December 1st, 2019

December News

Hello everyone! Happy Holidays, it’s the most wonderful time of the year here at NSMA – lots of holiday music and cheer. We’ve got a busy month, here are some reminders of what we’ve got going on.

Winter Holiday Recital: Our annual Winter Holiday Recital will be held Saturday December 14th at 3:00pm at Aldersgate Church. There is a $15.00 per student performance fee, there is no fee for audience members. The recital fee will be put on your December invoice. We DO have lessons the week following the recital. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Winter Break: We will have NO LESSONS Friday December 20 through Saturday January 4. Lessons will resume with the same schedule as the fall on Sunday January 5. If you/your student will need a new lesson day/time for the Spring Semester, please contact me ASAP to discuss scheduling. If you will miss any lessons that do not fall under the Winter Break dates, the normal cancelation policy will still apply.

Online Calendar: If you're ever unsure of recital dates or holidays that we may/may not have lessons, I do have an online calendar with all of the dates listed for the 2019/20 school year. And of course, you can always email me with any questions you have!

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, pay online through your invoice, 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 studio to drop off payment if it is not during your student's lesson time, and please do not come up to the main house at any time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

New Students: We will have very limited openings for new students for the 2020 Spring Semester! Please contact me at or (907) 500-7455 for more information. Please note – once fully booked, I will start a wait list for new students.

Music Around Town:

Perseverance Theater will be performing “With” 11/22 – 12/17. Tickets and more information are available on their website,

Juneau Dance Theater will be performing the “Nutcracker” ballet 12/6, 7 & 8. Tickets and more information are available on their website,

Holiday Pops will be performing their annual holiday choral festival 12/14 & 15. Tickets and more information can be found on the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council website,

Juneau Lyric Opera will be hosting their annual “Mid-Winter Vocal Festival” choral workshop 12/28 – 1/5 with the culminating performance on 1/5. Tickets and more information 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!!