Candle Sale PRIZES

Grace - Our Top Seller won a gift certificate
Grace - Our Top Seller . . . won a gift certificate
Nine participating students helped to raise money, not only to help defray the costs associated with our upcoming recital, but also to earn extra piano music of their choosing! Each student earned from one to three books and/or two to six pieces of sheet music. Our top sellers earned other prizes as well.

Thanks to all for your participation!

Recital Countdown Begins!!

One of last year's duet performances
One of last year's duet performances
It’s just 14 weeks until the big day! But to put things into better perspective, we would like to be RECITAL READY in 10 weeks. Why so early? A few reasons: First, everyone will be missing two (if not three) lessons in December. Second, do you REALLY want to practice hard over holiday break? I don’t imagine so. Lastly, it will give us all peace of mind knowing that when we return in January for those last two or three lessons, we’re simply going to be putting finishing touches on our pieces, not still be struggling through new sections of them.

  • The studio will be CLOSED December 17/18/19 (3 of 4 for 2013)
  • The studio will be CLOSED December 24/25/26 (4 of 4 for 2013)
  • The studio will be OPEN Dec 31/Jan 1/Jan 2

The concern is that some may not wish to come over the New Years Day holiday. With that in mind – plan ahead now to see if we can make other arrangements for that week. I would be happy to schedule your lesson on Tuesday/Wednesday OR even Thursday should you prefer it to your normal lesson time that week. Spots will be given out on a first come/first serve basis. The other option would be to attend the makeup class that week.

  • One Hour Makeup/Performance Classes:
  • Monday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 30 at 4:00 p.m.

You need not have missed a lesson to attend a Makeup/Performance Class. ALL are encouraged to attend. PLEASE R.S.V.P. for Classes. If there are enough participants to warrant it, we will break the group into smaller classes.

Keep in mind that we are hoping to have duet/ensemble rehearsals throughout November and December. It’s possible to do these at the Performance Classes above if your duet partner is also able to attend. We will also attempt to schedule a few rehearsals during actual lesson time, having partners meet during the other’s lesson time. I’ll be in touch about that.

DUET/ENSEMBLE GOAL: Have piece ready and schedule first practice by early-November. Attempt to schedule at least two more rehearsals before holiday break.
(Yes, I know some of you don’t have your duets yet – we’ll work that out THIS WEEK)

SOLO GOAL: Be recital-ready by the week of December 10/11/12

Last year's Makeup/Performance Class
Last year's Makeup/Performance Class