tar-of-show Erin Moran out of her wig, Nancy, & Mollie Moran after Thoroughly Modern Millie; and Nick Lormand and Nan
Catherine and Joel performed a “gig” for an Alzheimer’s home in Denver. She shared a poignant story: At the end of Over the Rainbow, when she sang, “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why can’t I?”, one of the ladies poked another one and said, seriously, “She can’t fly because she hasn’t got wings!” It is such a gift to give the joy of music to the very young and the very old and the ill. Thank you, Catherine and Joel!
Alexa choreographed a piece for her dance class for its concert on Dec. 6! Congrats, Alexa!
Astrid has a solo in a new operetta called Amadeus next March, so we were working on that over the holidays while she was here in the States. Fun!
Don’t forget that the studio is closed until Jan. 3, 2019! I will see Alexa on the 10th—she will be planning and preparing her senior recital, while Matt continues to do gigs and writing country-western songs. I will see Matt next on Jan 8., and Astrid has a few more lessons with me before returning to Austria the second week of January.
I love that all of you have elected to learn extra songs for May—it will be quite a recital! I will see Stephanie on Jan 3 for makeup; Catherine on the 5th; Bernadette on the 8th; Stephanie on the 10th; and Erin, Tay, and Eryn on the 15th. And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Erin on the 8th!
My grandson, Reece, had a chocolate-filled 5th birthday (and slept most of the next afternoon, recovering!). I can hardly believe that we moved here to care for an infant 4 1/2 years ago! It has been an adventure that I don’t regret having, even though the environment of AZ aged us terribly in that amount of time. Reece is articulate and loving, albeit too cautious—except in his art and constructing killer robots out of Legos! He’s had a great start in life, the one gift we could give him before we got too old.
As far as our health, we’re hanging in there, and are still planning to return to Colorado in the fall of 2019. As I said in my note to you all, my breast-cancer surgery went fine, and I don’t need to have any radiation, just a pill for five years, thank goodness! Jan 3, Mel will have a heart angiogram to see if they need to put in a stint. (The original date was rescheduled.) We keep on keeping on!
Here’s hoping for better things for us all in 2019!
ALL FOLLOWING DATES (EXCEPT NATIONAL HOLIDAYS) ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
(Green is Denver only, Blue is Phoenix only, Red is studio closed, White is everyone)
Tues, Jan 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day)—6th of 10 monthly tuition payments due
Sun, Jan 20, 2 pm —DAMTA Student Musicale
Mon, Jan 21—Martin Luther King Day
Fri, Feb 1—7th of 10 monthly tuition payments due
Sat, Feb 2—Groundhog Day
Tues, Feb 5—Lunar New Year
Thur, Feb 14—Happy St Valentine’s Day!
Sun, Feb 17, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale
Mon, Feb 18—President’s Day
Fri, Mar 1—8th of 10 monthly tuition payments due
STUDIO CLOSED SPRING BREAK Mar10-15
Sun, Mar 10—Daylight Savings ends
Sun, Mar 17—Happy St Patrick’s Day! 2 pm DAMTA Student Musicale
Wed, Mar 20—Spring Equinox!
Mon, Apr 1 (APRIL FOOL’S DAY)—9th of 10 monthly tuition payments due
Sun, Apr 14—Palm Sunday, DAMTA Student Musicale at Classic Pianos
Mon, Apr 15—Tax Day
Fri, Apr 19—Good Friday
Sat, Apr 20—Passover; Denver students rehearse with Stephanie
Sun, Apr 21—Happy Easter!
Mon, Apr 22—Earth Day
Sat, Apr 27—Phoenix students rehearse with accompanist*
Wed, May 1 (MAY DAY!)—10th of 10 monthly tuition payments due
STUDIO CLOSED MAY 3-8
Sat, May 4, 4 pm—Denver Spring Fling Recital & Potluck, Erin & Jason’s home
Sun, May 5—Cinco de Mayo, 1st Day of Ramadan
Wed, May 8, 10:30 am—Nancy sing at DAMTA Teachers Musicale at Classic Pianos
Sun, May 12—Happy Mother’s Day!
Sat, May 18, 4 pm—Alexa's Senior Recital at Nancy’s home
Sun, May 19 — DAMTA Student Musicale at Classic Pianos
Mon, May 27—Memorial Day
Tues, May 28—last day of lessons for contract year
STUDIO CLOSED May 29-June 10
Thur-Sat, June 6-8— ASMTA Conference: Tradition and Innovation, in Flagstaff
Tues, June 11—Summer Session begins
Thurs, Aug 1—Summer Session ends
Aug 13—Contract Year begins
Sept 7—Colorado Group Class