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!!

September 1st, 2021

September News

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Fall Semester here at NSMA. It has been so nice seeing everyone back to lessons, and we’ve got almost everyone back to in-person lessons, woohoo! Below are some very important reminders and updates for this month and looking ahead for the fall semester.

Important Dates: 

Monday September 7th – YES WE HAVE LESSONS on Labor Day. Please let me know if you/your student will not be making their lesson that day, the normal cancellation policy does still apply.

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!!

August 1st, 2021

August News

Hello everyone! As we are winding down our Summer Semester, I am eagerly anticipating our 2021 Fall Semester here at NSMA! I cannot wait – almost everyone will be back to in-person lessons!! Below are some very important reminders and updates for this month and looking ahead for the fall semester.

Important Dates:

Tuesday August 10th – end of the Summer Semester.

Sunday August 15th – start of the Fall Semester.

Thursday August 19th – NSMA closed and no lessons, Thursday students will begin their Fall Semester the following week on August 26th.

Monday September 7th – YES WE HAVE LESSONS on Labor 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.

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: 

We had a live singing performance last month! The Juneau Lyric Opera Singfest on July 31st was a rousing success and it sure felt great to be doing live music in public again. I hope to be able to have live music and theater performances to add back into my monthly updates again soon!!

July 1st, 2021

July News

Hello everyone! We are now entering the half-way point in our 2021 Summer Semester, time is just flying by. Below are some important reminders and updates for this month and looking forward to this fall!

Important Dates:

Thursday July 1st – Continuing Student Fall Registration Opens

Saturday July 31st – Continuing Student Fall Registration Deadline

Tuesday August 10th – Last Day of 2021 Summer Semester

Sunday August 15th – First Day of 2021 Fall Semester

Continuing Student Fall Registration: Registration for continuing students for the 2021 Fall Semester is now open! All continuing students will be receiving an email with all of the necessary registration information. Please contact me as soon as possible to register you/your student for the fall semester, times are more limited than normal due to Covid restrictions and having more people returning in-person so contact me sooner rather than later!!

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 as well as online and voice lessons for unvaccinated people will remain online.

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 have room for new students for the Summer Semester and a wait list has been started for new students for the Fall Semester. Please contact us at megan.e.felts@gmail.com or (907) 500-7455 for more information.

Music Around Town:

We have a performance this month!!! In our first live performance since Covid hit us all with a sledgehammer, four NSMA students will be performing in the Juneau Lyric Opera Singfest this month! Come join us on Saturday July 31st at the UAS Pavilion at 3:00pm. This is a free, outdoor event…fingers crossed for good weather so it won’t get canceled!!

June 1st, 2021

June News

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2021 Summer Semester here at NSMA! I am looking forward to a more relaxing pace this summer, but I have a feeling that this time will fly by too quickly! Below are some important reminders for this month and looking forward!

Important Dates:

Thursday July 1st – Fall Registration Opens
Saturday July 31st – Fall Registration Deadline
Tuesday August 10th – Last day of Summer Semester
Sunday August 15th – First day of Fall Semester
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 fully vaccinated, vaccination cards must be provided on both sides if needed. Piano lessons will continued to be offered in-person as well as online and voice lessons for unvaccinated people will remain online.

Tuition Payment Reminder: Tuition payments are due the first lesson of every month with a grace period until the 10thof the month. If tuition is received after the 10thof the month, a $25.00 late fee will be assessed. Please drop off your payment with your student at lesson, send the payment 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 have room  for new students for the Summer Semester! Please contact us at megan.e.felts@gmail.com or (907) 500-7455 for more information.

Music Around Town: I normally have a section where I list all of the musical and performing events around town, but sadly none of these are currently being held. I look forward to the future when we can all enjoy musical events together again.

In parting, I again want to thank all of my clients for your continued support and understanding as we work through these times together. Music is a special gift to all of us, and I thank you all for continuing to make music an important part of your life!