The Connecticut Violin and Viola Studio of Judi McDermott-Eggert

Looking ahead to Fall:  There will be a late July early registration and scheduling email to respond to, with a confimation registration happening the week of Aug 22, final scheduling Aug 31-Sept 2, and our fall semester for both lessons, and groups and ensembles will begin the week of Sept 5.

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Semester End Information for Viola and Violin Students

Semester end: The last day of the spring semester is June 13 Monday students: Your last lesson for the semester is Monday, June 15th. If you wish, you can reschedule to Monday of Memorial Day or an available rehearsal weekend make-up if you would like to use the time for recital  Be sure to inform me this week if you would like to do that reschedule.  The default will be Monday students do their 17th lesson on June 13.

Summer

 

Make-ups: Guidelines for make-ups are described in our contract:  a timely attempt to switch lessons was done, adequate notice given, and one make-up per student  is observed) Make-up can be done on rehearsal weekends as there is time , and also on June 13-15.  Make-ups cannot be carried into the next semester. Sign-ups need to be done at the studio or by phone at the beginning of your lesson.

 

Summer lessons: June 14-16, June 20-22, June 27-30, then weekly Tuedays, Wedmnesdays and Thursday, the weeks of July5, 12, 19, and August 16, 23 and 30.  Morning, afternoon and evening lessons are possible. Fees, registration, information about groups and ensembles will be mailed out in a summer brochure shortly.

Looking ahead to Fall:  There will be a late July early registration and scheduling email to respond to, with a confimation registration happening the week of Aug 22, final scheduling Aug 31-Sept 2, and our fall semester for both lessons, and groups and ensembles will begin the week of Sept 5.

Spread the word: Now and early in the fall are the times that students are most looking for a place with a good teacher and ensemble opportunities to hang their musical hat. I truly appreciate students and parents recommending the studio to others of like mind about the importance of music and music education!

Thoughts: As schedules get tighter and kids get older I am always amazed and impressed with the ability of my studio students and families to value what is really important in life and in a child’s education, and how much our work together has to do with exactly that. It has been another rich and rewarding year for all of us and I can’t tell you how much I value each and every one of you and treasure our work together. I always look forward to the recital as the yearly gathering of our community and the culmination and celebration of our year’s work.

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Register Now for Summer Violin & Viola Lessons

Judi is now offering Summer Violin & Viola Lessons, Ensembles and Camps. Lessons are geared to individual needs and interests, all ages and levels.

Summer is an unpressured time that you can really devote yourself to honing your technical skills and building your repertoire. Your efforts in the summer can be a springboard for excellence and accomplishment throughout the school year, especially as major leaps in skill are required throughout middle school and high school.

Scheduling

Lessons will be available on:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and most Thursdays

Morning, afternoon and evening sessions throughout most weeks of the summer.

Please contact Judi for more information  (203) 453-4736

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Rehearsals of solos with accompanist: held at Chad Hardin’s studio, which is the back room of the Christian Science Church, entrance by the side door off the driveway. Parking is available anywhere on the Green. Putting the schedule together is quite tricky, so signups need to be done through me at the beginning of your child’s lesson this week, or by phone in the evening after lessons. Each student needs to sign up for two rehearsals, the first of which must be in May because of pianist availability. All weekend rehearsals will be coached by both Chad and myself. Those who need to do weeknight rehearsals will be coached by Chad alone. The second rehearsal is your dress rehearsal, primarily to run through the piece with the accompanist. To make this work and run smoothly, your call time for rehearsal is a minimum of 10 minutes in advance of when you are scheduled to play, and you should allot 40 minutes total in case we need to respond to any musical issues. We typically run pretty close to the scheduled time. Parents, please stay to take notes and a video of your child’s rehearsal. It is a delightful space to work and hang out in.

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