2020-2021 School Year Events*
(in light of the pandemic, all dates and subject to change)
Group Classes (all groups held online until further notice)
February 19 (to be rescheduled due to winter storm. Details TBA)
One more week in the spring, TBD
November 7 (Zoom)
November 14 (socially distanced outdoor, in person)
March 27 (socially distanced outdoor, in person. Details below)
Regular weekly lessons except on the following dates:
October 30-Nov 2
December 21-Jan 4
Jan 28-Feb 15
Recital details March 27, 2021
Where? Outdoor Pavilion at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Dr, Houston, TX 77059 (A Zoom recital will be our backup plan in case of poor weather)
Arrive: by 9:45 to unpack, tune, and get set up. Recital begins at 10:00 am
Bring: your instrument, music if you need it, face masks for everyone in your family group, and seating for your family (camping chairs/folding chairs would be fine). The pavilion is covered by a roof and open on three sides. I will have a music stand available for any students who need it .
Wear: your Hope Violin Studio t-shirt with either jeans or shorts, as appropriate for the weather
Accompaniment: Mrs. Chan will be available to accompany us for this recital! Due to COVID, you'll need to rehearse with the piano part using your CD, as we won't be having everyone rehearse with Mrs. Chan at her home. I will speak separately with advanced students who absolutely need a rehearsal, to arrange the details of your rehearsal. If you're uncomfortable playing with Mrs. Chan without rehearsal, please let me know so we can make a different plan that will work better for you.
Please arrange your family's seating six feet away from other groups (if another studio family has already been within your quarantine circle, you may sit together, but please be aware of your distance from other families as you set up your chairs)
For the sake of this event and allowing everyone in attendance to feel safe, please make sure to keep your mouth and nose covered by a mask for the duration of the event. Please have your students practice performing their recital piece with a mask on, in order to get used to the feeling. If a student absolutely can't handle playing with a mask on, the performer's mask may be removed for the duration of their own performance only. I understand that there are many differing viewpoints among the people in our studio, and masks are a topic of debate in many places. Let's keep the focus on our students and avoid the mask debate on Saturday.
Many of you know that my daughter Lydia was sent home from school on Monday to quarantine due to having been seated at lunch near a student who tested positive for Covid last Thursday. We took her for a test today, which came back negative. Everyone in our family is feeling well. Lydia will stay home and I will be keeping my distance and wearing a mask for the duration of the event on Saturday. If any of you feel that it is too much of a risk for your family to attend the recital in person based on this information, please contact me and we will arrange an alternate performance plan for your student.
Ribbon Festival April 10, 2021
Sign up for this excellent STXSA solo event at https://stxsa.org/spring-ribbon-festival/
Signup deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021