March update

March madness is here in more senses than basketball (what about the weather!)  But the basketball is a great distraction and of course I am a Duke fan (sorry for everyone else).  March invoices will be coming over the weekend but if you know your amount please go ahead and pay at the first March lesson. Thursday and Friday students will have 5 days in March.

Flourishing Muse has a number of new students so there may be introductions as you come and go from lessons.  Thank you to the good parents who wait in my lounge and open the door for the next students and families and make them feel welcome.  Thank you to the new and continuing students and families who choose to learn with Flourishing Muse!  The studio now has 50+ students and a waiting list!

I try to prepare every lesson individually for each student because everyone is different.  Every student has music that they relate to in a special way, and I try to arrange that music for them.  Please let me know if you or your student wants to ask me about a different piece, or a different approach as I am very open to hearing about it.  Within the constraints of time and my own abilities, I will try to accommodate your interest (can’t do head banging music but can do a little rock and roll).

I have a few dates to announce:  I am going to take a short break over Easter so there will not be any lessons from Wednesday 4/4/12 until Tuesday 4/10 inclusive (meaning that everyone will miss one lesson).  Then the Spring Soiree will be June 3, at 3 pm at the Croasdaile Auditorium, where the wonderful residents host us and support students sharing their musical skills. The Spring Semester ends June 17 and after that I will be teaching camps (see below for details) at the Carolina Friends School.  Fall Semester will commence around labor day which is 9/3/12 this year.


Glee Camp 6/18 – 6/22 for 9-14 years (5 spaces left)

Songwriting 6/25 – 6/29 for 10-13 years (room in this one)

Mini-Musical 7/9 – 7/13 and 7/30 – 8/3 for 6-8 years Full but you can go on a waiting list)

Ukulele Camp 7/16 – 7/20 for 7-9 years (4 spaces left)

African Animal Musical Safari Camp 8/6 – 8/10 for 5-7 years (2 spaces left)

String Groups: A number of home school students are enjoying learning guitar and playing in a group with other student musicians.  The Chapel Hill guitar group has a regular attendance of 3-4 students, and the Durham Group has 5 regulars on guitar, violin and mandolin with a wonderful violin playing parent who helps us sound better.  The groups meet in the mornings 9:30 – 10:30 Tuesday and Wednesday mornings respectively.  Any other home school students who are interested in joining in please email me (