September 2016 Studio Info Letter

Monday, August 29, 2016 by Angela Sommer | Uncategorized

September Newsletter, Info and Studio Policies

I am passionate about people and about what I do and I believe Music is the key to our innermost being.  There are as many music styles as there are musicians performing them.  Being a good musician is not limited to one particular style or method.  I teach many different music styles and use a variety of methods to allow my students to progress to be the best they can possibly be.

Outlined below is general information, studio policies and group sessions.

Group Programs offered at St. Peter’s Anglican Church

Angelkeys Children's Choir
Times: Friday evenings from 6:15 - 6:45 pm   
St. Peter's Anglican Church, Williams Lake
October 7, 2016 to June 17, 2017
Ages 4 - 9, minimum of 6 participants
Rate: $45 for each three-month session. Payment is due in September, January and April.

Coda! Teen Vocal Group 
Times: Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:15 pm  
St. Peter's Anglican Church, Williams Lake
October 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017
Ages 10 - 16, minimum of 6 participants
Rate: $67 for each three-months session. Payment is due in September, January and April.

Just for Fun Ladies' Vocal Group
Times: Thursday Evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 pm  
St. Peter's Anglican Church, Williams Lake
September 30, 2016 to June 17, 2017
We are a group of ladies who simply love to sing. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.
Free: Sponsored by the Women's Contact Society in Williams Lake. Free childcare.

Music Explorations for Young Children ages 3 – 5 
Times: TBA - Please check my facebook page for dates 

New This Year:  Public Speaking Techniques and Practice for all ages 
Improve your public speaking skills in a group environment based on the principle “Speak like you would Sing”.  Using the same techniques for projection and annunciation as you would in singing, combined with many practice opportunities with and without a microphone.

Please contact me if you are interested.

Lessons start Sept. 12, 2016 and run weekly to June 23, 2017


  • I am teaching on all Pro-D days throughout the year
  • No lessons on statutory holidays and during School Breaks
  • No scheduled lessons during:

Fall Break

Winter Break

Spring Break

Summer Holidays     

  • Special Holiday schedules will be posted on the online calendar



My thoughts for the coming year:

My goals for the year are:

To encourage everyone to develop life-long skills and see individual improvement through music

My expectations are:

  • For everyone to try:  Try to practice, try to learn the new skills, try to participate in performances.  There is no failure.  I don’t give grades.  I don’t keep score on how many mistakes somebody makes.   I want everyone to try and grow in their abilities. 

My music teachers encouraged and supported me and taught me important life skills.  It was my personal choice much later in life to make music into a career.  Every student is different, but everyone will learn something if they try.


My main objective for a performance is to help students develop life skills!  We all need to deal with the pressure, nerves, the public and the ups and downs of being in the spotlight every once in a while.  This skill is transferable to many other situations.  Again, I’d like to see students try!!


Angelkeys Music Studio Policies 2016 - 2017

Rates for Private Music Lessons:  Based on weekly lessons from Sept 12, 2016 to June 23, 2017

Private Lessons at Angelkeys Music Studio Location
3244 Davison Rd, 150 Mile House on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Charged Hourly
$ 19.00 each for weekly ½ hour lessons
$ 28.50 each for weekly ¾ hour lessons
$ 38.00 each for weekly 1 hour lessons

Private Lessons at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Williams Lake
549 Carson Dr., Williams Lake on Thursdays and Fridays: Tuition based
$ 65.00 per month for weekly ½ hour lessons
$ 97.50 per month for weekly ¾ hour lessons
$ 130.00 per month for weekly 1 hour lessons
$ 40.00 per 1-hour lesson before 2:30 pm only, also available in 30 and 45 minute sessions

Payment Options:

I invoice at the end of each month and payment is due upon receipt of invoice.

I accept:

Cash, Cheque, Credit Card, Paypal

Credit Card and Paypal payments can be made via link on your monthly invoice.

I invoice at the end of each month and payment is due upon receipt of invoice.  I issue tax deductible receipts once a year in January.

If you miss a lesson it can be rescheduled on an ‘as available’ basis.  

Supplies and extra charges:

  • 3 ring binder with lined paper for instructions and homework assignments, pencil and eraser
  • Charges for Music books, CD’s, sound tracks and other needed items as required


Cancellation notice is 24 hours.  There will be a regular charge for insufficient notice.  I do not charge in case of emergencies or sickness.  Please call, text or e-mail me and let me know. 

Termination of Lessons:

Termination of lessons requires one month notice, or payment of ONE monthly fee.

Practice Rules:

Students are expected to practice.  The more time is spent practicing the greater the improvement.  I will explain to each student how to practice during the lessons.  Parents need to help younger students.


Please be at the lesson 5 minutes early so we can start on time.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to sit in on their child’s lessons.


Signature of student or parent                                                                                                             Date:                                                                                                            

It is not about the goal but all about the journey

Angelkeys Music Studio   

Phone: 250-305-4784


Studio Locations:   

Online / Virtual



#14-6635 Tronson Rd
Vernon BC V1H 2K4

Lessons and Workshops 

Piano  Voice  
Classical - Musical Theatre
Jazz - Modern - Pop - Opera
Music Theory
Online Sessions
Small Vocal Groups
Group Sessions - Workshops

Children, Teen and Women's Choir

Public Speaking Clinics and Techniques  
Microphone Techniques for Public Speaking
Performance Coaching

Collaborative Pianist