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Bathrooms:  Use the bathroom before you come to FMS. 

Bathrooms are not available to students/parents/siblings at FMS. 

It's a 1/2 hour class -- go before you come!  In an emergency, please visit one of the shops in our vicinity. 

If you feel that this is unreasonable, please do not join our program.  I'm a music teacher, not a janitor. 

Current Student Updates:

Christmas in the Park Performance:  Optional for all FMS student.  Saturday, Dec 16, arrive by 4:30 pm.  Details to follow.

After the concert, we will take 3 weeks off for Christmas Break.  Classes will resume on Friday, December 12th at the regular time.  There will be no more theory class, so beginners will be at 4:30, intermediates at 5 pm and advanced at 5:30.  You will continue in the same session you were in before.  Please do not ask to move to the next level:  your teacher will let you know if you need to be moved up.  Also, some intermediate students will be asked

to also attend the beginning session.  In these cases, beginning is mandatory, intermediate is optional,

but your student will be welcome to attend both. 

Class Schedule:

Theory (reading music):  4-4:30pm, mandatory for all NEW students. (Cancelled for Jan-May session, but I'm  keepingit here for next year info.) If a student can already read music, they will be able to "test-out" of this session during the first meeting.

Beginning Band/ Beginning Violin:  4:30-5pm

Intermediate Band/ Intermediate Violin:  5-5:30 pm

Music mentors will determine the placement of your student.  Most students will be in intermediate for 1-3 years.....some less, some more, depending on how much they practice on their own, at home, during the week. 

Advanced Band/ Advanced Violin:  5:30-6pm

Advanced class is reserved for students who can sight-read more difficult music.  It is run more as a "community concert band" session, where students play more challenging music, without as much focus on instruction.  This is a great group for students who are already playing with their jr high/ high school band and orchestra, and want to jam with friends.

For younger students, your mentors will invite you when they feel that you are ready to participate in the group. 

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If your personal schedule does not work with the above schedule, please do not enroll in Free Music School.  Attendance at all rehearsals and concerts is Mandatory -- the price of admission is commitment! 

PLEASE DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS ON FRIDAYS: (Me or our Music Mentors)

Please email/call on or before Thursday evening.  We do not answer questions on Fridays.  There is no time.  Not even a minute. 

Also:  Please do not wait until Friday to tell us your child's instrument isn't working: 

email ahead of time and/or take it to the shop.  If we know ahead of time, we might be able to loan them another instrument, but we won't have time to get it ready during class, so please let us know ahead of time.  Thank You for your understanding.  Yes, your student will need to attend even if their instrument is broken -- they can practice the week's lesson at home after their instrument is fixed. 

Christmas Concert, Friday, December 15th, 7pm, at AHUMC --REQUIRED FOR ALL FMS STUDENTS

Students MUST arrive by 6:30pm in "concert dress":  White top/ black pants or skirt, dark shoes. 

T-Shirts/jeans is ok, as long as they are white/black.  This will be explained to students in class.

Students will meet in the back office rooms -- you can leave your dessert and cases there. 

Parents and guests:  please wait in the sanctuary for the concert to begin.

Also:  Please bring a treat to share at our potluck dessert reception following the concert.