Studio News Term 2, 2023, updated 6th May

Saturday 27th May, 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm
Rehearsal, 2.00 pm
Anglican Church, 8 Mostyn St, Castlemaine
Accompanist: John Tungyep 0419 565 006
Book 2+ students please book a rehearsal in the two weeks prior to concert.

List of pieces for concert
Book 1 – Twinkle vns & theme, Lightly Row, Song of Wind, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Long Long Ago, Allegro, Andantino, Minuet 1
Book 2 – Witches’ Dance, Lully Gavotte
Book 3 – Bach Bourree
Books 4/5 – Bach Double violin concerto
Possums in Roof – Ants in your pants, Night Sky, Bandicoot Boogie

Group Lessons
Tuesday 9th May
Tuesday 23rd May
For violin students in Books 1 and 2, on two Tuesday afternoons a term.
4.30 pm to 5.30 pm at Buda Garden Room, 42 Hunter St

Suzuki Music Autumn Festival at Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne was an exciting educational event. Elena from our studio enjoyed this immersive experience, improved her playing skills and made new friends. Her mother Emily will give a short talk at our next group lesson about the Festival experience.

Elena & Frances at the Farewell Concert, Suzuki Music Festival 2023

‘Bringing Female Composers to the Fore’
Castlemaine Chamber Players concert on 29th April featuring female composers went very well. It was good to see some students there, being inspired by hearing our live string quartet. Pieces included several by contemporary composers from Melbourne and Castlemaine, some of whom were in the audience.

Castlemaine Chamber Players – Sasha Bronshtein, Heather Cummins, Frances & Elisabeth Anderson, Northern Arts Hotel, 29/04/23

Lesson schedule
This term we warmly welcome a new violin student, Zoha, and her parents Sedigh and Chris.
1.00 pm Parents’ class (30-45 mins fortnightly)
2.30 pm Ada
3.00 pm Gabrielle (60 mins)
4.00 pm Gwen
4.45 pm Bibby
5.30 pm Paddy
6.00 pm Owen (60 mins fortnightly)
7.30 pm Joyce (fortnightly)

Tuesdays (not group lesson weeks May 9th, 23rd)
4.15 pm Alex (change to 3.45 pm Wed 10th May, group lesson week 1)
4.45 pm Isabelle (change to 3.30 pm Thurs 11th May, group lesson week 1)
5.15 pm Dante (change to 4.30 pm Thurs 11th May, group lesson week 1)
5.45 pm Perryn (change to 4.00 pm Thurs 11th May & Thurs 25th May, both group lesson weeks)

11.30 am Elena
4.45 pm Elsie (45 mins)
5.30 pm Sebastian/Imelda (45 mins)
6.30 pm Kyle

Zoom lessons
In-person lessons should be replaced with Zoom online lessons whenever anyone (including me) has cold or flu symptoms, has Covid, or is a close contact. Please try to give 24 hours notice regarding a switch to Zoom. Please update Zoom and use an external microphone for proper immersive online lessons. Audio settings should be musicians’ settings.

Term 2 ends Friday 23rd June
No lessons Tuesday 25th April (Anzac Day) or Monday 12th June (King’s Birthday)

Looking forward to sharing the insights gained at Suzuki Festival!

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