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Summer ’19 Registration is Now Open!

It’s hard to believe that another school year is already nearing its completion.  At the same time, when we look back at how much our students have grown (both literally, in many cases, and in their abilities as musicians!) it’s clear that this has been a very full, productive, and memorable school year.

In fact, at the end of each school year Kirby and I find ourselves saying to one another that this most recent year has been our best – even better than all the great ones that came before it.  I believe that one contributing factor to that ever-increasing excellence is our commitment as teachers to be lifelong learns – students of both our instruments and of the art of teaching.  We hope, plan, and take the steps to be better teachers each day than the day before, each week than the week before, and each year than the year before.

Another huge part of the excellence of this past school year is the commitment of each and every one of the students that we work with and their families to invest their time and energy into their personal practice, development of musical habits, and the community of West County Strings.  Each year, I believe an environment is cultivated amongst the families that we work with that fosters growth, and for that I am beyond proud and grateful.

The next big thing on our horizon is the Spring ’19 Semester.  We don’t hold formal group classes over the summer like we do during the school year, because we know so many students and their families will be in and out of town.  However, we would love to see each and every one of you for private lessons as often as we can, and we hope to sprinkle in some ensemble learning opportunities throughout the summer, as well.

So, if you’re a returning student, Summer ’19 Registration and submit it to your teacher as soon as possible!  And if you’re a new family considering lessons at West County Strings, now is the perfect time to get in touch – come observe some lessons, schedule a trial lesson or two, get a feel for what we do here.  We’d love to have you join us for this summer and the school year ahead!

Summer ’18 Registration Now Open!

It may be hard to believe, with temperatures in the 30s as I write this, but summer is just around the corner!  And with summer comes the Summer ’18 Semester at West County Strings. Registration (you can get your form here) for the summer is due by May 19, and the summer semester will run from June 4 – August 17.

Kirby and I look forward to the opportunity to continue working with so many of you this summer, and to the opportunity to begin working with many more of you who have been patiently waiting for a lesson time to become available or who are considering lessons at West County Strings for the first time. Here’s a couple things that makes the summer such a great time at West County Strings:

  • We remake our schedule from the ground up.  So, if you’re a prospective family that’s been waiting patiently for an availability or a current family hoping for a time that would work better for you, there’s literally no better time than right now to get started and make that happen!
  • Scheduling is flexible.  We know families are in and out of town throughout the summer, so we allow you to sign up for only the weeks you’re in town and available for lessons.  If you want lessons every week, we’ve got you covered.  If you’ll be out of the county much of the summer, we’ll miss you while you’re gone, but we’d love to see you on the weeks you’re here!
  • Students have more time and less stress than during the school year, which means they can devote more time and energy to practicing and often make great progress over the short course of the summer.
  • Students have less other musical demands from orchestra, All-Suburban, All-State, and the like, which means we can focus less on making improvements to their individual technique, ability, and repertoire.

Current students and their families, and prospective families who have competed their observations with me or Kirby, please complete and return your summer registration form at your earliest convenience.  If you are a new family that has not yet had the chance to observe a lesson with me or Kirby, please contact us at (636) 219-0450.  We’d love to tell you more about our program, and schedule a time for us to meet and for you to see what lessons at West County Strings are like!

We look forward to seeing you all this summer!

– Brad

SU18 Registration