Suzuki Parent News

Hello Suzuki Violin and Cello Families,

September is the Big Ear Challenge month. This is fun!  We hope you’ll give it a try.

Anyone who completes the BEC will receive a certificate.

Use this Big Ear Challenge Calendar September 2019 to track your progress!

Email Amy@pakmusic.org if you need more information.

The challenge:  Listen to your Suzuki CD every day

Bonus Listening options below.

Happy listening!

Week one:  Pictures at an Exhibition

Week Two:  Romanian Folk Dances

Week Three:  Advanced Suzuki Repertoire

Week Four:  Vivaldi’s Autumn Concerto from The Seasons.

 

From beginners to high schoolers, this concert is energizing and inspiring as all of our Suzuki violin and cello families come together to share music – as part of an array of small groups.

The program will run from 6:30 to about 8:15 pm.  We begin with our littlest ones (around age 5 and 6) and proceed all the way up to our high school fiddle band.  The program closes out with everyone playing together!

If you are considering violin, viola or cello lessons in the future, this can be a fun way to introduce younger children to what it feels like (and sounds like) to be a string player.  If you are not enrolled with Pakachoag and would like to attend, please call ahead or email Sarah@pakmusic.org so we can confirm building entry, parking, and disabled access.

We’ll be in the Sanctuary at All Saints Church.

May 28, 2018

Hello Parents,

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the spring recitals! I was at all four recitals and was very impressed by how well prepared our students were. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful music and our new performance space at All Saints.

A few final announcements:

Graduation Party

June 11th 6:00

Vinton Hall All Saints Church

Congratulations to the following students who have completed a Suzuki level this year!

Suzuki Book One:     Alan Liu        Maya Pascoal            Marisa Hu

Suzuki Book Two:     Mia Carll        Clara Dowdle            Varsha Swaminathan

Suzuki Book Three    Elizabeth Elkinson    Eva Knorr      Henry Wang

Suzuki Book Four     Kamden Carll

To celebrate, we will have a Play In and Ice Cream Party which will take place on Monday, June 11th beginning at 6:00 in Vinton Hall at All Saints Church in Worcester. Graduates and other students who would like to come to play or listen and enjoy the ice cream are invited.

RSVP  – amylmatherly@yahoo.com

Summer Music Making Opportunities

Keep the music coming over the summer! Pakachoag will be offering the following:

Private lessons

Summer can be a good time to make progress on your instrument.
Take as many lessons as possible!

For your teacher’s summer registration form go here:

https://www.pakmusic.org/students/private-instruction/

Fiddle

Learn some Scottish, Irish, Old Time and/or Swedish tunes!
Classes will be held on the following Thursday afternoons:
July 12th, 19th, August 2nd & 9th at two levels:
Novice – 4:30-5:15 p.m.
For students in Book Two or Three with little or no fiddling experience
Advanced – 5:15-6:00 p.m.
For experienced fiddlers (including current fiddle band members and adults)

https://www.pakmusic.org/programs/summer/fiddle/

Group Classes

Would you like to participate in some group classes over the summer?
Classes will be held on Monday afternoons from 5:15-6:00 with Madalyne Cross at All Saints in Worcester.

Here is how we will determine on what dates classes will meet:
Let me know which of the Mondays listed below you are available. Any class with four or more participants will meet. I will send out a schedule and payment information after I have heard back from everyone.

Possible dates: 7/9, 7/16, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20

Quick Start Suzuki Violin & Quick Start Suzuki Cello

The 6 week Summer Quick Start Program is a great way learn about the Suzuki approach and to assess your child’s readiness for instrumental music lessons.

Parent & child attend together as part of a small group class.

For Ages 4 1/2, 5, 6 and 7.

https://www.pakmusic.org/programs/summer/suzuki-violin-cello/

For a complete list of summer offerings see the Pakachoag website:
https://www.pakmusic.org/programs/summer/

Fall 2018

We are working hard to set up the fall schedule so that both teachers and students know what to expect. 2018/19 Group Class assignments will be sent to you shortly.

Once you have received this information, please contact me to confirm that you will be participating. (amylmatherly@yahoo.com)

Let me know if you have any questions and have a wonderful summer.

Sincerely,

Amy Matherly, Suzuki Program Coordinator
Pakachoag Music School

December 1, 2017

Hello Pakachoag Suzuki Program Families,

I hope that you have all enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving and are gathering your energy for the rest of the fall ‘Performance Season’ at Pakachoag. Lessons and practicing are more focused as we prepare for recitals, auditions and other performances.

Hopefully your child will feel well prepared for this after the October Practice Challenge. Many congratulations are due for hard work and accomplishments this fall:

  • To the following students for completing the October Practice Challenge:
    • Graciella Baublitz
    • Maya Pascoal
    • Eva Knorr
  • To our new Debut parents for completing the Parent Training course
  • To Graciella Baublitz for earning a Twinkle Pin

There are many reasons to study music: discipline, intellectual development, small motor skills… but at this time of year the reason that stands out is that music brings beauty, inspiration and fun to our lives. Through studying it we know it more deeply and can enjoy it more thoroughly through both listening and participation.

Take advantage of the many musical experiences that are available in our area and create some of your own.

Here are some ideas:

  • We are fortunate to have Mechanic’s Hall nearby – you can catch Handel’s Messiah on Saturday.
  • Check your local paper for the interesting offerings in your area. I found this!

Millennium Magic-a women’s barbershop quartet welcomes all to its festive Christmas concert to be held on Sunday, December 3rd at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sturbridge!

  • Stage a home concert at your holiday party. The chance to entertain and the positive feedback from friends and relatives can be a big motivator for students
  • Create a holiday video. Have your student put on a Santa hat and play Jingle Bells or other seasonal selections. The relatives will love it.
  • Go caroling – serenade the neighbors with violins. (wear gloves in between houses).

And of course there is a lot of music happening at Pakachoag this month.

Upcoming Events:

Performance classes

December 1st  Friday

December 4 Monday

  • 6:30 session – Encore Group performance with rehearsal at 5:30
  • 7:15 session – Andante Group

December 5 Tuesday

Go to the Pakachoag website for details:

https://www.pakmusic.org/students/performance-program/

Suzuki Groups rehearse with Mrs. Baker

December 8th Friday in the Great Hall

Here is the schedule:

  • 4:30    Reina
  • 4:45    Emma
  • 5:00    Presto
  • 5:30    Seth
  • 5:45    Scherzo
  • 6:00    Allegro
  • 6:30    Fiddle Band run through (FB will still meet from 5:45-6:30)

Please let your group teacher know if you have a conflict.

Student Recitals – School Wide

Dec. 9 Saturday         2:00 and 3:30

Dec. 10 Sunday         1:00, 2:30 and 4:00

See the Pakachoag website for details:

https://www.pakmusic.org/students/performance-program/

Pakachoag students perform at the Christmas By Candlelight event at Old Sturbridge Village

December 16th Saturday

Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village is an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a roaring bonfire, and strolls around the decorated Village Common.

Pakachoag students will perform from 6:00-6:45.

For more information go to: www.osvchristmas.org

Happy Holidays,

-Amy Matherly

Suzuki Program Coordinator

Pakachoag

Hello Parents,

As we begin the month of October I send out congratulations to all the students who completed the Big Ear Challenge.  Hopefully everybody has established a good routine of listening, which will make learning to play the violin a lot easier. Let me know if your child has completed the challenge so that we can recognize them at the Halloween Party.

This month we step it up and build on our success by challenging students to practice every day. The Practice Challenge Calendar will be available on the Private Lesson page of the school website tomorrow.

https://www.pakmusic.org/students/private-instruction/

Suzuki’s advice:        “Practice only on the days that you eat.”

“Knowledge plus 10,000 times = ability”

Upcoming Events

Suzuki Violin Program Performance Class in Auburn

  • Monday, October 2nd
  • 6:30 in the Great Hall

Gil Shaham in Concert at Mechanic’s Hall

  • Sunday, October 22th
  • 4:00
  • Intermission music provided by Pakachoag violinists!

There are still tickets available. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the world’s great violinists in beautiful Mechanic’s Hall. Order tickets from Music Worcester.

http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/gil-shaham/

To get the most enjoyment from this concert, become familiar with the music ahead of time by listening to it and learning about it. Here is what’s on the program:

PROGRAM
Kreisler – Preludium and Allegro
Wheeler – The Singing Turk: Sonata #2
Franck – Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano
Bach – Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin
Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Dorman – Nigunim

Suggestions for the pre-concert listening: Choose one piece and listen to it exclusively for several days – a full week would be ideal.

Start here:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN9SuZqNeek

Suzuki Program Halloween Party

  • Monday October 30th at 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall
  • We will play, sing, dance, and enjoy refreshments together.
  • Bring your instrument and wear a costume.

Please let me know if you will be attending as soon as possible.

The sooner I know, the more time I have to plan. I need a volunteer to coordinate the refreshments and several volunteers to set up and clean up. (Thanks in advance)

October will be an active and inspiring month!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns,

Amy Matherly

Suzuki Program Coordinator

Pakachoag Music School

 

 

Hello Suzuki Program Parents,

I hope that you are all enjoying the summer. Our fall semester starts next week!

Here is information about upcoming events:

Big Ear Challenge      2017

All children learn to speak their native language by listening and imitating what they hear.  Your child is learning to play an instrument the same way.  While the language environment happens all by itself, the musical one must be created.  Surround your child with beautiful music.  Listening to music will inspire him and create the desire to learn to play the instrument.

Let’s start the year off by revving up our listening. Beginning on Sept. 1st, we will be holding the  ‘Big Ear Challenge’.  The goal is to listen to the Suzuki recording every day. Have your child keep track of how many times she listens to the Suzuki recording on the Big Ear Challenge calendar. Play other recordings and keep a record of what you’ve listened to. The challenge will run through September 30th. Full details and the calendar are attached to this email.

Start dates for classes and groups:

Private Lessons  – Tuesday, September 5th

Group Classes – Tuesday, September 12th

I have sent out notices about group class assignments. If you have any questions about this please let me know.

Beginning Parent Training

Wednesday, September 6th

7:15-8:15 in West Boylston

Suzuki Program Performance Class

Monday, September 25th

6:30 – Parlor at 203 Pakachoag Street/Pakachoag Church

This will be a ‘Back a Book’ performance. Performers are much more comfortable and confident when they’ve had a long relationship with a piece.

Students should prepare a review piece – at least one Suzuki Book level back from where they are currently working. Those in late Book One can choose a piece from early Book One.

If you want to participate, consult with your teacher about what you will play.

Teachers, please let me know which of your students will be performing.

Welcome to Marilyn Butler!

We are excited to let you know that Marilyn Butler will join our Suzuki faculty this year.

Marilyn comes to us after many years as director of the string program at the Bancroft School with extensive training in the Suzuki method and a special knowledge and love for Swedish folk music. She will be directing our newest ensemble – The Junior Fiddle Band, leading the Intermezzo group and teaching private lessons on Tuesdays in West Boylston. For more information about Marilyn or our Fiddle Bands, go to pakmusic.org.

Twinkle Pin Recipient

Congratulations to Sophia Liu, student of Amy Matherly, who completed the Twinkle Graduation requirements this summer! Sophia received her pin at our ‘Back To School’ event on Monday.

Recognizing those Suzuki Milestones – The Twinkle Graduation Pin

In order to be awarded a ‘Twinkle Pin’ students must:

  • Submit a video of all of the Twinkle Variations and the Theme performed with accompaniment, demonstrating good violin position, tone, intonation and tempo. This recording will be viewed by both the student’s teacher and the Suzuki Program Coordinator
  • Perform a Variation and the Theme in a performance class or recital

Students are then publicly congratulated and given a pin. This program is not meant to be a competition, but an individual process, and it is completely optional. Only students who are motivated by this should do it.

Shoulder Rest Exchange

Over the course of your child’s violin studies, you may have accumulated a number of shoulder rests that your child has outgrown or that weren’t the right style. Rather than have them sit around gathering dust, why not sell them to other families in our program? You will earn some money back on your original purchase and other parents can save money by buying a previously owned rest. We are looking for a volunteer to be in charge of our used shoulder rest ‘store’. If you are willing to take this on, let me know.

 

I’m looking forward to the music we will make together this year!

Please write to me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Sincerely,

Amy Matherly

Suzuki Program Coordinator

Pakachoag Music School

 

Hello Parents,

With the arrival of April we come to the final months of the school year. Below I will review dates and times for upcoming events and offer options for summer study.

Congratulations to all of our Suzuki groups and their teachers for another wonderful Group Class Concert!   A lot of effort on the part of teachers, students and parents went into preparing for this event. It was exciting to hear the ‘Debut’ of our new class of violinists. Thanks to our amazing faculty; Laurie Knorr, Madalyne Cross, Leah Zelnick and Sheila Reid and to our accompanist Debra Sedgwick. Thanks to Gary Phillips for recording the concert and making the videos available to us. If you don’t have the recording of your child’s performance, let me know.

Kudos to the following students for auditioning and being accepted into the Massachusetts Music Educator’s Association Junior Central District Festival:

  • Emma Polhemus Orchestra
  • Mai Caslowitz Chorus
  • Seth Boudreau Chorus

Here is the schedule going forward:

Spring Performance Classes and Recitals

April Performance Classes: Monday 4/3, Tuesday 4/4 and Friday 4/28

April Recitals: Saturday, 4/8 1:00 and 2:30
Note to parents of our younger students: We invite you to bring your child to the recital this Saturday
so they can see what it’s like. Soon they may also be participating.

May Performance Classes: Monday 5/8,Wednesday 5/10, Monday 5/15, Tuesday 5/16,
Suzuki Group Performance Class – Friday, 5/19
This class is for groups performing on the May recitals
Exact timing will be posted at a later date it will happen in the early evening
May Recitals: Saturday, 5/20 Sunday 5/21

Ask your teacher is you have any questions about your child’s performance schedule.
Here is a web site link for scheduling information:
https://www.pakmusic.org/students/performance-program/

Book Graduation Celebration

In June, (date TBD) we will celebrate student progress with a ‘Book Graduation Party’. Students who have worked through a Suzuki level this year will gather to play pieces together with an accompanist and enjoy ice cream.
Teachers, please let me know which students have completed a Suzuki volume this year.

Summer Music Making Opportunities

Keep the music coming over the summer! Pakachoag will be offering the following:

Private lessons – summer can be a good time to make progress on your instrument.
Your teacher will give you her summer schedule. Take as many lessons as possible.

Fiddle – Learn some Scottish, Irish, Old Time and/or Swedish tunes!
Classes will be held on the following Thursday afternoons:
July 20th, 27th, August 3 & 10th
at two levels:
Novice – 4:30-5:15 p.m.
For students in Book Two or Three with little or no fiddling experience
Advanced – 5:15-6:00 p.m.
For experienced fiddlers (including current fiddle band members and adults)

Group Classes – Would you like to participate in some group classes over the summer?
Classes will be held on Monday afternoons with Madalyne Cross.
Here is how we will determine on what dates classes will meet:
Let me know which of the Mondays listed below you are available. Any class with four or more participants will meet.
I will send out a schedule and payment information after I have heard back from everyone.

Possible dates: 7/10, 7/17, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21
The classes will meet from 5:30-6:15

For a complete list of summer offerings see the Pakachoag website:
https://www.pakmusic.org/programs/summer/

Summer Suzuki Institutes

Consider devoting a week to music study by attending a Suzuki Institute.
A Suzuki institute is a summer camp that parents and children attend together that focuses on learning and playing music the Suzuki way. Your experience will include daily lessons, group classes, performances and social gatherings.

From Henry and the Wang family about their week at Ogontz in New Hampshire:

Henry attended the Ogontz Suzuki Institute during the summer of 2015. The Ogontz summer program provided a week of intense immersion in music and a great opportunity for Henry to play violin with other Suzuki students from all over the U.S. and Canada. After the summer camp, he was greatly motivated and so were we!
Follow this link to read the rest: https://www.pakmusic.org/students/suzuki-information/

From Alaia and Lucy Phillips about their experience at the New England Institute:

Last summer, Alaia and I attended the New England Suzuki Institute (NESI) at St Joseph’s college in Maine. Prior to arriving, we didn’t know much about the Institute, but given it was within reasonable driving distance (2hrs) and located on Lake Sebago, it seemed worth a try. It turned out to be a wonderful week of community through music, laughing, singing and games.
To read more, follow this link: https://www.pakmusic.org/students/suzuki-information/

Check out the Suzuki Association’s website for information and program listings.
https://suzukiassociation.org/news/making-most-summer-institutes/

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.  Enjoy the upcoming recital season,
Amy Matherly
Suzuki Program Coordinator
Pakachoag Music School

February 1, 2017

Hello Parents,

There are a lot of exciting events happening in February and March! Read on:

Parents as Partners on Line

Now through October

This video series, offered by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, began on Jan 25th.

Sign up and have 24/7 access to inspiring and informative videos covering a wide range of topics. Watch as many or as few as you want – it only costs $12! The videos will be up until October. I highly recommend this for both parents and teachers.

Registration is done as a group through the account of a Suzuki Association member (Amy Matherly). If you are interested let me know and then pay the $12 registration fee directly to me. If paying with cash, please put it in an envelope labeled with your name. Checks should be made out to Amy Matherly.

Pakachoag Suzuki Program Group Class Concert

Monday, March 6th beginning at 6:30 in the Great Hall

Groups are now preparing for this exciting annual event, where all of our Suzuki groups showcase what they have been working on and then come together to play ‘Song From Sweden’ – a beautiful grand finale.

We hope that everyone can participate! Please mark your calendars. Your child’s group class teacher will let you know which pieces the group will be performing. Everyone should be practicing Song From Sweden. Your teacher will get you started at your lesson. To see a video of an earlier performance go here: www.pakmusic.org/programs/suzuki-instructions/

Dress: Black dress pants or skirts & shoes, and white shirt or blouse. A colorful accessory is encouraged.

A rehearsal for this performance will be held on Friday, March 3rd in the Great Hall.

You do not need to be present for the whole time –  only for the time listed for your child’s group and at 5:45 to rehearse Song From Sweden.

Here is the rehearsal schedule:

4:45-5:15        Presto

  • 5:15-5:25        Debut
  • 5:25-5:35        Encore
  • 5:35-5:45        Intermezzo
  • 5:45-6:00        Everyone – Song From Sweden
  • 6:00-6:15        Andante
  • 6:15-6:30        Scherzo
  • 6:30-6:50        Allegro
  • 6:50-7:10        Fiddle Band
  • 7:10-8:00        Hungarian Dance, Sicilienne and Bach Double

Massachusetts Suzuki Festival

Sunday, March 12th

Students from all over Massachusetts will participate in this fun day of musical activities to be held at New England Conservatory. Our own Madalyne Cross is the Assistant Director this year so you know it will be great!

I have attached the flyer to this email. Here is a link to the website: http://www.suzukima.org/aboutthefestival/

Music Reading Class for Parents

Monday, April 3rd in Auburn

7:30-8:30

This class will introduce you to some of the basic music reading concepts that you will need to decipher the music in the first half of Suzuki Volume One. Although your child will be learning the pieces after Twinkle by ear, it will be a big help for you to be able to follow along in the music book.

The class will only meet once – it will get you started rather than teach you everything you need to know and is open to any Suzuki program parent.

Sign up in advance by contacting Amy Matherly.

Bring a violin (any size), Suzuki Volume One and a pencil.

If you have any questions or comments free to contact me.

Amy Matherly, Suzuki Program Coordinator

January 2, 2017

Hello Parents,

I hope that you have enjoyed the holidays and are rejuvenated and ready to get back to musical activities at Pakachoag.  There is a lot of news this month so many of the segments are introduced here with a link to the full article.  We hope this will make it easier for you to read through the entire email.

New!   Parent-Teacher Conferences

We will be holding Parent-Teacher conferences during the month of January.  These conferences will give you and your teacher the opportunity to discuss how things are going, address concerns and come up with a unified plan for your child’s instrumental music study in 2017.

For complete details and the questionnaire visit our “current students > Suzuki Information page at:  https://www.pakmusic.org/students/suzuki-information/

 

New Year’s Resolution for 2017 – More Practicing

In the Suzuki approach to learning to play an instrument, parents and children work closely together.  The benefits of this are many, as are the challenges. As a parent helping your child, you know that home practice is essential to success and that it is your responsibility to make sure that it happens and is productive.

No matter how skilled your teacher is, how beautiful an instrument you have or how much your child wants to be able to do this, he will not make much progress without regular practice.

For inspiring ideas and solutions to common practice problems read:

Practicing Challenges: The Beginning, The Middle and The End:  Ideas for Parents by Amy Matherly  available via the link above.

Twinkle Pin Recipient

Congratulations to Arden Crowley who earned her Twinkle Pin in December.  Arden is a student of Madalyne Cross.  Click here for more information about how to earn a Twinkle Pin:

https://www.pakmusic.org/students/suzuki-information/

Group Class News

The fall semester was a busy one for our Suzuki groups. The Andante Group entertained residents at the Dodge Park Rest Home in October. Presto, Allegro, Scherzo, and Intermezzo performed in the December recitals.  Combined groups played seasonal favorites at UMass Hospital in December and Allegro performed at First Night Worcester on New Year’s Eve.   A lot of commitment and hard work on the part of students, parents and teachers went into making those performances a success.

A big Thank You! to our wonderful faculty!

To help our teachers run group classes that are inspiring, productive and fun, we have put together these Group Class Guidelines. Please review them before classes begin again.

https://www.pakmusic.org/students/suzuki-information/

Upcoming Events

January start dates by teacher:

Sheila Reid:  Tuesday, January 3rd

Amy Matherly:  Tuesday, January 3rd including Allegro

Laurie Knorr:  Wednesday, January 4th including Scherzo

Madalyne Cross:  Thursday, January 5th including Debut and Andante

Leah Zelnick:  Monday, January 9th

Suzuki Play In

Join us on Saturday, January 21st from 2:00-3:30 in the Fellowship Hall for our Annual Suzuki Play In.

Students of all ages are invited to come to play the Suzuki repertoire together and enjoy refreshments.  The Play In is an opportunity to get inspired after the holiday break and to get to know other Suzuki program families.

We will also be inviting students from the Bancroft Suzuki program and from the Suzuki program at the Whitinsville Christian School.

Let me know if you will be coming.

Music Reading for Parents

Thursday, January 26th 7:30-8:30

This class will introduce you to some of the basic music reading concepts that you will need
to decipher the music in the first half of Suzuki Volume One. Although your child will be learning the
pieces after Twinkle by ear, it will be a big help for you to be able to follow along in the music book.

This class will only meet once and will get you started rather than teach you everything you need to know.
It is a follow up to the fall 2016 Parent Training course so all Debut parents are encouraged to come but open to any
interested Suzuki program parent. Bring a violin (any size), Suzuki Volume One and a pencil.

Sign up in advance by contacting Amy Matherly.

Group Class Concert

Monday, March 6th at 6:30

All of the Suzuki groups will perform – mark your calendars!

Friday, March 3rd at 6:00:  Rehearsal for the Group Class Concert

 

Massachusetts Suzuki Festival

Sunday, March 12th

Students from all over Massachusetts will participate in this fun day of musical activities to be held at New England Conservatory.

http://www.suzukima.org/aboutthefestival/

Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments or to sign up for the Play In amylmatherly@yahoo.com

Happy New Year, Amy Matherly

Suzuki Program Coordinator

Pakachoag Music School

November 2, 2016

Hello Parents,

It doesn’t feel like November today – but it is, and that means we are entering ‘Performance Season’ at Pakachoag.

Lessons and practicing are more focused as we prepare for recitals, auditions and other performances.

Hopefully your child will feel well prepared for this after the October Practice Challenge.

Congratulations to those who completed the challenge and compliments to everyone who made the effort to practice more in October! Please let me know if your child practiced every day so that we can acknowledge this accomplishment.

Congratulations to our new Debut parents for completing the Parent Training course!

Upcoming Events:

Debut Group begins:  November 3, Thursday
5:00 at the First Congregational Church in West Boylston

Performance Classes

November 7th, Monday
6:30 p.m.

If you have a rehearsal scheduled with Mrs. Baker please check the lobby board for your time

November 8th, Tuesday – Time confirmed one week prior.

Performances

Andante Group violinists perform at Dodge Park Retirement Home
Thursday, November 10th.  Arrive at 4:30, perform at 4:45

Student Recital: Saturday, November 12th, 1:30 pm

Performance classes in December

December 2 Friday

December 5 Monday

December 6 Tuesday

December 9th Friday Suzuki Groups rehearse with Mrs. Baker; beginning at 6:00- the schedule will be announced later

Student Recitals – School Wide

Dec. 10 Saturday
Dec. 11 Sunday

Practice Idea:

Suzuki said, “Knowledge plus 10,000 times equals ability.”  Repeating a skill many times correctly is the key to making it effortless and automatic.  When your child has ‘gotten’ something, challenge them to do it in every room of the house.

Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns,

-Amy Matherly, Suzuki Program Coordinator

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