Musical Surprise hosts weekend of music

A ukulele ensemble features teacher Masato Tachi, Ashley Wiechman, Riley Haveman, Finley Swanson and Oliver LaBarbera performing Handel’s “Le Rejouissance,” as arranged by James Hill. [Submitted photo]

Student Appreciation Week coming up next month


Students walked the red carpet and posed for pictures before performing at one of the 14 Formal Recitals hosted by Musical Surprise at the Colonnade, 19116 N. Colonnade Way.

More than 200 performances of classical, Broadway and traditional music were performed by students on piano, classical guitar, ukulele, violin, trumpet, saxophone, flute, cello and voice. Although most were solo performances, there were a few duets and ensembles, including a ukulele ensemble performing Handel’s “Le Rejouissance,” as arranged by James Hill. Friends, family and the community celebrated the students’ wide variety of music.

“Formal Recitals are the largest event we hold throughout the year,” Musical Surprise founder and CEO Robyn Harris stated. “It’s just an awesome event that celebrates each student’s individual hard work. Not only have they worked super hard to prepare their piece and sound amazing, they all get dressed up and look wonderful for their red carpet pictures.”

Musical Surprise, 16846 W. Bell Road, Suite 106, will continue lessons and classes throughout the summer, and will host several summer camps including a Music Instrument Sampler Camp that gives students a chance to play and learn about a variety of instruments throughout the week.

Musical Surprise will celebrate students at its Student Appreciation Week June 10-15.

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What: Student Appreciation Week

About: Musical Surprise will celebrate 11 years in business by celebrating students and customers with games, fun and prizes.

When: June 10-15

Where: Musical Surprise, 16846 W. Bell Road, Suite 106

More Information: Call 623-544-4200 or visit

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