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2019-2020 CALENDAR

 

SEPTEMBER 2019  
   
Sep 9 (Tue) Fall Semester Begins
   
NOVEMBER  
Nov 28 (Thu) to Dec 1 (Sun) Thanksgiving Holiday - No Lessons
   
DECEMBER  
   
Nov 30 (Sun) to Dec 12 (Tue) Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (Piano & Voice Only) - | Franklin, Hingham or Duxbury, MA

Registration deadline: Oct 15

The Practical Exams will be held on this date. Students are encouraged to participate in these exams, as this is an internationally recognized Certificate Program that will give students a goal to work toward, while the exam itself is non-intimidating since students only have to play for one judge. For more information, you can visit their website at www.rcmusic.com.

   
Dec 7 (Sat) & Dec 8 (Sun)
Auditions for Winter Mall Concert  |  Westwood

We are having auditions for all students who are interested in playing at the Winter Mall Concert in order to ensure that students are really ready to play and more importantly, to time all performers so that we can be organized!  There is not a specific number of students that we can take, so anyone who we feel is ready to perform will be able to.  It will also give students a chance to "try out" their pieces.  Students can also choose to audition online or by sending a video (for those who do not need us for accompaniment only).

   
Dec 15 (Sun)
Winter Mall Concert  |  12:00pm-8:00pm  |  The Shops at Chestnut Hill

This is an annual event and we always have a great time!  It will be a big stage and a chance for students to play for people outside of our music academy and be a star!  Playing at the mall can be a bit intimidating, so we would recommend this event only for those who have done recitals before, but all are welcome!  All students who would like to participate have to do the auditions on the week before.  For the day of the concert, you will be able to sign up for half hour slots so that you don't have to be there for nine hours!

   
Dec 21 (Sat) to Jan 1 (Wed) Winter Vacation - No Lessons
   
JANUARY 2020  
   
Jan 31 (Fri) Fall Semester Ends
   
FEBRUARY  
   
Feb 1 (Sat) Spring Semester Begins
   
Feb 9 (Sun) Newbridge on the Charles Retirement Home Recital  |  10:30-11:30am  |  Dedham, MA

This is a low pressure, fun recital for all students who would like to participate.  This is a great opportunity for students who have never performed to get their feet wet, and a chance to bring some joy to senior citizens!

   
Feb 9 (Sun) Cornerstone at Canton Retirement Home Recital |  2:00-3:00pm  |  Canton, MA

This is a low pressure, fun recital for all students who would like to participate.  This is a great opportunity for students who have never performed to get their feet wet, and a chance to bring some joy to senior citizens!

   
MARCH  
   
Mar TBA MMTA Judged Festival (Piano Only)

The MMTA Judged Festival is sponsored by MMTA (Massachusetts Music Teachers Association).  The purpose of the Judged Festival is to provide students at varying levels of playing a chance to perform and compete in a judged recital format. The Judged Festival will have a rotating theme annually. Students will perform one required piece from a required list of repertoire according to their age.  This festival gives students a chance to perform in a recital setting, be critiqued by judges, and compete for awards.  This Festival is for the more "serious" piano student who would like a more challenging event than the recitals.

   
Mar 8 (Sun) Newbridge on the Charles Retirement Home Recital  |  10:30-11:30am  |  Dedham, MA

This is a low pressure, fun recital for all students who would like to participate.  This is a great opportunity for students who have never performed to get their feet wet, and a chance to bring some joy to senior citizens!

   
Mar 8 (Sun) Cornerstone at Canton Retirement Home Recital |  2:00-3:00pm  |  Canton, MA

This is a low pressure, fun recital for all students who would like to participate.  This is a great opportunity for students who have never performed to get their feet wet, and a chance to bring some joy to senior citizens!

   
   
Mar 21 (Sat)
Charity Concert  | 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm |  Charles River School, Dover, MA

The Charity Concert will raise funds for a chosen charity that benefits children!  Last year we raised almost $3,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation!  We will donate all proceeds from this concert to this charity.  The ticket prices for the concert will be $10 per person, but kids are free of charge.  Even if you don’t plan on performing at this recital, we hope that you will still come and support our causeWe would love to pack a full house to listen to some wonderful music and help to raise lots of money for our chosen charity.  This concert is open to all students and we hope that you will participate!

   
APRIL  
   
Apr 5 (Sun) Newbridge on the Charles Retirement Home Recital  |  10:30-11:30am |  Dedham, MA

This is a low pressure, fun recital for all students who would like to participate.  This is a great opportunity for students who have never performed to get their feet wet, and a chance to bring some joy to senior citizens!

   
Apr 5 (Sun) Cornerstone at Canton Retirement Home Recital  |  1:30-2:30pm  |  Canton, MA

This is a low pressure, fun recital for all students who would like to participate.  This is a great opportunity for students who have never performed to get their feet wet, and a chance to bring some joy to senior citizens!

   
MAY  
   
May 2 (Sat) Student Showcase | 7:00-8:30pm | M. Steinert & Sons, Natick, MA

This is an invite-only recital for students who have won in competitions, scored higher than 88 on an exam, or have played their instruments for more than ten years come together to show their talents!  This is a special recital to see the more advanced and accomplished students from Merry Melody!  We hope to see you there!

   
May Date TBA MMTA Bay State Contest  (Piano Only) 

Postmark Deadline: Apr 1

This is the statewide competition held yearly.  This is an event where students from around the state compete in their age groups.  This is a high pressure event and students who want to participate in this event must work hard and be dedicated to the piano with their practicing!

   
May 10 (Sun) to Jun 1 (Mon)
Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (Piano Only) - | Franklin, Duxbury or Hingham, MA

Registration deadline: Feb 11

The Practical Exams will be held on this date. Students are encouraged to participate in these exams, as this is an internationally recognized Certificate Program that will give students a goal to work toward, while the exam itself is non-intimidating since students only have to play for one judge. For more information, you can visit their website at www.rcmusic.com.

   

May 30 (Sat)

End of the Year Recital | 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm | Charles River School, Dover

This is our big event of the year!  We strongly encourage all students to participate.  It gives students a goal to work for, as well as a chance to share what they have learned throughout the year.  After the recital, we have a trophy ceremony.  We have found that participating in the End of the Year Recitals is the key to building a students' interest and confidence in their playing, and we often find that students are much more excited about their instrument after the recitals!

   
May 31 (Sun) End of the Year Recital | 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm | Charles River School, Dover
   
JUNE  
   
Jun 6 (Sat) End of the Year Recital | 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm | Charles River School, Dover
   
Jun 7 (Sun) End of the Year Recital | 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm | Charles River School, Dover
   
Jun 11 (Thu) End of the Year Recital | 6:00pm | Charles River School, Dover
   
Jun 12 (Fri) End of the Year Recital | 6:00pm | Charles River School, Dover
   
Jun 13 (Sat) End of the Year Recital | 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm | Charles River School, Dover
   
Jun 14 (Sun) End of the Year Recital | 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm | Charles River School, Dover
   
Jun 14 (Sun) Spring Semester Ends
   
Jun 22 (Mon) Summer Semester Begins

 

 

 

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