January 2013 !! Wow!

As you are all aware, I have a really crazy cool January going on with the Holiday at the beginning and then a “last vacation” for my boys in the middle and then Braden’s flight date being changed to a tuesday.
So…. we are only going to have lessons 2 of the weeks this month.  Tuition will be half.
Plan on coming to flute lessons at your REGULARLY scheduled lesson times next week AND the last week of January.
January 7-9 YES lessons
January 28-30 YES lessons
NO lessons from January 13 – 27th 2013.
We do have regular lessons in February including a Master Class with Cindy Henderson on February 23rd at WSU in Ogden.
Sign-ups will be posted and the cost is: $20 each student regardless of age or level.
Those of you who have had Master Class with Cindy Henderson know what a great opportunity it is.
You’ll be required to perform a memorized, polished solo for her as well as your tone studies.
I tried to get you all on a group text list so I could text you this type of info as well, but alas those with un-smart phones had problems receiving.  So, we will stick to email for now.
See you at you lesson.  :)
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A Gift to you – gorgeous!

Sit back and relax while you listen to this one.  

Several of you students have learned this one in the past year.



p.s.  Performance on December 20th at Legacy House in Logan.

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Upcoming Events Oct/Nov

Hi Everyone,

Here are some upcoming dates you need to be aware of:

*October 20th (SAT) is the Master Class with Laurel Maurer of Vermont.  Details have been emailed to those participating.

Thursday, October 25th
5:00 Youngest
5:45 Middle
6:30 Oldest (High School)
*Costumes appropriate
*****We will be rehearsing Holiday music for our Holiday performance also.  Make sure you’re on time.
2. St. John’s Prelude
Sunday, November 4th 10:45am
*By invitation by me*
3. Mock Comp
Friday, November 9th
5 – 7 pm
Players will have a specific time
1 parent only allowed to watch
2 completely polished performance pieces
**Venue change: South Cache Seminary Building
4. Recital
Saturday, November 10th
Arrive in waves for warm-up – oldest arrive earliest,
everyone there by 9:30am in churchy-best
*10:00am starting time
All family and friends invited
***Mock Comp awards given***
5. Holiday performance is being scheduled
Calls have been put in to the Cache Valley Mall and the Legacy Retirement Center
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Back to School Falooting

Back to school Falooting!!

It’s that time again (can you believe it?).. let’s get on a schedule.


Upcoming events include a “Mock Competition” in October and a beautiful recital in November.


I love seeing your shining faces (and your new school clothes).  Let’s have you parents remember that the flutists will be needing more water the day of their lesson.  Being stuck in a hot classroom all day dehydrates the body and starves the brain of what is needed for quick thinking… to play flute well we need both a hydrated body and a quick thinking mind.waterbottle


If your flutist comes to lessons directly from school, let’s try to have a quick snack, a bathroom break, and a drink first on the way if possible.  That’ll help them be prepared for the intense thinking session of their lesson.  It also helps me teach well because the student will be more attentive and able to focus.


Your schedule was sent to you on the email.  See you at your lesson!



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Oh, summer is so great, isn’t it?

Here are some reminders for you about your summer lessons:


We can really get things accomplished with some pre-summer schedule planning.  For example;  if a daily and weekly schedule is thought out in advance we can avoid the “It’s already been a whole week?” question some students may find themselves wondering just before their lesson each week.

A great schedule is to make sure that breakfast and practicing are thought of as a connected thought.  If you have a household like mine, you may notice that trying to find time later in the day to get out the instruments just doesn’t seem to happen in the summer.  Things really get busy… and fun.  It’s easy to wear yourselves down to the point where dinner and bedtime are happening only 10 minutes apart!

1.  Practice before all other activities happen for you daily.

2. Make practicing a priority to the point where if friends or cousins call you immediately check to see if you have already practiced.  If you have, by all means, go ahead and have a blast at the pool.

3. Find time to perform at a get-together.  Whether you are just background at a reception or part of a full-blown talent show at the family reunion.  Try.  It will do your skills wonders.


Have a great summer!

***Don’t forget to schedule your lessons carefully as well.  Go to your Google Docs and you’ll find the summer teaching schedule for 2012.



1. Make sure you have signed up for your summer lessons early.

2. If you need to make a change because of vacation, etc. make sure you do it at least 24 hours before your lesson or I won’t know you are coming or.. aren’t coming.

3.  A missed lesson in the summer (if your name is on the schedule and you just don’t show up) is simply a missed lesson.  You are charged for it.  So, please be careful.  Also, be respectful of me and don’t ask for make-up lessons for these circumstances.  I will say no and you might not like it.

4. As during the school year, pay on time.  It’s nice and easy when you do.  I have instilled the late fee for 2012: $5 per week late.

5. 2012 Summer lessons are the same price as the monthly school session lessons.


Love you all!




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