Our Group Class Practice Challenge #2 begins October 1st! Practice and listen at least 20 days before our 2nd group class to win a prize!
Our first group class is the last week in September. Please mark your calendars! Students are asked to complete a practice and listening challenge for each group class. The first challenge begins September 1st and ends the day of your group class. Listen to your CD and practice your instrument a minimum of 15 days to complete the challenge. Prizes will be awarded to students who complete each challenge. You must be present at group class to win. Download the challenge here: Practice Challenge for Group Class #1
Violin & Viola Group Class (Home Studio) September 26 at 5:30
Piano Group Class (Home Studio) September 27 at 5:30
Violin & Viola Group Class (MHA)September 28 at 5:30
What a great Summer Recital! Congratulations to everyone who performed on violin, viola, and ukulele! I’m so proud of everyone for their hard work this summer. Keep up the good work!
I look forward to starting our fall lessons on September 1st! Please start working on your school year practice schedule. Fall is a busy time for scheduling school, homework, lessons, birthday parties, dance classes, and sports. Please don’t forget to schedule your daily practice in addition to your music lesson, group classes and recitals!
I will be heading to Michigan on Tuesday to visit family and play a little music! We will be at the ODPC Funfest in Evart, Michigan July 13-16. I will be teaching a class appropriate for beginner Fiddlers on Thursday the 13th and Saturday the 16th. The Thursday class will be at 9 AM in Area 3 Old Fair Office. I will be teaching again on Saturday at 10 AM, also in Area 3 Old Fair Office. You can check out the complete schedule here! Hope to see you there!
Violin Technique for the Beginner Fiddler: This class will cover the basics of tuning, instrument care, bow hold, instrument position, left hand fingering, and sound production. This class is designed to help set the beginner fiddler up for success in future classes. Techniques will be taught using the tune Boil ‘em Cabbage Down. No experience necessary. Please bring your instrument.
Have you listened today? If no, go turn on your recording now! If yes, go turn on your recording now! As many of you know I am working on learning to play a new style of music. I have been listening to my pieces and other pieces of a similar style every single day! There are no substitutes for listening to your pieces, as well as other music in a similar style on your instrument! Listening not only helps us learn our notes quicker; it also helps us develop an ear for beautiful tone, style, dynamics, and articulation.
I had a wonderful time at the Rolland Fiddle Camp last week! I learned so much from my primary teachers, Katie Glassman and Grace Rolland! Westcliff is such a beautiful area! This program is wonderful for adult students.
I’m enjoying my summer Suzuki reading, Beyond the Music Lessons: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families! What are you reading? This book is a great read for Suzuki parents and teachers. It is filled with suggestions and encouragement about practicing and the Suzuki method!
Where have you practiced this week? I played my ukulele a bit up in the mountains on Friday! Heading to Westcliffe tomorrow to do some fiddling! Happy practicing!
We had a great start to our Build Your Ice Cream Cone challenge this week! P. earned six scoops at his violin lesson yesterday! How many have you earned?
For more information please see the following link!
100 Day Practice Club