October 1st, 2022

October News

Hello everyone! We are fully into the 2022 Fall Semester here at NSMA, it’s been a great 7 weeks getting into the swing of things with everyone. We’ve got an exciting fall lineup this year, here are some reminders of what is going on this month.

2022 Halloween Recital: I am thrilled that we will be returning to in-person recitals! Our annual Halloween Recital will be the first in-person recital since December 2019. It will be held on Saturday October 29th at 3:00pm at Aldersgate Church. All students planning on doing the recital should be hard at work on their songs, students not performing are encouraged to come watch the recital! Please note: masks will be required for every person attending the recital, no exceptions.

YES to Lessons: We DO have lessons on all one-day holidays this month, including Monday Oct. 10th Indigenous Peoples’ Day . Please let me know if you/your student will not be attending lessons, the normal cancelation policy does still apply.

Covid-19 Travel Update: 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 studio entrance. 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 a few openings left for the 2022 Fall Semester, particularly for home school and elementary aged students and retirees! Please contact us at megan.e.felts@gmail.com or (907) 500-7455 for more information.

Music Around Town:

Perseverance Theater will be performing “Where the Summit Meets the Stars” 10/7-23. Tickets and more information are available on their website, www.ptalaska.org.

The Juneau Symphony will be hosting their 60th Anniversary Gala 10/15, tickets and more information are available on their website, www.juneausymphony.org.The Juneau Symphony will be performing “Stories” 10/22 and 10/23, tickets and more information are available on their website, www.juneausymphony.org.

Alaska Piano Services, located in Anchorage, will be coming to Juneau in October and November to tune acoustic pianos. Pianos should be tuned once a year! Please email scheduling@alaskapiano.net for more information.

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