ISSMA Performance

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!

Welcome & Congrats

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.

Open and back in business

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 laura@larimer.music.com and join our waiting list. Thank you all for your cooperation and support.

Officially closed tomorrow

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!

Cancellation Policy

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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.

Closings, Parking, & Cancellations

With the recent severe winter weather we have experienced and with more on the way, we want to remind everyone to check our website or our Facebook business page for any studio closings. If it is indeed on Tuesday/Wednesday colder than 10 below zero, we will likely close. No one needs to be out in weather like that especially children. We are supposed to get more snow as well. Munster has an ordinance that street parking is not allowed if it is snowing. Unfortunately, we have a single driveway, and one student may be leaving as another is arriving. Please be patient and perhaps allow a little extra time when dropping off and picking up. Also, please do not pull all the way up to the garage. Since we sometimes have one of our cars parked up to the garage, it is difficult for the next student arriving to know if your car is one of ours or not. If you pull up just to the walkway to the door and leave headlights on, the next student will know you are dropping off or picking up. Just a reminder that if we close due to weather, there is no charge for the lesson. However, we have had a slew of last minute cancellations over the last couple of weeks that were not weather related. First week of January we sent home an updated cancellation policy which states clearly 48 hours notice for a credit. Any cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will be charged. We may be able to offer a make up lesson, but with as many students as we currently have, make up lesson times are limited. We currently have a waiting list for piano lessons. Try to make the lesson a priority as someone else would love to have that lesson spot! Thank you for your cooperation, and please stay safe and warm.

Happy Holidays & Lesson Schedule Reminder

Hope all of our students and families had a wonderful Christmas and have a very Happy New Year!

Just a reminder that our studio is closed until Monday, January 7th when lessons will resume.  If you wish to make changes to your or your child’s lesson day/time with the beginning of the new year, please email us at laura@larimermusic.com or message us via our Facebook business page at www.facebook.com/larimermusic.

Welcome & Congratulations

 

Larimer Music would like to welcome our newest student, Aubrey.  Aubrey is a piano student who attends Munster High School.  We are thrilled she has chosen to study with us.

Congratulations to our October Practice Minutes Contest winners-Brent for our 11-14 age group and Iris for our 10 and under age group.  November contest winners will be announced by the end of this week.  Way to go Brent and Iris!

Please note that we are discontinuing the contest for the months of December and January.  However, as our students have been doing a great job of practicing, let’s try to  keep it up even though the contest has been temporarily suspended.

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