Spring is here!
The Concert is May 14th 6:30 p.m.
High School Auditorium
Students should arrive at E.M.S. room 119 at 6:00!
At the end of the school year, please remember to either pay your rental fee for next year, or return the instrument to the store. The stores are not picking up instruments from school. This has created problems in the past, and so we are no longer having school pickup.
If you ever need a question answered, or have any concern about your child, phone me at 793-6130, ext 4475. Please speak slowly, loudly, and leave your name and number, and a good time to reach you. I may not get back to you that night, but I will call as soon as I can. Your concerns, and your children's concerns are very important to me.
"I forgot my violin today!"
My policy for forgotten instruments is simply not to worry about it too much. I will not ask students to call home for instruments for lessons. Everyone forgets their instrument sometimes. If it becomes a habit, I'll call home and we'll see what the trouble is. Otherwise, the children can still attend the lesson, and listen to the others play.
Buying a violin: Getting out of the
5th graders who are considering purchasing an instrument should ask me for my best-selling “How To Buy A Violin” letter. It is loaded with lots of advice about this complex task. Each year, students come to school with instruments that cannot be tuned, and so cannot be used in the school program or at home. These instruments are sold “As Is” without any chance of a refund. Sometimes these are purchased from local “Music Stores” or online or overseas. The only way to be sure you are not wasting your money is to get my help. Please look for my (CLICK) “How To Buy A Violin” letter on my school web page, and ask me for a paper copy with my recommendations. If you obtain my approval before buying, I’ll be happy to help you sell your instrument in the future.