November News

from Miss Amanda's Studio

Welcome, November!

I love November...the leaves are changing (and falling, too), the weather is crisp, there's lots of good food and celebrations, and we are heading into the most wonderful (if not crazy) time of year!

Here's a few dates to keep on your calendar in the upcoming weeks:

November 16-20 (this week): Skillmasters Performance Classes. Don't miss out on class this week. It's a great way to get in one of your eight performances for the year plus enjoy learning more about music!

November 24-27 (Tues-Sat): Thanksgiving Break—no lessons. Monday students will meet for lessons on November 23rd! Have a great week enjoying friends and family, and don't forget to play your recital piece for them and count it towards one of your performances, too!! Even if it's not "performance" quality yet, they will enjoy hearing how much you progress in the next month...and, yes, you can play it again at Christmas and count it then, too! Lessons will resume on Monday, Nov. 30th.

Saturday, December 5th from 11:10-11:20 (plan to meet at 10:55am): Holiday Ensembles at Haywood Mall (outside of Belks near Santa's workshop). Come join us for a festive ensemble-style performance. I'll be sending home final reminders the week before we play. You're sure to enjoy this!

Sat., December 19th, 9:00am at Bob Jones University’s Stratton Hall: Winter Recital for Miss Amanda’s studio. Be inviting your family and friends now to this special event as we celebrate the music of the season!

December 21st – January 2nd: No Lessons.

Lessons resume on Monday, January 4th

100 Days of Practice!

Keep working hard! Remember to not let practice time slip even though this time of year is busier. We are working towards getting in 100 days of practice between now and April 15. Your child won’t want to miss out on the awards and recognition for those who complete the challenge...not to mention, the extra benefit that consistent practice brings!

Christmas Concerts, Anyone??

Thinking about attending a Christmas concert this season? Here are some links and information about local concert opportunities:

Christmas Living Gallery at Bob Jones University -
Rivertree Singers Christmas - Furman University in Daniel Chapel on December 15 (additional concert dates TBD - more information to come) - read more about Rivertree Singes HERE
The Nutcracker at the Peace Center -
Holiday at Peace (Greenville Symphony Orchestra) -
Manheim Steamroller -
Home for the Holidays with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra -

Thank you, parents, for the encouragement you give your children each week. It's exciting to see the progress we've made this fall, and I'm looking forward to a joyful celebration in a few weeks!

Miss Amanda