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November Newsletter, 2017-18 HMA Calendar, Christmas Recital, Breaks, Holidays, School Closings & More

November Newsletter

Breaks, Holidays & Weather

Hamlin Music Academy serves students from seven different school districts and each district has its own unique school calendar for holidays, days off  and weather related closings. Please assume that we are open and lessons are scheduled as usual even if your school has the day off. Please refer to the 2017 - 18 HMA Calendar below for our scheduled holidays and closures.

HMA 2017-18 Calendar

            Nov 20-25                  Thanksgiving Break                        No Regular Lessons

            Dec 10                       Christmas Recital                            Holy Family Catholic Church

            You may not hear Christmas music in stores as yet, but student's homes will soon be filled with music for the upcoming Christmas Recital. Mark your calendar for December 11, 2016. This year's recital will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2400 West 3rd Street in Duluth.

            Dec 26-Jan 6            Christmas Break                               No Regular Lessons

            Jan                             MMTA Music Contest - Piano        CSS-Tower Hall

            Feb                             Festival - Piano                                 CSS-Tower Hall      

            Mar 36-30                 Easter Break                                     No Regular Lessons

           August 2                     Recital                                                TBA

           August 2                     Spirit Valley Days Parade                Grand Avenue

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT - Lexy Land - PIANO

Lexy Land is a UMD graduate with a Masters Degree in collaborative piano.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in piano performance from Jamestown College in Jamestown ND.  Lexi has taught private piano as well as adjunct faculty in the music department at Bismarck State College teaching students of all ages and abilities.  She has accompanied various vocal and instrumental groups.  Lexy was selected "Outstanding Graduate Student" in 2016 based on grades, work ethic and community involvement.  She is accompanist for the Arrowhead Chorale" assisting in rehearsals and performances.  Please help us in welcoming d plays for private events as well as numerous venues throughout the Twin Ports area performing different styles of music such as rock, blues, jazz, country and classical. We are proud to have Tom as part of our Hamlin Music team.

Our fall teachers include: Andy–guitar;  Nick–guitar, mandolin, harmonica;  Cullen–drums;  Lexy-piano; RaeAnn–piano, theory;  Laurie-guitar;  Stacy-trumpet;  Kailyn–violin,viola,cello; Jazmin - piano; Tom-guitar.

Please respect your instructor's time by calling as far in advance as possible if you are unable to attend a lesson. Please, keep your instructor's contact number with you.

Cold & Flu Season is upon us!  Please show respect to your teachers to keep them healthy and smiling. Students, here’s what you can do:

  • Before your lesson:  Wash your hands!
  • During your lesson:  Sneeze into your shoulder, not your hands
  • After your lesson:  Wash your hands again!
  • Cancel your lesson: If you have an active contagious cold or flu.  Call your teacher, and your teacher can contact you to schedule a makeup lesson if there is another opening for you.

AT YOUR LESSON: Remember to sign in before each lesson, check your student mailbox, leave payments or notes in the HMA mailbox on the first floor. If you have questions regarding the content of your lessons, please discuss these with your teacher.

AT THE HMA OFFICE:  Ask questions about our policies, pay tuition and sign up for events.

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