May 1st, 2018

May News

Hello everyone! We’re nearing the end of our 2018 Spring Semester here at NSMA, and while I’m looking forward to a lighter schedule during the summer months, it is always sad to see one year end and say goodbye! We’ve got a busy three weeks to finish out the semester, please note important dates listed below.

Construction: We have now started construction on our new studio facility!! All students, parents and guardians – please be very careful when arriving to and leaving from lessons. No small children should be walking up/down the driveway without an adult present with them at all times. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the construction process.

Piano Update: My piano was structurally compromised due to the cold, dry weather in February and I have had to send it up to Anchorage to be rebuilt. I have procured a high quality electric piano for us to use in the mean time. The piano will be rebuilt and kept in Anchorage until the new studio facility is done, at which point we will ship it back and move it into the new location.

Spring Recital: Our final recital this school year is our annual Spring Recital, which will be held Sunday 5/20 at 3:00pm at Aldersgate Church. All students performing should be now registered for the recital, the $10.00 recital participation fee will be added to your May invoice. Please contact me ASAP with any questions.

YES to Lessons: We DO have lessons on Saturday 5/5 (Cinco de Mayo). We also DO have lessons on Sunday 5/13 (Mother’s Day). PLEASE put this on your calendar as it is Sunday students’ final lesson before the recital and the final lesson of the semester!!

End of Spring Semester: The last day of lessons of the 2018 Spring Semester is Saturday May 19th. The final day of the semester is Sunday May 20th with our recital. There are no lessons Monday May 21 – Friday May 25.

Beginning of Summer Semester: The beginning of the 2018 Summer Semester is Saturday May 26th. The Summer Semester runs through Sunday August 19th.

Summer Lessons: All current students should now have informed me of your summer plans. I will have openings for new students for the 2018 Summer Semester, please contact me at or (907) 500-7455 for more information.

2018 Fall Semester: The 2018 Fall Semester begins Monday August 20th. Pre-registraiton for continuing current students will begin July 1st. Pre-registration for continuing students ends July 31st. Registration documents will be emailed July 1st, so please make a note of that date, especially if you’re taking the summer off!

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.

Business Hours: Sat/Sun 12:00-7:00pm, Mon 1:00-7:30pm, Tue 1:00-7:00pm, Wed 1:00-7:00m, closed Thur/Fri. Please do not come up to the door if it is not your student's lesson time or regular business hours, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

New Students for the 2018 Summer Semester: I will have openings for new students for the 2018 Spring Semester, please contact me at for more information on registering for lessons! I also have a short wait list started for those interested in lessons but are unable to make the times I have available as well as a wait list for the 2018 Fall Semester.

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