Monday, February 26, 2018

Spring Updates - Sonata Festival Winners - Cancun!

Spring Updates!

  • Spring Tuition is Due at FaithSlaker Music March 1: Invoices to follow.
  • An updated swap list has been posted for the spring term. Please always let me know if you are arranging a swap.
  • No Lessons April 27 - May 4. I'll be teaching in Mexico that week!
  • Please let me know ASAP what your travel plans may be for spring break, if you are going to miss lessons. I try to accommodate spring break whenever I can. Reminder - one makeup lessons is offered per term.
Congratulations to Diego Carrasco, Declan Flaherty, Martina Bianchi, and Whitney Thomas on silver medals in the recent Chicago Area Sonata Festival! Congratulations to Anna Shao on a gold medal in the same event! Good work!
Suzuki pianists - join me in Cancun May 1-5, 2019 for the first ever Suzuki Convention of the Americas! Pianists must audition to participate in masterclasses and the concerts. Speak to me, or click here for more details.
'Music is an invaluable resource when it comes to children's mental health – and yet it's under attack.' See article.
The Steinway Gallery has opened a new boutique shop on Oak Street. It will be open through the end of March and I'm thinking of scheduling a demo there for my Suzuki group classes on a Saturday that month. Please let me know if you would be interested in an event tailored for your child at the Steinway Gallery in lieu of regular group class one week!
As many of you know, I am working on becoming a Certified Suzuki Piano Teacher trainer for North, Central, and South America. This is an enormous undertaking, and I'm hoping to make a bulk of the progress on the application this term. I am no longer teaching on Fridays in order to devote the necessary time to this project. I will be working on capturing some of our best lesson-moments on video (including your attentive presence in lesson) and really appreciate your help with this. If, for any reason, you do NOT want your child on video (this is used for educational purposes only), please let me know! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
  • April 8: Deadline to Register for Roberta Savler, advanced level competition in Chicago.
  • April 29: Roberta Savler Competition.
  • April 27 - May 4: No lessons, I'll be teaching in Mexico!
  • May 20/21: IMA Contest 
  • May 24 - 28: Suzuki Association Conference, Minneapolis - no lessons.

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