B sharp Music Newsletter – October 2020 

How is it possible that we are in October? Happy Fall!

Welcome new students Kynlie W, Kate M, Scott W, Evelyn W, Amy W! 

I apologize for this newsletter being a little late.  I’ve had an unexpected change for our recital venue and wanted to wait until I got confirmation about the new location.  The Cd’A library is suspending all activities in the Community Room for the month of October.  Our recital will be held in the multi-purpose room at Canvas Church in Cd’A located at 2200 N 7th St (off Best Avenue).  The recital times of 11:00 and 1:00 remain the same. Recital and accompaniment fees are due if you haven’t paid them. 

I know it’s early……but……we have a Christmas Recital scheduled! Thursday, December 10th, 6-8pm at Dreams Are Forever Event Center on Government Way. More info to come, but keep in mind that this is a smaller venue and there are LIMITED performer spaces available!  Sign up to grab your spot now!  Song selections/fees aren’t due until Nov 10th.

Own your progress – Whether you are a singer, pianist, guitarist, or a combination of those, I want to help you take charge of your own progress.  We often talk about goals and what you want to get out of your lessons.  I can teach you in the studio, but you are responsible for putting in the time during the week if you want to see progress.  Let’s brainstorm on ways for you to be able to do that consistently. Be prepared to tell me one or two goals that you have as a musician and let’s make it happen!

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.

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!

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. Remember, I also offer Lesson Sharing! If you can’t make your lesson, you can “give” your spot to a sibling or friend that day!

HOUSEKEEPING: I will be putting this in each newsletter as long as it’s warm since I get new students all the time. 

Although the studio is technically a commercial location because of the business, it is still my home and I need to add a couple “rules”.  In the backyard, there is a large water feature.  PLEASE don’t stand on the rocks or dip anything into the water.  I don’t want you to get hurt and there are chemicals in the water to keep it clean.  You are welcome to enjoy it with your eyes and ears. I don’t mind at all if you want to sit on the patio while you are waiting for your lesson.

I must also ask that you not bring your animals to your lesson.  Some of my students have animal allergies. Also, although I have a yard, my landscaping is not set up for animals and we aren’t fond of picking up animal waste.  Thank you for understanding.


IMPORTANT DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
October 1st – 31st :  Stay safe and positive and make music! Set goals.  Practice every day.  Be kind to each other.
October 1st:  Studio closed.  Teri’s birthday weekend!
October 17th :  Fall recital at Canvas Church, two separate performances 11:00 and 1:00.  Free to attend!

Remember:  The world doesn’t need perfect singers and musicians.  The world needs authentic people to tell stories through music.


Blessings,

Teri

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 17, 2020 (Saturday), 11:00 am:-1:30 pm

Fall Recital

Canvas Church, 2200 N 7th St., Cd'A

Join us for our annual Fall Recital! Pianist, Guitarists, and Singers! Free!