February 1st, 2023

February News

Hello everyone! We’re now in the swing of lessons for our 2023 Spring Semester. It’s been great seeing everyone back after the holidays and getting to know the new students. Here are some important reminders for this month as well as looking forward to the rest of the Spring Semester.

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 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, 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 Theatre will be performing “The Great Leap” February 17th – March 5th. Visit their website for tickets and more information, www.ptalaska.org.

Theater at Latitude 58 will be holding auditions for “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” Feb. 10 for ages 12 through adults with performances in April. See their Facebook page for more information!

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

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.

Music Around Town:

December 1st, 2022

December News

Happy Holidays!! We are now finishing up our 2022 Fall Semester here at NSMA and we’ve got a busy three weeks ahead of us! Below are some very important reminders for this fall and looking ahead to Spring 2023.

2022 Winter Holiday Recital: Our next recital will be held on Saturday December 17th 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. 

Winter Break – CHANGE OF DATES: There will be no lessons during Winter Break Friday Dec. 23 through Monday Jan. 9th (PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE!!). 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.

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.

Music Around Town:

Juneau Dance Theater will be performing “The Nutcracker” 12/2-4, tickets and more information are available on their website www.juneaudance.org.

Theatre In the Rough will be performing “The Witch” 11/18-12/11, tickets and more information are available on their website www.theatreintherough.org.

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

November 1st, 2022

November News

Hello everyone! We are more than halfway through the 2022 Fall Semester here at NSMA and we’ve now had our first in-person recital since December 2019 – congratulations to all of the performers, you all did a wonderful job!! Below are some important reminders for the rest of the semester.

2022 Winter Holiday Recital: Our next recital will be held on Saturday December 17th 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. 

Thanksgiving: We will not be having lessons on Thursday Nov. 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will have lessons the rest of that week as normal, please let me know of any travel plans as the normal cancelation will still apply for all other dates.

Winter Break – CHANGE OF DATES: There will be no lessons during Winter Break Friday Dec. 23 through Monday Jan. 9th (PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE!!). Lessons will resume as normal with the same schedule as in the fall on TUESDAY January 10th.

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 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:

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

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!!