Monday, September 13, 2010

September Newsletter Piano

Piano Newsletter September 2010
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Hi there! I can’t believe it is already the middle of September!
Things have gone well so far. I know some of you were here through the summer so this is just a simple time change for lessons, but for those who took the summer off and/or are new to my piano studio: Welcome (back)!
We are getting adjusted with books right now and reviewing things that may have been forgotten over the summer. If you haven’t had time, please pick up any of the books I have recommended asap. If you mention my name at Chesbros you *should* get a discount. It is kind of hit and miss with that discount, but try for it! I really need every student to have all their books because it affects how long the lessons run and what I can effectively teach if they don’t have all their books with them consistently. Some of you have bags for your piano books and I think that is just perfect for keeping them together, thank you!
Also on books, if you have a student who is more advanced or your student really wants some extra music to learn, I would love to add music they want to play to their lessons. I will help look for songs if they want, but you’ll need to order any music for them yourself. I really like Amazon and Sheetmusicplus for finding music at a lower cost.
Some of you have asked if I will be taking any more students this fall. The long and short of it is yes. I can take on 3 more students as this time. I wasn’t sure if my schedule would work, but it will, so I can take 3 more on without any problem. You are welcome to tell other families. Refer them to our website (listed above) for any questions or give them my number please.
Some important bookkeeping and record issues: I need your registration and signed paper telling me you read the student handbook. The registration page gives me all the contact info I need in case I need to get ahold of you and it is vital that all of you read the student handbook. All of my policies are listed there and a lot of questions I have been getting are answered on it. You can read it on our website (listed above). The registration page is there too, please just copy and paste into word and print it out. In regards to payments, if you pay cash please put it in an envelope with your student’s name so I know who it is for. That helps me stay organized. And please read the student handbook for policies on payments.
Finally, on lesson time. I know some of you want to shift around a bit now that you have a better feel for your schedule. Let me know if you want to do this and list some times that would work for you. There is a chance someone in one of times wants to do the same thing!
Thanks for letting me teach your kiddos. I love getting to know each one of them.
Kimber Tower
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