Newsletter                              March 2017

  1. Master Classes

  2. Makeup and Beginner Lessons

  3. Upcoming Events

  4. Calendar

  5. For Sale


Another calendar event moves our masterclass week a bit earlier this month.  Masterclasses will coincide with spring break week for most schools.

NEW TIME:  The adult masterclass will now be meeting from 6:30 to 8:30.  Please mark this change!


Monday, March 13   

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, March 14

Adult           NEW TIME 6:30-8:30    Harry Schneider’s house*

*Harry's place is at 911 Tanglewood in Methodist Encampment. Take a right on McAllen and follow it until it veers left. This is Tanglewood and Harry is at the far end on the right.   Ph. 895-3361.

Makeup and Beginner Lessons

As usual, I will be offering makeup lessons during master class week.  Please make arrangements with me for a makeup lesson if you need one and will be around for spring break.  I may have to make some changes to days and times for that week because of scheduling conflicts.


Upcoming Events

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.





Feb. 6 - 10  regular lessons


Feb. 20 - 24 regular lessons

Feb. 27 - Mar. 3 regular lessons


Mar. 6 - 10  regular lessons


Mar. 20 - 24 regular lessons

Mar. 27 - 31 regular lessons


Apr. 3 - 7 regular lessons

Apr. 10 regular lessons

        11 - 14  EASTER HOLIDAY

Apr. 17 - 21  regular lessons



May 1 - 5  regular lessons

May 8 - 12 regular lessons

May 15 - 19 RECITAL WEEK

May 22 - 26 regular lessons

Full calendar


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

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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