How to use Noteflight

How to use Noteflight

Noteflight® is a very easy to use, and extremely convenient way to score music for playback or print. Compared to much more expensive programs, Noteflight® offers powerful music scoring features combined with the ability to share online. Noteflight® is compatible with any web browser! You can easily copy and paste links or embed codes into your website or facebook page as I’ve done here:

Since Noteflight® is all online, you never have to install updates or worry about purchasing upgrades.  It’s just 49 dollars per year as a subscription.  If you buy it through Grosse Pointe Music Academy we can offer you 3 years at $99, or 5 years at $149.  You can also save 10% buy typing in the code: tenoff at checkout!

Noteflight® online music notation application

Noteflight® is an online music notation application that lets musicians create, view, print and hear professional quality music notation right in their web browser. Enable your customers to join the world’s most vibrant music composition community through these exclusive retail editions!

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Music Together December 2014 Newsletter

Music Together December 2014 Newsletter

Bells will be Ringing in 2015!

Join us for the Bells Collection this winter session running January 12 – March 16, 2015. We will gallop with “Trot, Old Joe,” learn an egg shaker passing game from Ghana in “Obwisana,” drum & jive with “Rhythms & Rhymes,” and create beautiful rounds in “The Bells of Westminster” – just to name a few of the 25 songs and chants in the collection from around the world. Register today online!
While classes are over for 2014, please join us at some of our fun free community events!

Upcoming Events

Fridays, Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19: Festive Fridays in the Village of Grosse Pointe – Holiday Sing and Sign (with MomCat’s Signing Academy) at 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Please join us at Santa’s Village in Grosse Pointe (across from CVS in The Village). This event hosted by the Grosse Pointe Momprenuers. Come in holiday jammies – Momprenuer Amanda Armitage of Distinct Expressions will be available for cute holiday photos! Learn more about Santa’s Village and the GP Momprenuers at

Wednesday, Dec 10: Music Together Demo 10:30 a.m. at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy – great for new families!

Wednesday, Dec 17: The Canton Public Library is so kind to have us back again for two back-to-back holiday jam sessions at 10 am and 11 am. Pre-registration is required, so make sure to register online in advance and tell friends to do the same as we will bring favorite holiday tunes to life AND we will have great raffle prizes too! Register online here.

Our Teaching Team Continues to Grow!
We are so thankful to have found another amazing new teacher to join our team so we can provide classes for all of our friends! A big welcome to D. Giles Simmer! Giles is a trained and awarded lyric soprano. She has a B.A. in Music from Hillsdale College and a M.M. in Vocal Performance from Western Michigan University. Giles has performed throughout the state and has been a staff singer at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Detroit since 2009. Giles is very excited to be part of the Music Together program and also teaching voice at Grosse Pointe Music Academy. She’ll lead classes both in Canton and Grosse Pointe!

Start Music Class At Home
We hope everyone is enjoying the early snow! If you are stuck inside, a fun activity at home to try is to ask your little one(s) to lead family and friends in a pretend music class. It is amazing to see what our children pick up from class – you may be amazed how much they are learning on top of all the fun they have with you in class!

The Holidays Are Here Again!
Hummingbirds Music Together is so thankful for all the wonderful families that join us to provide music education to our children! It is truly a blessing that you chose to share your time with us and we love hearing how our program brings music and joy into your homes!

We wish all you a wonderful and safe holiday season!

Thank you!

Sarah Boyd, Center Director, Hummingbirds Music Together
Henry Bahrou, School Director, Grosse Pointe Music Academy

Drummer Carl Palmer Music Hall November 20th 2014


at the Detroit Music Hall

Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a
founding member of both ELP and ASIA, is returning to the world stage for an
extensive solo tour that will celebrate the global release of his new DECADE
DVD (which chronicles the 2011 tour show) and his new RHYTHM OF LIGHT
collection of fine art, recently done in conjunction with Scene 4 Art Studios.

“America is the country that really propelled my career,” said Palmer from
his home in London. “I am always excited to be touring in the US. We have been
touring in Europe most of 2014, so to bring this new show to North America and
Canada as I did in July and will do again in November is very exciting.”
Entitled “Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Rhythm Of Light 2014 Tour,” the
famed musician will present a show that includes bold, new arrangements of the
best-loved instrumental music of ELP, and other composers. A multi-media
experience combining music and video projection, the show promises to be
among the most musically compelling tours of the year. Carl Palmer Legacy is a
red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul
Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.

New Trumpet Instructor Aaron J.


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Trumpeter and Marion, Massachusetts native Aaron Janik has been
steeped in the discipline of music from the age of 10. His earliest
introduction to music was by way of revered New England trumpeter Jack
Martin.  Aaron also instructs on flugelhorn, trombone, tuba, and french horn.


Aaron furthered his studies at Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences as
well as the Conservatory of Music by way of the great Wendell Logan,
graduating in June 2013 with a Jazz Trumpet Performance Degree and a
Biology (Pre-Medical) Degree. From that time on, Aaron has performed
and studied with trumpet greats Marcus Belgrave and Sean Jones. He
has also been fortunate to study with Gary Bartz, Robin Eubanks and
Billy Hart to name a few.


Janik’s skills as a musician have afforded him opportunities to travel
to various places across the world, be part of a mid-west educational
tour with the “Knomadik Project” (as part of an Inner city music
Outreach program founded by De’Sean Jones), and even make a few TV
appearances on BET’s hit reality show “The Sheards” which airs its
second season in October of 2014.


Aaron now resides in Detroit, Michigan where he regularly performs and
records with artists across the country, from chart-topping artists
like Kierra Sheard or jazz legend Robin Eubanks to touring with the
likes of Motown Artist J. Drew Sheard and PJ Morton of Maroon 5. In
addition to these tremendous opportunities Aaron Janik continues to
hone his skills as an artist and arranger via Knomadik Horns (a
Detroit-based Horn Section) along with recording his original music as
a recording artist on the Knomadik Record Label. His debut release is
set for 2015.


Annie Warbucks at the Grosse Pointe Theater

Annie Warbucks

Grosse Pointe Theater

(313) 881-4004


annie warbucks

The sequel to the international smash hit Annie, brings the world’s favorite orphan back to our stage! All the ingredients that made Annie so successful are here once again, with an old-fashioned romance thrown in for good measure. The curtain opens to Christmas morning, just as Annie is settling in with her new family. However, a knock at the door brings a child service worker who announces that Daddy Warbucks must find a wife and be married within 60 days or Annie will be returned to the orphanage! Much to the audience’s delight, a scramble ensues. With book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin, you once again meet all the little girls from the orphanage, Warbucks’ assistant, Grace, and, of course, FDR returns.

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)