December 4, 2021

Hi Crew!

This page has super important information for you to make sure you know today ๐Ÿ™‚ Towards the bottom you’ll find ALL of this month’s resources … you’ll hear from me again, but not as frequently or over the break. At the end of break, you’ll each get a personalized overview of the past year’s work as normal. Please make sure you scroll all the way down and answer the one-question poll. It’s an effort for me to better serve you in the new year ๐Ÿ™‚ Without further ado, please make sure you are aware –

~ November’s Practice-a-Thon is complete! Thank you to all who participated ๐Ÿ™‚ This week – I need to know the total number of minutes you practiced, and how much your sponsors will be donating based on your practice totals. The donations will be due December 11th (earlier is fine), the day of Music Against Hunger, in cash, check, or online donation ( We have a dip jar for credit card at the store, but it’s designed for $5 increments.

~ Music Against Hunger is a week from today! If you haven’t looked at the performer handout or signed up for an in-person performance time, both of these need done ASAP. Those submitting videos, videos are due December 8th (this Wednesday). Plan to record this week in your lesson if you haven’t already.

Feel free to share the livestream link with friends and family!

~ Our Christmas Break will begin December 20thย and lessons will resume January 3rd. Make sure to mark your calendars! We are in the last two weeks of lessons before the break … please make sure to pay any unpaid invoices this week.

Looking for this year’s other Family Music Challenges? Check them out here ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a great tip as we head into performance week! Have a school bus ride or a wait at the doctor’s office? Grab your book and mentally play through your piece. You will be surprised at how much this does to prepare you. Check out the rest of the year’s practice tips here ๐Ÿ™‚

The Story Orchestra series is fast becoming one of my favorites. Have you seen them in the store? They make fantastic gifts, and you get a 10% student discount as you do on all accessories and books purchased at Skyline. Check out the rest of this year’s recommendations here or at the Book Nook tab at the top of this page.

We’ve listened to a wide variety of music this year! Check out all of the listening features here ๐Ÿ™‚

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy, and restful holiday season,