Newsletter Term 2, 2014

Welcome to the 2nd term of lessons for 2014.

Dates and Accounts
The 2nd term of lessons commences on the week of May 5th and concludes 9 weeks later on July 4th. Payment is due within 14 days of the date on the account and can be made by cheque, cash (please place in an envelope with your name on it) or by direct deposit to my ANZ account BSB 017-042 account number 4953-79007. Make all cheques payable to The Music Tree.

Baby Class
I have decided to change the pricing structure of the baby class a little: it will now cost $7.00 per family, which means if you have twins etc you are getting the 2nd child free. Anybody with older children enrolled in classes will only have to pay $5.00 per week for the baby class.

Concert Dates
The following concert dates have been booked for this year, please be sure to put them on your calendar:
Soiree: (instrumental students), Saturday June14th, 2.00pm at the Mary Fox Hall, Scotch Oakburn Junior School, 74 Elphin Road.
Annual Concert: (everybody is invited to participate in this one) Saturday September 13th, 10.30am at the Punchbowl Centre.
We will also have an end of year concert and party for our instrumental students sometime in December.

Open Day
We will be having an open day on Saturday May 31st – more details coming soon!!!! Keep the date free and let your friends know.

New Web Site
Our brand new web site is up and running so please take a look, it will take me a while to sort out the ins and outs of keeping it up to date so be patient and in the meanwhile follow us on Facebook and help give us some more of those great 5 star reviews.

Tea & Coffee
Help yourselves to hot drinks and water, the milk is in the fridge, please wash your cup afterwards.

Entertainment Books – Fundraising
This year we are fundraising by selling The Entertainment Books. The book features many of the area’s best restaurants, cafes, hotel accommodation, attractions and activities … all with valuable 25% to 50% off and 2 for 1 offers. All funds raised will go towards the cost of various events and concerts we run throughout the year.
Purchase an Entertainment Book for just $65.00 and receive over $15,000 worth of valuable offers that you and your family can use all year until June, 2015!
If you have a book you don’t want or would prefer the digital copy please return the book at the beginning of term, make sure it is in the envelope with your name on it or attach a note with your name.

With the approach of wetter weather it would be appreciated if you could remove your shoes before entering the room.

The church kindly allows us to use the playroom next to the kitchen but ask that you please tidy up any mess your children have made when you are finished.

Cancellation and Absentee Policy
Missed lessons will not be refunded, but a make up lesson may be done on another day if there is availability in a different class. All make up lessons must be taken within the term with a maximum of 3 make up lessons each term. If you are in one of the keyboard or guitar classes you can e-mail me to find out which pages of the book we covered.
If lessons are cancelled within the first two weeks of booking, no cancellation fee applies, but those two lessons must be paid for. However, after this period, a booking and administration fee of $30 will be incurred in addition to the fees for lessons up to the time of cancellation. All cancellations must be to me either in person, by phone or e-mail.

If you ever have any questions or worries please let me know. In the meantime take heart in knowing that early childhood music is one of the most beneficial things you can do with your child.


Tonya NorrisNewsletter Term 2, 2014