'Once Upon My Cheek'
'Flight of the Bumblebee'
End of Year Dances
Opus Ithaca school of Music
402 N. Aurora/ Corner of Court and Aurora
Cello Program- Dr. Sera Smolen
This year we will have: 100 Days Practice Marathon
34 weeks private lessons,
19 group class weeks, 3 Solo Recitals.
Harpsichord Project, Composers Project, Winter Workshop Weekend.
“Dances from Around the World” at the end!
100 Days Practice marathon begins September 1, ends January 1
September 12-18- Private Lessons / Sunday Group Class
September 19-25- Private lessons only
September 26-October 2 – Private Lessons/ Sunday Group class
October 3-9- Private Lessons/ Sunday Group Class
October 10-16- Private Lessons only
October 17-23- Private Lessons /Sunday Group Class
October 24-30 Private Lessons only
October 31-November 6- Private Lessons/Sunday Group Class
November 7-13- Private Lessons /Sunday Group Class
November 14-20 Private Lessons only
November 20: Tour Group Quartet Congregational Church
November 20-27: Thanksgiving Holiday Break
November 28-December 4- Private Lessons/Sunday group class
December 5-11-Private lesson/ Sunday Group Class
December 11: Rehearse for Solo Recital with Laura Amoriello
December 12-18 Private Lessons only
December 16 Solo Recital 7pm (Friday)
December 19: Extra lesson/Make up Day (Monday)
December 20-January 1: Semester and Holiday Break
End 100 Days Practice! /Composers Project Phase 1 Begins!
January 2-8 Private Lessons/ Sunday Group Class
January 8: Rehearse Harpsichord Project with William Cowdery
January 13 Harpsichord Project Concert (Friday)
January 9-15- Private Lessons only
January 16-22- Private Lessons /Sunday Group Class
January 23-29- Private Lessons / Sunday Group Class
Composers Project Phase 2 begins
January 30-February 5- Private Lessons only
February 6-12- Private Lessons / Sunday Group Class
February 13-19 Lessons Only
February 19-16 Winter Break: Writing your Rough Draft
February 27-March 5: Private Lessons / Sunday Group Class
March 5: Composers Master Class with Alice Kanack
March 6-12: Private Lessons only
March 13-19 Private Lesson only
Winter Workshop Weekend:
March 25: Tour Group Jam Session Kanack School Kanack School 2077 S Clinton Ave. Rochester
(Everyone is welcome....and it’s optional)!
March 26: Making Music Move Master Class with Lisa Liske at Opus
Composition final draft is complete to show to Lisa Liske
March 27- April 2: Private Lessons / Sunday Group Class
April 2: Rehearse for Composers Concert with Laura Amoriello
April 6: Composers Concert 7pm (Thursday)
April 9-16: Spring Break
April 17-23- Private Lessons only/Sunday Group Class
April 24-30- Private Lessons only
May 1-7- Private Lessons/ Sunday Group Class
May 8-14- Private Lessons only
May 15-21 Private Lessons/Sunday Group Class
May 21: Rehearse with Laura Amoriello for Solo Recital
May 22-28 Private Lessons only
May 26: Solo Recital
May 29-June 4: Private Lessons/Group Class
June 5-11 Private Lessons only
June 12: Dances from Around the World (Monday)
June 12-17: Private Lessons only
Thank you for your interest in learning the cello--
the gorgeous, many-faceted instrument that can say anything!
Use the Website!
it has our teaching calendar, audio files, articles and more...
I am happy to think carefully with you any time
about the musician in your family
as we cultivate greater artistry,
and powers of independence each year. just make a phone appointment with me.
Occasionally there is an unexpected need to reschedule a lesson. Sometimes I can,
sometimes I can’t reschedule your lesson
according to Opus policies,
but I do whatever I can.
Trading lesson times with another family can work well.