December 1st, 2015

December News

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The holiday season is now in full swing and we’ve got our Winter Holiday Recitals coming up this month! Below is the information on the recitals and a few other reminders for this month.

Winter Holiday Recitals: Our annual Winter Holiday Recitals will be Sunday 12/13 at 2:00pm and 4:30pm at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. All students should now be signed up for a recital time. All students, friends and family are welcome to come and enjoy the performances. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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. Please make sure this is marked on your calendars!

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 fully booked, 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.

Music Around Town:

Perseverance Theatre will be performing Stephen Sondheim's musical “Sweeney Todd” 11/6 – 12/6. More information and tickets are available on their website,

Juneau Lyric Opera will be performing Amahl and the Night Visitors 12/10-20 at McPheter’s Hall. NSMA students Cindee Brown-Mills, Dannan Mills, Olivia Mills, Matthew Talley and Lily Otsea will all be featured performers. More information and tickets are available on their website,

Juneau Jazz and Classics will be hosting their annual New Years Eve celebration Swing in the New Year on 12/31  at the JACC. More information and tickets are available on their website,

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!!