April-May Calendar and Events

Wrap-up Weeks
There will be 3-4 weeks of lessons after the recital (depending on which recital you are in). We started doing this several years ago because it is so nice to talk with the students right after the recital. We also do a review of all the things they have learned, plan for what they would like to do for their Summer lessons, and record their recital pieces if they would like...and then the final week is...

Games Week!!!
The last week of lessons during the schoolyear will be the week of May 14th. This is our "Games Week." Parents and siblings are invited in to play music games and have some fun together!! It is a blast!!

Studio Closed
The studio will be closed the weeks of May 21st, May 28th and June 4th. We let you enjoy those last few weeks of school and all the wonderful outside activities the warmer weather brings!! And we get some vacation time as well as time to tidy up the studio and organize the Summer schedule.

Summer Lessons

For the Summer schedule we keep everyone at their current lesson time unless you let us know you would like to change times/days. We also open up some mornings for lessons so scheduling is more flexible and you can have evenings with family!

In the Summer we are open for 11 weeks (the week of June 11th - the week of August 20th), and you pick 8 weeks for your lessons. That way you can schedule around camps, etc. If 8 half hour lessons does not fit your schedule, you can plan on 4 hour lessons, or any combination of lessons that adds up to 8 half hours. Makeup time is available on Friday mornings in the summer.

Summer is the time where our students really connect with music! After 9 months of us teachers telling them what to do, now the students get to tell us what they would like to do! Trying a new instrument, composing, Garage Band projects, recording projects, preparing a family recital and playing out of "fun" books are just some of the possibilities. Our students use their creativity and self-expression as they work on compositions and projects, and they make new discoveries about music through learning new instruments. These personalized summer activities help remind our students that music is a part of them, and not just a set of symbols, rules and information. This re-connection to their "music within" helps students develop a stronger connection to the music on the page, and gives them lots of new ways to enjoy music!! We have so much fun!!

We do not save times in our Fall schedule for students who do not take lessons in the Summer. As full-time private music teachers this is our livelihood and we have to keep our schedule full or we would not be able to financially survive. Thank you for your understanding and support!