Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fall Reminders

Summer lessons will be ending the week of August 17th with final lessons on the 18th. Be sure to email me your fall schedule during the week of August 24th so that we can begin lessons again by September 5th. As always, lesson times are assigned first to students with seniority as long as they get me their schedule in a timely fashion. Lesson rates will remain at the 2008/2009 level at least until January. 

The next masterclass "So you want to play weddings" will be in September. I'll post details as soon as the date and time are firm. 

A heads up -  students should mark their calendars for the KSO  concert October 3rd. This concert will feature Respighi's  "Pines of Rome" which all students in grades 9 through college will be studying this fall.

Remember, the best email for scheduling is annesharp@tds.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Latest Oz Cabinet Pics

I actually got these done two weeks ago but have been behind on posting. Jack Pumpkinhead is one of the oldest Oz characters, first appearing in "The Land of Oz" which is the immediate sequel to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". He also appears in many books in the series and has a title book later by Ruth Plumly Thompson.

The Patchwork Girl still needs work on the glasses and tray as well as a cloud of smoke and sparks from the Woozy. The Patchwork Girl, or Scraps as she is officially called, makes her first appearance in "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" as does the Woozy who can make real sparks flash from his eyes. After her introduction in this book, she appears frequently in other Oz books. 

So, tomorrow I finish Scraps and start Tik Tok the wind-up copper man from "Ozma of Oz".