Long before opening Mitch's Music School, Mitch Puglisi was tickling the piano keys, playing accordion, and singing. He even co-produced “The All New Blues Brother Revue.” In fact, Mitch loved music so much that he gathered a handful of talented musicians, including one who has played piano since the age of 5, to teach folks how to jam. Together, these instructors have the most popular instruments mastered, sharing their expertise in the drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. During lessons, students learn not only basic techniques, but also music theory and how to properly smash a woodwind on stage after a concerto.
A pupil’s holiday letter addressed to “Mr. Vargas” captures the heart of Vargas Conservatory of Music in one simple sentence: “You are one of my favorite teachers.” Michael Vargas and a team of degreed instructors—who are trained by Vargas himself—work hard to motivate and encourage their students, forming genuine friendships as they instruct pupils in music theory and sight-reading. The private lessons tackle everything from classical to jazz to pop music, depending on the student’s tastes.
Like most parents, Cyndi R. doesn't like to take chances with her child's wellbeing. By the time her son was 13 months old, Cyndi had interviewed roughly 20 childcare providers—but she noticed something different when she walked into the local KinderCare. The staff here greeted every child by name and, as she peeked into each of the classrooms, Cyndi noticed engaged instructors leading one-on-one lessons. The center's Assistant Director even took the time to answer all of her questions, both before and after she decided to enroll her son.
The thing is, this isn't a unique experience. KinderCare now has more than 1,700 centers, and parents across the country share similar thoughts on their local educators. To hear them tell it, it's the commitment of those teachers that makes all the difference. Twice a year, KinderCare hosts the largest early childhood teacher-training program in the country, and every center pursues national accreditation. All of this translates into the development of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills in infants and children up to 12 years old.
That may seem like a lot of skills to entrust a daycare with, but KinderCare is more than just a daycare—in fact, it's better to think of it as a learning center. During daycare, kindergarten, and before- and after-school programs, KinderCare's educators lead activities that focus on six different areas, including math and science, language and literacy, and the art of opening a tricky juice box.
Amazing La Verne theater awaits when you buy tickets for any of Academy of Music and Movement's shows.
With food just the way you like it, this theater elevates your restaurant experience just on the level of taste.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this theater.
When you want a little more fun than just cardio, you should try the great aerobics offered here.
Build lean and strong muscles with one of these group kickboxing classes.
Get your heart racing and your blood pumping in this high-intensity mixed martial arts class.
Whether you prefer liquor, wine or beer, this establishment has it all.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We have a network of artists that are involved with your/your child's learning development. We work together to create the most unique and personalized learning experience. By purchasing you help us bring the same dedication to hospital patients, seniors, low income areas and more!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide everything that is needed. You will however need and instrument to practice at home. Yet, we can raise money if it is needed to get one for you or your child.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
As a music/art teacher for 10 years I saw many children crying when their parents couldn't afford lessons anymore. It pained me and I wished I could help. But I was unable to offer my services through that job. I decided to offer a way for all students to be welcomed, all while helping artists.
What do you love most about your job?
I love working with the am students and watching them grow, the events, the many artists who work with us. It's pure magic and we've become a big family and strong network to give our students strength, and our less fortunate members of our community... hope.