I cannot believe that school begins in just two weeks! Where has the summer gone?

Fall Semester 2012 begins on September 4th, 2012. I believe school begins for most the next day, but I am planning to start our new schedule on Tuesday. (If you have a Tuesday lesson and need to move this first week let me know so we can make those arrangements).

Most have scheduled their times for the Fall but there are a few who have not. Attached is an updated schedule, which can also be found on the Studio Website. I have had several calls asking if I am taking new students and I need to know if you want me to reserve a space for you asap.

With the start of school comes some organizational paperwork. Each student/family will be receiving a packet of information that I would like you to review, return and/or file for your records.

The packet will contain the following:

1. An info sheet I would like you to return to me with current info (address, phone numbers, emails, birthdays, etc)
2. A copy of my policy sheet and a contract, also to be returned
3. Group Class assignments
4. The Semester Calendar with all Group Classes, Recitals, and Non-Teaching days marked

Also coinciding with the start of school is something new that I am very excited about. As a participant in the Suzuki Method we all have a role to play, as parent, teacher, or student. I have found that I am good at taking care of my students as well as finding opportunities to improve my teaching and playing. But I have not spent enough time helping my parents–aka the parents of my students. With the start of school I will be posting a parent education item each week. These “articles” will be short and will provide information about the Suzuki Philosophy, practicing ideas, concert recommendations, and any other information you might need. If there are topics you would like me to address please let me know because I want this to be a resource for you, helping you have a better Suzuki experience.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and yeah for a new school year!

Fall 2012 Schedule