April News and Student Day Performance Results

We are so proud to announce that every Klassically Cool Music School student who participated in the FSMTA District 6 Performance Exams received high Honors. Thank you,  students for your preparation and to your parents for their dedication.

We are now gearing up for Guild Auditions the week of May 26-30. We will not have regular lessons this week, due to auditions. If you are not participaing in Guild, we will reschedule your lesson that week. For those participating in Guild, this will take the place of your regular lesson for the week.

May 31 is our Spring Recital. Please click on the Recital Tab on the lower right side of this page for more info.


I am pleased to announce that our studio raised the most money in our BCMTA Annual Musicthon. The cause is very near and dear to my heart and I am so proud of each participating family! We have students in our studio who will be utilizing the summer camp scholarships to attend music and arts related summer camps around the country.

Student Day Written and Aural Theory evaluations took place on March 2nd.  I am very proud of all of our students. All but two received Highest Honors on both Written and Aural Exams. All passed!

I am happy to announce that Jeffrey Drew received the hightest score in Broward County on his Level 12 Written and Aural Theory Exams, scoring 100 and 100. He will be awarded a monetary prize for this achievement. Both Jeffrey Drew and Audrey Coldwell, who also received High Honors, will each receive $100 for completing Level 12 Theory and Performance Exams. Our students took exams from Primary through Level 12. The only Level our studio didn't take an exam in was Level 11! WAY TO GO!

Michael Drew has been selected, through audtition, to perform in the Chopin Foundation's Young Artists performance which will be held at Broward County Main Library Auditorium in April.  Congratulations, Michael!

We are so proud of Nicole Mayo, Cailinh Bui, Emma Segota, and Michael Drew for representing our studio in their respective school's talent shows. Well Done!!!

Student Day Performance Evaluations are April 13-14, 2019 at North Broward Preparatory in Coconut Creek, Fl

I want to inform you of a few things related to these evaluations that you can share with your child:

1. Please dress nicely, as though it were a recital - this demonstrates respect for the event and for the adjudicator.
2. Please bring your exam with you, along with your original music, measures numbered.
3. Sight-reading is also a component of the exam but does not count against your score. It is an opportunity to gain an extra point.
4. Always choose to play your keyboard skills, ie. scales, arpeggios, etc. before your pieces. This will help to warm you up and will give you a feel for the instrument.
5. Please remember to thank the adjudicator for their time when you are finished. You may leave the school as soon as your evaluation is over.
6. Primary Level Students (Zachery Baker, Sam Harms and Rowan Purchase should go to the Student Day office to take the Primary Level Written exam as soon as they have completed their Performance evaluations.
Additional Dates to remember:
*Guild Auditions will take place on March 29 and 30th. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan for morning and afternoon times.
*Studio Recital date: March 31, 2019 at New Presbyterian Church in Wilton Manors, more info to follow...





This year is really flying by. We are busily preparing for our Annual Christmas Recital which will be held on December 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM at New Presbyterian Church in Wilton Manors. Students pieces should be completely memorized by their first lesson in December in order to be ready to perform publicly. We will be setting rehearsal times for ensembles at your lessons this week. Our recital is a wonderful time of music and fellowship. You are welcome to invite friends and family. Please bring a dish to share for the reception following the recital.
I will provide the punch, coffee and paper goods. 
I have received a few phone calls regarding students who will be traveling during the time of the recital. We will miss you, but understand that sometimes things happen that we cannot control.

ATTIRE: Dressy recital or holiday attire is required. Students in t-shirts, jeans, flip flops, shorts, vans, sneakers, casual pants and polos, etc. will not be permitted to perform. (Although, you can choose to go home and change into more recital appropriate attire!) Girls and boys, absolutely no long nails. It is very distracting to hear the clattering of nails during a performance.
What to BRING: Please bring a dish to share for the reception which will follow the recital in the Fellowship Hall.
  1. There will be NO LESSONS after the recital. Lessons will resume January 7, 2019.
  2. We will resume theory classes in January to prepare for our March 2, 2019 exams. More info to follow later in December!

October Reminders

Happy Fall! Just a few reminders for the month of October:

 1. Tuition payment #2 of 10 is now due.

 2. The date of our Christmas Recital is Monday evening, December 17, 2018, I will post the information online  under the recitals tab as well as here on the Announcements page. 

 3. There is an updated Schedule of Events, please be sure to mark dates on your calendars. TBD's will be sent  to you as soon as dates are set in stone.

 4. Please remember there are no lessons October 3-9 as I will be attending the FSMTA State Conference.




Recital Highlights


I am uploading a few highlights from our spring recital. ENJOY!




May Reminders

Dear Parents,


Happy MAY! I am so proud of the students who participated in this years Student Day evaluations from Levels Primary to 12.

We are now looking forward to our Spring Recital. Please see the attached information.

Some reminders for the remainder of the month:

1. May Tuition (#9 0f 10) is due.


2. Guild Auditions are Friday, May 25 and Tuesday May 29, 2018. If you have a day preference, please let me know as soon as possible. The great news is that the Auditions will be held here at our studio.


3. Lessons will continue through the first week in June. At that lesson, your final tuition (#10 of 10) payment will be due.


4.  In order to pare down the studio to a more manageable level, I will be asking one or both parents to come into the last lesson of the school year (The first week in June). We will be discussing goals for future study, consistent practice habits and how the student is progressing in terms of the track of study they signed up for in the 2017-2018 school year.


5. Registration for the 2018-2019 is now open. Studio space will be limited this 2018-2019 school year. I will be teaching Tuesday - Thursdays. Morning Lessons will be scheduled from 10am-1pm and Afternoon Lessons         scheduled from 3:00 to 6:30pm.


When you fill out the registration forms, please make sure to list three possible days and times for lessons. 


Please note, TUITION IS INCREASING . Please see the website under tuition and fees.


Thank you for a wonderful year. I am so blessed to be a small part of your lives.



Mrs. Purchase