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Events

Holiday Break

Our last day of lessons before the break is Friday, 12/22.  Lessons will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd.  Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

 

6th Annual Holiday Recital

 

Friends and family are invited to attend our Holiday Recital on Friday, December 15th.  As with all of our recitals, participation is optional but encouraged.  

There will be three separate recital sessions that evening, each running approximately one hour long.  Students are assigned their time based on their teacher.  Please RSVP via the form below or with the front desk by Monday, 12/4.

 

RECITAL TIMES

4:30 pm – Students of:

Carl, Diane, & Mike

5:45 pm – Students of:

Alec, Anna, Barbara, Greg, Jamie, Jenn, Margaret, Sally, & Susan

7:00 pm – Students of:

Colin, Jeff, Kenny, Liz, & Victoria

 

Changing Your Assigned Time:

You may request to switch times if you have a conflict.  You may also request to schedule siblings together in one session.  Note: your teacher will only be present at his/her assigned recital time.

 
The deadline to RSVP or make changes to your scheduled time is Monday, Dec. 4th.
 
Notes for the Performers:

You may perform a holiday song or any non-holiday piece of your choosing.  Please dress nicely for the occasion and plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled session.  If the previous recital is still in progress when you arrive, please wait quietly in the vestibule area.  Performers may sit with their families in the audience.  

 

Students Needing an Accompanist:

Steve Denny will once again be accompanying for vocalists and any instrumentalists who require accompaniment.  He will be available for 15-minute rehearsal blocks on Thursday, 12/7 for an extra fee of $20.  This fee will be charged to your account on file when you schedule your time, unless you request an alternative payment method.  We strongly recommend booking this rehearsal time to ensure that students are adequately prepared.  Rehearsal spots are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.  Please email us or stop by the front desk to schedule your rehearsal time.

 

Toys for Tots Drive

We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots now through Thursday, December 14th.  Toys can be dropped off in the box in the lobby. 

Thank you for your generosity!

 

Thanksgiving Break

We will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wed. 11/22 through Sat. 11/25.  Lessons will resume on Monday, 11/27.

We are so thankful for all of our students, families & faculty and wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Music for Mia

Please join us for a fun, family-friendly event, and help us beat childhood cancer!  FSM students of all ages are invited to perform in this benefit concert.  

This event is held in memory of our dear friends’ daughter, Mia McCaffrey, who passed away at the age of 6 on March 17th after fighting rhabdomyosarcoma (a rare soft tissue cancer).  Our first “Music for Mia” was held last year and raised over $20,000 for her family while Mia was undergoing treatment.  This year, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, an amazing organization that is trying to raise $200,000 for pediatric cancer research in Mia’s honor. 

FSM students will perform between 2:00 – 3:00 pm, followed by performances by FSM faculty members.  To perform, register below or with the front desk by Monday, 11/6.

 

 

Veterans Day: FSM is Open

FSM is open on Veterans Day, 11/10.  Lessons will be held as regularly scheduled.  If you cannot attend your lesson, please call us: 203-690-1888.

 

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Election Day: FSM is Open

FSM is open on Election Day, 11/7.  Lessons will be held as regularly scheduled.  If you cannot attend your lesson, please call us: 203-690-1888.

 

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Halloween Howl

PumpkinOur first event of the year is a favorite among our students!  Donning their Halloween costumes, students perform for each other in a very casual, kids-only environment.  This is a drop-off event, but parents are always welcome to stay if you or your child prefers.  Too nervous to perform?  Dress up and join us in the audience!

Every year we hold a food drive for Operation Hope, so please bring a non-perishable food item to donate. (The food drive will continue in the lobby through November 13th).

Please RSVP below or at the front desk by Friday, 10/20 to reserve your spot.

Food Drive

Our annual food drive for Operation Hope kicks off at our “Halloween Howl” event on Friday, October 27 and will continue through Monday, November 13th.  Please leave any non-perishable food items you’d like to donate in the designated box in our lobby.

Thank you for helping us help others!

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Bring-a-Friend Week

Bring a friend to observe your lesson during the week of October 9th, and both you and your friend will receive a small musical gift: an FSM egg shaker!  

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If you’d like to participate, please forward this online form to your friend and have them fill it out in advance:
 https://goo.gl/forms/b4vtUnBQA6Xeq4ZU2

Participating students will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a free Kindle Fire!  The winner can choose either the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet (7″ Display, 16 GB, with a kid-proof case) or the Fire HD 8 Tablet (8″ HD Display, 16 GB, with Alexa).