January 2016: Group Classes & Teacher Spotlight

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Dana V Music Newsletter for January 2016

Spring 2016 Group Classes & Teacher Spotlight

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Dear Families,
We have been so excited to see so many of you back for private voice and instrumental lessons. Please know that we teach some great group classes as well. You can find them on the website, but for just a sampling, we are featuring three wonderful classes below.

Chorales for All Ages & Preschool Musical

Class Registration can be accessed by clicking on the class name!

Preschool Musical, Three of a Kind!

Preschool Musical is a great class for your little ones (Ages 3-5) to explore theater through playacting, music, and movement. This year’s production is ‘Three of a Kind!’ A play about a missing bear and how a number of different characters go looking for clues to find baby bear. Sign your child up for an amazing first experience on stage here at Dana V. Music.

Flatiron Youth Chorale

Flatiron Youth Chorale is THE Louisville children’s choir. It is an entertaining and educational experience aimed at children ages 5-14.

During rehearsals, choir will explore varying music styles, theory, vocal technique, languages, instrumental technique, and social and ensemble behavior. This semester will be special; the choir will be singing two brand new songs written by choir members during last semester’s “Raise your Voice!” Poetry Contest and composed by our assistant choir director, John Boggs.

The FYC performs several times a year and this semester will be performing at the Steinbaugh Pavilion for our Rhythm and Hues event in May!

Flatiron Women’s Contemporary Chorale

The Flatiron Women’s Contemporary Chorale is an excellent opportunity for women to be part of a group of courageous and caring women who also love to sing. This choir will explore different styles of contemporary music from the decades in a stress-free environment.

There is no audition! Singers will learn to find their voice and blend with other singers and learn to create a great sound within. Concerts will be presented only if the group feels ready, but we usually plan to present twice per semester in fun communities. The choir is led by our talented choir directors, Nichol Elgin and John Boggs.

To view all our group classes, please click HERE

Teacher and Instrument of the Month

Keirsten Schwanbeck (Cello)

Meet Keirsten Schwanbeck, Dana V. Music’s resident cello instructor. Keirsten has been instructing cello for over 10 years and has been studying the instrument since she was eight years old. Keirsten is not only a great cellist, she is also an accomplished student. She attended Hope College in Holland, MI on full scholarship, graduating Magna cum laude in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance.

Keirsten went on to study at the Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance in 2008. One of Keirsten’s favorite activities is to transcribe modern or classic rock and pop songs and put her own spin on them. Her favorites are Michael Jackson, Radiohead, and Coldplay. If you, or anyone you know is dying to learn the cello, please contact us and we will be happy to sign you up!

Summer Camps!

As many of you know, we offer quite a few summer camps for all ages, however, Dana V. Music really wants to be sure that we offer and teach the camps you might need.

We have created a very brief survey that we would love for you to fill out for us! This is totally anonymous, so please feel free to give us a much detail as possible. This is to help us educate and offer the proper summer programs for all! Thank you so much!

Participate in the survey by clicking HERE


As always, please remember to stay in the loop with all announcements, events, and more at!

FYC Poetry Contest

“Raise Your Voice” Poetry Contest Application

Contest Description

Dana V. Music’s “Raise your Voice” Poetry Contest for Flatiron Youth Chorale (FYC)is a unique opportunity to get one of your poems set to music and work with a positive music group in the community! John Boggs composer and Assistant Director of the FYC at Dana V. Music, will transform the contest winner’s poem into a piece of choral music that will be performed by FYC May 6th, 2016 at the Steinbaugh Pavilion for the Pavilion for the Rhythm & Hues event, as well as other public concerts presented that semester. Two winners will be chosen one from the Elementary age group and another from the Middle School age group. In addition to the possibility of your poem being set to music, all applicants will be eligible for a 10% discount towards Flatiron Youth Chorale tuition! Winners will receive free tuition to the FYC for the spring semester, a value of over $250.00.

Contest Guidelines

Registration for FYC is NOT a requirement for this contest

  • Deadline for submissions is December 11, 2015, winners will be selected December 18, 2015
  • All applicants must be between the ages of 6 and 14
  • Elementary Age group (up to 5th grade). Middle School Group (up to 8th grade)
  • Applicants are only allowed to submit one poem, collaborative teams of up to 3 people are permitted
  • Poems must follow the theme of “Raise Your Voice”: A theme celebrating the importance of being heard. Poem content can be about any important issue, the way we communicate, the way we want to be heard, singing, or another related topic
  • Poem should no more than 15 lines or 100 words in length

How to Apply

There are three ways you can submit your application. 

  1. Review and fill out the information in the application below.
  2. Download a pdf application and submit your application and poem via e-mail to with the subject line: FYC Poetry Contest, Last Name, First Name
  3. Download a pdf application and submit your application and poem in person at the Dana V. Music office, located at 901 Front Street, Suite B150, Louisville, CO 80027. 

If you like, you can also submit a video of you performing your poem along with your application and poem text.  The video may be highlighted on our social media if your approval is given.  Videos can be submitted as a YouTube link or MP4 file.       

*To Register for Flatiron Youth Chorale, please follow this link to our 2016 Spring Group Class registration page

If you have any questions about the Poetry Contest, please call us at (303) 974-5586 or send an e-mail to

Thank You and Good Luck!


Dana V. Music


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Signup for Make-up Classes: November

Signup for Makeup Classes for November 2015

Signup Links Below


Friday, November 6th, 5-7pm

Date November 6, 2015
Day Friday
Time 5-7pm
Register Signup | Cello


Saturday, November 7th, 10-12pm

Date November 7, 2015
Day Saturday
Time 10-12pm
Register Signup | Flute


Saturday, November 7th, 2-4pm

Date November 7, 2015
Day Saturday
Time 2-4pm
Register Signup | Voice


Sunday, November 8th

Date November 8, 2015
Day Sunday
Time TBD
Register Signup | Violin/Viola


Saturday, November 14th

Date November 14, 2015
Day Saturday
Time TBD
Register Signup | Voice


Saturday, November 21st

Date November 21, 2015
Day Saturday
Time TBD
Register Signup | Piano


Saturday, November 21st

Date November 21, 2015
Day Saturday
Time TBD
Register Signup | Clarinet

Signup for Makeup Classes: October 2015

Signup for Makeup Classes for October

Signup Links Below

10/17 – 10:00AM-12:00PM:

Saxophone – Chad Martin

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10/18 – 12:00-2:00PM:

Guitar – Eric Dorr

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10/23 – 5:00-7:00PM:

Piano – Dina Bodaubay

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10/24 – 2:00-4:00PM:

Voice – Danielle Hermon Wood

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10/25 – 1:00-3:00PM

Violin/Viola – Alex Vittal

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DVM Studio Policy Package for 2015

Dana V Music – Studio Policy Package


Dearest Parents and Students of Dana V. Music:
Welcome to the 2015­2016 school year! We hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready to continue with music this year. Please take the time to read the enclosed documents, as some policies and programs have changed.

Enclosed Materials:

  • DVM Studio Policy
  • DVM Pricing List and Payment Schedule
  • DVM 2015­-2016 Calendar
  • DVM Fall 2015 Makeup Class Schedule

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Our Website: http://­​
Instagram: @danavmusic
Twitter: @danavmusic

Have you ever seen our website? We keep it updated frequently so that you can see any new happenings and learn of any news with students, instructors, and courses. We also post most of our student news and articles on Facebook, so please become a FRIEND of DANA V. MUSIC to keep current with what is happening at our school!

Monthly Newsletter
If you do not currently receive our monthly e-­newsletter, please consider joining our mailing list. We use this for announcements of studio events, teacher and student performances, and other studio news. If you have any news or photos from music events to share, e­mail us at and we will add them to the next newsletter.

If you are happy with your lessons with us, please take some of our business cards and tell your friends about our programs. A lot of our business comes from word of mouth and your referrals! Parents and students, we wish you all well. Keep communication strong with us and let us know your interests and requests. We look forward to a wonderful year!

All the Best,
Dana Vachharajani & Katie McClave

Signup for Makeup Classes: Piano/Voice/Violin (September 18th, 25th & 27th)

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Piano, 9/18 from 5pm to 7pm

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Voice, 9/25 from 6pm to 8pm

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Violin, 9/27 from 1pm to 3pm

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April 2015: Bring It To Broadway! Register Now!

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Bring It To Broadway – And The Winner Is…

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Camp Description

Dear Families,
We are sending out this newsletter to focus on our most popular and exciting Summer camp, Bring it to Broadway! Please take a few minutes to learn about the camp if you are unfamiliar.

Join Broadway stars Justin Greer (Annie, Shrek, Batboy) and Wendy Rosoff (42nd Street, The Full Monty, Crazy for You) for a week-long experience in learning scenes, solos, ensembles, and choreography from those musicals that have earned Broadway’s highest award, the Tony!This week ends in a final performance for the public.
No dance experience necessary, but special classes will be offered for dancers and singers. Private lessons with artists available as well!

Full BITB Camp is being offered this year to everyone 9-17 years of age. Price of the camp is $350
($400 if registration received after June 15th).

There is also a camp option for you for $100, please see below!

Meet The Arists

We are so fortunate to have Justin Green and Wendy Rosoff join us again this year for Bring It To Broadway…

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Camp Schedule

This year, Bring It To Broadway will run July 26-August 1st.

Orientation/Meet The Artists will take place on July 26, 4:00-6:00pm.


10:00-12:00 Electives (please see below)
12:30 Camp Begins
12:30-1:30 Scene Preparation/Choreography
1:30-2:30 Voice and Scene Coaching
12:30-3:00 Break/Release Activity
3:00-5:00 SCrene Preparation/Choregraphy
5:00-6:00 Full Company Rehearsal

The Final performance will take place on August 1st

12:30-2:30 Dress Rehearsal and Final Run-Through at Louisville
Middle School
3:00-5:00 Final Performance at Louisville Middle School

BITB Electives

From 10:00AM-12:00PM everyday we will be hosting private lessons, monologue coaching, and dance classes with our guest artists.

These classes will be available at an extra charge.
Elective schedule will be posted shortly and be available to all registered families.

Adults! Join Us!

We are extremely excited to be offering BITB for college students and adults this year.

For ONLY $100, Adults will have the opportunity to work with our Broadway stars and shine on stage in the final Bring It To Broadway production! The adult portion of the camp will rehearse during the evenings and on final performance day.

This is an easy and fun way for adults to get involved in BITB and we hope some of you will take advantage of the opportunity!

Audition Requirements

Live Audition Day will take place at Dana V Music on June 18 from 4:00-8:30PM.

A list of full audition requirements can be found on our website here. Simply Scroll down and click on the “VIEW REQUIREMENTS” button!

Please notify us in the office if you are unable to attend the live audition. We will also be accepting video submissions until June 15.

Register Online

As most of you are aware, all our camp registration links can be found on our website at . Please feel free to explore our other fun Summer Camps for all ages!

If you are new to Jackrabbit and would like to register for Bring It To Broadway, please follow link.

For any returning families who should already have a Jackrabbit account, please log into the customer portal to enroll in BITB or any camps!

Bring It To Broadway Tickets Now Available

Upcoming: Bring It To Broadway!

Tickets Available Now!

Come join us! Tickets for Bring It To Broadway are now available at the Dana V Music Front Office.

Ticket Prices  
Adult $12.00
* Under the Age of 10

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