Donations for Needs-Based BursaryWould you like to sponsor or contribute towards lessons for a young cellist? Please contact me!
Registration 2021-2022New registrations for children now being accepted. Ages 3-6 class begins in late August.
Parent info/orientation meetings (no obligation) will be scheduled on Zoom in June and July. Contact me for details!
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My favourite cello website: cellobello.orgCello legacies, cello teaching, cello blog, cello chat, cello tube, cello fun, etc! http://cellobello.org/
Symphony Concerts 2020-21
Kamloops Symphony is not yet scheduled to return to Salmon Arm. They are doing some online concerts, however. See http://www.kamloopssymphony.com.
When they do return, keep this in mind! 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!
Many other orchestras are offering online events now, as well!
A few other BC Symphonies... Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. VSO is now offering several concerts online via theconcerthall.ca (Beethoven's 5th is there and free!) Subscribe to watch at your leisure!
Support the arts! It may be a long time before they can offer concerts in person to full houses again!
Are you new to symphony attendance? Check out http://www.kamloopssymphony.com/symphony101.htm
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." (Source.)
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!