September 1st, 2017

September News

Hello everyone! We are officially on break here at NSMA for the months of September and October. Lessons will resume with our same fall schedule on November 4th. I will be checking in with everyone at the end of this month/beginning of October to see how everyone is progressing with their assignments and Winter Holiday Recital songs. If you have any questions regarding lessons, scheduling, practicing, or the recital, please don’t hesitate to email me at any time. I will be doing my best to respond to emails within 24-48 hours during this time. Below are a few reminders:

Return to Lessons: We will return to lessons on Saturday November 4th with the same schedule we started in August. If you are going to be traveling at all in November/December, please let me know ASAP and I will get that marked on my schedule. The normal cancelation policy will still apply (please see Studio Policies for details). Please have these dates marked on your calendars!!

November Invoices: November invoices will be sent out on October 20th. Tuition is due the first lesson of every month with a grace period until the 10th of the month, there is a $25.00 late fee for tuition received after the 10th of the month. Please send a check with students to lessons, send a check in the mail, or you can use the secure white drop box attached to the mailbox post to drop off payments at any time.

Thanksgiving Week: We WILL be having lessons the week of Thanksgiving, including the weekends prior to and after Thanksgiving Thursday. Again, if you plan on missing a lesson during that time, please let me know and the normal cancelation policy will still apply. Please have these dates marked on your calendars!!

Winter Holiday Recital: We will be having the first recital of our 2017/18 school year with our Winter Holiday Recital on Sunday Dec. 17 at 3:00pm at Aldersgate Church. All students should have received recital song(s) to practice over my maternity leave, please contact me asap if you have any questions about the recital song selection. Recital registration papers will be handed out in lessons the first week of November. Please have these dates marked on your calendars!!

Winter Break: We will have NO LESSONS Thursday Dec. 21 – Sunday Jan. 7. Lessons will resume with the same schedule as in the fall on Monday Jan. 8. Please have these dates marked on your calendars!!

New Students for the Fall Semester: I am currently fully booked for when I return to lessons in November. I do have a wait list started for the remainder of the fall semester, so if you are interested in lessons please contact me for more information on how to be put on the wait list for when I have openings in my schedule.

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August 1st, 2017

August News

Hello everyone! Welcome to fall lessons here at NSMA, albeit a little earlier than we normally start the fall semester! I am looking forward to seeing everyone back to lessons this month. As you know, I am expecting my second child on Aug. 30 and will be taking two months maternity leave this fall, so we have a lot of things that will be different from our normal fall semester this year. Please read through the information carefully and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have!

Fall Update Letter: I will be handing out a Fall Update Letter this week to all students. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY as it contains very important information for this fall (information on: maternity leave, all 2017/18 recital dates, which holidays we have lessons and which we don’t, Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks). I will also be emailing it to all clients and it is posted on my website under the Current Students/Documents tabs. Please contact me asap with any questions regarding the information in the letter.

Maternity Leave: I am expecting to take my maternity leave Sept. 1 – Nov. 3. Please see the Fall Update Letter for more information.

Fall Scheduling: If you have any issues with your current assigned day/time for you/your student’s lessons, please contact me ASAP to inquire about alternative scheduling arrangements. I cannot guarantee that I will be able to make changes, but I will do my best.

Fall Business Hours: Sat/Sun 12:00-7:00pm, Mon/Tue 12:00-7:00pm, Wed 2:00-7:00pm. Closed Thur/Fri. Please do not come up to the house during non-business hours. All hours are posted on the front door. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Tuition Payment Reminder: Tuition Payments are due 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 your payment downstairs in the studio with your student at lesson, send the payment in the mail or you can drop it off anytime in the secure white drop box attached to the mailbox. Please do not come up to the house to drop off payment if it is not during your student’s lesson time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

New Students for the Fall Semester: I have very limited openings for new students for the 2017 Fall Semester and expect to be fully booked by the end of the first week of this month. If you are interested in signing up for lessons, please contact me immediately to inquire about lesson time availability. I will also have a wait list started for the fall semester so in the event I am unable to get new students in for lessons, I can put them on the wait list for when I have openings in my schedule.

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July 1st, 2017

July News

Hello everyone! We’re now halfway through the 2017 Summer Semester here at NSMA, time is just flying by! I am certainly enjoying the summer so far and I hope everyone else is, too. Below are some important updates and reminders for this month.

2017 Fall Semester: All continuing students should now be registered for the 2017 Fall Semester. If you have not yet registered you/your student, please contact me ASAP.

New Students for the Fall Semester: I have limited openings for new students for the 2017 Fall Semester and expect to be fully booked by the end of the first week of this month. If you are interested in signing up for lessons, please contact me immediately to inquire about lesson time availability. I will also have a wait list started for the fall semester so in the event I am unable to get new students in for lessons, I can put them on the wait list for when I have openings in my schedule.

Fall Semester: The 2017 Fall Semester starts Tuesday August 1st. We will have no lessons September 1 – November 3 during my maternity leave. Lessons will resume with the same fall schedule on Saturday November 4.

YES To Lessons: We have lessons on ALL one-day holidays, including the evening of July 3rd (no lessons on the 4th as it is not a normal lesson day). Please let me know as soon as possible if you/your student will miss any lessons this month, the normal summer cancelation policy will apply.

Summer Business Hours: Saturday 1:30-6:00pm, Sunday 12:30-7:00pm, Monday 12:00-7:00pm, closed all other days.

Tuition Payment Reminder: Tuition Payments are due 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 your payment downstairs in the studio with your student at lesson, send the payment in the mail or you can drop it off anytime in the secure white drop box attached to the mailbox. Please do not come up to the house to drop off payment if it is not during your student’s lesson time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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June 1st, 2017

June News

Hello everyone! Welcome to summer here at NSMA, it was a wonderful end of the school year which was capped off with our annual Spring Recital. I’m so proud of all who performed!! We’ve got two months of a slower summer schedule before the Fall Semester begins in August, I hope all of us are able to get out and enjoy ourselves this summer. Here are a few important reminders for this month:

Summer Semester: The 2017 Summer Semester runs May 27 – July 31. Summer students – please let me know ASAP if you are going to miss any lessons in June or July (please see the summer cancelation policy for more information).

New Summer Students: If you are interested in summer lessons, I have only a few more spots available in my schedule. Please contact me for more information at megan.e.felts@gmail.com.

Fall Semester: The 2017 Fall Semester starts Tuesday August 1st. We will have no lessons September 1 – November 3 during my maternity leave. Lessons will resume at the same fall schedule on Saturday November 4.

Continuing Students Fall Registration: Registration is now OPEN for continuing students for the 2017 Fall Semester. Registration for continuing students ENDS JUNE 30, so please make sure you get your lesson day/time requests in to me sooner rather than later to ensure that you/your student has a guaranteed spot in my fall schedule!!

Fall Registration for New Students: I currently have a wait list for incoming new students for the 2017 Fall Semester. If you are interested in starting lessons in the fall, contact me ASAP for more information on how to get on the list. I expect to be completely full for the fall by the first week of July.

Summer Business Hours: Saturday 1:30-6:00pm, Sunday 12:30-7:00pm, Monday 12:00-7:00pm, closed all other days.

YES to Lessons: This is your friendly reminder that we DO have lessons on all one-day holidays, which includes Father’s Day on Sunday June 18. If you/your student is going to miss lessons on that day, please let me know as soon as possible, and the regular summer cancelation policy does still apply.

Tuition Payment Reminder: Tuition Payments are due 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 your payment downstairs in the studio with your student at lesson, send the payment in the mail or you can drop it off anytime in the secure white drop box attached to the mailbox. Please do not come up to the house to drop off payment if it is not during your student’s lesson time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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May 1st, 2017

May News

Hello everyone! We’re down to the last few weeks of our Spring Semester here at NSMA, and I can tell you, I’m excited for summer!! We have a busy three weeks until our final recital of the school year, our annual Spring Recital, so here are some very important reminders.

Spring Recital: Our annual Spring Recital will be held Sunday May 21st at 3:00pm at Aldersgate Church. All students participating should now be registered for the recital (the $10.00 participation fee will be on your May invoice). All other students, friends and family are welcome to come watch the recital at no cost! Please contact me with any questions you might have.

YES to Lessons: This is your final reminder for the Spring Semester that we DO have lessons on ALL one-day holidays! That does include Sunday 5/14 (Mother’s Day) as it is the final Sunday lesson before our recital.

End of Spring Semester: Saturday 5/20 will be the last day of lessons for the Spring Semester.

Beginning of Summer Semester: Saturday 5/27 will be the first day of lessons for the Summer Semester.

Summer Lessons: All current students wishing to participate in summer lessons should now be registered! I will be sending out confirmation emails this week to confirm you/your student’s lesson day/time. Please make sure you respond to that email!!

Fall Semester Registration: Fall 2017 Registration will be open for continuing students June 1st and be open through June 3oth. ALL CONTINUING STUDENTS (REGARDLESS OF TAKING SUMMER LESSONS OR NOT) MUST BE REGISTERED BY JUNE 30TH TO BE GUARANTEED A SPOT IN MY FALL SEMESTER. Current students will be given the Fall Registration paperwork in lessons the last week of the Spring Semester.

Beginning of Fall Semester: Fall 2017 will begin TUESDAY AUGUST 1ST. Please see Fall Registration documents or contact me for more information.

New Students: If you are a potential new student and are interested in lessons, I will have space available for new students for the Summer Semester. I do have a wait list started for the Fall Semester, please contact me at megan.e.felts@gmail.com for more information on NSMA and how to sign up for lessons or for the wait list.

Spring Business Hours: Sat/Sun 12:00-7:00, Mon 1:00-7:00, Tue/Wed 2:00-7:00, closed Thur/Fri. Hours are posted on the front door, please do not come up to the house if it is not during the posted business hours.

Tuition Payment Reminder: Tuition Payments are due 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 your payment downstairs in the studio with your student at lesson, send the payment in the mail or you can drop it off anytime in the secure white drop box attached to the mailbox. Please do not come up to the house to drop off payment if it is not during your student’s lesson time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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