The 2019-2020 school year got off to an incredible start, and has been filled with some truly inspiring and memorable lessons, group classes, recital performances, and accomplishments by our students. The past month has unquestionably been filled with unforeseeable and unprecedented challenges, but the learning, growing, connecting, and sharing have continued nonetheless, and I can honestly say that Ms. Kirby and I have never been more thankful for our relationship with each and every one of our students and their families and more proud of the creativity and adaptability of our community, which has allowed deep learning to continue on unhindered!
So, it is with great excitement that we can now share with you that registration for our Summer ’20 Semester is now open! As always registration for the summer is flexible, and you can choose to sign up for only the weeks you know you will be in available. With that said, consistency and continuity over the summer are vitally important to maintaining progress from school year to school year, and we always look forward to seeing each of our students for as many lessons as possible over the summer.
This year, there is one unique factor to consider: As we have seen more and more music camps, academic programs, and activities of every kind cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ms. Kirby and I are saddened for the loss of enrichment opportunities for our students and our community at large. More than ever before, we see children in front of us who are eager to learn and have a void of time, energy, and interest to fill. Throughout the world, there are people turning to music as a comfort and strength during this time when character, beauty, and expression are especially needed. With this in mind, Ms. Kirby and I encourage you to make lessons a priority this summer, and we are committed to continuing to create as engaging and creative a learning environment and as much community for our students and their families as possible. To help make this all possible for all of our students, and in light of the economic impacts of the coronavirus, we have decided to keep tuition rates the same this summer, instead of giving them their scheduled annual increase. We hope this helps provide some relief!
Registration will be open from April 1 – April 30, at which point Ms. Kirby and I will sit down and create our summer teaching schedule, which we plan to have back to you by May 15. The Summer ’20 Semester will kick off on May 26 and run through August 21. We will be in touch with each of you individually as soon as possible to discuss what lesson length best suits your child’s age and level of advancement, as many of you have graduated to new heights this school year! We’re incredibly optimistic about what the future holds for each of our students, and look forward to taking the next step in that journey of learning, discovering, and growing together this summer.