When weather allows, distanced, non-contact, in person, outdoor lessons are an option! Let's keep up the good work, BC! If our COVID-19 numbers remain low, distanced, non-contact, indoor lessons may be on offer by fall term!
Concerned about social distancing? I am setting up for online lessons due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Contact me for information!
Kamloops Symphony is returning to Salmon Arm for three concerts in 2019-2020 once again!. The first of the Salmon Arm series will be Friday, Sept. 27.
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 $32 (advance)/$35 (door), Student/Child $10. TD Soundcheck (ages 19- 34) $15!
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." Just noticed the broken link - I will try to find a new link, soon!
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.