October 1st, 2021

October News

Hello everyone! Welcome to a blustery fall here at NSMA – the leaves are falling, the air is crips, and the overabundance of all things pumpkin is everywhere you look! Here are some important reminders for this month and looking forward this fall:

Important Dates: 

Monday October 11th – Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day – YES WE DO HAVE LESSONS. Please let me know if you/your child will not be attending lessons that day, the normal cancelation policy will still apply.

Sunday October 17th through Thursday October 21st – Alaska Day/Parent Teacher Conferences/School Inservice – YES WE DO HAVE LESSONS. Please let me know if you/your child will not be attending lessons that week, the normal cancelation policy will still apply.

Sunday October 31st – Halloween – NO WE WILL NOT HAVE LESSONS on Halloween and you will not be charged for a lesson on that day.

Covid-19 Update: I have now been fully vaccinated and am open for in-person voice lessons on a limited basis. In-person voice lessons will only be given to students who have also been full vaccinated, vaccination cards must be provided on both sides if needed. Piano lessons will continue to be offered in-person and voice lessons for unvaccinated people will remain online. I am in direct contact with the lead Infection Preventionist at Bartlett Regional Hospital to ensure that we take every precaution and that the studio is safe for all who have in-person lessons. 

MASKS: Our current Covid CBJ numbers are the highest they have been all pandemic and as a result the city has put us in the HIGH risk category. ALL STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS AND INSTRUMENT, MUST WEAR A MASK DURING LESSONS. I will be staying on top of the city regulations and will keep everyone updated with any changes.

Tuition Payment Reminder: Tuition payments are due at 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 physical payments with your student at lesson, send 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 have extremely limited openings for new students for the Fall Semester, and I do have also a wait list started for the fall. Please contact us at megan.e.felts@gmail.com or (907) 500-7455 for more information.

Music Around Town: 

Juneau Jazz & Classics is happy to present a three-day fall concert series September 29-October 2! Please visit their website for more information and tickets, www.jazzandclassics.org, proof of vaccination is required to attend.

I hope to be able to have more live music and theater performances to add back into my monthly updates again soon!!