2016 November Newsletter

Moving to Calgary

As many of you know, I have confirmed that I am leaving Fort McMurray after the end of this term in December, as my wife is transferring to Calgary. For piano lessons, I will send out individual emails to refer you to another music teacher. Please be patient as there are a limited number of piano teachers in town and their schedules may already be filled. If you are taking theory, I am happy to continue our lessons over Skype or a similar video calling service.

Finally, a big thank you to all my past and present students for making Fort McMurray an awesome place to teach! If you enjoyed having me as your teacher, please consider sending me your testimonial by email or commenting at kwokstudio.com. Your feedback will help me improve and continue teaching music in Calgary.

Studio Recital

Our final studio recital will be on Friday December 16, tentatively scheduled at 7pm. Please dress accordingly as this is a formal, ticketed event which will be held in the Suncor theatre (same building as regular lessons). Family and friends, please come support your students! I will be performing as well, and there will be a reception with snacks and drinks afterwards. If you need to leave early or arrive late, please let me know and I will prepare the order of performances accordingly. If you are unable to attend, I strongly suggest we prepare for the outreach performance on November 25th (see below).

Outreach Recital

I am arranging for a casual performance downtown at the hospital’s extended care ward for myself and any of my students. We are tentatively scheduled for Friday November 25, from 2pm-3pm. This is a great opportunity to give back to our community, and a chance to perform for those of you who will be away on our December 16 recital. If you would like to participate, please let me know right away.

Winter Gala

UpTown’s annual winter gala performance is on Dec 9. Come see performances by the string ensemble, vocal ensembles, and dance groups of UpTown’s classes. I will be performing a solo and accompanying the choirs.

Piano Tuner

If you have an acoustic piano, we now have a local piano tuner in town! As part of regular maintenance, pianos should be tuned once or twice a year, after seasonal changes in humidity and temperature. Please contact Dianne Paré at 780-531-0699 or at MsDiannesPiano@gmail.com.

Important Dates

  • Nov 25, 2pm: outreach recital (downtown, TBD)
  • Dec 6-9: last week of regular lessons
  • Dec 9, 7pm: UpTown Winter Gala showcase (Suncor theatre in Holy Trinity)
  • Dec 13-15: make up lessons
  • Dec 16, 7pm: studio recital (Suncor theatre in Holy Trinity)

 

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