Fall Semester will include 15 weeks of private lessons and 6 group classes from September 3rd through December 23rd.

(Please read my most current STUDIO POLICIES and look over the SCHEDULE before registering)


Monthly Newsletter

August 16th, 2016

     Well, it's been a wonderful summer, and very refreshing to actually be living here rather than just visiting :) There are still a few events happening here and there before lessons start up in September. I'm playing a few sets at the Alaska State Fair with various Anchorage bands. Make sure to stop over to the Schedule page on my website to take a look at everything. Also, please be sure to check out some of the new music on the Learning Tools page. I've been posting new songs every few days, and hope to cover them all in the Saturday group classes this fall.

     There are just two weeks left to register for the fall semester. Families who register by August 29th get a discount on their tuition! The schedule will be put together once all of the forms are in. Please note that getting everyone a time that will work for their family (and mine) is like putting together a delicate puzzle. The more pieces you give me, the easier it will be. This is why I ask families to select at least 3-4 times that will work for their lesson time.

   This fall, group classes will be held downstairs in room 3 at the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Group classes are held two Saturdays per month from 11am until 1pm (arrival times may vary depending on age/level). Please note that group classes are mandatory and are included into your tuition (with the exception of Seward students and Adult students). For more information about why group classes are equally as important as individual lessons, please read page 5 of your Suzuki Violin Book 1 :)

   On September 3rd, I will be hosting a Fall semester kick-off party/orientation here at the house. I was originally going to have everyone arrive at 5pm, but with so many new students joining my studio this semester, I'm not sure I can host everyone here at once :-/ So, now I would like to plan on having "Twinkle Tots" (ages 5 and under) arrive at 4:00, "Twinkle Stars" (beginners ages 6 and up) arrive at 4:30, and "Twinkle Graduates" (that's everyone else) arrive at 5:00. All students except for "Twinkle Tots" should bring their violins for a short play-down. This will be your opportunity to meet with the other families in my studio and ask any questions about the fall semester. Healthy snacks will be provided!

     Private lessons will start up on September 5th. This is labor day, so if there are any conflicts with that day, please let me know ASAP so we can make arrangements around that. Everyone should try to plan on fitting in 15 private lessons, the 6 group classes, and the recital on December 17th this semester. If you register by August 29th, some of those lessons will be free :) There are also a few tentative events on the fall schedule that are not mandatory, but are lots of fun! Monthly jamming, Bluegrass Open Mic, Master Classes, and Seward Group Classes all still need to have some details worked out before they can happen. I will be sure to keep everyone in the loop if it comes together!

     Please don't hesitate to call, text, or email me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you might have. There are lots of new things happening this semester, and lots of new faces, so there will likely be many changes in the future. With that said, please enjoy the rest of the summer! I look forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks :D

Amanda Kerr

Upcoming Events


Fall Registration Due!

Amanda Kerr Music, Anchorage, AK

Online Registration will be available on my website on August 1st. Payment is due on the date of your first lesson.


Alaska State Fair FIDDLE CONTEST


Fall Semester Kick-Off Party & Orientation

Amanda Kerr Music

4:00 Twinkle Tots 4:30 Twinkle Stars (bring your violins!) 5:00 Twinkle Graduates (bring your violins!)

This will be our first opportunity for families to meet, ask questions, and get up-to-date information about the Fall semester! (Healthy snacks will be provided)


Fall Semester Begins!


High Lonesome Sound plays for Dancing Bears

Wendler Middle School

$12 at the door $10 for Dancing Bears Members $5 for first-time new-comer $5 for youth 12-17 FREE for kids under 12! (accompanied by a parent) :D