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





Annual Spring Recital


Friday, May 18, 2018

7:00 PM

New Presbyterian Church - Main Sanctuary

512 NE 26th Street - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33305


Dear Families: You may invite friends and family to attend the recital. You may video. Please arrive in plenty of time to set up. Be sure your battery is fully charged as I (or whoever is videoing for me) will be using the outlet to record the recital.


No flash photography will be permitted during performances. It can be detrimental for your child to have distracting flashes going off while they are trying to focus on their performance.


Dear Students: Please wear formal recital attire. Long dresses or skirts for young ladies and suits or dress pants, and dress shirts with a tie for young gentlemen. Absolutely no jeans, shorts, tee shirts, short skirts, sneakers, flip flops, clunky jewelry, long fingernails etc. 

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the recital and check in for seating with the other students.


Dear Parents: Please bring a tray of food for the reception table. Please bring a little more if you have a large group attending. Please bring it to the table in the fellowship hall before the recital. I will provide the paper goods, cake and punch.


Also, please allow one and a half to two hours for the recital. Remember that many people will spend hours at a sporting event, yet have a hard time sitting through a shorter cultural event like a piano recital. I promise that we will move as quickly as possible through the evening and, hopefully, you will enjoy every minute. This is a celebration of all that your child has accomplished musically through out the year.