Dear Teachers and Parents,
It is my sad duty to report that Kataoka Sensei passed away yesterday. Her funeral will be held in Matsumoto on Wednesday, January 14. If any of you plan to attend that event, please tell me before 8 p.m. Sunday night, January 11.
If anyone would like to send a card and money (it is appropriate to send money for a funeral) they may send cash (yen is best, but $$ are ok) to the family at 12-1 Johyama, Matsumoto 390, JAPAN. Please do not send checks.
Individuals and organizations may also send flowers to the funeral for $145, $165, or $215. If you wish to send flowers, please notify Mayumi Yunus by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (011-81-474-33-8072) by Monday, January 12, at 8 a.m. Pacific time. You may pay by sending a check to to Linda Nakagawa, made out to Piano Basics Foundation, with a note that it is for flowers ordered through Mayumi.
Also, memorial donations may be sent to Piano Basics Foundation, c/o Linda Nakagawa, Treasurer. I also invite you to send me any remembrances and anecdotes that you would like to share with others through our newsletter.
Sensei's greatest wish would be that we all continue to work as hard as we can to give her wonderful teaching to children every day.
Please feel free to forward this email to others who may want to know.
Karen Hagberg, President
Suzuki Piano Basics Foundation