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.
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.