May 1st, 2022

May News

Hello everyone! We have come to the end of our 2022 Spring Semester here at NSMA and I’m much looking forward to a summer filled with fun and family time! We’ve got quite a bit going on this month, so please read through the information and reminders below!

Virtual Spring Recital: We have been working hard on our last recital pieces of the 2021/22 school year! All students doing in-person lessons may choose to record their recital videos in lessons, but if videos are done at home they must be sent to me by 5:00pm Thursday May 19th. Videos received after that date will not be included on the recital link. I am hopeful that this will be our final virtual recital and that we will be back to in-person recitals next fall!

End of Spring Semester/Beginning of Summer Semester: The final day of the 2022 Spring Semester is Thursday May 19th. There will be no lessons held Friday May 20th through Saturday May 28th. The 2022 Summer Semester will begin on Sunday May 29th. ALL LESSONS WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON STARTING MAY 29TH REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS.

YES To Lessons: We DO have lessons on all one day holidays! That includes Easter Sunday 4/17 and Mother’s Day Sunday 5/08. Please let me know if you/your student will not be attending lessons that day, the regular cancelation policy will still apply.

Covid-19 Travel Update: I have had quite a few students this semester traveling for school and/or sports trips who ended up getting Covid or had someone on their trip get Covid. Due to that, I am requiring all students who travel for school/sports trips do one online lesson upon returning from their trip. Families traveling for vacations are not required to do an online lesson upon returning from trips but may request one if they wish. Please let me know all of your travel plans ASAP and we can easily do an online lesson after returning to town.

MASKS: CBJ now has us in the low risk category, however – 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 will definitely have openings for the 2022 Summer Semester! We also have a wait list started for the 2022 Fall Semester. Please contact us at or (907) 500-7455 for more information.

Music Around Town:

Perseverance Theater will be performing “Fun Home” through May 15th. Tickets and more information are available on their website,

The Juneau Symphony will be performing Musicians’ Favorites May 1st, tickets and more information are available on their website,

JDHS will be performing their Musical Theater Showcase May 6 & 7 at the JDHS auditorium.

Juneau Jazz & Classics will be presenting their annual Spring Music Festival May 9-14. Tickets and more information are available on their website,

Juneau Lyric Opera presents “An Afternoon of Ave Marias” on May 22nd. Tickets and more information are available on their website,

Juneau Lyric Opera presents “Three Men and A Sword” on May 28th. Tickets and more information are available on their website,

The JAHC Community Calendar has plenty more opportunities for in-person as well as virtual fun!!