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Important Dates 2018/19 – January 19 Recital

Please take note of the following Important Dates:

Studio CLOSED December 25/26/27 (4 of 4)

The Studio will be OPEN the following holiday dates, but if you prefer a change, please let me know.
—Studio OPEN Thursday, November 22
—Studio OPEN Tuesday, January 1

Makeup/Performance Classes: (Let me know if you plan to join)
Monday, December 17 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 2 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, January 14 – 5:00 p.m.

27th Annual Piano Recital:
Saturday, January 19 – Elkland, Venue TBD

Important Dates and Back to School Scheduling

1) Our Summer Tour ends in Westfield tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it with eager anticipation with 11 students performing. It was such a blast that next summer I hope to plan 3 stops and have concert tour t-shirts to wear! If anyone has ideas for new places, please let me know!

2) Our Annual Event: Planning for January 2019 – possibly straying from our traditional second Saturday at the theatre and picking up January 19 at a more local venue.

3) Studio closings. There will be NO LESSONS on the weeks noted below. And looking past that, I will be open on Tuesday January 1 (holiday), but if you would like a switch, please just let me know. I will remind you about this as we get closer.

2018 DATES:
—Studio Closed March 13/14/15 (1 of 4)
—Studio Closed September 4/5/6 (2 of 4)
—Studio Closed September 18/19/20 (3 of 4)
—Studio Closed December 25/26/27 (4 of 4)

2018 Important Dates

March 13/14/15 (1 of 4 for 2018)
September 18/19/20 (2 of 4 for 2018)
One more week in the Fall TBD
December 25/26/27 (4 of 4 for 2018)

Robert M. Sides has no events planned for 2018 so looking for possible interest in putting on a small NON-FORMAL concert ourselves, perhaps in a city park or nursing home mid-summer.

Piano Guild tentatively Friday, June 1 in Corning. Taking applications ASAP

Important Dates

  • Saturday, April 16 – Robert M Sides Piano Showcase
  • April 26/27/28 – STUDIO CLOSED (1 of 4 for 2016)
  • Friday, May 27 – Piano Guild Auditions

We have one participant in our Piano Showcase – Robert has applied for Level 2.  This is their 25th Anniversary and I would highly recommend visiting that day to check it out.  You are welcome to watch and see if it’s something you would be interested in participating in next year.  Here is the location (more information as it comes in):

Elmira College
Peterson Chapel in Cowles Hall
1 Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

We have seven Piano Guild participants:  Emma, Caroline, Grace, Hannah, Robert, Meriah & Alyssa.  Auditions will be held on Friday, May 27 at the Cedar Arts Center in Corning, NY – 155 Cedar St.  I will give more information as it becomes available.

We’ll be ramping up for both events in the upcoming weeks. It’s going to be fun!!

Practicing Contest!

Practicting ContestHello Everyone!  Announcing our new practicing contest that will begin at your lesson THIS week.


1. For every day that you practice 20 minutes or more you will pick one bead to add to your studio ribbon.

2.  You  must complete a chart each week and it MUST be initialed by a parent before your lesson.

3.  Contest will end when the first student receives 30 beads.  To be fair – everyone else THAT WEEK that accomplishes the task will be included among the winners.

4.  It is hoped that many will practice at least 30 of the 40 or so days leading up to our big recital, so the prize will likely be announced at the show.

Now – GET PRACTICING!  And don’t forget to include your parents:  THEY MUST INITIAL your sheet EACH WEEK.   A copy of the final practicing sheets will be emailed to your parents when the contest ends.  ENJOY your playing – you are all amazing!