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May Studio Update - Victoria Day, End of lessons, Year-end recital

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Uncategorized

This is our Studio News for May.

Our plan for the Victoria Day weekend is to have lessons as usual on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. If students will be away the lesson will be rescheduled.

End of Lessons

The last day of lessons is Friday, May 31st.

Year-end Recital
This year's recital will be on Saturday June 1, at 2:00 p.m. Please mark this on your calendar. Everyone is invited: family, friends, etc. and an invitation has been sent out to all students and parents.

We are excited to hold the recital at the new Hanwell Community Centre, "Hanwell Place", 5 Nature Park Drive by the Hanwell Recreation Park across from Eaglewood. There will be several featured performers, which will be a real treat.

Please call or e-mail if you have any questions. 

A wish for a wonderful Christmas

Monday, December 17, 2018 | Uncategorized

Dear students and parents,

We want to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

We also want to thank all students for making our teaching experience with you so very rewarding. We will be looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year when lessons begin again on Tuesday January 8.

Very best wishes,
Roseanna and Detlef

December 2018 Studio News

Sunday, December 9, 2018 | Uncategorized

Dear parents and students,

  • Friday December 14 is our last day of lessons before the Christmas break. Our first day of lessons after Christmas will be Tuesday January 8. The instructional calendar on our web site shows the dates of the 3 week break.
  • Saturday December 15 is a Christmas Piano Party for the younger students, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. All parents will have received an invitation. The featured animated film will be "The Snowman".

We want to wish everyone an enjoyable and music-filled Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

It's Halloween party time!

Friday, October 12, 2018 | Uncategorized

I will be having Halloween piano costume parties on Oct. 27th and 28th for my students ages 12 and under. These parties will be fun, and students will have a chance to hear each other's pieces, play games, and watch a spooky video. Please watch for your invitations and let me know your party choice, or you can sign up here.

Welcome back to music lessons Sept 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018 | Uncategorized

Dear students and parents:

I want to welcome everyone to what promises to be another good year learning music on the piano. A special welcome to my new students. We will have fun learning new pieces and I will invite the younger ones to attend the Halloween and Valentine parties.

Here is some important information that all students, especially new students, need to know.

This year there are 34 weeks of lessons from September 11 to May 31, and I am teaching Tuesdays to Fridays. The scheduled weeks off are a three week winter break at Christmas and the March break as usual. The complete instructional calendar is available under "More Information" on our web site at harmonyhouse.ca. Please have a look at this if you are ever in doubt as to when there are lessons.

Specific make-up times as well as other students' cancellations will be posted in the schedule. If you need to miss a weekly lesson due to illness, check for possible make-up times using the Parent/student Portal. When you cancel your lesson you will be able to select an available make-up time before your next regular lesson, and your change will be confirmed immediately. Alternatively, please email or call. If you know well in advance, or if you need to reschedule several lessons, please call or e-mail with as much notice as possible and I will find a make-up time.

Unfortunately I usually won't be able to make up lessons missed due to vacation trips.

My studio is seldom closed due to storms. If you can make it to your lesson safely, please come. If not, I'll attempt to reschedule within a week afterwards. There are no specific storm day make-up days in the instructional calendar.

An optional feature of the Parent/student Portal is that you can keep track of your practice times and pieces being worked on. You can also send a note from the practice log if you need help with a particular piece.

I will be posting news every couple of months, and more importantly, I will constantly be keeping in touch with all students and parents to advise of progress.

Our number one goal: to have all students enjoy their music!