Joy Academy of Music is having a Spring Performance to showcase all of the students' hard work and talent at 3:30pm and 5:00pm on Saturday, June 8th at San Pedro Presbyterian Church (14900 San Pedro; see below for directions). Bring family and friends and enjoy some great live music in many different styles! Dress is casual. PLEASE SHOW UP 15 MINUTES EARLY AND BE SURE TO BRING PAPER MUSIC FOR THE SONG YOU ARE PERFORMING. Even if you are not performing this time around, come on out and hear some new songs to get inspired! We will be in the big main octagonal building in the "Fellowship Hall". Park anywhere that isn't covered parking (because that belongs to the office complex next door).
Each Spring I often get asked these questions:
Q: “How do lessons work in the summer?”
A: The Academy is open year round, and we do not close during the summer. Lessons in the summer will be on the same day and time as they were during the year. If you definitely need a different lesson day or time for the summer, text me and we will find a slot that works.
Q: “Do a lot of students quit during the summer?”
A: Summer is one of our peak sign up periods! For the past 5 years we have actually grown in enrollment during the summer (4 students just signed up this week!). Some students withdraw but we get an influx of students looking to secure a teacher before the Fall.
Q: “If we withdraw for the summer, can we keep our spot for Fall?”
A: Lessons are first come first serve, so if you withdraw for the summer, we cannot guarantee that we will have a spot for you in the Fall, as we will open the spot to new students. Also, if you quit, you have to pay the registration fee to sign up again! (It takes a long time to deactivate your autopay and your Piano Marvel account, so I have to charge a fee to reinstate your accounts).
The big question for all students and parents to consider is:
DO YOU WANT TO STAY WITH THE SAME TEACHER IN THE FALL?
If the answer is YES there are 2 ways to do this:
1. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SUMMER MAKE UP LESSONS
We realize that some of you will go on vacation for a portion of the summer. By signing up for the summer make ups, you can make up your lessons and keep the same spot for Fall. (3:30pm to 6:30pm and Saturday lessons times, especially, are the most in demand and will disappear quickly!)
It’s easy, if you ever want a make up lesson, just text me! The make up schedule listed below is PERMANENT and can be taken on almost any week this summer! Sign up anytime during the summer! If the make up days/times don’t work for your schedule, let me know.
2. SUB LEASE YOUR SPOT TO FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND
You can send a family member or friend in your place for the dates you will miss. Just let me know who is coming in your place and when. Make sure they reimburse you directly for the lessons.
If you are taking summer lessons and need a specific time for Fall, please contact me around late July and I will do my best to accommodate you.
I love teaching all my seasoned veteran students, but I have to be fair to everyone with a first come first serve policy.
DON’T LOSE YOUR SPOT AND YOUR PROGRESS — KEEP THOSE LESSONS GOING!
PERMANENT SUMMER MAKE UP SLOTS
The latest make up lesson openings for the summer are here! Make ups are UNLIMITED & good for almost any week, so just tell me the date/day/time and I will reserve it for you! Here are the makeup slots available (please note if they are ONLINE Zoom lessons or IN PERSON lessons at the studio):
MAKE UP LESSON OPENINGS
4:20pm (4 IN PERSON slots)
5:00pm (2 ONLINE slots)
5:40pm (1 ONLINE slot)
6:20pm (1 IN PERSON slot)
2:40pm (2 IN PERSON slots)
3:20pm (1 ONLINE slot)
4:00pm (1 ONLINE slot)
4:40pm (1 ONLINE slot)
7:40pm (2 ONLINE slots)
4:20pm (2 IN PERSON slots)
5:40pm (1 ONLINE slot)
12:40pm (1 ONLINE slot)
1:20pm (2 ONLINE slots)
2:00pm (3 IN PERSON slots)
Let me know which day/date/time you want and I will reserve it for you—see you soon!