Local Performances in November and December

These are family-friendly events in Athens or Oconee that are perfect for children and have music involved in some way! I’ve put a star next to events that are for everyone in the family, even wiggly toddlers and preschoolers. The other concerts may be a bit more formal and appropriate for school age children. There are, of course, many other musical events in our community, but I have avoided anything that begins after 7PM.

There are many great student musician programs, including graduate students and those further along in their musical studies. These are often held at Edge Hall at Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The full calendar is here, but I didn’t include it in the listings, sticking to groups and ensemble or professional musicians.

I also didn’t include the great library storytimes hosted by Miss Rebecca at the Oconee County Library and Mr. Evan at the Athens library but I encourage you to check them out with your littlest family members!

If I’ve missed anything, please email me and let me know and I will edit this post to add it.

+Nov. 3, 10AM – Spotlight on the arts Family Day

Nov. 3, 2PM – Broadway Musical, the Newsies, at Morton Theater presented by Athens Creative Theater

Nov. 4, 3PM – Broadway Musical, the Newsies, at Morton Theater presented by Athens Creative Theater

Nov. 5, 5:30PM – UGA Jazz Band Ensembles

Nov. 7, 4:30PM – Guitar Ensemble Concert: Daniel Bolshoy

*Nov. 7, Kiddy Keys Winter Session Begins

Nov. 9, 6:00PM – Erin Ellis, Cello and Kevin Chance, Piano

Nov. 10, 11:00AM – Family Folk Dancing

*Nov. 11, 1-4PM – I Love Ukulele Festival

Nov. 11, 3PM – Athens Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Nov. 12-17 – Allegro Music Winter Session begins! The Tiger Collection

*Nov. 15, 10:30AM – Baby Music Jam at Oconee County Library

*Nov. 17, 1-9PM – Music For Change at Vintage Oaks Farm in Watkinsville, GA

Nov. 27, 3:30 – Hodgson String Quartet

Nov. 28, 5:30 – UGA Steel Drum Band

*Dec. 1, 10AM – Geometric Holiday Family Day at Georgia Museum of Art – Featuring music by Meridian Women’s Chorus

Dec. 2, 5:30PM – Solstice Sisters Holiday Concert

Dec. 6, 7:00PM – OCHS Choral Department presents Concert Choir & OC A CAPPELLA

Dec. 6, 8:00PM – OCHS Musical Theater & The Glitz n’ Ritz Show Choir

*Dec. 8, 10AM and 1PM – Mingle with Kringle at OCAF

Dec. 9, 3PM – Athens Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert at the Classic Center

*Dec. 13, 10:30AM – Baby Music Jam at Oconee County Library

Dec. 15, 2:30PM – Truly Christmas, a musical presented by Brightstone Productions

Dec. 16, 2:30PM – Truly Christmas, a musical presented by Brightstone Productions

Dec. 22, 4:00PM – The Nutcracker Ballet at the Classic Center

Dec. 23, 3:00PM – The Nutcracker Ballet at the Classic Center


*infant/toddler or preschool friendly!


Holiday Specials

Give the long-lasting gift of music!

It’s always a challenge to choose the perfect gift: especially for the little ones who lose interest in new things quickly. Why not choose a gift that will bring enjoyment for a lifetime? Our music lessons are the perfect gift for any music lover – young or old. We currently offer lessons primarily in pianovoiceguitarukulele; cello and violin are available on request. 

This offer is for new clients only. You may purchase as many months of lessons as you would like and gift certificates never expire. Please call or email for more details. 

Preschool Music Classes

There are so many benefits to early childhood music education and the Holidays are the perfect time to invest in your child or grandchild’s future! Kiddy Keys preschool classes are a fun adventure in learning about the keyboard, basic rhythms, note names and expression marks. These small group classes make learning about the piano fun and provide a stepping stone to private lessons for the youngest beginnners. The recommended age range is 3-5. These gift certificates never expire and this deal may not come back, so if your child is too young currently, stock up for when they are older! 

Call or email us for more information, we’re happy to help make your holiday gift stand out! 

Welcome to Oconee Music

My first blog post

When my husband suggested that I start a blog for Oconee Music, I kind of thought he was crazy. Add writing into my regular crazy weekly schedule?! But then I realized that I love bullet journaling and I have a lot of ideas and thoughts about music and teaching that could be shared on a blog. So I sat down to brainstorm about a few topics and I came up with, wait for it, 27! In less than 30 minutes…

My first few topics coming soon: 

  1. Things for an adult student to consider before starting lessons 
  2. Is my child ready for private lessons, pt. 1 AND pt. 2
  3. Winners for the Summer Piano Challenge
  4. Benefits of Preschool Music Study

Here is my quick intro video. 

Thanks for reading!