May 27th, 2024

     As we jump into summer, I am glowing from the smooth Spring Semester lessons and recitals. The amount of growth (both musically and physically) everyone made is astonishing and it really showed in our two recitals this year. I am taking a week to breath and reflect before we get our summer sessions going. If you haven't already, please take a look at the list of options for all of the lovely music camp options happening this summer.  

     Next week we are headed to the Anchorage Suzuki Institute where I will be teaching Music Mind Games, Fiddling, and Pre-Twinkle violin classes. The registration period for this already ended, but you may be able to get in last-minute by heading to

     I'm pretty excited to be teaching fiddling again at the Alaska Strings Camps at the end of July for students who have completed grades 4 and up. I attended for the first time last year and had a total blast! Elementary camp is July 27-29, and Middle-School camp is July 30-August 2. 

     Lessons here at my studio will be starting up on June 10th with reduced summer lesson rates of $25 per group class and $55 per private lesson. Unlike the fall and spring semesters, these lessons are scheduled first-come-first-serve (and are already filling up.) If you haven't already, please reserve your summer lesson spot ASAP.  

     I want to make a plug for some new classes I will be offering this summer. After completing my certification for Suzuki Early Childhood Education last summer, I have been acquiring everything needed to offer classes for families of littles ages 4 and under. In addition to starting up “Twinkle Tots” classes again, I will also be starting up “Suzuki Babies." Families interested can head to my “registration” page at   

     Finally, I just want to remind everyone that the 2024 Fall Registration Form is due on August 3rd and is mandatory for all returning families. As long as everyone fills the form out with at least three times that will work for them, this form helps me find a time that will work for everyone in the studio (myself included), helps me keep track of billing information, and keeps everything organized for me in one nice spreadsheet. 

     I think those are all the big updates I have as of now. Keep up the fabulous practice work and have a wonderful summer! 


Ms. Amanda 



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