Inclement weather

When schools are closed due to snow, it will be up to you if you wish to tackle the roads.  I’m here and will teach if you can get here.  Should you decide to try, do NOT park in the driveway, as it is sloped and very dangerous when slick.  Please pull in front of […]

No Lessons Dec. 21-Jan. 5

With the year end in sight, I would like to thank you for the privilege of working with your student.  I am so very fortunate to work with such terrific kids, adults and their families.  I wish you a wonderful holiday season!  Please note,  I follow the Jefferson County Winter Break Schedule, therefore, there will […]

Halloween/Fall Parties Wed., Thurs., Fri.

For the week of October 26th only, students may attend a Halloween/Fall party in lieu of their regular lesson.  Parties will be held on Wed., Oct. 28th, Thurs., Oct. 29th or Friday, Oct. 30th, from 3:30-6:00.  I ask that each attendee bring finger food or drink to serve 6-8.  Students will perform a Halloween/Fall piece of […]

Dropping students off, picking students up & parking

We have recently been notified by the City of Arvada that street parking is an issue for one of my neighbors.  After over 35 years of teaching in this neighborhood, it’s hard for me to believe that this is now an issue…but it is.  Therefore, we have some new rules.  When dropping students off and […]

Mary Poppins at the Boulder Dinner Theatre

I have purchased 12 tickets to Mary Poppins at the Boulder Dinner Theatre, for Wednesday, August 12th (week before school starts), 5:30 p.m.  We will attend, as a group, so if anyone is interested and needs a ride, we will have drivers.  The cost is $43.00 (center stage), which includes cost of the show, your meal, gratuity, […]

Happy Summer!

Wonderful recital, folks!!  I thought you all did a fabulous job this year!   Summer is well underway.  I’m finishing MY classes this week (yes, even teachers have to go to school!), so now we sit back and enjoy what is left of summer. Unless you are out of town/country for the entire summer, I require […]

View this new film, “Alive Inside”: A Story of Music and Memory

One of my adult students suggested I view the new documentary, “Alive Inside”, which is a story of music and memory.  A social worker, through his non-profit organization, advocates for music to treat dementia patients.  I was really blown away by this film that was not only informative, but very heartwarming.  If you have Netflix, […]

We have some new additions:

Meet Linus, the new kitten who will be roaming around the studio.  Many of you remember that we lost Marvin, the previous “piano cat” two years ago. AND……LUCY, a new puppy who may or may not venture into the studio.  Get it……..Linus and Lucy? Parents, please let me know if there are allergies or fears we […]