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Jonathan Fletcher Music May Newsletter
Subject: Jonathan Fletcher Music May Newsletter
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Issue #: 12
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May 2009

“Why do you waste your time and money on music lessons? You’re never going to make it!” Have you heard this yet? I did when I was younger. But I never let it bother me. I knew then that they were wrong. I would make music a huge part of my life. So the next time someone tries to keep you down by making such negative predictions, just consider some of the following predictions made throughout history.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." -- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

“This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." -- Western Union internal memo, 1876.

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" -- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" -- H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." -- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy." -- Workers whom Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

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Recital News

As you know, Our Summer Recital will be June 27th at Patterson Park Community Theater. Register before May 15th and receive a $10 discount on the recital fee. Also, advance tickets for the show purchased before May 15th are only $7.50. Tickets purchased after May 15th will be $10.00, and tickets the day of the show will be $12.50. So act now and save some $$$!

Recital Rehearsals

It's time to start getting your act together! Recital rehersals will begin this month at the store. If you are playing in one of our student bands, talk to your teacher to find out when your rehearsals will be.

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Jonathan Fletcher Music offers lessons for Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Voice, Violin, Flute, Viola, Saxophone, Mandolin, Trumpet, French Horn, Cello and more convenient to Smyrna, La Vergne, Murfreesboro, Antioch, and all of Rutherford and Davidson Counties!