December 27th, 2017

   As the year comes to an end, so does my maternity leave. I've enjoyed having these last three months to focus on being a mom, but am very excited to get teaching again. I'm happy to see some new students signing up for lessons, and am also looking forward to seeing some returning students (including a couple from a few years ago!) I'm lucky to have both sets of Martin's Grandparents around to watch the baby while I'm teaching. I'm sure it won't be long before Martin is practicing his "Huckleberry Stop Stops" along with the group! ;-)

   I still have plenty of space available for Winter Intensives starting next week! The Private Lesson Winter Intensive is January 2nd – 5th, and the Group Lesson Winter Intensive is January 9th – 12th. Private lessons will be held at my home in the Sand Lake neighborhood, and the Group Lessons will be held at my parents' house in South Anchorage. You can sign up for these intensives by going to the Register page of my website. These intensives are a great opportunity for new students to try out lessons before committing to the full spring semester, or for returning students to get a brush-up on their technique after my long maternity leave. The last day of the Group Lesson Winter Intensive will also double as a rehearsal for our performance at the Anchorage Folk Festival.

   Students who know “Boil Em Cabbage Down” are invited to perform in our set at the Anchorage Folk Festival at 4:15 on January 27th. Rehearsals for this performance will be on January 12th (the last day of the Group Lesson Intensive), January 22nd (the first Group Lesson of the spring semester), and backstage the day of the performance. Just like our last couple of performances, I know a lot of families won't be able to attend all of these rehearsals, but I would like to make it a requirement to attend at least one of these rehearsals to participate in the set. If you'd like to get a head-start on practicing for this performance, you can head to the Practice Tools page for sheet music, practice recordings, and videos! 

   The official Spring Semester will not start until January 22nd. (This will be our first Group Lesson “orientation,” as well as a rehearsal for our Anchorage Folk Festival Set.) The semester will include 15 weeks of lessons through May 25th. Just like last Spring, private lessons will be held at my home in the Sand Lake area, and group lessons will be held at the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Airport Heights. For the full semester schedule, including group lessons, performances, and recitals, go to the Semester at a Glance page of my website. (This is subject to change, so make sure you check in regularly for updates.) You can sign up for the full Spring Semester by going to the Register page of my website. Registration is due on January 12th.

   I've made quite a few changes over the past few semesters as my studio has grown, so even if you've read through my studio policies in the past, please make sure you read through the most up-to-date version before signing up for 2018 lessons as I've added some new information. I've also added a new FAQ page to help keep everyone on the same page about what to expect.

   As always, please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I'm looking forward to starting up lessons again next week. Until then, I hope everyone enjoys the rest of 2017 and has a safe and fun New Year! 

Amanda

Upcoming Events

Previous events

Jan12

Registration due for 2018 Lessons!

Online registration for 2018 Lessons will be posted at amandakerrmusic.com/register on November 1st and is due on January 12th. The 2018 Spring Semester will include 15 weeks of lessons from Jan. 22nd - May 25th.

Jan9

Winter Group Lesson Intensive

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Amanda's Parents' House

Includes four days in a row of afternoon group lessons. This is a great option for returning students who would like to perform in our stage set at the Folk Festival in mid January. Registration will be posted at amandakerrmusic.com/register on November 1st and is due on December 22nd.

Jan2

Winter Private Lesson Intensive

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Amanda's House

Includes four days in a row of afternoon private lessons. This is a great option for new students who would like to try a week of lessons before signing up for the full Spring Semester! It's also a great option for returning students who would like to perform in our stage set at the Folk Festival in mid January. Registration will be posted at amandakerrmusic.com/register on November 1st and is due on December 22nd.

Dec22

Registration due for Winter Lesson Intensives!

Online registration for the two Winter Lesson Intensives will be posted at amandakerrmusic.com/register on November 1st and is due on December 22nd. The Private Lesson Intensive will be Jan. 2nd - 5th and the Group Lesson Intensive will be Jan. 9th - 12th.

Nov1

Online registration available for Winter Intensives

Online registration will be available on November 1st at amandakerrmusic.com for the two Winter Lesson Intensives. Registration is due on December 22nd! The Private Lesson Intensive will be Jan. 2nd - 5th, and the Group Lesson Intensive will be Jan. 9th - 12th.

Nov1

Online registration available for 2018 lessons

Online registration will be available on November 1st for the 2018 Spring Semester. Registration is due on January 12th! Spring Semester lessons will include 15 weeks of lessons from January 22nd through May 25th.

Sep1

Rehearsal for Student State Fair Performance

TBA

Aug28

Amanda Kerr & Dan Booth perform at Crow Creek Mine's Monday Night Salmon Bake

Girdwood, AK