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DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

Students have been shining in so many ways during the holiday season. We had absolutely wonderful performances at the MusicThon at Dadeland Mall as well as the Holiday Recital. In class, students have been writing music, improvising, and learning the language of music through holiday themed educational games and special assignments. In this newsletter, you will information about important dates, helpful reminders, studio closures and other happenings in the studio. As always, I appreciate having you as part of the studio. Happy Holidays!


---Carl Lauderman, Piano and Voice Instructor

MUSICTHON AT DADELAND MALL

We had 5 students that performed in MusicThon on December 5th. Congratulations to Gabriella, Giselle, Kenn, Laura, and Sebastian! MusicThon was organized and sponsored by the Miami Music Teachers Association and the Steinway Gallery of Miami. Proceeds from the event benefited the Miami Children's Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Holiday Recital 2015

The Holiday Recital on December 13th was a wonderful presentation of singing and piano playing celebrating the music of Hannukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa as well as classical and pop music. Congratulations to Elyssa, Gabriella, Giselle, Isabella, Cassandra, Kenn, Laura, Lyla, Max, Mylie, Olivia, Sebastian, and Taylor!

Composing, Improvising, Note Naming

Besides singing and playing the piano, students learn the fundamentals of the language of music through a range of music educational activities including music theory board games, seasonal worksheets, performing duets, and apps.

PRACTICING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Coloring is the rage these days not just for kids, but also for teens, adults, and seniors! To encourage singing and piano playing during the winter break, try the activities below. Color each section of the reindeer once the activities are completed. Have fun!
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FRIENDLY REMINDERS

Student Referral Program

Thank you for your wonderful referrals! Referring students is easy

1. Refer a student

2. Student registers and take classes

3. Get a $50 off next month’s tuition


Tuition Time

January tuition is due the first week of January. (1st day until the 10th of each month). Tuition remains the same each month. Most months include 4 classes. Months with only 3 classes are balanced with months of 5 classes.


Make-up Lessons

The instructor will do his best to schedule make-up lessons on a later date depending on what is available. Please note that not all missed lessons are guaranteed to be made up. Missed lessons are not refunded or credited. Classes are either scheduled during the time slot when another student misses their class or missed time is added to regular classes over a period of 2-3 weeks.


Illness

Students who are ill are advised not to come to lessons. Please note that not all missed lessons can be made up. The instructor will do his best to schedule a make-up class or add missed time gradually to regular lessons.


Cancellations

Please cancel at least one week in advance or at least one day before your lesson, or at least 2 hours before your lesson due to illness or other events

IMPORTANT DATES AND CLOSURES

December 21st-January 2nd: Winter Break, NO CLASSES

January 4th: Classes Resume

January 18th: Martin Luther King Day, NO CLASSES

STAFF


Carl Lauderman, M.M., Piano and Voice Instructor

Lourdes Maria, Studio Assistant

Yahasmany Hernandez, Special Events Coordinator

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