. Parents can see the progress of each student and
the class as a whole by attending the performances during the year.
You will be amazed at the amount of material and music learning the group covers, and the level of
musicianship demonstrated by the students.
Coffee House Shows for Private
Students: Students perform a solo for family and friends in this relaxed venue (private
lesson students). NO EXTRA FEE IS CHARGED for this event. All musical styles are represented, and
students may perform with cd or teacher accompaniment.
Three Coffee House Shows are currently on the Event Calendar. Students/parents complete a Coffee House
Registration Form and return it to our office before the deadline.
This is our most popular event series, since students and families are drawn to the easy-going,
comfortable and relaxed atomosphere that lends itself to a friendly environment for musical
Musicfest for Group
Students: Many of our private students participate in our Musicfest Show each
year. This is an optional performance - if a student is not yet feeling comfortable about getting up in front of an
audience they are not pressured (however they are certainly invited to attend the performance as an audience
Music students at the Frisco School of Music perform solos and duets for family and friends in a friendly
performance arena. This is an optional performance - if a student is not yet feeling comfortable about getting up
in front of an audience they are not pressured (however they are certainly invited to attend the performance as an
This event is for beginning students in the group classes at our School, and private students who have not yet
had a chance to perform this year. All ages and levels are included, and students are invited to share the music
selections they have been learning in their weekly lessons. Many different musical styles and genres are
represented; from standard teaching repertoire to contemporary, classical, jazz, rock, R&B, and more. Piano,
guitar, bass, voice, violin, viola, voice, drums, clarinet, saxophone, and more.
Students/parents complete a Musicfest Registration Form and return it to our office before the deadline, and
perform a solo in a relaxed and friendly setting. NO EXTRA FEE IS CHARGED for this event. We
generally have 6-7 showcases on a Saturday, one-hour each with 15 or so students on each program.
Students receive a Certificate of Achievement at their performance, and a good time is had by
Texas State Theory
Test: All students at the Frisco School of Music work on theory curriculum at their
level, but we realize that some students are not available to devote additional time to prepare for and attend a
special testing day. Sitting for the yearly Texas State Theory Test is optional, and is for students who want to
earn a medal for a score of 90 and above.
Interested students complete a Texas State Theory Test Registration Form and return it to our office before the
deadline. There is a written and a listening section for each test level. NO EXTRA FEE IS CHARGED
for this event.The Texas State Theory Test covers basic musical knowledge at levels 1-12. Concepts include level
appropriate questions regarding note names, intervals, chords, rhythms, meters, patterns and scales, key
signatures, harmonic progression, vocabulary, ear-training and more.
All information on the test is covered in the weekly private lessons and in the Theory Time Books.
Students prepare by completing and reviewing all chapters in their level Theory Time Book, and by completing two
practice tests during the semester. Students earn a ribbon for participating, and a medal for scoring
Rising Star Music
Competition: Each year the Frisco School of Music hosts the Rising Star Music
Competition. The purpose of the Competition is to recognize talented young musicians, and is open Frisco area
students ages 9-18 years old. Instrument Divisions include Piano, Guitar/Bass, Drums, Voice, Instrumental (violin
viola, trumpet, clarinet, alto sax), and Multi-Talent.
Students enter by completing a registration form and posting their video on-line for preliminary voting by the
public. Finalists perform at the Frisco School of Music on competition day and are judged by a panel of local
talent agents, and celebrity judges.
Think American Idol here…winners receive trophies and cash awards, and also receive a cash award for
their public/private school music department. This event is amazing, and brings out the best and most talented
young musicians in the community.
Band Blowouts: Lights,
Camera Action! Twice a year the Rock Band Students perform in our Performance Hall on a stage with professional
equipment, lighting and sound. The Concerts feature a performance by each Band - two selections each.
These Concerts are one of the many highlights of our School, and what keeps students coming back
year after year.
Play with the Faculty
Band: Come be a soloist with our Faculty Band! Just sign up for this event, learn your
part, attend one Faculty Band Rehearsal, and then you are ready to take the stage as part of a professional band
experience. All private students are invited to register for this event (takes place at the Band Blowout Shows
during the year).
The audience will “cheer you on” when you take the stage as part of this exciting band
It's easy to take the next
Lessons are first come, first served
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!