Encore Music Studios' Family,
While Easter always seems to welcome in Spring, today we had some snow-laden star magnolia buds at my house. My first year as owner and director of Encore Music Studios in 2016 saw snow, wind, and cold surprise us on the day of the Spring Recitals. I'm hopeful that on April 21st, we will see some more beautiful blooms and mild, sunny weather to go with the elegant and serene space in which we will be regaled with excellent music and enthusiastic participants. I have never been more excited to hear our growing number of performers than during this Spring! In fact, I was once again considering 3 recitals, but have decided that 2 longer recitals are appropriate. There will not be a Teacher Showcase Performance in between recitals due to constraints of time. We will also be beginning the 2nd performance at 11:45 am this year.
Some of the voice students are being accompanied by Dr. Helen Allen and will be rehearsing Tuesday, April 17th between 6:45-8:30 pm. Please bring the $20 accompaniment fee made out to Helen Allen with you at that time. The first 3 time slots are taken, so please let me know ASAP when you would like to rehearse. The remaining time slots are 7:30-7:45, 7:45-8:00, 8:00-8:15, and 8:15-8:30. Please contact me ASAP if none of those times work for you.
After placing the iPad in the Westerville lobby I noticed that almost all of the music games I had loaded required a horizontal orientation rather than a vertical orientation and so have adjusted the enclosure accordingly. It seems to be getting some more use! A special thanks to Lauren Arbolino for donating Hot Chocolate K-cups and Thermal Paper Cups for the Keurig K-Cup Machine in the Westerville lobby. Just a reminder, please bring your own carafe and mug for the future as we usually will not be providing cups.
A quick less pleasant note- Please make sure you are pre-paying for lessons. I am showing an uncomfortable amount of outstanding payments as of today that were due April 1st(No joke!) Regretfully, I am now establishing a zero-tolerance policy where I will be automatically adding the current policy's $15 late fee to Encore accounts on the 2nd of each month for those payments that are late. Hopefully this will help the cashflow and hold everyone accountable and on schedule. Feel free to call me in advance if you find yourself in unusual circumstances and need to make a different arrangement!
As always, thank you to each of you who make Encore Music Studios a great place to learn and thrive! See you at the April 21st Spring Recitals at either 10:00 am or 11:45 am!
Brad A., Director
Encore Music Studios