September Piano/Voice Newsletter

Welcome to Piano and Voice lessons this fall! Our fall lessons begin the week of August 26th. Letters and lesson information for returning students were mailed on  Monday. You should receive them soon. Complete and return next week the signed policy form, the registration form, group lesson (if enclosed), and AIM registration (if enclosed) mailed to you.
Attached is September’s newsletter which includes important upcoming schedule and event information. Read everything carefully and add the Calendar of Event dates to family calendars.
DuPage PADS fundraiser dates are Aug. 26-Oct. 5th. This is the only time I request time information be added next to parent’s initials in the boxes on practice sheets. The times listed are compiled and multiplied at 3 cents a minute. This total makes up a large part of our donation.
There are no lessons Monday, Sept. 2nd to celebrate Labor Day.
Hope everyone is having a smooth start to the school year.
Best wishes and see you next week!
Mrs. Lindsay
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REMINDER: Summer Break August 5-25

There are no lessons August 5-25 for summer lesson break. Fall lessons resume the week of August 26th. Try the “Keep Practicing During Summer Vacation” for some excellent practicing hints. Ask your parents to initial practice sheets. Watch your postal mail for fall lesson information!

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Reminder: No Lessons 7/24 & 7/25

There are no lessons Wednesday, July 24 & Thursday, July 25th so I can participate in National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Wednesday student’s last summer lesson is Wednesday, July 31st. Thursday student’s last summer lesson is Thursday, August 1st. Summer break is Mon. August 5 – Sun. August 25 as previously announced for all students. Thank you!

August Piano & Voice Newsletter

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Included in this issue is:
1) A list of upcoming lesson holidays for August 2019 – August 2020. If you are aware of any absences during this time period please let me know. The next lesson break is August 5 – 25, 2019.
2) Fall lesson information will be mailed the week of August 12th. This includes updated
policy and registration forms; group lesson schedule requests and information about our fall PADS fundraiser.
3) AIM Theory Exams are Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 and AIM Performance Exams are Saturday, March 7, 2020.
4) Our tentative spring concert date is Sunday, March 22, 2020, with a practice scheduled the afternoon of Saturday, March 21st. Dates are pending facility availability.
5) Congratulations to Nathan L. who achieved 400 Days of continuous piano practice. His name will appear in September’s “Piano Explorer” magazine.

Piano & Voice Tentative 2020 Concert Dates

Our Spring 2020 Concerts are tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd at 1:30 and 3:00 pm with Saturday, March 21 Practice Run-Through (scheduled in 5-minute intervals) from 1:00-4:00 pm. Both will be held at Lombard Bible Church, 111 W. Park Avenue, Lombard; and dates are pending facility availability.

Lesson Holidays August 2019-August 2020

2019
Aug. 5-24          Summer Vacation
Sept. 2               Labor Day Holiday
Oct. 31              Halloween Holiday
Nov. 16              Achievement in Music Theory Exams – No Lessons
Nov. 20-23        Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 23-Jan.4    Christmas Holiday

2020
Mar. 7                 Achievement in Music Performance Exams – No Lessons
Mar.30-Apr.4    Spring Break
Apr. 10-12         Easter Weekend
May 22-25         Memorial Day Weekend
June 29-July4   Independence Day Holiday
Aug. 5-22           Summer Vacation