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Sunday, September 10, 2017

You can still sign up for strings!

It's not too late!  Many people were caught off guard by holiday, and getting everything going on the four day week.  It's all good.  You may still register, and come to class.  You are free to email me with any questions you may have.  My classes, because of being on Monday and Wednesday, have only had one class.  

And, if you don't have a book for class. I do!  Bring checks or cash for $9.00. Hope to see you all out this week.  I'm looking forward to making music with you this year!

Enrollment and tuition payments for classes, can be made at

See you soon!

Sunday, August 6, 2017 website up!

Ok.  It is ready!  If you are wanting to register for fall orchestra classes, the website is up, and ready.  Go to  You can also pay register fee there, and choose how to pay, by year, semester, or monthly.  Remember, the site is not able to set up automatic monthly payments. So, it's something you must go do, once a month, if that is the best way for you to work it. 

All classes begin the week after Labor Day weekend.  We have an additional option for 2nd year orchestra this year.  I'm hoping this works well for everyone.  Yay! The website also has the dates for the rental fairs, if your student is needing an instrument. 

If you rented from KC strings, that I work with some, feel free to give me an email or call if you have concerns about your instrument needs.  

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Happy August! Happy Saturday!  The summer has passed with blinding speed, but I hope you all really enjoyed it! 

I am getting many emails and calls about class times, and different levels.  The website,, should be up by Monday.  We have had to make some adjustments, obviously, due to the changing hours of the Cherry Creek District.  We are trying to offer options that can take care of most people's needs/levels.  I will put the link here, when I hear that it is ready for registration. 

Also.  DO NOT go buy and Essential Elements for Strings, Books.  The strings, this year, are using a curriculum, that we are hoping will be a little friendlier, to a younger crowd.  The books will be available, both at the rental fairs, and through your string teacher.  

Classes for CCEIM will be starting up after Labor Day.  Please feel free to email me if you have questions, but, some of them, are going to be answered by the time you see the website info go up.  

Thanks so much.  Im looking forward to seeing many of you come back for another year of sharpening our instrument skills. Get that music out, if you haven't already, and that instrument warmed up again.  I can hardly wait to see you all!  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wed. May 17 Schedule

Hopefully, you all have memos that I have been handing out.
But here is what is on today, or off, as the case may be. 

Scroll down for your class details. See ya!

No beginning Fox Hollow class. Ta-daaaah!  You are done!

Third Year orchestra, meet at 14500 Belleview Avenue at 4:30.  We will play our pieces standing up, then, grab a piece of pizza on your way out, and.... you are all done for the year.

Laredo Beginners: Show up at Trails West at 5:45 for tuning in the cafeteria. (5400 S. Waco , Centennial CO 80015

We will take turns playing with band, at 6:00

Laredo 2nd years.  Show up At Trails West Elementary, by 6:50. Go to cafeteria for tuning.  We will take turns playing with band, starting at 7:00. You are free to leave, when done playing.  I hear rumors of snacks:0

Monday, May 15, 2017

Today, Monday May 15

All regular classes meeting today!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Bravo!!! (and more info)

Bravo! So proud of you all, who came out for the big district concerts. It's always so fun to get that big orchestra, and big band sound at these district concerts. I was proud and grateful for you all! I have seen significant musical growth, in all of you, who invested, took the time to practice and regularly come to class.  Not surprisingly, this adds into all sorts of other growth for you as well.  Orchestra, truly is a 'team sport', as well as amazing for personal growth and development.  

If you are planning on continuing your instrument, that you played this year, there are options in the district, for you to keep up your learning. If that is impossible, and you desire to keep up your study, please talk to me about options.  

Also, kindly check your status of payment for class tuition, at It is easy to space things, around this time of year, and my supervisors records are showing a few accounts short. Thank you so much!

Thank you, both students and parents for investing in this wonderful gift of music that we have.  I have loved teaching this year.

Last classes for all my orchestra students will be May 17th.  Other posts deal with particular groups, who have events still planned. 

Fox Hollow Students, Beginners.

Heads up, for students meeting at Fox Hollow.

Concert is tomorrow night, May 9, Tuesday.  Please arrive by 6:00 PM in library.  Concert begins at 7:00. Spring colors fine. Guys, please wear collared shirts, but it does not have to be white.  Dress up a little, but black and white, not required.  

Your Pieces

French Folk Song
Ode to Joy
Dragonhunter (short version, go straight to coda)
Spring Theme
Fiddle Tune Trio

Wednesday Monring: Bring your Instruments to school for the assembly.  Students who attend this class from other schools, please let me know if you are going to make the morning assembly or not.  This is totally optional, if you attend at a different school; required if you are a Fox Hollow orchestra student.  The mornign assembly begins at 9:15.