February News

Congratulations to Taylor Miller, winner of the Piano Showcase Musicthon Drawing!

Taylor chose the guitar and her teacher (ME!!!) got the Ukulele!!!! WHOOOP WHOOP!

Musicthon was a rousing success. We (our studio) raised over $1600 for Broward County Music Teachers Association. Students, if you are attending a summer arts camp, you can apply for a scholarship from BCMTA!

Below is a photo of about half of our studio, taken at the end of the evening. Thank you, Jill Paden, for the photo.



I hope everyone had a blessed and safe Christmas and are looking forward to a HAPPY 2019!

January Announcements:

1. January Tuition Payment (#5 of 10) is due at your first lesson of the month.

2. We will be having Theory class on Fri and Saturday, January 19 and 20. I will be attaching a schedule in an   upcoming email. The actual theory exams will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018. Please click on the Student Day tab on the lower right hand side of this page for the information.

3. Musicthon is Friday January 26, 2018. This is an important event for Broward County Music Teachers Association and for our studio. Please turn in all monies collected to me at your lesson the week of January 21-24. Please make all checks out to BCMTA. Please click on the Musicthon Link on the lower right side of this page to read all about it.

4. I uploaded an updated calendar of events. Please make note!


Mrs. Purchase


November News

Dear Parents,


Happy Fall and almost Thanksgiving! 


Please see below some reminders for the month of November:

 1. Tuition payment #3 of 10 is now due.


 2.    The date of our Christmas Recital is Monday evening, December 18, 2017, I will post the information online under the recitals tab as well as on the Announcements page. The website is:


3.    I am still looking for a 2 CD set that I loaned to a student. Piano Literature Vol. 4 by the James and Jane Bastien. It goes along with the Piano Literature Vol 4 books.


4.    There will be no lessons the week of Thanksgiving November 20-24th. Please see the studio calendar.


Have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends. I, for one, give thanks to God for the blessings that He so richly bestowed upon us!



Mrs. Purchase


September News - We did not blow away!

Dear Parents,


I am trusting that all of you weathered Hurricane Irma and are settling back in. While we are so very thankful to God for His mercy in allowing the storm to avoid making a direct hit as a category 4-5, our thoughts and prayers are with those all over the state who were not as fortunate.


Barring a visit from the new hurricane churning out there, Maria, things should soon settle down into normal routine. I for one, cannot wait!


Some reminders for the month of September:


  1. Our first theory class has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, September 23. I am attaching the schedule. Please remember to RSVP. If there are less than two students for a class, it will be cancelled.


  1. Tuition payment number 1 of 10 is now past due. Given the circumstances, there will be no late fee assessed unless the payment is not made this week at your child’s lesson.


  1. Activities Fees are also past due. These must be paid in order to participate in any studio events such as recitals, theory materials, theory classes, etc. Please contact me if you have any questions. Information regarding the Activities Fee is online at

WELCOME BACK! August 21-24, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

I am so excited to see each and every one of you next week! 
As we begin the year, just a few reminders:
1. Please arrive promptly for your lesson, with all necessary materials. Students who are in the Conservatory and Competition Track must bring their Music Masters Theory packet to every class.
2. Please make sure fingernails are trimmed.
3. I understand that children coming directly from school may be hungry and in need of a snack. Please feel free to enjoy our front or back patio while consuming your snack and beverage. Parents can always bring their beverages inside and children can bring water.
4. Waiting parents and students, please wait in the family room adjacent to the studio and not the living room by the front door.
5. Waiting siblings must be closely monitored by the parent. There are parks close by and a brand new library to enjoy if they get restless.
6. If the driveway is full, please do not park on the grass. You are welcome to park on the swale area on the North side of our property along NE 8th Street. It was designed to accommodate additional parking.
7. Please make sure to check the website Announcement Page once a week for any updates regarding lessons, recitals and events. The Calendar of Events will be posted on the website as well as the Schedule and Swap List. You can access it by clicking open the tab to the right of the page. Please wait a few days to look at it online as I updated it just today and still need to upload it.
I am thrilled to welcome and challenge all of you as we explore creating wonderful music together.