July Announcements

Happy Summer!

Hopefully you are enjoying a fun-filled, relaxing summer. I am looking forward to the same this coming week, when I head to Panama to see one of my Skype students and explore the area with Mr. P.

The Fall Calendar of Events is almost ready to be posted and the Schedule and Swap List is set to be posted the first week in August, after I return. Some things to remember:

  1. We are starting lessons a week sooner than usual this year, due to the fact that we will have no lessons from September 5-11. I am co-chairing the Florida State Music Teachers Association State Conference at the Legendary Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. Please consider taking a mini family vacation to the hotel and in addition to the many wonderful family amenities, take in some of the many concerts and workshops and programs offered for student musicians and teachers. We negotiated a conference hotel room rate of $129 per night, so it is an amazing deal! Let me know if you are interested in attending and I will give you the conference code to get the rate!
  2. Please remember that your Activities Fee is due by August 1. If you are taking Summer lessons, you can pay it at the lesson. Please visit the website at for the information on the Activities Fees 




Recital Highlights



Wow!  Time is flyig by! Our students have been very busy, preparing now for National Guild Audtitions which will be taking place beginning May 26 and going through the 30th. Please remember you will not have regular lessons the week of May 29-June 1. Your Guild Audition takes the place of your regular lesson that week.

CONGRATULATIONS: All students who participated in Student Day Auditions from Level 1-12. All students received Honors on their performance auditions, ecxept for one, and he received an 85. We were very well represented and I am very proud of the diligent work on the part of the students and on the part of their parents, who have the thankless job of overseeing consistent practicing. 


1. Tuition Payment #9 of 10 is now due. June tuition (#10 of 10) will be due the first week in June

2. Registration for the fall is now open with the deadline of July 1. Please let me know if you are not planning to continue next year as I have a waiting list for the fall.

3. Our end of year recital is Friday night, June 9th at 7:00 PM. Please see the Recitals tab for more info.

4. Please take the time to read through the links on the website. There are
announcements, congratulations, some changes to policies and tuition as
well as the the calendar of events.
5. The Summer Lesson schedule will be available next week. Please come
in and sign up for as many or few lessons as you would like to take. The
fee schedule is on the website under the TUITION AND FEES link.


Jeffrey Drew at The Chopin Young Pianists Concert               Jeffrey, Kaitlyn and Michael



Happy Spring! This yeat is really flying by. Here are a few reminders for this month:


Also, Congratulations to all Students who participated in Federation Festival this past month. All received Superior ratings! I am very proud of you and your hard work!



1. No lessons the week of March 20-24. I will be at the MTNA National COnference in Baltimore

2. Student Day is Saturday March 25, and Sunday, March 26th. I will give you your exam day and times as soon as I receive them.

3. March Tuition is now due

4. Our Spring Recital is Friday evening, June 9 at New Presbyterian Church in Wilton Manors. More info to follow!

5. No Lesson Week #2 April 3-7. I will be attending my former student's Doctoral Thesis where his composition will be performed live in Austin, Texas! Woot!!!!!

6. Guild Auditions will be over Memorial Day Weekend. If that is a problem, please let me know ASAP!!!



Mrs. Purchase


REMINDERS for January 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope and pray all of you are enjoying a safe and happy holiday.
As I am writing this, we  (the Purchase family) are busily preparing for our daughter's January 7th wedding. I wanted to remind you of a few things.
1. There are no lessons the week of Jan 9-12. Lessons resume on January 15. This week is the first of three extra weeks built into the schedule, for such a time as this :-)
2. Please continue to practice a minimum of 5 days a week, for at least the length of you lesson each day. Have your Musicthon piece(s) fully memorized. Practice performing them in front of friends and family.
3. When you return, please remember that January Tuition #5 of 10) will be due at your first lesson back.
4. MOST IMPORTANTLY, Please bring in your Pledge Sheet and donations gathered to your lesson that week. Musicthon is Friday evening, January 20th at 7 PM. I will give you your t-shirt at your lesson. We will be wearing them to perform.
Information regarding Musicthon is  below this post. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email me.
I look forward to seeing all of you in the New Year!