End Of Term Newsletter December 2014

Hello Lovely Parents and Students,

Just a couple of things I wanted to share with you as 2014 draws to a close.

Winter Piano Concert:

The annual winter concert will take place on Saturday January 17 3:00-4:30 pm at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 1700 Mountain Hwy in North Vancouver. Please RSVP to me by Jan. 10/15. I will provide coffee, tea, and juice. If you are attending, please bring a plate of dessert or appetizers to share. Please remind your student to practice their concert repertoire during the holidays if possible.

Website Performance Video Gallery

I have added a ‘Best Of’ video gallery on my website. There are sweet and wonderful videos of my favorite performances from 2011, 2012, and 2013. You will see many familiar faces of past students when they were smaller (but no less cute). I also have updated all my current students video posts. Feel free to check it out for a nice trip down memory lane.

Christmas Break:

The last week of lessons is Dec. 16, 17, and 18th. Lessons resume on January 6, 7 and 8th.

Rate Increase:

In the Beginning Of Term Newsletter in September I announced a rate increase taking effect in January 2015. My last lesson rate increase was in 2005. I have grown very much as a teacher over the last 10 years and have gained invaluable experience, which benefits my current students during every lesson. As of January 2015, here is how my rates will be changing:

North Vancouver and East Vancouver students – The lesson rate increases by $2.50, to $40.00 for a 45 minute lesson. Travel charge is $3.00 per lesson. Total = $43.00 per week.

West Vancouver and Burnaby students: The lesson rate increases by $2.50. The travel charge increases from $3.00 to $5.00 per lesson to reflect the added travel time needed to reach students in these locations. I need 30 minutes of travel time on either side of these lessons as opposed to 15 minutes of travel time I use between all my other lessons. Total = $45.00 per week.

Please talk to me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued loyalty. I love all my clients, who allow me to live my passion for music and teaching every day. I’m confident my rates are in line with what many experienced teachers charge for students who come to their studios, and significantly less than what many mobile music schools charge for in-home lessons.

Have a great, relaxing, joyful holiday! Thank you for another great year of music study, and I look forward to seeing you all in 2015(at the concert, I hope!)

Alison

http://www.alisonmaira.com

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