Congratulations to everyone for a fabulous fall semester at Andrea Coyle’s Violin & Viola Studio, LLC! There has been so much amazing practicing, performing, and listening going on in the studio. Below I’ve listed some of the highlights of the past few months. I also wanted to announce that our Friday group classes will now be held in a beautiful studio space at Overstreet Dance Center! More information about our spring group classes is available in your most recent newsletter.
Most recently we went “caroling” at a local nursing center! Students played a range of holiday tunes in two parts! Don’t they look lovely in their festive attire?
In October we had our Fall Recital (complete with costumes)! In addition to performing solos, students participated in several group pieces. Our Fall Recital marked the end of our Fall Listening Challenge. Participating students were entered into a drawing for a change to win CDs!
In September, studio students attended the SAC Denver Fall Festival where they participated in repertoire classes, a play-in, recitals, and enrichment classes. Parents had the opportunity to attend a parent meeting and I attended a teacher workshop as part of the festival.
We had several book recitals this fall, including M. (viola Book 1+) and S. (violin Book 1).
We had four students audition for All county and all four students were accepted!
- Charlie (High School Viola)
- Madelyn (Middle School Violin)
- Lily (Middle School Viola)
- Kaitlin (Middle School Viola)
Lily was also accepted to play viola in the orchestra at the 1st Suzuki Convention of the Americas in Mexico. I’m so excited to hear about her experience this May!
Many of the students in the studio play in school orchestras, after school music programs, youth orchestras, and more.
In addition to all of these special events and accomplishments the studio had 436 private lessons, 10 group classes, 2 studio recitals, attended concerts, and have had countless hours of practicing and listening.
In addition to teaching this fall, I also performed viola with the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, attended a teacher workshop through SAC, served as Secretary of the Suzuki Association of Colorado, and led classes and the viola play-in at the SAC Denver Fall Festival. In the studio I continue to learn about teaching, practice my violin and viola (both classical and fiddling), read, and work on my writing for an upcoming project.
Happy holidays! I’ll see everyone in the new year for another amazing year of music!