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!

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