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Lessons/Classes Resume Monday 11/4

  Friday, November 1, 2019 by Elizabeth Erickson | Uncategorized

Hi Students,

(Please reply so I know you received this email.)

I hope you are all recovering well from the past week's challenges. We will resume our regular schedule on Monday 11/4. If you are unable to attend for any reason just cancel in the online portal like normal. I will be extra flexible with workload this week so those who need the distraction of a challenge can forge ahead and those who need to relax and play can.

If your child is experiencing difficult emotional or behavioral responses to the stress of fire/evacuation and you would like to touch base ahead of time via text, email, or by setting up a phone appointment I am happy to do so.

I'll be in touch soon with extra makeup days as well as our schedule for the Spring Session! My review of my rough draft schedule was interrupted mid-percolation so I want to take time this weekend to ensure it best serves each student's needs.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

(Send me a quick note back telling me that you got this. Thanks!)

Cheers,

Elizabeth

Classes Cancelled

Monday, October 28, 2019 by Elizabeth Erickson | Uncategorized

Dear Students,

All classes are cancelled while the evacuations are in effect. I will be in touch to let you know when classes will resume. Extra makeup days will be added to the schedule once we reopen. Stay safe! We are not in an evacuation zone and still have power; if we can help please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Cheers,

Elizabeth

Power Outages

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Elizabeth Erickson | Uncategorized

Classes ARE happening this week as scheduled!

We currently still have power, and we plan to continue to hold classes even during an outage for students who would like to attend. If you would prefer to skip this week, please either:

(1) mark your absence in the online portal (if 24+ hours in advance), or

(2) text/email (if less than 24hrs, or anytime you have only text service but not internet) and I will update your attendence status manually.

Once you have been marked absent, the system gives you makeup credit to use for our weekly Friday 5pm makeup class. You can sign up for a makeup class any week between now and the end of our fall session in mid December. Let me know if you have any questions!

Uncaging Music: Support for Border Detainees

Sunday, August 25, 2019 by Elizabeth Erickson | Uncategorized

Hi Students,

We're *on* for near-weekly busking in support of border detainees starting this Saturday, August 31st! 

When: most Saturdays 2-3pm (all except for 9/7)

Where: Community Market in Sebastopol

Who: all current students of all ages/levels!

Sign up in our online portal to perform on whichever dates work for you. Any performance-ready pieces are welcome, so dig through your materials! (We'll be bringing a smaller than full size electric piano so take that into account when choosing pieces if you play piano.) I'd also love for all participating students to share their "why" in the form of a picture and/or writing (standard paper size, please, so I can keep it in sheet protectors). 

***I'd be eternally grateful if someone is willing to make us a weather-resistant sign! Contact me if you'd like to be that person.*** UPDATE: HUGE THANKS TO INSIGHT SIGNS AND GRAPHICS FOR DONATING OUR BEAUTIFUL PROFESSIONAL SIGN!

See our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/392128494776939/?event_time_id=392128498110272&ti=as -- please share with your friends and family! Ask people who donate online to share the amount with me if they're willing so I can add it to our running total.

Thanks so much!