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May 1st, 2016
     Thank you so much to everyone that has helped me get back on my feet in Anchorage. There are still two more weeks of private lessons left this semester, and one more group class. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at all of the camps, festivals, and intensives this summer. Make sure you take a look at the schedule page for a full list of everything :)

     I have blocked of the week of May 16th through the 20th for students that need to make up lessons. These are being scheduled on a first come first serve basis, so please let me know ASAP if you would like to schedule a make-up lesson so I can write you in!

     I have four Summer Intensives scheduled on the weeks that I won't be doing camps or gigs. Each intensive includes four days of private lessons and then one group class. This is a great way to stay caught up on progress, since I won't be on my regular teaching schedule. Intensives are open to both current and new students. Spots are filling up quick, so make sure you get signed up early. 

     As many of my past students may have noticed, I have officially made Suzuki Method my main way of teaching in my studio. All of my students still learn a large variety of fiddling styles (bluegrass, Irish, jazz, and more), but by having all of my students practice the technique applied to the pieces in the Suzuki repertoire, I am watching my students play  both genres with comfortable posture, and beautiful tone. 

     As you make plans for your family over the summer, I hope everyone will consider participating in some of Alaska's music camps. In addition to taking private lessons, it is essential for children to observe other children learn and to learn to play together with other musicians. Meeting other young musicians can be incredibly inspiring. Many of the  young musicians I met at camps when I was a little girl have remained friends with me throughout my life. Anchorage and Fairbanks both have great Suzuki Institutes for children of all ages. I will be teaching at a number of the Bluegrass Camps for Kids around the state. (Most Bluegrass camps are for ages 8 and up, but a few are for ages 6 and up.) The other great camp that I highly recommend in Anchorage is the Alaska City Folk Arts Camp for ages 8 and up. Many of these camps fill up quickly, so make sure you mark your calendars and register as soon as possible!

     I have a rough draft posted of the fall semester on the schedule page of my website. With a bigger group of kids starting up, I will likely be doing group classes in a bigger space. (I'm looking at a few different churches that have nice acoustics and a piano we can use.) I am changing the group class day to Saturdays in hopes that some of my Seward students can participate when they occasionally pass through town. For all of my Anchorage students, please note that group classes are mandatory and will be included into your registration. The benefits of participating in regular group classes are exponential, so please mark these dates down into your calendar now, and make them a priority in your schedule. Registration for the fall semester will be available online on August 1st.

     As always, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or requests. Have a great summer, everyone! :D 


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