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Fall Kick-Off - Save the date!Saturday, September 15
2- 4 PM (tentative)
Play-in and meet and greet!
Location DAC Library??
For all new and returning students and their families.
Summer lessons? If you wish!Summer lessons are an option in my (air conditioned!) cello studio! Some of my students like to study year round, and some like to cut back to half time for summer, or fit the odd lesson in around summer visitors. You might choose to change things up and try a new style of music such as improvisation or fiddle music, or you might double up with a friend for duets. Many options available!
2018-19 RegistrationOnly a few available spots left! Current students please reserve your time by July 1 when I begin scheduling new students!
Website of the YEAR: cellobello.comCello legacies, cello teaching, cello blog, cello chat, cello tube, cello fun, etc! http://cellobello.com/
Symphony Concerts 2017 - 2018
Kamloops Symphony is returning to Salmon Arm for three concerts in 2017 - 2018. Don't miss the cello wonderfulness in the Brahms' Double Concerto in April! Discounted subscription sales until June 30. See website for subscriber benefits. $5 individual ShuGo tickets for youth 12 - 21 are available from the local arts council. Regular single ticket prices are Adult $30, Student/Child $10. TD Soundcheck (ages 19- 34) $15! Are you new to symphony attendance? Check out http://www.kamloopssymphony.com/symphony101.htm
|First United Church|
|Fridays 7:30 pm|
|O Canada||October 27, 2017|
|The Magic of Vienna||January 12, 2018|
|German Romantics||April 13, 2018|
More details at kamloopssymphony.com
Video of the week
You can find this week's video on the blog linked above!
Video of the week is designed to be an introduction to music history and cello culture, an exploration of a variety of genres, and is for your inspiration and enjoyment!
18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument
"As you can see, playing a musical instrument has many benefits and hopefully that will motivate you to keep on practicing and always hold music in high esteem. Whenever you come across challenges as a musician, think about the end results and always remind yourself of all the great reasons you love to play."
Characteristics of Advanced Students: List 4
Hang in there - insist on 100%
Understand that mistakes are teachers. Expect 1000 mistakes for every new skill.
Music motivates you. (Not graduation.)
Practice with passion.
Constantly looking for more.
Let the most challenging section determine the tempo for the entire piece.
Characteristics of Advanced Students: List 3
Understand that knowledge + 10,000 times = skill
Practice with a metronome and with marching.
"I am the one." It's all about you!
Break problems down into easy possible steps.
Tune slowly and carefully at every practice.
Practice so you can't get it wrong.
Characteristics of Advanced Students: List 2
Sing first, then play.
Always play with a specific focus.
Let the bow touch the string ONLY when you are excited.
Know all the notes, rhythms, bowings before a class or rehearsal.
Expect to play the sound that you want to hear.
Characteristics of Advanced Students: List 1
Here is a list developed by violinist, David Strom.
I am going to try to put these nuggets up in small sets weekly or so for the beginners and intermediates to learn to think and act and eventually become like advanced students!
- Practice slowly - never faster than easy.
- Get ready carefully.
- Never give up.
- Don't whine or complain.
- Practice in small nuggets - then put into context.
- Practice to make easy, practice to make clear.
Suzuki Valhalla Institute: Aug 6-11
Consider attending a Suzuki Summer Institute! Here's the closest:
And here's another which explains more about the Suzuki method
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus now features "print on demand" digital prints!
When we shop together we can share shipping costs, too, so if you are placing an order in Salmon Arm let me know!