May 22nd, 2020

 

Hi everyone!

 

I am so thankful for all of my studio families for sticking with me for the remainder of the Spring Semester! Despite going completely online after spring break, everyone kept going with lessons, practice, and we even pulled off a last-minute Zoom solo-recital :D Many students also sent me videos of their polished pieces, which I am working on compiling onto a DVD for the individual families to have as a keepsake for this semester. 

My first block of summer lessons will start next week, and will continue to be all-online for the next three weeks. This block of lessons is completely full! (Seriously, I will be teaching literally non-stop from 11:30am until 5:30pm on the three days I have opened up for lessons!) If you didn't get signed up in-time for the first block, I now have registration open for the second block of lessons from June 22nd through July 8th... and assuming there are no surges in Coronavirus cases before then, I will even have the option open for families to come in-person for private lessons during that block. (With some precautions of course!) Click HERE to sign up for the second block of lessons. :)

At some point over the summer, I would like to host an outdoor jam (weather permitting) where we can safely play some tunes together as a group in a relaxed, pressure-free setting. For the last couple of years, we were doing monthly potluck/jams hosted by various families, and many of you even offered to host at your homes! Unfortunately, the monthly jams got put on hold, and that may remain the case again in the fall (or maybe not?) There is a lot to consider, and lots of things that could change at any moment, but with everyone itching to see each other and wanting to play music with their friends, I'd like to start thinking of ways we can safely do that at some point.

One last note: I have lots of supplies here at my studio that I would be happy to sell and deliver to anyone that needs them. I have lots of pre-twinkle supplies (like the foamalins, foot charts, and the Bunny Books.) Plus at least a copy or two of all of the Suzuki and Fiddle Books! Let me know what you need, and I will let you know what I paid for them. I am not looking to make a profit, I merely want to ensure all of my students have what they need to keep playing their instrument fun and functional :)

I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the summer, and is staying safe through these very strange times. Again, thank you all for being so supportive of my studio and for putting in the extra work to move to online learning. Your dedication really showed in the amount of growth all my students showed throughout the rest of the Spring Semester! I hope everyone will keep up the hard work this summer, so when it is safe for us to all play together as a group again, we'll all have lots of new skills to use! Happy fiddling, everyone :D

Amanda

 

Upcoming Events

May25

Online Summer Intensive (Block 1) **FULL**

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Jun22

Summer Intensive (Block 2)

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Three weeks of in person and/or online lessons

Reduced Summer Rates: $40 per private lesson/$15 per ZOOM group class