November 1st, 2013

November News

Hello everyone! Congratulations to all the students who performed in our 3rd annual Halloween Recitals – you all did a great job and I’m so proud of you for the hard work and fabulous performances that you all turned in!

We are officially on our maternity leave break here at NSMA, I will miss seeing you all for the next three months! I will be returning to lessons Saturday, February 1st. For those students who are interested in continuing lessons over my maternity leave, if you haven’t already done so, please contact me ASAP on how to get signed up with our substitute teacher, Janis Capelle.

Business Hours: NSMA is officially closed until February 1st. If you need books or other materials, you must call or email me and see if you can set up a time to come by to pick up what you need. Otherwise, please do not come to the studio without making an appointment with me.

February Lessons: I will be sending out reminders for February lessons in early January. At that time you will be asked to confirm that you/your student will be continuing with lessons in February and you will have the same lesson day/time that you had this fall. If we need to do any lesson time shifting, please let me know at that time so I can see what I can do. If you decide to not continue with lessons, please email me as soon as possible any time during my maternity leave as I do have a long wait list of people who want to get in for lessons.

If you are a potential new student and are interested in lessons, my schedule for returning in February is full. Please contact me at for more information on NSMA and how to sign up on the wait list for lessons.

Music Around Town:

Juneau Lyric Opera's annual Holiday Pops will be starting their rehearsals Oct. 20th. Singers of all experience levels are encouraged to participate in the chorus, more information is available at

Juneau Lyric Opera performer Jay Query will be performing his solo recital Nov. 2nd, more information is available at

Perseverance Theater will be performing “Treasure Island” Nov.8-Dec.8, NSMA student Chris Talley and former NSMA student Aaron Abella will be featured performers in this show! Visit for more information and tickets.

Theater at Latitude 58 & Opera To Go will be performing “Suessical the Musical” Nov. 21-24 at the TMHS auditorium. NSMA students Kris Clark, Josh Dore, Marina McDowell, Karlie Hill, Capri Potter, and Maggie Comstock will all be featured performers in this show! Visit for more information.

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has a running list of community activities available online at

That's all for now! Thank you all for continuing to make music an important part of your life!!