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Conway Institute of Music

Monthly - October 2017


Thank you, central Arkansas, for voting us one of the 

Best for Music Lessons in 2015, 2016, & 2017 in the Log Cabin Democrat!





Our students and their parents are what makes us great!


 2017 National Music School of the Year!


 “2017 Music School of the Year” award pictured with Arkansas Senate Citation and Commendation Letter from Governor Asa Hutchinson 

 “We are very excited and so proud to have brought this prestigious award home to Conway and the Central Arkansas area community,” 

CIM Director-Jim Skelton




We wanted to share with you these great artilcle's about being voted the "2017 Music School of the Year" 

Click on the links to view articles

We are very greatful of everyones support in helping make CIM the largest music school in central Arkansas!

We will continue to work very hard to offer a first class family friendly musical evironment, with cutting edge teaching, and progressive music systems, that have made us the #1 Music School in the United States! 





Thank you all to the CIM families that have referred thier friends to the Institute, we greatly appreciate your referrals!

The Kavis
The Cambells
The Joneses
The Luyets
The Cecils
The Cooks
The Cleggs
The Simones
The Scotts
The Coopers
The Wards
The Ragsdales
The Corneliuses
The Nguyens
The Dujmovics
The Karekars
The DePriests
The Phams
The Lees
The Blacketers
The Boneickis
The Huffmans
The Sobers
The Puffs
The Eggarts
The Townsend
The Balls
The Moixes
The Deshpandes
The Polks
The Foleys



Do You Want to Earn $1000? We're serious!

Musical Ladder® international contest!



Dear students,

I’d like to thank you once again for allowing us to be your music school provider. We really appreciate the opportunity to work with you each week and look forward to helping you accomplish your musical goals!

Since we use the Musical Ladder System® in our school we are participating in an international contest along with all of the other almost 100 schools in the US, Canada and Australia that use the system.


You could win $1,000!! If you win, the Musical Ladder® parent company will also give us $5,000 to improve the school. It’s a win-win and a BIG deal!


It’s easy!

Anytime (the sooner the better) before November 1st (and the voting starts NOW!) make a video of yourself:

1. Talk about how music is important to you and why.

2. Talk about your experience at our school.

3. Talk about how you’ve been climbing the Musical Ladder® and what you think of the wristbands, trophy, system, etc

4. Sing or play an ‘original’ or ‘public domain’ song (this step is OPTIONAL). *Please do not upload or perform songs that you do not own the copyright too. Any entries with copy written material will be removed and entry will be disqualified.

5. Upload the song to YouTube and notify the office.

6. Encourage your friends to VIEW your video! Spread the word and get as MANY views as you can before 11/30/17!!


That's also easy!

Whichever video, via time stamped screen shoot has the most views on You Tube, by 5 p.m. ET November 30th wins!

Again: Encourage your friends to VIEW your video! Spread the word and get as MANY views as you can before 11/30/17! *Must be a current student to participate.


The Musical Ladder® folks are hosting a SIDE COMPETITION:

If you write a song / rap / make an original video (can be a story, funny, cartoon, satire, serious story, anything original) about the Musical Ladder® and the Musical Ladder® judges like your song the best, you'll win $1000!

After you make your song or video about the Musical Ladder® notify your school AND send the link to 

(To collect their prize, winners must agree to allow the Musical Ladder® parent company to use song for promotional purposes). 

* Must be a current student tom participate.

So get those videos going and here's to climbing the Musical Ladder® and making MUSIC this year!


Check out the first two entries! Meet Nakeia & Ben!

Watch these awesome student video's and share them with your friend's and help these students WIN!

The more views the more votes!

Vocal student Nakeia!

Guitar student Ben!





November 21st-25th – Fall Break - NO LESSONS

December 9th – Winter Recital 

December 10th - Photo Day SOLD OUT!

December 22nd-31 – Winter Break - NO LESSONS




Piano student Logan with his dog Nala!

One lucky winner every month will be spotlighted in our newsletter & you will receive a $25 Gift card to Cinemark movies!

We will also donate $100.00 to a local Animal Rescue to help with supplies!

Stay tuned to meet our next Pet of the Month!

Please email us a picture of your pet at


Celebrating Student Achievement 

The Musical Ladder System®

The Conway Institute of Music is the only music school in the Arkansas that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System®. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder System®” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they
practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins!

Pictured: Drum student Alex earned his Vivace wristband award with teacher Jeremy!

Pictured: Guitar student Walker earned his Songbird trophy!

Pictured: Vocal student Keaton earned his Superior wristband award with teacher Clay!

Pictured: Piano student Lily earned her Rockstar trophy!

Pictured: Vocal student Julie earned her Superior wristband award with teacher Emily! 

Pictured: Guitar student Sarah earned her Master trophy!

Congratulations, everyone!!




To learn more about how the system can help your child to get better grades, improved confidence, and self esteem

and more, please email us at:



Many Benefits of Music Lessons

 Feature column in 501 Life magazine by CIM Director Jim Skelton!

(column link below)



Thank You Central Arkansas!

Please welcome the 88 new students who enrolled at our school this Fall!!!

Blaise M

Sahar C

Justin F

Kimberly N

Charles H

Chance L

Camille L

Tori U

Katrina T

Abigail H

Maddi G

Jacob H

Luke H

Jeryn T

Jason E

Bo P

Kavona J

Matthew B

Carter R

Ken T

Abigail B

Ben D

Brody V

Kadyn S

Charles D

Tara J 

Gina L 

Josiah D 

Robert G 

Alec Y 

Blake B 

Mason B 

Gracie D 

Braden B 

Hannah S 

Ryan C 

Fletcher P 

Freddy L 

John B 

Adien C 

Zaigen E 

Jordan M 

Christopher C 

Kevin P 

Preston T 

Trinity J 

Banks J 

Audry C 

Avery C 

Seth M 

Hayes S 

Alley W 

Faith S 

Noah D 

Phillip S 

Luke B 

Mason L 

Bobby B 

John B 

Magie B 

Barrett C 

Remington S 

Solomon C 

Asrith K 

Michael S 

Tori M 

Emberly S 

Andrea C 

Kaeleb A 

Isaiah J 

Bryce B 

Richelle H 

Madison S 

McKinley S 

Selleck C 

Caroline D 

David Jo J 

August W 

Jessi C 

Ella R 

Samantha H 

Anna Y 

Ave Y 

Dustin S 

Samuel J 

Jan I 

John I 

Seth W 



Piano student Sydney earned her Rockstar Wristband award, she studies with teacher Mark.

 Many of our teachers are almost sold out and some teachers are sold out. If you need a schedule change or would

like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day, or time, please contact our office staff team and they

can add you to the waiting list. If you are not a student yet there is still limited lesson spots available. 

To inquire about openings for November send an e-mail to , or you can call the

office at 501-450-2931.



Evan Barr • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT., Tuesday: THREE SPOTS LEFT., Wednesdays- ONE SPOT LEFT.
Jeremy Castaldo • Mondays, Tuesdays: SOLD OUT., Wednesdays, Thursdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT., Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Brandon Short • Tuesday: THREE SPOTS LEFT.
Israel Carlisle


Jeremy Castaldo • Mondays, Tuesdays: SOLD OUT., Wednesdays, Thursdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT., Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Israel Carlisle • ALL TIMES SOLD OUT.

Tyler Poole • Mondays,Tuesdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT., Fridays, Saturdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Jim Perry •  Mondays,Tuesdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT., Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Dale Dewar • Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.


Laura Embry • Thursdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT. , Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Jeremy Castaldo • Mondays, Tuesdays: SOLD OUT., Wednesdays, Thursdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT., Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Jessie Fulmer • Mondays, Tuesdays: THREE SPOTS LEFT., Wednesdays, Fridays: SOLD OUT.
Blake Wickless • Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Sarah Garvey • Thursdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Emily Bruce • Tuesdays: THREE SPOTS LEFT.
Clay Sanders • Wednesdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT. 
Israel Carlisle • ALL TIMES SOLD OUT.


Mallory Salter •  ALL TIMES SOLD OUT.



CIM Director Jim Skelton was selected by the 501 Life Magazine as a feature article.

(see link below)


It's easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve 
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

(501) 450-2931

945 Carson Cove #103, Conway, Arkansas

Offering quality Guitar, Vocal, Singing, Bass, Drums, Piano and Violin lessons in Conway, Greenbrier, Vilonia, Mayflower, and all of Central Arkansas.