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April Announcements

posted Apr 3, 2016, 4:16 PM by Kristiana Matthes

Happy April Everyone!


I hope you all had a wonderful spring break! I was able to go down to Kanab to volunteer with my niece at Best Friends, visit Bryce, and then did a Suzuki Principles in Action training over the weekend. A wonderful balance of work and play.


A few upcoming events to be aware of.

Tuition is now due. Please include your pianist fee.  It will be $15 for Book 1, $20 for Book 2-3, and $25 for book 4+. Whitney would like to rehearse THIS Saturday morning, April 9, 8:30am-11:30am. Please reply promptly with your availability so we can get things settled.


New student group lessons will be Saturday, April 9th at 9-9:40ish am. If you have lessons with me at my home we will rehearse with piano during your regular lesson. If you do NOT have lessons at my home we will rehearse directly before the group April 9th (Lila, Sage, Angie).


The Solo Spring Recital is Wednesday, April 13th, 6:30pm at Holladay City Hall (4580 South 2300 East). Please arrive 10-15 minutes early and invite friends and family! Dress is Sunday nice clothes. As part of our preparation for the recital I will ask each student to play their recital piece 50 times. Please start keeping track now and I will have a colorful chart for you at your next lesson.


Group lessons will be Monday, April 25th at Sugarspace 5-6pm. We will rehearse tone, technique and fiddling. Please bring your fiddle book and stand. This will be our last group lesson to prepare for our May fiddle performance and attendance will be a requirement to perform.


The May group fiddle performance is Saturday, May 7th, 1:30pm at Highland Care Center (4285 Highland Drive).  Please bring your instrument, music stand, and fiddle book. Please wear fiddling clothes (i.e. jeans and solid t-shirt with bandanas, cowboy boots and any other fun accessories you want). Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can tune and set up and start on time! If you are interested in playing a solo please let me know as there are opportunities on this program.

No private lessons April 26-29. In addition to being group lesson week I will be on tour with the Utah Symphony to celebrate the 75th Anniversary! We will perform in Illinois and Carnegie Hall in New York City!

Hold the Date, spring semester ends May 13th. To avoid an extended break summer lessons will begin May 17th and students Book 1-3 will be expected to sign up for those two lessons. All other summer weeks will be recommended but not required. As always, I will have a sign-up form going out the first week of May. To help you plan there will not be lessons June 1-17 as well as the very end of August. There aren’t group lessons in the summer but I hope to have a few fun activities to celebrate the nice weather and have more violin time!

Happy Practicing!

Ms. Kristiana