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Summer Group Events

May 25th, 2018  |  Published in News

Play-Down & Popsicles

Wednesday

June 13

5:30pm

Unity Church

What is a Play-Down? It’s a group event where we play the pieces in descending order (most advanced to least advanced) ending with Twinkle!

This evening we will enjoy ice cream sundaes and popsicles following the Play-Down! Here is the playlist:

Vivaldi G Minor Concerto Mvt. 1

Seitz Concerto No. 5 Mvt. 1

Becker Gavotte

Boccherini Minuet

Witches Dance

The Two Grenadiers

Brahms Waltz

Handel Chorus

Minuet 1

Etude

Allegro

O Come Little Children

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Song of the Wind

Lightly Row

Twinkles

Pre-Twinkle

Spring Group Concert

May 7th, 2018  |  Published in News

Come to our terrific Spring Group Concert:

Wednesday, May 16, 6pm

Unity Church, on Unity Way, off of Highway 599, north of town- arrive early to get a seat!

Come hear all of our students, playing everything from Bach (the first movement of the Concerto for 2 Violins, played “en masse”), to Dvorak’s Humoresque, to Peter Warlock’s charming “Capriol Suite”, to  “East Tennessee Blues” and the evergreen “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.

Parent Workshop Sunday, March 11!

March 5th, 2018  |  Published in News

Suzuki Parents Workshop:

Making Practice Easier

Sunday Kol BeRamah March 11 12-2 pm

Refreshments served- and we will have childcare available!

Bring your copy of Ed Sprunger’s ‘Helping Parents Practice!’

We’re going to talk about Chapters 9 – 16.

9: Look for Horses, not Zebras

“Violin is too hard. It’s definitely a problem with my son’s treble audio perception range. He’s

sensitive. The E string makes him flinch. We had better have him switch to trombone.”
10: Keep the Focus on Making Things Easier

“But violin is supposed to be hard. I’ve always been told it was hard”

11: Attending Lessons Really Matters

“Oh, pffft, my 12-year old knows what she’s doing, gimme a break.”

12: Take Useful, Accurate, Reliable Notes

“I don’t need to record the teacher playing this 2-measure practice point on my phone. I’ll remember every detail.”
13: Participate in a Group Class

“How am I doing with this?”

14: Listen to Recordings

“I rely on my son to play the Suzuki MP4’s on her iPOD, with his earphones before he goes to bed. He does it every day, so I mark it in the practice record.”
15: You Can’t Learn as You Go, If You Don’t Take the Trip

16: Review Repertoire to Help the Playing Get Easier

“My daughter hates reviewing! She wants to get better! She is bored to death with review and plays sloppily!”