Thursday, March 27, 2014

April Newsletter

Well, March came in like a lion for sure!  Thanks for all of the nice thoughts and prayers that you all did for me while I was suffering with my TMJD.  I have never been in so much pain and it really helped to have so many people be concerned and care.  You are awesome!


We had so many students achieve goals this month! Congrats to ALL of the students that were accepted into programs, universities, and colleges. And to those that advanced into State Solo and Ensemble, All State Choirs, and were cast in leading roles in various musicals!! You are all such hard workers and so talented!  I am honored to be your teacher. There are so many of you, I don't dare to name names in the fear that I will forget someone!!  That is really awesome!


*Don't forget that April payment is due by the 1st!  A LATE FEE will be added to payments received after April 5th. A lot of you have a credit for April because of my cancelling in March.  Others chose to make up the lessons.  If you have made arrangements with me, make sure you do so ASAP.

*Some of you still owe the ANNUAL MUSIC FEE that was due in March.  Please include that with your April payment.

*If you choose to pay via PayPal, please the include $2.00 processing fee.  This is a fee that PayPal charges ME.  Otherwise, you may send payment via check, direct deposit, or google wallet.  If you need information on how to use any of those, please let me know.

*MARCH 31-APRIL 6th is an OFF WEEK!  There will NOT be "normal" lessons held.  We do not need to make up these lessons.  I AM using this week as a make-up week for those that have make-ups that need to be done.  Times are going fast though, if you have one that you want to do next week, please let me know ASAP.  Otherwise, we will get it scheduled at other times in April.


Practicing your assigned songs is a MUST for voice lessons.  The great thing is that you can practice ANYWHERE.  The tough thing is that you can't just "sing."  You MUST practice the things that we talked about during your lesson.

Don't keep singing the same way that you always sing.  Use your practice time to rehearse those things that you might struggle with. Don't just spend the time singing the song without focus. I PROMISE, you will see amazing improvements in a very short amount of time if you put this rule to use!

Don't forget to "like" our page on Facebook!  Click on the link to the right to connect to the page. You can also sign up to the right to have this automatically emailed to you!

That's it for now!!


Sunday, March 23, 2014


Such great things are happening with you all!!
Congrats to:
*Jayda for her acceptance into the Manhattan School of Music Summer workshop! What an awesome opportunity for you!!
*Alexis for her acceptance into Wellesley AND their Music Program! (Even IF you didn't audition for it!)
*Jimmy for his acceptance in to Weber State Univeristy's Musical Theater Program!
*Sam for making it to State Solo and Ensemble!
*Ally for making it into All State!
What great news I got this week!!! Hard work pays off!!! Woo Hoo!

Monday, March 10, 2014


Hi Everyone!

The universe has a way of humbling us! OF COURSE I would choose to remind everyone about the cancellation policy in this month’s newsletter and THEN come down with TMJD.  For those that have not heard, I have been suffering with a jaw that I can’t open more than about an inch or so.  We have also found an infection in my jaw that is causing a lot of the discomfort.

I spent last week going from various doctors/dentists/chiropractors for help.  Tomorrow, I see a specialist to see if I can’t at least get the pain to go away and get my jaw to open more than an inch. I can talk for short periods of time, but I mostly “grunt” talk! LOL! 

I will be cancelling lessons for TODAY (Monday) and TOMORROW (TUESDAY) for sure.  I am hoping that after seeing the specialist tomorrow, I will be able proceed with lessons on Wednesday, March 12th.

As always, you are welcome to either re-schedule the lesson/s or take a credit in payment.  Each missed lesson is equal to $17.50.  If you choose to re-schedule, I have opened up the FIRST WEEK IN APRIL (which is an extra week where normal lessons won’t be held,) for make-ups.

Please respond to this email with the option that you would like to take.

Also, thanks to everyone that send me birthday wishes!  I had a great birthday even though I was highly medicated and couldn’t really talk.  (I think that made for a great day for Jeff as well! J)

I miss you guys so much and can’t wait to get back in the game!  I don’t do well just sitting around or watching others have all of the fun! The weather here has been so nice and Jeff and the boys took full advantage while I watched from the sidelines!!  So, I can’t wait to get out there again!

Keep practicing and I will keep everyone informed of how things are going to work out this week.


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