April 1st, 2017

April News

Hello everyone! We are two months away from the end of the Spring Semester and I know I’m ready for spring to really start happening! We had a fantastic Soundtrack Themes Recital last month, all of our students performed well and it was a great success. I’m looking forward to our last recital of this school year next month, our annual Spring Recital. Here are some important updates:

Spring Recital: The annual Spring Recital will be held Sunday May 21st at 3:00pm at Aldersgate Church. Recital registration is now open, please contact me before April 20th to register you/your student for the recital. Recital handouts will be given to students this week in lessons and it will also be emailed to everyone, as well as available for download under the Current Students/Documents tabs.

Summer Lessons Registration: Registration is now OPEN for all continuing students for the 2017 Summer Semester. Students will be given all of the registration paperwork in lessons this week and it will also be emailed to everyone, as well as available for download under the Current Students/Documents tabs. Please return the registration form or email it to me by MAY 1st regardless of whether you/your student is going to take summer lessons or not.

End of Spring/Beginning of Summer: The last day of lessons for the Spring Semester is Saturday 5/20. There are NO LESSONS 5/21-5/26. The Summer Semester begins Saturday 5/27.

Fall Registration: Registration for the 2017 Fall Semester for continuing students will be JUNE 1 – 31. All current students wishing to continue lessons in the Fall Semester MUST register by June 31st to be guaranteed a spot in my schedule.

Yes to Lessons: We DO have lessons on all one-day holidays. This includes YES lessons on: Sunday 4/16 Easter, Sunday 5/14 Mother's Day, and all other one-day holidays. If you are unsure about the calendar and holidays, please see my online calendar under the Current Students tab or contact me.

Spring Business Hours: Sat/Sun 12:00-7:00, Mon 1:00-7:00, Tue/Wed 2:00-7:00, closed Thur/Fri. Hours are posted on the front door, please do not come up to the house if it is not during the posted business hours.

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 downstairs in the studio 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 currently fully booked for the Spring Semester. I will have space available for new students for the Summer Semester. I do have a wait list started, please contact me at megan.e.felts@gmail.com for more information on NSMA and how to sign up for for the wait list.

Music Around Town:

Perseverance Theater will be performing “To Kill A Mockingbird” March 17 – April 16. Tickets and more information are available on their website, www.ptalaska.org.

The 43rd annual Alaska Folk Festival will be held April 3-9 at Centennial Hall & the JACC. Tickets and more information are available on their website, www.akfolkfest.org.

Theater At Latitude 58 will be performing Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ April 21-23 at McPheters Hall. Many current and past NSMA students will be performing in this production! Tickets will be available through cast members and at the door.

The Juneau Symphony will be performing ‘Legendary Masters’ April 29 & 30 at the JDHS auditorium. Tickets and more information are available on their website, www.juneausymphony.org.

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

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