It is that time of year again to start thinking about summer lessons! We have opened up registration for summer lessons on the website so you can start thinking about what your schedule might be over the summer.
The summer session will start during the second full week of June and run through to the 3rd week of September. It is worth noting that the session runs almost a month outside of the regular "school" summer. We strongly encourage everyone to try to fit in some lessons over the summer. It makes a huge difference! The students that we see consistently over the summer generally progress faster and end up being more dedicated throughout the year.
The schedule over the summer is always very flexible to accommodate vacations and summer camps. We only require notice a week ahead of time for any changes. We are offering several options for the number of lessons for the session. Students make take 13, 10, 8 or 5 lessons over the summer. 13 lessons would end up being nearly every week over the summer with a couple of weeks extra for flexibility. 5 lessons would end up being only a little over once per month. Any of these options can be spaced over the session in any way that you would like. I strongly recommend going up to a longer lesson if you know you can only fit a few in over the summer. Even if you will be out of town for a large portion of the summer, it is worth it to try to fit in lessons around when you will be away.
Sylvia will be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays 8:00 am-7:00 pm and Thursdays 8:00 am-4:00 pm over the summer. Kathryn will be available on Fridays 8:00 am-11:00 am and Brittany will be available on Mondays and Tuesdays 8:00 am-7:00 pm. The weeks that school is still in session the schedule will be different, but those lessons will be scheduled on a weekly basis.
If you already know what you schedule looks like you are welcome to register online (www.vivostrings.org) or through email. Be sure to select options labelled *Summer* online because the Spring items are still listed under registration for now. To register through email, please list the following information:
Schedule Preference (1st, 2nd and 3rd choices):
Any students who are thinking about auditioning for districts or youth orchestras in the future we would say it should almost be a requirement to continue lessons through the summer. Most of the audition lists are released before the end of the school year, so most students who are going to these auditions will be working on music all through the summer.
Certain hours (especially evenings) over the summer always fill up quickly! If you already know your schedule, we would recommend reserving a time as soon as you are able.
Please let us know if you have any questions at all!