Please put these events for the 2019-2020 school year on your calendar!

  • October 20 Fall Recital 2:00 PM (Sanctuary)
  • November 23 Music in May Benefit Chamber Concert - Doors Open 7 PM (West Side Location)
  • December 7 Musical Open House K-8 Drop In / Potluck 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Music Room)
  • February 1 Book 2-3 Students Rehearsal for Duets Recital 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Music Room)
  • February 8 Evening of Poetry and Song benefiting Hospice Santa Cruz - Doors Open 7 PM (West Side Location)
  • February 15 Duets Recital 11:00 AM (Music Room)
  • May 2 Spring Recital 11:00 AM (Sanctuary) ... step outside afterwards to the pre-school Spring fair with adorable petting zoo!
  • 2 Celebrating Collaboration House Concerts. All Teens & Adults, Book 2 and higher should attend, November 23 and February 8. These concerts will benefit:
    • Hospice of Santa Cruz
    • Music in May

K-6 All Studio Classes in 2019-2020 on Saturdays:
Group A 9-10 & Group B 9:45 - 10:45:

  • September 7 (10-11 all students)
  • October 5
  • November 23
  • January 18
  • March 7
  • April 18
  • May 30 Last Potluck / Celebration (10-11 all students)

Studio Closures for 2019-2020:

  • November 25-30
  • December 21-January 3
  • April 5-12
  • May 21-26 (Kate will be at the Suzuki Biennial Conference - lessons will be pre-made up)

Note that Reading Club and Makeup dates are also available for: September 7, October 5, November 2, November 23, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 7, April 18, June 6

Recent events:

Thank you for coming to the Kate Collaborating in Concert evenings. I was so excited to share this music with you, and it has started to established our studio as a donor to and supporters of these other artistic endeavors, thus giving us a way to enrich our greater community.
  • Haydn's Book 2 June 15, 1-1:30 PUCC Sanctuary
  • May 19 Eli's Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Santa Cruz Youth Symphony 7PM (Peace UCC Sanctuary)
  • May 4 Kate Collaborating in Concert for 'Music in May Evening for adults and teens: Featuring Peter Jandula-Hudson, viola, and Shannon Delaney D'Antonio, violin, collaborating with Kate Alm, piano, with selections from Schubert, Franck, Saint-Saens and others.
  • April 27 Studio Recital 2PM (Sanctuary)
  • February 16 Tony's Book 1 and K-6 Duets Recital 11AM (Music Room)
  • February 9 Carnival of the Animals Duets Recital 4PM (West Side Santa Cruz House Concert). Benefits UCSC's Shakespeare to Go, donations accepted.
  • Studio Open for Initial Observations for Prospective Families January 24 - February 4 (contact Kate)
  • December 15, 2018 Musical Open House (Music Room)
  • October 21, 2018 Studio Recital 2PM (Sanctuary)
  • Email is the appropriate way to keep me in the loop about trading times with other families
  • Phone Call is the appropriate way to alert me about that day's unplanned absence 831-227-7535.
  • In person at the lesson is the appropriate way to discuss any concerns or questions about your child's progress or any permanent scheduling changes. If you have had problems practicing well with your child, for example, or you want to express important information about your child's needs, please mention this to me at the beginning of the lesson and we will discuss it then or at the end. In most cases, if you feel you need privacy from your child, you can simply ask your child to wait outside.