Lessons for the 2019/2020 school begin on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 and run through Saturday, May 30th, 2020. The studio will be closed November 28-29, and December 23-January 1. Because I have students from many school districts, I don't close for spring break (it seems every district has a different break week!).
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Student Performance Opportunities:
9/27/19 - Ragtime at Empire Coffee
10/26/19 - Fall Ensemble Recital
11/23/19 - Lake Superior Ragtime Competition
DSSO Young Artist Competition
2/15/20 - Winter Recital
2/16/20 - Ragtime Rendezvous
2/22/20 - UWS Keyboard Fest
3/8/20 - WMTA District Auditions
5/16/20? - WMTA Badger Competition (usually 3rd Saturday in May)
5/30/20 - Spring Recital
Studio Attendance Policy
Missed lessons will not be refunded. If a lesson must be cancelled, I will attempt to schedule a make-up lesson within the week; if no agreeable time is found the lesson will be forfeited. (You also might try trading times with another student - in this case you'll have to work it out yourself.) In the event that the teacher needs to cancel a lesson and a make-up time cannot be found, the student will receive a credit for the following month. In the event of bad weather, please consider doing a video lesson via FaceTime or Skype. I have done this many times and it works well in a pinch!
Music is AWESOME! Why not attend a live concert? Right here in the Twin Ports we have available to us a multitude of world-class music organisations and performers. Make an evening out of it - get dressed up, have a nice dinner and go to a concert. Have fun! (or, just get up and go as you are - classical music in the 21st century has gone casual!)
Here's a sample of piano-centric concerts that are just waiting for YOU to attend...
September 14th, 2019 - Yours Truly, with Ted Schoen, clarinet and Betsy Husby, cello at UMD
September 15th, 2019 - Dr. Hector Landa, solo piano recital at Concordia Lutheran Church in Superior
October 18-19, 2019 - I will play the magnificent Piano Trio in d minor by Mendlessohn for the Minnesota Ballet. Yum!
November 19th, 2019 - Drew Petersen, international concert pianist for Matinee Musicale
February 4th, 2020 - Pipe organ recital, with Dr. Thomas Hamilton at UWS
March 21st, 2020 - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 with the DSSO and pianist Marika Bournaki
March 28th, 2020 - Ragtime Recital Series with pianist Martin Spitznagel at UWS
April 28th, 2020 - Dr. Hector Landa, piano and Dr. Erin Aldrigde, violin at UWS