November 1st, 2023

November News

Hello everyone and welcome to November here at NSMA! Congratulations to all of the students who performed in our Halloween Recital on October 28th, everyone did a great job!! Below are some important reminders for this month as well as looking ahead to December and the holidays!!

Thanksgiving: We DO NOT have lessons on Thursday November 23. We DO have lessons every other day that week. Please contact me asap if you/your student will not be attending lessons any other day that week, the normal cancelation policy will still apply.

YES to Lessons: We DO have lessons on almost every 1-day holiday and all school inservice and parent/teacher conference days! We DO have lessons on November 8 & 9. Please contact me asap if you/your student will not be attending lessons that day, the normal cancelation policy will still apply.

Winter Holiday Recital: Our next recital will be our annual Winter Holiday Recital on Saturday December 16 3:00-5:00pm at the UAS Egan Library. I will be sending out an email with more details regarding the recital, all students are encouraged to participate and/or come and watch as an audience member!!

MASKS: Masks are now optional! As long as the student is healthy and free of symptoms, masks are optional. We ask that students who are sick with more than minor symptoms stay home (fever, bad cough, throwing up, etc.), students with minor symptoms of a cough or runny nose can attend lessons, but we do ask that they wear a mask while symptomatic.

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 do have openings for new students for the 2023 Fall Semester! Please contact us at or (907) 500-7455 for more information.

Music Around Town:

Theater at Latitude 58 and Floyd Dryden Middle school will be performing Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical “Cinderella” November 17-19 at Thunder Mountain High School. I am proud to be vocal directing this production as well as playing piano in the pit orchestra, and we have a number of students performing in it as well! Tickets and more information can be found on TAL’s Facebook page.

Theatre in the Rough will be performing the musical “Cabaret” November 23-December 10. Tickets and more information are available on their website,

The JAHC Community Calendar has plenty more opportunities for performances, First Friday events and a host of other fun –