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Preliminary Piano Schedule

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by Betsy Breaker | Uncategorized

Good morning! For everyone headed back-to-school today, I hope the week got off to a smooth start! Lessons will not begin until September 19th, so you've got a little room to ease into the new school year. 

Here's the preliminary piano schedule. If you immediately see an issue, please let me know. The schedule will be finalized by Friday. I regret there are students that will have to slip back to 30 minute lessons in order to get their preferred day and time. It is my hope that I've managed to juggle everyone's needs satisfactorily, it's a huge task. 


3:15-4:00 Joseph

4:00-4:30 Nora

4:30-5:15 Maneejae

5:15-6:00 Emma T.


12:45-1:30 Isaac

1:30-2:45 Gaian & Ayla

3:15-4:30 Jossie & Ethan

4:30-5:15 Sarah

5:15-6:00 Charles


10:15-11:15 Jack

3:15-4:15 Ella & Sallie

4:15-4:45 Maleah

4:45-5:15 Pari

5:15-6:00 Emma S.


8:15-9:00 Madison

3:30-4:00 Addison

4:00-4:30 Lance

4:30-6:00 Alex & Sophia

Thank you for making room for piano lessons in your family's busy life, and I am honored to be the teacher for your children. The studio calendar is next on my agenda, I'm really looking forward to some new group events!! Offering studio gatherings and group learning opportunities are, I'm discovering, so very important and valuable.  Fun stuff ahead!


PLRAC Scholarship Applications now being accepted

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by Betsy Breaker | Uncategorized

Good afternoon!

It is my true honor to be a part of your child's music education! There are other teachers in the area and I am blessed to have such dedicated families to share their kids with me.

Music study is not inexpensive with significant investments in both time and money.  The PLRAC Scholarships are an opportunity to offset some of the financial impact in exchange for a little extra time from your family to complete the application and the end-of-year summary report if you are a scholarship recipient. PLRAC scholarships come from Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund dollars (taxpayer $$) and the McKnight Foundation. Students in Grades 3-6 can earn $200 scholarships, Grades 7-12 have $300 scholarships.

The application process is completely online this year. I invite you to visit to learn more and consider applying. The deadline for grades 7-12 is October 1 and grades 3-6 is November 1, 2016To be considered for this scholarship students in grades 7-12 are required to have 2  or more years of experience in this art form and students in grades 3-6 need 1 or more years of experience. Further, you must be a resident of Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, or Watonwan counties.

Please notify me ASAP if you intend to apply. I need to write a letter of recommendation for any student applying for scholarships to study in my piano studio; I want to have sufficient time to write a solid recommendation for each applicant. I invest at least an hour on each recommendation outside of my normal teaching and prep time so please respect this by following through with your application. Last year I wrote several recommendations for students who didn't end up applying.

We had four applicants last year and all four were awarded scholarships! I would love to see more applicants this year and will assist as best I can.

Have a great weekend and I hope to see you at Giant Celebration!