Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by Megan Sabo | Uncategorized
Hello all! Since we're frozen and snowed in, I've been having fun working on video's for students. These are very informal. I've been uploading them to our Facebook page and youtube channel:
If you like and use these, I'll work on creating more formal videos.
Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Allegro Piano Studio in Joplin, Mo
20+ years of sharing music with the Joplin area!!
Spring 2021 Festival and Recital information
Monday, January 11, 2021 by Megan Sabo | Uncategorized
Hello Allegro Piano Studio parents and students!I hope everyone is doing well. I have information about spring 2021 festivals and recitals...
The Music Federation Festival will be online this year. Students (or parents or teachers) will upload a video of students playing their required piece and their choice piece. Adjudicators will listen to the videos and send back a critic sheet with notes, tips, and score. Students have to have a legal copy of the music (and may need to upload it). Videos will be due before March 12th and music will need to be memorized. $20 per student. Registrations past due.
The JPTA Spring Festival will be online like the Federation Festival but the videos of the memorized performance will be due by April 11th. Adjudicators will listen to the videos and send back a critic sheet with notes, tips, and score. Students have to have a legal copy of the music (and may need to upload it). 10 per student for up to 3 minutes of music ($15 if more than 3 minutes). Registrations due by March 1st.
Don't worry about any of the video recording, uploading, etc. I'm happy to take care of it as needed.
The Honor's Recital will be held in May. This is for students who play in the JPTA Spring Festival and one other performance. Students will receive a medal if they also play in one additional performance. The recital will be held on Sunday, May 23rd. Registrations due by May 1st.
Enrolling for summer lessons!
Monday, May 11, 2020 by Megan Sabo | Uncategorized
May 11th 2020
Hello piano, guitar, and vocal parents and students! I hope everyone is doing well. It’s about time to start thinking about our summer schedules. This spring has been crazy, it will be interesting to see what the summer brings. We will continue our current schedule through the end of May. Over the summer, I will be teaching on Monday through Thursday afternoons and evenings (online and in-person). I do ask for re-enrollment each summer and fall.
A few things to note for lessons over the summer:
I recommend keeping the same time slot if possible (especially if you think it will work out well once school starts back).
Due to summer schedules (typically travel and/or camps), lessons will be charged by the lesson for June, July, and August (as compared to per month over the school year). For 30 min private lessons: $17 per lesson or $65 pre-paid for 4 lessons.
I do ask for at least 24 hours notice if a student isn’t going to attend a lesson.
Last minute cancellations or no-shows will be charged for the lesson.
I’m happy to continue with online lessons, return to in-person lessons, or a combination of both.
We WILL be offering fun group workshops online! Including mini-recitals, music history, vocal classes, etc. It will be offered weekly to all summer students. Watch for details concerning fun group workshops coming soon!
I can set up a lesson reminder email for you anytime you’d like. Just let me know.
I highly recommend that students continue with lessons over the summer. Feel free to take a little break, just not the whole 3 months. So much can be forgotten in 3 months. Please let me know if you’d like to keep the same time slot during the summer or change time slots.
As always, current students that take lessons over the summer will be guaranteed a time slot in the fall and offered the first choice for time slots in the fall. Registration letters for fall enrollment will go out in late July.
I’m committed to keeping students happy, engaged, and learning!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you and have a wonderful day!