What's NEW in August at Bello Studios 2022 Welcome to our Musical Family!

AUGUST 2022 NEWSLETTER BELOW:

August 2022: Sing-Play-Perform with us! CALL 716-600-SING!

A"Note" from Debbie & Dan Monroe to all of our talented singers and amazing dedicated parents!
Finally....Summer is winding down! What a summer it's been! If you are interested in performing with us let us know!

We are excited to announce a new piano instructor coming on board for all those wanting to try their “hands” at piano this fall! Please let us know if you are interested in meeting our new piano instructor Erin Paolercio. Also a former student of mine when she was very young! So wonderful how things happen for the best.


Important info on our 24 -hour courtesy lesson text:
As we try to send out “reminder” texts the day before, please remember that these are only sent out as a courtesy to you. You do not need to respond. Please just know that if you get a text or if you don't happen to get a text, you will still be responsible for your lesson time the following day. Your lesson is the designated time slot you signed up for and it's very important you keep your lesson days and times in your own personal calendar. Unless the studio is closed, your lesson is happening that next day. If you aren't able to get to your lesson or need another permanent time slot on a different day or time, please let us know as soon as possible so we can try to accommodate you.

Disney Workshop (now full) in August! It runs from August 11th-14th(Thursday-Sunday) Small group sessions, Erie County Fair performance which Ted Kryczko will be attending, there will also be an insight into the “music business” at a parent/singer Question and Answer session, and a Mini Grammy Show to culminate the weekend's activities and events at The Stage. There will be 2 judges and awards for this Mini Grammy Show. Ted Kryczko has won 2 Grammy's and is the former Executive Producer of Disney Records. He's most certainly a wealth of knowledge.
**We have a NEW feature added to our website! If you know anyone interested in lessons, simply direct them to www.BelloVoiceStudio.com and have them click on the "JOIN OUR STUDIO" banner! There they can then fill out a simple questionnaire and be placed directly into the hands of our amazing instructors!


Coffee Houses
are very well attended. Cassidy Cole runs the Hamburg SPoT Coffee Houses. More info on dates below. These shows are a great way to get your feet wet when you're a little nervous about singing in front of a crowd. The more singers that show up to these shows, the more shows we can have! It will make you feel more confident when our bigger shows come up!
COFFEE HOUSE IMPORTANT UPDATE ON MUSIC SELECTIONS: As your songs for coffee houses do not need to be memorized, they DO however, have to be “ACOUSTIC TRACKS ONLY” This means, your voice and a piano or guitar track only. (or LIVE instrument) Our Coffee House coordinator will not be allowed to play anything that is not 100% acoustic. Please make sure your tracks follow these rules. It will make for a much smoother run show for all.


NEW Studio T-Shirts NOW IN!! You MUST WEAR a studio shirt for all outdoor events. More sizes in now! $25

ADDENDUM TO CLOSINGS AND OPENINGS FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
CLOSINGS & OPENINGS: The studio will be CLOSED on Labor Day Sept 5th and will reopen Tuesday and Wednesday September 6th and 7th so we can prepare our singers for Music Is Art on the 10th of Sept!



ERIE COUNTY FAIR: (
invite only due to limited time and Disney workshop)
We will be performing on the Tops Ave Of Flags Stage on August 12th from Noon-1:30pm. Best to enter through Gate 2. Bring chairs so you can sit under the trees as it gets VERY hot in the seats provided. You must wear your Bello t-shirt at this event. Our Bella's will be singing “Ain't No Mountain High Enough” and our Bello Jr's will be singing “A Million Dreams”. These two groups will go on at 1:15pm. If you are coming to this event, please stop in the studio this week and get a FREE Fair pass and a parking pass too! Singers in the Ted Kryczko workshop will be singing full solos this time. (songs must be only 3 minutes max)


SUMMERS LESSONS: We do teach all summer and will also be having workshops throughout! Singing, Acting, and a Disney workshop! If you want to be included in our summer shows, please continue lessons.
Green Room
is available for parents and siblings to wait we have FREE popcorn too! We encourage our singers to come and use our FREE practice rooms! Please keep checking our Facebook Silent Group Chat to find out more details on any new info about shows! If you haven't been added to this chat, just ask your coach and we'll see to it that you are added. It is important that everyone is on our Facebook "Silent Group Chat"
It is a "Silent Group chat" so that no one is inundated with notifications so PLEASE do not respond (even with an emoji😜)


JR'S rehearsals this month are August 9th & 23rd at 6-7pm. we will be holding bi-weekly rehearsals so that our kids can be together and do what they love to do...SING! There is a limit on the number of children we can have at these rehearsals so if you would like to be on our list, contact Debbie asap and you will be placed on the JR'S list. The cost per child is only $10/week. (Ages 5-11) Preparing our little ones for MIA Festival on September 10th!

BELLO BELLA'S rehearsals this month are August 2nd, & 16th from 6-7pm. No rehearsal on the 30th.
This particular group will be by invite only. They will need to meet certain criteria and we will most definitely have a wait list! $10/week. (Ages 12-17) The Bella's group is FULL but if you are interested, we'll be holding auditions privately. Please inquire at studio.


BOTH of these groups meet bi-weekly and must maintain attendance in order to remain in the groups. It's only fair that everyone comes to the rehearsals because this is the only way to sound GREAT! If you are interested in joining, please talk to your vocal coach and we can get you prepared to join our group! No more than 2 missed rehearsals or you won't be eligible for a solo at the next performance.

SHOWS AND EVENTS THIS MONTH AND FOR THE NEW YEAR!
August 11th -14th Disney Workshop (invite only) An entire weekend dedicated to learning about the business
August 12th Erie County Fair: We will be inviting singers to this event. We only have 1 ½ hours this year.
August 19th Erie County Fair Talent Show: Please sign up for this event online!
August 26th SPoT Coffee House Hamburg 5-7pm Location: 12 Main St, Hamburg, NY 14075
September 10th Music Is Art: Riverworks! An entire day of singing, food, and fun! Robby Takac style!

MORE SHOWS COMING: Erie County Fair, Music Is Art, Ted Kryczko Disney Workshop (August) and many more coffee houses too!

LESSON CANCELLATION POLICY MEMO & PAYMENT POLICIES: Effective January 15th, 2022 , if canceling your lesson without 24 hour notice is necessary, you WILL still be responsible for payment for that lesson. You will be responsible for the lesson payment as our teachers are waiting at our studios and therefore must be paid. ** If you are needing to cancel your lesson, please text or call your vocal coach THE DAY PRIOR (before 7pm) so that your instructor can try and get another student in to fill that time slot. If canceling your lesson is necessary under 24 hours notice, we can offer you a Zoom lesson at your normal time slot.

NEW Popcorn Rule: ONLY teachers are allowed to serve popcorn to the students.

DRESS CODE FOR SHOWS ONLY: When performing out in public and representing our studio, we ask that you purchase a studio t-shirt to be worn at all outdoor shows and follow these rules for other shows.
1.
No tummy shirts (belly buttons are not to be seen at our shows please)
2. No shorts that are too short or that show your derriere cheeks please or excessively low tops allowed. that show too much cleavage
3. Ripped jeans are fine but remember that you're representing our studio and must remain and look professional


All lessons at Bello are $60/hr Vocal, Guitar, Piano, & Ukulele lessons

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Payments can be made in the form of cash or check made out to Bello Voice Studio or Bello Studios.
Important info regarding our vocal coaches here at Bello:
From time to time, our instructors need to get away on a little vacation or might be sick. This does not mean your lessons won't go on as scheduled but if you find one of our “other” instructors there to teach you on a particular day, please know they are extremely well qualified to teach you or your talented little singers!

Please let us know if you have not been included in our Facebook “Silent” group chat! This is for read only purposes. The only time you'll be able to respond in this chat is when you are putting a thumbs up for definitely singing at one of our coffee houses. Thank you for your cooperation with this. There are so many people in the chat and we're trying to keep it to a minimum on notifications.



If you have any suggestions that you would like us to hear, please email us at bellovoicestudio@yahoo.com anytime!


 


Please tell all your friends about our NEW business line 716-600-SING!

You can be the next one to make your very own “music video”! These new videos will be posted on our Bello Voice Studios YouTube channel.

Also, for one click to all of your pictures, music videos, social media, YouTube, and all upcoming events D.W.M. Productions will create your own personal musician website. These help one look much more professional in the music and entertainment industry! Book your personal meeting via bellovoicestudio@yahoo.com or dan@danmonroe.com.

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Look for something New and Exciting happening at Bello Studios!
Beginning this month, you will be able to schedule your appointment to make your very own "music video" right here at our studios! Exciting details coming very soon! These music videos will be the new videos that we will be posting on our Bello Voice Studio You Tube Channel! Make your appointment TODAY by calling the office at
716-600-SING or emailing us at bellovoicestudio@yahoo.com



TASTE COFFEE HOUSE SHOWS
The BEST thing is...YOU get to KEEP your tips!!!
The address to TASTE is:
Address: 634 Main St #3, East Aurora, NY 14052
Phone:(716) 655-1874
MANY NEW SHOWS TO COME! KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR MORE DETAILS!!
Thank you so much to TASTE COFFEE for having our studio perform in East Aurora, New York every 2nd Saturday of the month!



SPoT COFFEE HOUSE SHOWS
The official name of our coffee house shows is:
Bello Studios "Hits The SPoT"
This will be an "all acoustic" show with guitar, piano, and vocals only! If you would like to be a part of this monthly (possibly weekly) event, please contact Debbie Monroe or your instructor to see if spots are still open! A few things about these events:
1. ONLY Bello Voice Studio singers will be singing.
2. ANYONE can attend to watch and listen to our singers. (but they ask that you "come hungry and thirsty" Our singers will get FREE coffee AND 1/2 off of their own food for that evening! This is just the one of MANY shows to come at this highly well known establishment! Hope you will come out to support your fellow singers and Bello Studio Family! Thank you to Keith Bernard for having our studio perform at SPoT Coffee in Orchard Park every 4th Saturday of every month!


Click below to watch our commercial with Russell's on Time Warner!


Also, watch Time Warner channels for our new commercial airing soon for Russell's Steaks, Chops, & More with our very own Elizabeth Culver singing a note that actually cracked a wine glass! Let us know when you see our studio on TV! Thank you to Russell's for allowing our studio to have this incredible opportunity! Honestly, there is NO better place to eat the best steak in town than Russell's Steaks, Chops, & More!

Just a few new rules that will now be enforced concerning our studio. Please no crop tops, no tummy showing, no major cleavage, and absolutely no short shorts to be worn at any future performances. we need to look professional at all times from now on. It's ALL about image!

 

2021 Bello Voice Studio Cancellation Policy
All cancellations MUST be made to your instructor 24 HOURS PRIOR to your scheduled lesson. This gives us the opportunity to reallocate your appointment to another student. If the cancellation is made after that time, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF THE LESSON – NO EXCEPTIONS. If three lessons are canceled within a three month period, you will be taken off the schedule to accommodate a student on the waiting list. Lessons are to be paid directly to the teacher (or the office) PRIOR TO the lesson. Lessons can also be paid monthly in advance if so desired. The instructors at Bello Voice Studio are highly qualified teachers which need to maintain a steady level of income. Our instructors expenses do not change if a student misses his or her lesson.Arrangements must be made 2 WEEKS PRIOR to a foreseen absence such as an extended leave of absence, vacation, or foreseen job related circumstances. If lessons are canceled by the instructor, students are not required to pay. Lessons payments will be adjusted for planned instructor absences. We try diligently to accommodate your other commitments. Please help us maintain our schedule on a weekly basis.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Bello Voice Studio
716-600-SING






NEW SHOW RULES FOR EVERYONE AT BELLO VOICE STUDIO!! Please read and take note:

From now on...(unless otherwise specified) ALL Jr's Shows and Studio/Company shows will be separate.

Rule 1: COMPANY Members (those who have auditioned and made it to COMPANY level) will perform TWO songs at a time. STUDIO members will perform one song at a time and only sign up again if there is time in the show. (which there usually is) It is considered to be an honor to be in COMPANY.

Rule 2: Once signed up, you may NOT sign up more than once unless everyone else has had a chance to sing at least once.

Rule 3: If someone arrives late, they IMMEDIATELY go to the TOP of the list to sing!

Rule 4: DEBBIE MONROE & ALL TEACHERS ONLY, WILL RUN THE LIST AND LET YOU KNOW WHO AND WHEN WILL BE SINGING AND WHAT ORDER IT WILL BE IN!!!

Rule 5: It is expected that you stay for the entire show if possible. It shows your dedication and also allows us to see that you are supporting your fellow studio members. This also has a LOT of weight on YOU becoming a Company Member at some point! (This especially goes for our upcoming ALL ACCESS show in June) This year, due to so many in the studio, you must be invited to sing in this concert! Otherwise it would last over 5 hours and we already have the concert on 2 separate nights! Dates to be announced very soon!! Probably going to be June 18th, 19th, or 20th!!One night is for Jr's and the other night is for COMPANY members and Debbie Bello's Studio/Company members. (other teachers will be having their own shows at the studio so that their students can show off their talent with their families there!) We promise it will be just as special!

Thank you for your understanding with these new rules!