Mrs. Laura and 8 year old Riley performing a duet of “Supercalifragilistic” on piano and keyboard. Riley is doing a great job with less than a year of lessons!
Several of our students performed recently. Two of our young pianists, 8 year old Iris and 8 year old Riley, played piano solos in their elementary school talent shows. They both did a great job. Below is Iris’ performance:
Our student, Brent, 12 years old, recently competed in a Fine Arts Festival in Lafayette, Indiana. Brent has been working on playing and singing at the same time which is always difficult, but so essential for a singer/pianist! He has been playing and singing at the same time practically since he began lessons. He is getting better everyday. Way to work Brent! Here is his performance:
We want to issue a warm welcome to our newest piano student–Jane. Jane is an adult student who has always wanted to play piano. She will be joining our musical family next week. Welcome Jane!
We now have one lesson opening on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. While that time may be too early for some school aged students, it may work perfectly for a college student, adult, or home schooled student. If interested in this opening for either vocal or piano lessons, please contact us.
As we said in our last post, students Hunter and Lydia both received “Gold” or 1st places at Issma recently. They both did a fantastic job especially considering it was the first time performing at ISSMA for both of them. They were nervous, but did fantastic. Here is Hunter in Indianapolis last Saturday singing “Still Wie Die Nacht”. Bravo!
Larimer Music would like to welcome our newest piano student, Oliver. Oliver is 6 yrs old and is in Kindergarten. We are excited to work with you Oliver!
Congratulations to vocal students, Lydia and Hunter. Both sang solos for ISSMA and received 1st place (Gold) ratings at the district and state levels. Lydia sang “Ici Bas” in French and Hunter sang “Still Wie Die Nacht” in German. We are proud of both of them for their hard work and wonderful performances.
The weather has finally broken. We will be open for all regular lessons beginning Monday, February 4. If our current student/parents are talking us up–thank you! We currently have no openings. We posted a reminder of our cancellation policy last week, and all current students have a signed contract agreeing to the cancellation policy. With a waiting list, it is more important than ever that you take your lesson seriously and attend regularly.
In that same vein, since we have so many piano students under the age of 10 currently, we need more openings for lessons at earlier times. If you are an adult, in high school, or home schooled and currently have a lesson earlier than 6 pm, and would be willing to consider a different time slot, please let us know.
We want to wish our students who are participating in ISSMA tomorrow good luck. We also hope that everyone stayed safe and warm. Keep recommending us to friends, neighbors and family–encourage them to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and join our waiting list. Thank you all for your cooperation and support.
Due to the extreme cold tomorrow, all lessons will be officially cancelled with no charge to students. However, if you or your child is performing Saturday at ISSMA, and a lesson is vital and an original is necessary, please contact us individually. If you don’t mind braving the cold tomorrow, we may be able to fit one in during the daylight since there’s no school. We may also have openings on Thursday and may consider opening up on Friday just for this week. Stay warm and safe!
Please read the lesson contract and the updated cancellation policy letter that was sent home the week of January 7. We require 48 hours notice of cancellations unless there is an severe illness or emergency or severe enough weather that we cancel lessons. If you cancel within 48 hours of the lesson for any other reason, you will be charged for the lesson. If possible, a make up lesson may be taken within 2 weeks of the missed lesson if an open spot becomes available. If you can’t make a “make up lesson” within 2 weeks of the missed lesson, you forfeit the cost of the lesson. This is the policy that all area music schools adopt, and some of them don’t allow make up lessons at all or give credit for illnesses. We like the idea of trying to fit in a make up lesson, however, and we will try whenever possible to offer one.
We have a waiting list of piano students currently and not enough open lesson slots for them. Please make your or your child’s lesson a priority, and remember that there are others waiting for a chance to take lessons with Larimer Music.