July 24th, 2018

Hello, fiddle families!

I am really enjoying watching everyone grow both musically (and physically!) this summer. I’m not sure if it’s just something I notice more in the summer, or if kids actually do grow faster over the summer, but it does seem like many families have been transitioning to bigger sized violins. For those of you who have an old violin you are still hanging onto that you might want to sell, please let me know! I may have another student who might want to buy it before the fall, or Dan & I may even want to buy it from you to fix up and rent out to students in the future… (something we’ve been talking about lately.) 

We have one more block of summer lessons in August with plenty of room for families to sign up for private or group lessons (or both!) I don’t have online sign-up for the summer, so just shoot me an email, text, or call and let me know when you are free! For those of you who haven’t had any lessons yet over the entire summer (Yikes!) I would love to try to get you a lesson or two in to catch you up before the fall semester starts on August 27th. This was not a requirement this summer, but I am planning on making it a requirement next summer, so be advised ;) 

Also, please note that online registration for the Fall Semester is due on August 27th. The form can be found at www.amandakerrmusic.com/register. We have a free & mandatory orientation group class that day at the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (2824 East 18thAve) Twinkle Tots start at 4:00, Twinkle Stars start at 4:30, and Twinkle Graduates start at 5:00. (Graduates will also have their first rehearsal for the State Fair performance during this group!) I will have the rough-draft of the schedule posted, and we can make any switches that need to be made there in person. Private lessons for the Fall Semester will start on September 4th! 

I sent in our contract for the Alaska State Fair performance on September 1stand included all of the Twinkle Graduates that have replied about performing. Our set is from 2:00-2:45 on the Bluebonnet Stage of the fair (which is over by the entrance to the farm exhibits). I’d like to meet everyone by the side of the stage at 1:30 to tune instruments and get ready. Please try to allow extra time for traffic and parking! Please plan on wearing your studio T shirt on stage (if you don’t have one, please let me know), but also plan on bringing some extra layers, just in case it gets chilly! If you plan on doing the fiddle contest in the morning, it will probably be a bit chilly… but by the afternoon of our set it can get to be pretty hot. I made a few adjustments to our performance pieces. Please check out the Learning Tools page on my website for all of the practice songs for the fair!

I think that is all I have to report for now. Please let me know if you have any questions! Enjoy this last month of the summer, everyone!


Amanda Kerr

Upcoming Events


August Block Weekly Private Lessons

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FREE Fall Semester Orientation Group Class!


Rehearsal for State Fair Performance!


Student Performance at the Alaska State Fair


Fall Semester Private Lessons Start!

Twinkle Stars & Twinkle Graduates should register for Private Lessons by August 27th!