Mirabilis News                              April 2017


  1. Practicing

  2. Easter Break

  3. Master Classes

  4. Recital

  5. Summer Session

  6. Calendar

  7. For Sale


We have a lot on our plate this month.  Some new and exciting things are happening with the studio — I will fill you in on more next month.  Our spring recital is just around the corner.  Don’t forget the importance of daily practice


Please read ALL of the info that pertains to your lessons and the calendar!!


Practicing

To gain solid skills on any instrument daily practice is essential.  For the last weeks of our spring session, I encourage you to commit to practicing everyday, even if it’s just for a short time.  Consistent time with the guitar will make you a better player than you can even imagine.  Mark your successful practice days on a calendar.  Take advantage of your opportunity to learn the guitar well.  You won’t regret it!

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Easter Break

Monday students will have regular lessons on April 10


• Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11 and 12 will be for make up lessons only.


  1. The studio will be closed for the Easter break from


Thursday April 13 through Saturday April 15.


••• Regular lessons resume Monday, April 17 •••


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Masterclasses

With Easter in the middle of the month, we’ve moved master classes to the end of the month.


Monday, April 24   

Primary A                   4:00-4:55    Kevin's house*

Primary B                   5:00-5:55    Kevin's house* 

Secondary                  6:00-7:00    Kevin's house*


*Kevin’s house is located across the street from the studio.  It is the brick house on the corner at 855 Earl Garrett St.  Please come to the front door.


Tuesday, April 25

Adult           NEW TIME 6:30-8:30    Mary Cornett’s house*


*1174 Funf Kinder Rd, FBG  Take Hwy16 towards FBG for 12 miles.  Cross Pedernales River and turn L. on Morris Ranch Road.  Go 2 miles and turn R. at intersection onto Morris Tivydale.  Go 1 mile and turn L. into Spring Creek Ranch, this road is Funf Kinder Road.  We are 1 mile down on the Right.  If the gate is closed, code is 2473.  Phone:  Karen (830) 992-9437.

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Spring Recital

Our Spring Recital will be on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel at First Presbyterian Church.  This is our solo/duo recital and all students should be in the process of selecting a piece for performance.  If you have not yet chosen a piece, please be sure we discuss it at your next lesson.  Young beginner students will be performing in small groups.  If you are unsure about this just ask me for clarification.


Rehearsals will be on Tuesday, May 17 beginning at 4:00.  More details will be included in next month’s newsletter.

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Summer Session

I have finally worked out the plan for our summer session.  We will be doing a six-week session this year running from June 19th through August 4th.  The week of July 4th we will be off.  We will not do a master class this summer, so all weeks are available for private lessons and make up lessons as needed.  I’ll have more details in the May newsletter.

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Upcoming Concerts

International Series: Beijing Guitar Duo

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 8:00pm - AISD Performing Arts Center


Jaw-dropping precision and virtuosity combined with crystal clarity and meticulous attention to detail, these two young artists amazed and delighted us in their Austin debut, and we can’t wait for more.


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Calendar


APRIL

Apr. 3 - 7 regular lessons

Apr. 10 regular lessons

        11 - 14  EASTER HOLIDAY

Apr. 17 - 21  regular lessons

Apr. 24 - 28 MASTER CLASS WEEK


MAY

May 1 - 5  regular lessons

May 8 - 12 regular lessons

May 15 - 19 RECITAL WEEK

May 22 - 26 regular lessons


Full calendar

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For Sale

Fender Gemini I


Former Mirabilis student Howard Hovde is offering a beginner classical guitar for sale.  It’s a Fender Gemini I and is in very good shape.  Offer includes a Boss tuner, guitar stand and music stand.  You can contact him at 896-6992.


Brazilian classicals

Owner contacted me via Stan.  Let me know if you are interested in one of these.


2003 Di Giorgio Autor #3 classical concert guitar

Candadian Cedar top, Jacaranda body, excellent condition.  $600 (o.b.o.) w/case.


Giannini Savio C5 Luthieria classcial concert guitar

German spruce top, Indian Rosewood body, excellent condition.  $900 w/case.


Grand Piano (with Auto-play feature) For Sale


The family of one of my students from years past is selling a very fine Young Chang baby grand piano in excellent condition.  Very little mileage and it includes a “self-player” feature with lots of songs and styles.  I’ve seen it in action and it’s pretty remarkable. Details and photos are below.  For information contact Claire Mitchell at (830) 739-4345 or email texdotclaire@gmail.com


Model number: PG150 (translates to model no. W150 by Weber)

History: It was purchased in 2003 from Steinway Piano Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. The piano was purchased for $14K and an additional $8k was added for the piano disk system. Currently in climate storage in San Antonio, Texas. Asking $10,500.00  $8,500.00

Description: Excellent condition—very few hours played. The piano measures 4’11” and was built in Korea. Young Chang was bought out by Alfred Weber Piano. This particular piano would translate to Model no. W150 by Weber. The piano disk system that we added to the piano is now sold as an IQ system. * Buyer will pay for delivery from storage to new location.





















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