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Area concerts May 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020 by Paula Augustine | Area Events

Well, with the Safe at Home initiatives it has been difficult to announce area concerts that area available to attend. I was just sent information on two concerts happening tomorrow, May 9, 2020 which everyone can enjoy via live stream!

ETSU Pre-College 

Student recital will be live streamed on ETSU Pre-College's Facebook page 3:00 pm 5/9/2020:

Duo Amadeae

At 8pm, 5/9/2020, Duo Amadeae will be featured at:

Duo Amadeae is two sisters, Esther Park (Professor at ETSU) and Sun-A Park. Both pianists have performed worldwide. Their piano playing is exquisite, everyone should experience their performances! Here is a youtube link for a previous piece they performed:

ETSU Chorale

Dr Potterton attempted to create a virtual Choir Video, it is on facebook and you can view it anytime here:

How to register for an open lesson slot.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by Paula Augustine | Portal Instructions

This summer you will be able to register for open lesson spots yourself online. Here is how to do this.

1. Log into your portal from the website -

2. Click on calendar on the left menu

3. A calendar will appear and you can select the month you are looking for a lesson by clicking the left or right arrows.

4. Scroll down to the day you would like to look at the lesson times.

5. And, click on the lesson time you would like to schedule, a pop up will appear.

6. Click on the "register" button and another pop up will appear.

7. Click on Register again to confirm registration.

You can always review lessons and cancel at any time by clicking on the lesson slot and click on Cancel Attendance 

Newsletter - May 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020 by Paula Augustine | newsletter

We are on week 15 (May 3-9) of our spring semester lessons. Week 16 is our last spring week together! Then week 17 - May 18-22 - is a make up week.

Online or In Person? The Future of lessons.

Now, with the lifting of the safe at home suggestions I am going to offer both online or in person lessons. I will continue to offer both through next fall. Your lesson time can either be an online or in person lesson, but I will need to know ahead of time.

I have everyone set up as the type of lesson they prefer, so if you have said you would like online we will continue. IF you decide you would like to do a live lesson that week simply contact me ahead of time (I would prefer a 24 hour notice so I can adjust my location!) Once I have my dedicated studio space I will not need as advanced notice. So, when you register for fall lessons we will do the same idea. You will not only register for the time/day of your lesson but also the type of lesson. Then you will have the option of switching when needed. This may be very helpful to some busy schedules.

Summer Lessons

The summer lesson schedule is out. You can purchase a specific number of lessons and then schedule them during the weeks I will be teaching. Payment is due by the first day of the lesson. I will continue to offer online as well as in person lessons all summer and you can choose which type of lessons you would prefer. The goal was to wait until the school systems could get a better picture of how fall was going to progress before coming out with a summer schedule, but I needed to get the summer dates out and now I plan to just be flexible. So, if you sign up for summer and the schools change we will adjust as needed.

Summer lessons are purchased in 30 minute lesson time slots, you can choose to have 1 lesson each week you choose, 2 lessons each week, or schedule 2 back to back slots for an hour total lesson time, etc. You are simply purchasing a specific number of lesson time slots and you can create a plan for your family.

The online portal will have open lesson spots soon set up. You can log into your account online and schedule the lessons yourself or contact me with the dates and time you would like and I will place your student in the open lesson slots. Open lesson slots fill on a first come basis. Open slots

Summer Schedule:

Teaching days are Tuesday (9 am - 2pm), Wednesday (11 am - 4 pm), and Thursday (2 pm - 6 pm) each week. 

  • Week 1 - June 23-25
  • Week 2 - June 30-July 1
  • Week 3 - July 7-9
  • Week 4 - July 14-16
  • Week 5 - July 21-23
  • Week 6 - July 29-31

Purchasing Options: (ALL summer lessons are in 30 minute time slots)

  • 3 lessons $
  • 5 lessons $
  • 6 lessons $
  • 10 lessons $
  • 12 lessons 

Open House New Studio

Hopefully in June I will have a date to come visit the new studio location.

More information on the location of the new studio is coming! I am excited to teach out of a dedicated studio space!