Your Teacher Is Away On Tour

Hello Lovely Parents and Students,
I found out today that my band’s record label will be sending us to Toronto on Monday for a week of shows in Ontario and Quebec. I’ll be away from Mon. Nov. 16 to Mon. Nov. 23, back at work on Tues. Nov. 24. Tuesday-Friday students will have one week off, Monday students have 2 weeks off. I’m sorry for the short notice, and I thank you all for your understanding. I will email your December invoices from the road and apply a credit for these missed lessons.
You can check out the Parlour Steps new album and reviews at http://www.myspace.com/parloursteps and http://www.facebook.com/parloursteps

I’ll be doing some blogs and video postings (hopefully) while on tour. If you would like to receive these updates, please let me know.

I also found out today that Mount Olivet Lutheran Church confirmed my reservation for the Winter Piano Recital. The concert will be Sunday December 20 at 5:00pm. Mark your calandars! I’ll send another email in December to remind you.

About practicing: I’ve been waiting to get confirmation about this tour for the last week or so and so gave most students an extra big assignment this week in case I would be away. It’s up to each family to decide if they would like their piano kid to take a week off, or keep practicing until I get back. The same goes for adult students, of course. If students master everything in the last practice session I’ve written for them, here are some ideas for additional playing:

– start working on the next song in Lesson, Technique, and Songbooks.
– work ahead in Theory and Notespeller books
– get out your Christmas books and start practicing Christmas carols!

See you all again the week of Nov. 24!
Cheerio:)
Alison

http://www.alisonmaira@com
In-Home Piano and Music Theory Lessons