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Summer Lessons Available

Summer lessons are available from Mon, July 2nd thru Sat, August 25th.  We will be closed Wed, July 4th. 

Summer is a great time to try a new instrument or hone your existing skills.  We offer flexible summer scheduling to accommodate your camp and vacation plans.

Currently Enrolled Students:  A reminder that the regular school year schedule is not in effect for July & August.  There is a 3 lesson minimum for all enrolled students, billed on July 1st.  Please contact the front desk to schedule your summer lessons.  Thank you!

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Closed for Summer Break

We will be closed from Monday, June 18th thru Saturday, June 30th.  Summer lessons will be available starting Monday, July 2nd thru August 25th.  (We will be closed Wednesday, July 4th).  Contact us now to book your summer lessons!

Annual Spring Recital 2018

Our 6th Annual Spring Recital will be held on Saturday, June 16th at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Hall in Weston.  There will be six different recital sessions, each running about one hour.  

To participate, RSVP via the form below or with the front desk by Monday, June 4th.

SAT, JUNE 16th RECITAL TIMES:

11:00 am
Students of Diane

12:15 pm
Students of Kenny, Margaret & Mike

1:30 pm
Students of Alec (piano students only), Jamie, Sally, Jeff

2:45 pm*
Students of Alec (voice students only), Alex, Greg, Jenn, Susan

4:00 pm*
Students of Barbara & Liz

5:15 pm*
Students of Anna, Carl & Colin

* An accompanist will be provided for the last three sessions of the day.

 

Changing Recital Times:

If you have a conflict or have siblings scheduled for different sessions, you can request to change times.  Certain recital sessions may become full, so place your requests as soon as possible and no later than Monday, June 11th.  Note: your teacher will only be attending his/her originally scheduled recital session.

 

Recital Notes:

  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes early.
  • Performers should dress nicely for the occasion.
  • Admission is free, and there is plenty of seating for family and friends.
  • Remember to bring any sheet music or materials you need.
  • Please be aware that another recital may be in progress when you arrive.
  • There are two classrooms down the hall where students can warm-up/tune as needed.
  • If young children need a break from staying quiet, feel free to utilize the warm-up rooms or the playground outside.

 

Accompanist Info:

Any student requiring accompaniment at the recital must hand in their sheet music to their teacher or the front desk by Friday, May 25th.  

We recommend that students rehearse in advance with the accompanist, Steve Denny, so they will be more comfortable at the recital.  Steve will be available Friday, June 8th for 15 minute rehearsals at the school.

There is an additional fee of $20 for this service, payable to your account on file or at the front desk.  

 

Closed for Memorial Day

We will be closed on Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial Day.

Open Mic Night

An “open mic” is traditionally an event where audience members have the chance to perform music or spoken word at a public venue.  Our open mics are a fun, informal opportunity for students to perform in an encouraging environment.  Family and friends are welcome to attend.  Depending on the number of performers, our open mics typically run 40-60 minutes in length.

Any students requiring piano accompaniment must submit their sheet music to their teacher or the front desk by Friday, 5/4. 

To participate, please fill out the registration form below or RSVP with the front desk by Friday, 5/4.

Workshop: How to Give Your Best Performance

  • Are you new to performing and want to learn some tips to prepare for your first performance?
  • Are you a seasoned performer who struggles with performance anxiety?
  • Are you interested in learning music at a deeper level for greater performance readiness and greater enjoyment?

If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, then you will benefit from this interactive workshop, presented by FSM Co-Director, Tracy Carlucci.  

While it’s normal and even beneficial to feel nervous before performing, sometimes it can hinder our ability to give our best performance.  Students will learn practice techniques to better prepare their recital pieces, as well as strategies to cope with the inevitable performance jitters.  

Those attending should bring the sheet music for their June recital piece (or any other piece they’re working on).

This workshop is open to instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages.  Parents may drop-off or attend.

To participate, please RSVP below by Friday, April 27th.

Pre-Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year

Note: Pre-Registration has been postponed one week from the original date of April 16th.

Our Priority Fall PreRegistration for current students will start Monday, April 23rd.

Any remaining spots become available to the public two weeks later, starting May 7th.  You may register for the new school year after pre-registration, but please be aware you are not guaranteed a spot, as our teachers’ schedules fill up quickly!

 

How to Pre-Register:

Fill out an online form (link will be sent via email the morning of Monday, April 23rd).  We will then confirm your day & time and process the non-refundable $45 Registration/Activities Fee, which reserves your lesson time.  The final step is to sign your paperwork at the front desk.

There are two different pre-registration sessions:

  • Pre-Reg Week 1 (Mon 4/23- Sat 4/28):
    • For students who want to KEEP their current day, time & teacher.
  • Pre-Reg Week 2 (Mon 4/30 – Sat 5/5):
    • For students who need to CHANGE their day, time, or teacher.

 

Pay-in-Full Option:

Pay in full for the school year and receive a 5% discount on your tuition, plus we’ll waive the $45 Activities Fee!  Contact us for more info.

 

Reminders:

  • Your current day/time does not automatically roll over into next year. You must re-register every year.  
  • Lesson times are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • If your schedule changes later on, you can change your lesson day/time, based on whatever openings your teacher has left.
  • If you pre-register but later need to withdraw from fall lessons, you must fill out a withdrawal form at the school by August 1st to avoid payment on September 1st.

Student/Teacher Jam

Join us for our popular Jam Night at Walrus + Carpenter — a local favorite for its award-winning BBQ and thriving local music scene.  Make a reservation and bring the whole family for dinner!   

If you will be dining there, please call Walrus in advance to make reservations.  All dinner seating will be in the front dining room, and then the music will take place separately in the back room starting at 6 pm, so we recommend eating before the music starts.  There will be some seats and standing room there, but the tables will be cleared to allow for more space to watch the performers.

Performances will feature both students and faculty members.  To participate, please register below by Monday, March 18th.  Any students requiring accompaniment must hand in their sheet music to their teacher or front desk by Monday, March 18th.

Closed Wednesday Due to Snow

Due to the coming snow storm, we will be closed Wednesday, March 21st.  All lessons will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Stay safe!

Closed Tuesday Due to Snow

Due to the snow storm, we will be closed Tuesday, March 13th.  All lessons will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Stay safe!