Patrick Rafferty

Classical Guitarist


Dear PArents and Students,

I hope you're all doing well. The content that follows is geared towards the summer session that begins June 20th. The spring session ends on June 4th (make-up lessons taking place June 7th-11th). The spring concert is April 29th at 130 in the CMS Concert Hall.  

For the summer session there are a few things to keep in mind. 

1. The summer session is six lessons that occur roughly between June 20th and August 1st. I know that you all have very busy summers planned, as do I. Because of this, I am flexible and will be able to accommodate irregular schedules. 

2. I will be able to meet for lessons before 3pm and would encourage you to consider moving to an earlier time if that would work for you.

3. I hope to teach on Mondays and Thursdays only. If I make a third day available I will certainly let everyone know. I do not plan on teaching Saturdays during the summer. 

I do encourage you to continue with lessons through the summer. Typically, summer schedules allow for more practice time. Furthermore, the shorter 6 week session is a great opportunity to explore specific musical options. For example, working on pieces in a group setting or focusing on specific styles or techniques.

When you have a chance, please let me know via text if you will or will not be enrolling for summer lessons. I would also like to know times that you would be available on Mondays and Thursdays and/or if those days are not good for you. 

Thanks for taking the time to read through this, and know that I am ultra appreciative of your support through the weeks/semester/years. Everyone has improved so much and the I look forward to the future! if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or text.