January 1st, 2023

January News

Happy New Year!! Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Winter Holiday Recital last month, it was great to have so much wonderful holiday music to listen to! I know a number of students missed out on the recital due to illness, but not to worry – we have another recital in just a couple more months! Below are a number of important dates and reminders as we begin our 2023 Spring Semester here at NSMA.

Winter Break: There will be no lessons during Winter Break Friday Dec. 23 through Monday Jan. 9th. Lessons will resume as normal with the same schedule as in the fall on TUESDAY January 10th. The normal cancelation policy does apply to any canceled lessons outside of these dates.

Tuition Rate Change: I will be raising my rates from $29.00/30 minute lesson to $30.00/30 minute lesson (plus tax) starting January 2023. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday/Monday Holidays: There ARE lessons on ALL Sunday and Monday holidays, as well as all teacher in-service and parent/teacher conference days. We DO have lessons on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/16, Valentine’s Day 2/14, President’s Day 2/20, St. Patrick’s Day 3/17, Easter 4/9, and Mother’s Day 5/14. Please do not assume we have any one-day holidays off from lessons – if you are unsure, please contact me as soon as possible. Please mark your calendars accordingly.

March Recital: Our next recital is our annual Students’ Choice Recital (all students vote to pick the musical theme) is Saturday March 11 3:00-5:00pm. More information will be sent out via email February 1st.

Spring Break: I will be offering optional lessons the week of the JSD Spring Break March 18-26. More information will be sent out via email February 1st.

Online Lessons Reminder: I am continuing to phase out online lessons, so I am only offering online lessons for health related reasons (Covid, severe colds, flu, etc). Online lessons will not be given for any other reason, including forgetting music, scheduling errors, travel, etc. 

MASKS: CBJ 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 that will be available for the 2023 Spring Semester starting January 10th, 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.

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