Arbutus Music Academy’s Year End Recitals are fast approaching! The recitals will take place on Saturday, June 15th: Piano – 2:30pm and Junior Violin – 5:00pm and Sunday, June 16th: Intermediate/Senior – choose from either 4:30pm or 6:30pm at West Point Grey United Church (4595 West 8th Avenue @ Tolmie). We ask that all students who are participating to go to the recital sign up on our home page. Please note that the Recital Participation fee is $10 for families with one child performing or $15 for families with two or more children performing. Payments can be made through Paypal online or via cheque or cash (leave with your teacher).
Our new Music with Jo classes in music for young children begin this Friday, February 15th. Kodaly music classes are a good way to learn the fundamentals of music and it’s notation through games, songs and activities. They are suitable for both pre-school children music or 5-7 year olds. Click here to see a brochure or call our office for more information. $150/15 classes.
West Point Grey United Church, 8th and Tolmie
Intermediate/Senior recitals Saturday December 15th
at 1:30, 3 and 5 pm
Piano recital Sunday December 16th at 2:30 pm
Junior String recital Sunday December 16th at 4:30 pm
Please sign up on our homepage by December 4th (go to recital sign up on the left side menu) stating the student’s name, the name of the piece they are playing (“Suzuki” for Junior Strings) and length of piece (approx.), and the number of tickets you require. The concert fee of $10/$15 families allows you to get as many tickets as you need. All families are asked to bring a plate of goodies to share at the reception after each concert: if you can volunteer to help with set-up or clean-up please sign up in the studio library door ( Students can use these as volunteer hours).
Group rehearsal for the Junior concert will be held on Sunday December 9th at 1 pm in the Gallery. Attendance is strongly recommended;Please let the office know if you cannot attend.
Run-through for Intermediate and Senior recitals and soloists of pieces with pianist Emily Chen is on Sunday December 9th from 2:30 until 7 pm. You must sign up for a rehearsal time on the library door; these run-throughs are only for five minutes, so if you require more rehearsal time you must contact Emily separately and arrange a time. 9you are only required to pay for individual rehearsal time, not for the run-through or performance)
Attention all parents with younger siblings who are anxious to start making music! We are having an demonstration class/ parent talk with Jo Yawney, Kodaly and violin/viola instructor: it’s happening Sunday Nov. 18th so contact us and sign up today! Here is the flyer: Make Music with Jo
The summer has flown by so quickly! It’s back to school, activities and music lessons!
Private instruction begins September 4th and group class instruction begins September 10th. Here’s to another great year of musical adventures.
Don’t forget! Our upcoming year end recitals are fast approaching! The Intermediate/Senior Recital is now full. There are still spaces available in the Piano and Junior Strings recitals. The deadline to sign-up is this Saturday, June 9th!
Please take a moment to read the latest newsletter and update your calendar with upcoming important dates!