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

Monday, July 25, 2011

Funakoshi Class Calender

The Schedule until our grading in November will be available tonight at karate along with other important information such as:

Upper level student instructor calender

New student sign up forms

Fall sign ups for adults and children

The student handbook

See you at class!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Karate Openings for Fall

This fall we will only be accepting 15 students in the childrens' class and 10 students in the adults class.

At this time there are 6 positions filled for Fall (they have turned in their intent to take class this fall and registration form) in the childrens' class.

We have not opened the adult class for Fall yet. We are doing that today.

If you would like to register for Fall please contact us so we can send you the registration form and please ready the Funakoshi policies at the top of this page.

Thank you!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Piano Newsletter (with Recital and Summer/Fall enrollment) April/May 2011

Hey there! April got away from me before I could get the newsletter finished! Whew!

The recital is going to be May 23rd. I will once again hold 2 recitals so we have enough room for people and so we don't have to sit for a really long time.
I will send home a paper with your recital time in the next week or so.
It will be at the Rigby Library again.

If you don't mind, get me an approximate head count again so I have enough seats.

Everyone is doing great with their recital songs.

We will not have lessons the week of the 23rd, only the recital.

My summer times for piano are filling up quickly. I have been putting new people on a waiting list, but I need to open up to them soon. I know a few of you mentioned interest but haven't told me a time you want to have lessons yet.I still have Tuesday and Wednesday times available but Monday is completely full.

I also need to know who is returning for the Fall.
I will have registration forms available starting next week.
There is a nonrefundable $10 registration fee that is due by June 1st to hold your spot. In September I will apply that $10 to your first month of lessons.
If you have younger or older siblings you want to start in piano I will have room for them, but I need to know before June 1st which is when I open up my waiting list to fall lessons. I only planned for 15 students last year and ended up with 20 (and I adore each and every one of them!) but this fall I plan to stick to 20 students.

I'd also like to set up times when you register for Fall to make everyone's lives easier. This next year I will start at 3:00pm for lessons and will not hold lessons on Frid so I can use that as a make up day. I will also have times in the early morning and/or during the day for the busy and/or homeschooled student, but I'd like to limit that to Monday and Tuesday please.
If you have a time you would like to reserve for piano please let me know.

If you are not returning for the Fall I would appreciate knowing as soon as possible so I can open up your spot to the waitlist. I love all of my students, but I understand some of you are moving or just won't have time. Just let me know if you can please.

Have a great month (a busy one for sure)!

Please feel free to email or call me with any questions.

Summer Karate

Karate will continue to be held through the summer.

Kids class will be Monday at 6pm.

Adult Monday at 7pm.

Call 227 3200 with questions.

Enrolling in Piano for the Summer

I am opening to new students on May 1st for the summer session.

I have lesson times available on Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings.

If you enroll in summer lessons you do not have to join the waitlist for Fall lessons, you are automatically able to enroll in the Fall lessons.

Call 227 3200 with any questions.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Come Join Funakoshi Karate at the Fling!

We will be one of the booths at the 2nd Annual Baby Spring Fling on April 23rd from 10am-3pm.
We may do some karate demonstrations and there will be a chance to win 3 months of free karate lessons! This is a free family event with an Egg Hunt at 12:30 in the afternoon and Earth Day events all day long for your family.

Come out and see us!

Monday, January 10, 2011

karate and piano tuition due

Please remember it is due by the 10th of every month or you will incur a $10 late fee.

Happy 2011!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Karate dojo and times for 2011

We finally have a new home for karate!
It is on Main Street in Rigby close to the Jefferson Star office.
Call 227 3200 for details.

Because our new location has limited times available to us, we will have class on Mondays at the usual time only. This will NOT affect fees as students have always only been charged for 4 classes a month and the rest were essentially free to them. We will have Saturday morning make up classes a few times a month when needed, but they will rarely be necessary.

We want to GROW this year so we can affordably add more nights and classes to our line up. Please invite your friends and family to attend class with you.

Remember, dues are owed this week. Sensei will have invoices for all of you on Monday. If you are a new student you will need to sign the student handbook, registration form and waiver too.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Openings for Piano Students in 2011

Right now I am completely full, but I am willing to put people on my waitlist and if I have an opening I'll fill people in.

I am also putting together my summer and fall waitlist, but preference will go to my current students and their families.

I know a few people wanted to switch times around, I don't have a lot of wiggle room but if people tell me some times they want to move to maybe some students can trade.

I sent out a newsletter at the Christmas recital but if you didn't get it, let me know and I'll get you a copy. The February newsletter will be out in the next few weeks.

Thanks for letting me teach your kids, I just adore them!