Monday, September 30, 2013

October Newsletter 2013

Hi there my favorite piano people!

Everyone is doing pretty darn great so far. I am so excited about it. We are having a lot of fun!

Just a reminder, payment is due by the 10th of each month. After that a $10 late fee is applied to the balance.

Please start looking for 1 Christmas (or anything winter themed) song for recital. As usual, I will pick the second recital song. That will be happening this month so please watch for sheet music coming home. Try to help your student keep track of it so we don't have any weeks where we are missing our music.

I am tentatively looking at December 16th at our recital date. This isn't set in stone, but keep this date open for now.

I always follow the local school district calendar for closures. It looks like there is no school on October 4th and October 18th for K-8, both are a Friday. As per my policy, unless I hear from you 1 week in advance, I will plan on NOT teaching your lesson that day. Please text (227 3200) or email or call me in advance if you are coming. I am not able to do different times for lessons on these days, but I am happy to teach at the usual time.

Looking ahead to November, school is not in session November 22 (Friday) or on November 27-29 (Wed, Thurs, Friday) If you are planning to have lessons on any of those days, please let me know 1 week in advance. I will remind you of this again next month!

We are reaching colder weather and that dreaded cold and flu season. Please be mindful of when your kids are sick and if they are contagious, let me know so I can clean the keys more then I usually do or even keep them home. If your student is healthy, make sure they wash their hands when they are done with piano. A lot of little fingers play in a day and I am hoping we can prevent passing colds around this year. I clean my piano at the end of the day, but I often don't have a chance between students.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to holler at me. You are also always welcome to sit in on your kiddo's lesson. This can be great for a student who is struggling at home because you can see and hear what is going on at lesson that maybe isn't being done at home. It also helps a student who is doing great because they can show off a little for you. If you have time occasionally I hope you will sit in!

That should cover it for this month. My students are a joy, thank you for letting me teach them!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Summer and Fall Piano Schedule Openings

Update July: The only times left are what is listed below. I am unable to add more times currently. Thank you.

Update 5/9: I know the afternoon times are disappearing fast! If you need something later in the day and all the afternoon times are taken you can check with me and I may be able to add an evening spot for you on some days.

Update 4/30: I am crossing out times as they are taken. When a day fills to the capacity I am comfortable with I will remove all the open times left on that day. Call, text or email if you have a question!

Hi there! Since the google calendar was a bit of a pain for a lot of you, I took the summer calendar and put it here for you to select a time from if you are doing summer lessons.

I also made the fall schedule, so you can tell me what time will work for you there! Now, I know some of you have more than 3 kids who will be taking lessons this fall. If you let me know quickly what day and time you want to start I can shift the other piano times accordingly. (If you look below you will understand what I'm saying.)

If any of these times do not work for you, just contact me asap and we can sort it out. I've tried to create the most consistent schedule I could just so I have a nice routine going, but I am flexible on some of it. The only thing I can't do is add lesson times on Tuesdays. I have other commitments that day.

If you have additional family members or friends interested in piano lessons, I will have some openings available to them this fall and possibly this summer.

Email, text or call me if you have any questions. I'd like to get the Summer and Fall schedules finalized in the next few weeks if possible. Thank you!

Summer Openings: FULL

Fall Schedule:

Monday: FULL




Friday, January 18, 2013

Piano Information 2013

Welcome back!

I will be opening the summer lesson schedule in March and the fall schedule in April. Current students and their families will be given preference and I will take students from the wait list after that. I will be expanding my studio back to the larger size this coming fall so you are welcome to refer friends again.

We'll be working on recital songs in March and the recital will be the end of May again.

Thanks for letting me teach your amazing kids! I sure do enjoy them!

Karate Information for 2013

This year Ed Kamoe will continue to teach Karate. Please email or call us for his information.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Welcome back to piano!

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!

I plan to resume regular lessons the first week or January and unless you have talked to me I am planning on your lesson running at the usual time.

My schedule is pretty tight this semester but I do have room for about 2 more students, particularly if they are students who could take class during regular school hours. My evenings and after school hours are pretty packed.

We will start looking for recital songs soon and I am working on another opportunity for performing, I'll let you know if that pans out.

See you soon!
Mrs. Tower

Friday, September 23, 2011

Special Homeschool ONLY Classes

We have put together a discount package just for families in our area who educate their children at home.
This began as an arrangement for student using the curriculum but we have decided we would like to expand it to students using all forms of home education.

It is pretty simple.

Homeschool families are welcome to attend classes on Thursdays for a discounted rate of $25 a month. (If there is more than one family member attending class it is $20 a month per family member).

This is only available for the Thursday sessions classes (The Monday class is for regular students).
Class times are 6-7pm for children (ages 5-12) and 7:15-8:15 for adults (ages 13 and up)

Children AND parents may take advantage of this opportunity.

The Childrens' class and the Adult class run on the regular times and there is a limit to how many students can fit in the classroom so this is a first come, first serve opportunity.

All families are welcome to attend a class to try it out first before committing to karate, please just call in advance so we know to expect you (call 227 3200).

All the regular policies and procedures apply (please read through the student handbook page on the blog website

We look forward to meetings more homeschool families and providing a service to them!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fall Piano information

I am so excited to see everyone!
I have looked over my calender and it looks like everyone has been placed into a piano time! Hooray!

I know I said I was not going to add anymore students, but I *might* be able to add a few students in the morning. The afternoons and evenings are completely books, but my 7am times are still open with the exception of a few days.

Classes will start the Tuesday AFTER Labor Day! Only a few more weeks and I can't wait to see all of your fantastic kiddos again!

Feel free to call, text or email if you have any questions.

Mrs. Tower