May 2017 Jammin Newsletter

May 2017 Issue

A Message from Joe


It’s been a great start to 2017 here at Big Beat Music! Our Rock Star Achievement Program is a BIG HIT! We are gearing up for our annual showcase on Saturday, June 10 where everyone can “Feel Like A Star”! If you are participating in the showcase for the first time, this is a perfect opportunity to gain confidence and experience the exhilarating feelings that performing brings! Until next time, remember to Keep On Jammin!

Keep on Jammin!
Joe Nevolo

Congratulations to some of our Big Beat Achievers!

May 2017 - Big Beat Music Achievers

Please welcome these new students to our school!

Charles A., Kyle A., Kitiara A., Jose A., Nicholas B., Veronica B., Ben C., Dany C., John C., Julianna C., Rachel C., Candice C., Ryder C., Sief D., Ankur D., John D., Joshua D., Kaitlyn D., Serenah D., Roselyn E., Marcelo F., Jowan F., Ella G., Jacob G., Joseph G., John G., Kaylee H., Jaydin H., Alex H., Antonio H., Ale J., Gabriel J., Gavin K., Gail K., Hannah K., Jessica K., Sean K., Luke L., Christopher M., Maggie M., Oscar M., Brianna M., Anaika N., Chrismonde N., Tyler N., Maurice N., Annalee O., Laila P., Jason P., Peter P., Johnny R., Sienna S., Abigail S., Daniel S., Naomi S., Norman S., Conor T., David T., Daniel U., Bobby V., Kate W., Chuck Z.


Our Annual Showcase will be held at the
Unitarian Church – 1475 West Front St. Lincroft, NJ.
Invite friends and family to watch your child shine on stage!

Big Beat Music Showcase Big Beat Music Showcase

Big Beat Music Showcase Ticket Info

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased in advance for $13 or at the door for $15. We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance! Last year we were nearly sold out and this year we have more students! There are 3 shows again this year: 12:00, 2:30 and 5:00 pm.

A portion of the proceeds for ALL ticket sales will, once again, go to Mary’s Place by the Sea, an organization that provides a safe, nurturing haven for women who are dealing with all stages of cancer.

Our Rock Star Achievement Program is a huge hit!

Rock Star Achievement Program

Big Beat Studio - Rock Star Achievement Program

Rock Star Achievement Program

It is a proven system that helps students get excited about music and helps keep parents ‘informed’ as to how they are progressing. Similar to karate belt tests, every few months or so teachers will evaluate their students. As they progress they will receive one of these really cool wristbands for their level. They will also get trophies and other awards at certain levels as part of the “Merit System” we have already had in place. This type of program has been proven to inspire students, bring a smile to parents’ faces and we all feel proud of the progress being made!

Want to be in a Rock Band?

Rock Band Classes! - Big Beat Studio

How would you like the opportunity to gain confidence, make friends, and use the musical skills you’ve learned in lessons, all while playing the music you love? If this sounds good, come join us for our Rock Band Program.

These classes are PROVEN to Help YOU:

  • Gain confidence
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Make new friends
  • Improve overall musicianship (critical listening, timing, songwriting)
  • Feel comfortable expressing ideas
  • Stay motivated to practice
  • Develop the ability to work on a deadline
  • Become comfortable in front of an audience
  • Gain valuable insights into forming your own band

Students will receive FOUR hours of music training each month. Tuition is $79. Our parents save over $900 per year compared to the same programs offered at other schools. Call our office today 732-774-8861!

“Lessons at Big Beat are so much fun! The lights and the professional equipment make me feel like I’m on stage”. ~ Ashley – Age 13

Make your next party… a ROCK STAR Birthday Party!

Please call us at 732-774-8861 or email us at
Spots are limited to first come, first serve!

Did you know?

  • That the most expensive musical instrument in the world is a Stradivarius violin that sold for $15.9 million?
  • Your heartbeat mimics the beat of the music you’re listening to?
  • A 2007 study found that music, especially classical music, helps plants grow faster?
  • Warner Music Group collects approximately $2 million/year in licensing fees for the song “Happy Birthday to You”?

A Surprising Way That Music Affects Our Brain

We generally assume that learning a musical instrument can be beneficial for kids, but it’s actually useful in more ways than we might expect. One study showed that children who had three years or more musical instrument training performed better than those who didn’t learn an instrument in auditory discrimination abilities and fine motor skills. They also tested better on vocabulary and nonverbal reasoning skills, which involve understanding and analyzing visual information, such as identifying relationships, similarities and differences between shapes and patterns.

These two areas in particular are quite removed from musical training as we imagine it, so it’s fascinating to see how learning to play an instrument can help kids develop such a wide variety of important skills. Similar research shows this correlation for exercise and motor skills in the same way, which is also fascinating.