Studio News Term 1, 2024, updated 14 Feb

Welcome to music lessons for 2024

We look forward to an exciting year making music.
This term we welcome new students Izzy (mother Rachel) and Kitty (mother Gigi) to our studio, please make them feel at home at group lessons.

In the April school holidays the Suzuki Music Autumn Festival is on, see below.
The Festival experience is highly recommended for a boost to learning and motivation.

Group lesson dates are Tuesday 5th and Tuesday 26th March, see below for more info.

Our studio Facebook page is nearly there, getting closer.

Term 1 starts Monday 29 Jan, ends Thursday 28 March
No lessons Monday 11 March (Labour Day)
No lessons Wed 13 March

Lesson schedule
1.00 pm Parents’ class (30 mins fortnightly)
2.30 pm Ada
3.00 pm Gabrielle (90 mins)
4.30 pm Gwen
5.00 pm Break
5.15 pm Isabelle (45 mins)
6.00 pm Paddy
6.30 pm Kyle

Tuesdays (not group lesson weeks, 1 lesson on a Thursday instead, or by arrangement)
3.45 pm Izzy
4.15 pm Alex
4.45 pm Dante

12.30 pm Elena
1.00 pm Parent’s class (fortnightly)
1.30 pm Kitty
3.45 pm Jaantje
4.15 pm Zoha
4.45 pm Elsie (45 mins)
5.30 pm Perryn

Suzuki Autumn Festival
11-13 April, Melbourne
Highly recommended – play with other keen students who know the same pieces as you
– learn from the best Suzuki teachers in Australia and overseas
– tutorial classes and concerts and much more

Review pieces for Term 1
Book 1: Twinkles, Lightly Row, Song of the Wind, O Come Little Children, May Song, Perpetual Motion, Allegretto, Minuet 1
Book 2: Chorus from Judas Maccabeus, Brahms Waltz, Minuet in G
Davy’s Brae, Doudlebska Polka
The Min Min Lights, Two Galahs and a Cockatoo (Possums in the Roof book)

Group Lessons – Tuesday 5th and 26th March
Group lessons are
– for violin/viola students in Books 1-3
– two Tuesday afternoons a term, 4.30 to 5.30 pm
– at Buda Garden Room, 42 Hunter St

Bendigo Symphony Orchestra, Sunday 24 March, 2.30 pm
Sun Music
Hear Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, one of Beethoven’s most famous pieces, plus Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto, and Sun Music by Sculthorpe.
There are a limited number of free student tickets when accompanied by an adult.
Use the code STUDENTTIX

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 must be musicians’ settings (otherwise I can’t hear your violin!).

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