April 1st, 2021

April News

Hello everyone! Welcome to April and spring here at NSMA! I’m so proud of everyone who participated in the March Musical Theater Virtual Recital, great job to all. I’m continuously impressed with the work and resiliency of my students during this pandemic, it’s just a wonderful thing to see and be a part of. Below are some important reminders and updates for this month and looking ahead!

Spring Recital: Our annual Spring Recital will once again be virtual due to the pandemic. All students participating should now have started working on their songs. Videos will be due to me by Thursday May 20th and I will send out the video link once all of the videos are in to me.

Summer Semester Registration: Registration for the 2021 Summer Semester for continuing students is now OPEN! All current students have been sent an email with registration information, registration deadline is May 1st. There will be availability for new students fo the Summer Semester, please contact me for more information.

Covid-19 Update: I have now been fully vaccinated and am opening up for in-person voice lessons on a limited basis. In-person voice lessons will only be given to students who have also been fully vaccinated, vaccination cards must be provided on both sides if needed. Piano lessons will continued to be offered in-person as well as online and voice lessons for unvaccinated people will remain online.

Important Dates:

Thursday April 1st – Summer Registration Opens
Saturday May 1st – Summer Registration Deadline
Thursday May 20th – Last day of Spring Semester
Sunday May 23rd – First day of Summer Semester
Thursday July 1st – Fall Registration Opens
Saturday July 31st – Fall Registration Deadline
Tuesday August 10th – Last day of Summer Semester
Sunday August 15th – First day of Fall Semester
YES to Lessons: We DO have lessons on ALL one day holidays! That does include Sunday April 4th Easter. If you/your student is going to miss lessons that day, the normal cancelation policy does still apply.

Business Hours: Sundays/Mondays/Tuesdays 12:00-7:30pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30-7:30pm, closed all other days and times. Lessons will be held both online and in-person, please let me know if you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 safety precautions.

Tuition Payment Reminder: Tuition payments are due the first lesson of every month with a grace period until the 10thof the month. If tuition is received after the 10thof 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 any time in the secure white drop box attached to the mailbox post. Please do not come up to the studio to drop off payment if it is not your student’s lesson time, and please do not come up to the main house for any reason. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

New Students: We do have limited availability for new students and also have a wait list started for lessons for the 2021 Spring Semester. As of April 1st, we still have room for new students for the Spring Semester! We are have also started a wait list for the 2021 Summer Semester. Please contact us at megan.e.felts@gmail.com or (907) 500-7455 for more information.

Music Around Town: I normally have a section where I list all of the musical and performing events around town, but sadly none of these are currently being held. I look forward to the future when we can all enjoy musical events together again.

In parting, I again want to thank all of my clients for your continued support and understanding as we work through these times together. Music is a special gift to all of us, and I thank you all for continuing to make music an important part of your life!