New Beginners! New Baby! New Season!

 

Welcome ALL, to Cello 2012-2013! 

If you are receiving this by email, please click on the blog title to go to the blog proper and read there. There are several things you will need, including the link to the OSA website. I hope the new registration system is finally active. If not please continue to check it as that is how you register with the association and pay for Cello Groups.

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Here is Victoria, Alexander’s sister, sitting beautifully with her cello at Camp Week 1 this summer.

PRIVATE LESSONS begin next week, the week of Monday September 10th. Our first CELLO GROUP CLASS of the year is Thursday September 13th at QEPCCC as indicated in the mailout sent to you all in August. If you did NOT, for some reason, receive this, please e-mail me immediately at grammacello@gmail.com and I will send you one or drop it off to you. As you will have read, the fees for CELLO GROUP CLASSES will be collected through the OSA website which you can click on at the top of this post. PRIVATE LESSON FEES are payable to your individual teacher by September 1st, or brought to your first lesson. PLEASE PLEASE make them out beforehand so you do not spend our first lesson madly scribbling checks!

If there is a discrepancy between what I have written in the mailout or posted in my studio about the CELLO GROUP schedule, trust the information I have given you. The new OSA website is still a work in progress. Orange and Pink Groups do exist and take place at 5:30 and 6:30 respectively. They will eventually appear on the OSA site.

Gabrielle, Genevieve’s second born and first daughter, is the new baby we have all been anticipating! You will have a chance to meet her, all being well, and celebrate her arrival with a small party during all group classes on September 27th. Since this is no longer a surprise, GENEVIEVE, STOP READING NOW!, we are planning a group gift and will be collecting donations for this at the groups on the 13th and 20th. There will also be a card to sign.

If you are using a full sized chair and have a leftover cello stool sitting around the house, I would appreciate having it to lend out to another student. Or, if it is in good condition, you might want to sell it. The person who previously made these is no longer doing it and the ones that Jean arranged through the high school woodworking shop, while a good idea in theory, do not properly size down to the lowest two heights so are really not useful. Until we find a different source for well made stools, the old ones will be in demand. Please bring them to the private lesson or to group. Thanks!

I look forward to seeing you all next week. Watch this space for more exciting announcements.

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