We are almost half way through 2016 but coming to the end of our school year. And what a year it’s been! Last year at this time we were in two locations but due to a variety of reasons the choice was clear to consolidate. I turned out to be a very good decision and we have not looked back. The old expression about the three most important things to have a successful business being location, location, location, is so true and we are very happy to be in Kensington.

Most of our students will be taking a break from their lessons for the summer which is why we at Bowtown Music have a more relaxed policy concerning missed lessons. Normally through the regular semesters of the school year we do not offer make up or reschedule missed lessons but during the summer students will be charged only for the lessons they attend. This year, like our previous two years, we are offering another band camp. Without a doubt, the students who attended band camps were very happy with the experience. As a group, the students will chose a song to work on for the week of the camp. At the end of the week the students will go into our state of the art recording studio to record their song so that each student will have a CD to take home.

We will also be welcoming and introducing some new teachers at our summer recital. The recital will be taking place at the West Hillhurst Community Association Go Getters hall on June 5 at 1:00 pm. As always this event provides an opportunity for our students to perform for their families and helps build on confidence as a musician. This is a voluntary participation.

Don’t forget to come visit our shop and studios. We think we have the best selection of ukuleles in Calgary as well as many other musical instruments, books and accessories. Please ask us about registering for lessons in guitar, piano, drums, singing, violin, banjo, mandolin and of course ukulele. Our recording studio is available at very affordable rates. See you soon!