November 1st, 2015

November News

Hello everyone! Our Halloween Recital was a grand success, thank you to all students who performed and everyone who came to support our performers! Our second recital of the school year is coming up next month, so we’re gearing up for that, and we have the start of the holiday season, so busy, busy busy! Here are a few reminders for the rest of the fall semester:

Winter Holiday Recital: Our fourth annual Winter Holiday Recitals will be held on Sunday 12/13 at 2:00pm and 4:30pm. Registration for the recitals is now open, registration is on a first come, first serve basis and all performers must be signed up by 11/20. Please contact Megan to sign up now!

Thanksgiving Break: There will be NO LESSONS Wednesday 11/25 – Sunday 11/29. Lessons will be held as normal Monday/Tuesday 11/23 & 24 and resume as normal Monday 11/30. Please mark your calendars!!

Winter Break: There will be NO LESSONS Thursday 12/17 – Sunday 1/3. Lessons will resume as normal for the Spring Semester Monday 1/4. All NSMA closure dates are listed on the online calendar on the NSMA website.

NSMA Student Honors: NSMA students Clare Boily, Lily Otsea, Laura Barnhill, Acacia Poulson-Edwards & Nhico Moises were all accepted in to the audition-only Southeast Alaska Honor Music Festival in October. Acacia Poulson-Edwards & Lily Otsea also made it into Alaska’s All State Music Festival later this month.

Business Hours: Sat/Sun/Mon 12:00-7:00pm, Tue 1:00-7:00pm, Wed 3:00-7:00pm. Closed all other days and times, and business hours are posted on the front door. Please do not come up to the house if it is not during posted business hours. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Lessons on Holidays: We DO have lessons on all one-day holidays, including Veteran’s Day 11/11. If you decide to not attend lessons that day, please let me know as soon as possible. The normal cancelation policy does still apply.

Tuition Payment Reminder: Tuition Payments are due the first lesson of every month with a grace period until the 10th of the month. If tuition is received after the 10th of the month, a $25.00 late fee will be assessed. Please drop off your payment with your student at lesson, send the payment in the mail or you can drop it off anytime in the secure white drop box attached to the mailbox. Please do not come up to the house to drop off payment if it is not during your student's lesson time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

New Students: If you are a potential new student and are interested in lessons, I am now full for the fall, but do have a wait list started. Please contact me at for more information on NSMA and how to sign up for the wait list.

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