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TPC Weekly Update - Makeup Week, Broadway Babes, TPCR7 and more!

Woohoo - it's a new Piano Cottage weekly update! Today we're sharing some news, information and upcoming events - including a show TONIGHT, a few dates coming up on the Piano Cottage calendar, and an exciting upcoming show directed and music directed by some amazing TPC teachers! Keep reading...


- CELEBRATION OF MUSIC: 17 of our students are performing TONIGHT at Civic Theater for the Grand Rapids area finale of this nationwide PBS talent series, hosted by Ethan Bortnick! It's up to us to vote for the winner who will be moving on to the next round in LA! 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!

And, both of the televised editions of Celebration of Music from WGVU are now available online in case you missed them!

Episode 1: https://video.wgvu.org/video/celebration-of-music-episode-1-zjt8jy/

Episode 2: https://video.wgvu.org/video/celebration-of-music-episode-2-z85yfm/

- TPCR7 AUDITIONS: We are so excited to hear all of the student auditions for our annual summer concert series "The Piano Cottage Rocks" this Saturday, May 5, 2018. Audition results will be posted on our website's Student Center on May 6 (ask your teacher for the password). Good luck, and have fun!

- TPCR7 TICKETS: will go on sale 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!

(There is the possibility of a 3rd performance for July 21st, stay tuned for updates.)

- 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

- NO LESSONS: on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day

- MAKEUP WEEK: is from Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you missed a lesson this semester, you are welcome to schedule a free makeup lesson with your instructor!

- SUMMER SEMESTER: Now is the time to communicate with your instructor about a summer schedule! TPC is offering "Flexible Scheduling" this year - 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 starts on June 4, and morning/daytime lesson times will officially be available starting June 15.

- Broadway Babes: Honoring the first ladies of the stage along with the songs they made us fall in love with, this Circle Theater event is being directed and choreographed by our very own vocal teacher Kathy Gibson! And that's not all... TPC's Josh Keller is the music director! Two nights only: June 4 and August 13

"We have an incredible cast (featuring four TPC students: Hailey Clack, Robyn Hubbard, Elizabeth Foster, and Coletta Manske!), a five piece band and it's a great retrospective of theatre. It's a very fun gig as I get to create the show as well as direct and choreograph. I am sooo very fortunate to have Josh on board as my music director! Tickets are on sale now at http://goo.gl/2JMi9t and it is reserved seating" -Kathy Gibson

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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