By Renee Bordner
Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year as I love the excitement of the back to school season, college football, and pumpkin spice everything. However, this autumn is presenting itself with some new twists and turns for absolutely everyone.
I truly appreciate all of you being incredibly patient as we navigate our fall schedules for in person, online and hybrid lessons. A huge shout out to those of you who have opted for outdoor lessons and have been flexible due to heat advisories and thunderstorms!
Our team put together many on line free family fun nights and group workshops for our NWE community this spring and summer. For this fall, we will focus on consistent one-on-one lessons, our outdoor performance, practice club, outdoor band rehearsals and preparing for Winter Holiday Recitals. I will be hosting a free online workshop for parents who want to help their students with consistent practice routines. I appreciate all of the feedback from parents and students that consistent weekly lessons have been helpful to have a somewhat "normal" routine in the midst of this global pandemic.
During this pandemic, I have been incredibly impressed by everyone's support of our students. In addition I have been blown away by the support of our instructors, all of whom are also performers who are not performing regularly during this crisis.
I have been blessed to bring additional team members to our team, thank you for welcoming them.
Please continue to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at any time. I am here for our students and I can only help with a challenge when I am aware. Please continue to send photos of videos of our students and instructors in action.
Enjoy the autumn and stay healthy!