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TPC Weekly Update - Spring Recitals, Student Gigs, and more!

Updated: May 3, 2018

It's time for another weekly update from The Piano Cottage! We have some news and information about upcoming events - including TPCR7, the Spring Recitals, and a gig with some of our teachers and students!


- STUDENT & TEACHER COFFEE SHOP GIG: You're invited! On Friday, April 27 from 7-9pm, TPC teachers Carrie Steffen (piano/voice/ukulele) and Sarah Dowell (violin/viola) have a gig at EB Coffee and Pub with two of our talented singer/songwriter students: Ina McGee and Gianna Stansell! The music will be a mix of folk, pop, and R&B, so there’s something for everyone - make sure to stop by!

- SUMMER SCHEDULING: begins on May 1, 2018. This summer, TPC is offering "Flexible Scheduling" to all of our clients. This means that each student is guaranteed 11 lessons in the summer months, and the teacher and client together may decide when to have those 11 lessons. The summer semester officially starts on June 4, and morning/daytime lesson times will officially be available starting June 15. Make sure to start communicating with your instructor(s) to set up your summer lessons.

- CELEBRATION OF MUSIC UPDATES: We are very proud to have 17 of our students featured on a nationwide PBS talent series: the Celebration of Music, hosted by teenage music sensation Ethan Bortnick. Both Grand Rapids episodes have aired to introduce each competitor's talents, and now it's up to us to vote for the winner who will be moving on to the next round in LA! To see who wins the GR competition (and see Ethan Bortnick live in concert), tickets are available for the May 3, 2018 concert at Civic Theater! Winners will be announced at the concert itself and all contestants will join Ethan on stage in the finale. Let's cheer on and VOTE for our TPC students!

- TPCR7 AUDITIONS: We are so excited to hear all of the student auditions for our annual summer concert series "The Piano Cottage Rocks" on May 5, 2018. Registration is available here to reserve an audition time, and spots are filling up quick (Audition results will be posted on May 6). Good luck, and have fun!

- TPCR7 TICKETS: will be on sale starting May 5, 2018 for both shows: July 19, 2018 and July 20, 2018, 7:30pm at the Wealthy Theater. You get two chances to see one unforgettable show!

- SPRING RECITALS: Make sure to check out the official schedule for the The Piano Cottage Spring Recitals below and talk to your instructor about what song you will play! The recitals will be held at Beacon Hill's Community House Auditorium on May 19, 2018.

*For Mrs. Jody's students and Boys Chorus: your recital will be on Sunday, May 20 at Beacon Hill's Community House Auditorium from 6-7pm. RSVP to: jodyattpc@gmail.com

That's all for this week, make sure to follow The Piano Cottage on Instagram (@thepianocottage), Twitter (@thepianocottage) and Facebook (@TPCRocks), and turn on post notifications so you never miss any news!

If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to thecottagesocial@gmail.com

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