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Check out the Cello!Ages 4-10, Parent Participation
July 24 - 28 9:00 - 11:00 AM
SASCU Rec Centre $70
Small Group Lessons
Make your own box cello and song book and try out a real child-sized cello as well! Arts and crafts, singing and rhythm instruments, introductory cello playing are all part of this fun filled week. Rhythm, melody, scale pattern, ear training, large and small motor skills and foundational cello techniques are incorporated into the program. Please bring a small snack. All materials are provided. See HERE for Registration Details.
NOW is the time to register for fall 2017 lessons!I still have a few openings for 2017-2018! Ask for a free trial lesson soon to give yourself time to get a suitable cello if you decide to enroll. One of mine can be used to determine the best size for you. The best place "near" here to find a cello to rent or buy (if one of mine in your size is not available) is Vancouver, so it's good to plan ahead!
Website of the YEAR: cellobello.comCello legacies, cello teaching, cello blog, cello chat, cello tube, cello fun, etc! http://cellobello.com/
Symphony Concerts 2016-2017
Kamloops Symphony is returning to Salmon Arm for three concerts in 2016-2017. Note the change of Venue! 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.
|First United Church|
|Fridays 7:30 pm and Sunday 2:00 pm|
|Schumann and Haydn||Sunday, November 13, 2016|
|The Magic of Vienna||Friday, January 13, 2017|
|Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky||Friday, May 12, 2017|
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!