December 2020 

Studio Christmas Song on Facebook!

B sharp Music Newsletter – December 2020 

Merry Christmas!

What a year it’s been.  Although there have been many challenges and things haven’t turned out like we planned, we still have much to be thankful for and to celebrate.  I am so very thankful for all of you in my life and I’m nothing short of blessed to have the honor of helping you on your musical journey.  My cup overflows.

I was hoping to not have to cancel our Christmas Recital Party, but we are going to have to take it off the calendar.  I know it’s difficult to keep making plans and having them cancelled, but I don’t see how we can pull the party off safely right now.

However…..I do have another plan that won’t get cancelled!  I’m going to make a mini-movie collage to post on Facebook of our students singing a Christmas song! I think the song, We Need A Little Christmas is very appropriate right now!  I’m putting in a link below for a YouTube karaoke version of the song with lyrics.  I can give you sheet music or lyrics at your lesson this week if you want them. If you want to participate, take a video of yourself singing along with the karaoke in the background.  You can stand in front of your Christmas tree, or outside (maybe it will snow soon!), you can sing with your family or alone, whatever you want!  I’ll take all the videos you send to me and I’ll smoosh them all into one movie clip. Important: I need your permission to post the movie on the B sharp Music Studio page on Facebook. If you don’t want to be on Facebook, you can bow out of this project and I’ll totally understand. Deadline to submit your video to me is Friday, December 18th.  Send to bsharpvocals@gmail.com.  Start practicing!


Stay healthy: Please remember if you are sick, even with a little cold, you must stay home.  It is important for families to know that they are attending lessons in an environment that is as safe as possible for the health of the entire family.

Cancellations:  Since we must be so strict about staying home if you’re sick, I am relaxing my usual 24-hour notice for cancellations when you’re sick.  There will be no charge for late cancellations UNLESS someone repeatedly cancels at the last minute.  If I find that there is an issue with that, I will address the situation with that student.  Otherwise, I ask that you be respectful of my schedule and just let me know as soon as possible if you can’t make it due to illness.  I am still enforcing the no-show policy of charging for a lesson that you don’t cancel and don’t show up.

Website: I want to update photos on my website and would love to have new pics of students in lessons/performing at our recitals.  If you would be willing to allow me to share your beautiful faces on my website, please let me know!

HOUSEKEEPING: If it’s a Snow Day for the public schools, it will be a Snow Day for the studio with no charge.  I’ll be sure and text you to confirm so that you don’t show up that day. 

December 1st  – 30th  :  Stay safe and positive and make music! Set goals.  Practice every day.  Be kind to each other.
December 18th: Deadline to submit video of We Need A Little Christmas
December 21st  – January 3rd  :  Studio closed.  Merry Christmas!

Remember:  You can do anything, but you can’t do everything, so do what matters.  Now, go practice.