After a very soul-searching process, my husband and I decided it would be best for our family for him to accept a job offered to him in Chattanooga, TN. Now that he has notified his current employer, I’m free to let you all know. While we’re broken-hearted about the friends we’ll leave behind (including you!), we feel confident this is the right move. 

Our move date is tentatively set for August 1. 

You might have questions, so I’ve tried to predict some and answer them below. If I haven’t guessed your question, please don’t hesitate to hit ask it in the comment section below or contact us using our web form here.

“Q: To where are you moving?”

Chattanooga! My husband accepted a job offer at a private boys’ school there.

“Q: What’s Going to Happen to My Lessons When AHN Moves?”

As you know from a recent announcement, which I’m sure you read like a John Grisham novel, I’m now set up to offer lessons via internet and will be gradually increasing in this capacity over the summer. So, you’ll have the option of continuing with me online or finding another local teacher. I can even help you with this process, as I have a lot of music colleagues in the area. Just ask if you want help finding some instruction contacts.

“Q: What about Fees If I Continue via Internet Lessons? Aren’t Internet-Lesson Fees Higher?”

You may recall in a recent big announcement that AHN’s fees are set to increase on June 1 and you may have visited the internet lessons page and seen that the online lesson fees are slightly higher. But I’ve decided that all students who are currently active and whose accounts are in good standing as of May 31 will be “grandfathered in” at the current rate – this will be true for all of my current students even if we switch to internet lessons after we move

“Q: Will You Be Taking Time Off to Move?”

I will continue providing lessons throughout the move, although I will probably take a week or two (or possibly three) off to pack and then settle in once we get down there.

“Q: Will You Continue Your Website, Blogging, and Teaching in Tennessee?”

Yes, I’ll continue everything under the moniker A Higher Note LLC for the foreseeable future: voice, piano, guitar, and elec bass, along with the blog and website.

Final Thoughts (for today anyways)

I appreciate all of you more than words can say and will miss seeing in person those of you I have for in-studio lessons. Your business and personal relationships mean the world to me. I do hope that many of you will opt to continue via internet, but will understand if you decide to “go local.”

With great appreciation for you,


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