Studio news, March 16, 2020

Skype lessons next week –  The virus news continues to change rapidly. So next week’s lessons will all be given using Skype. I will contact you this week to start the initial Skype contact, then next week each person has their lesson by Skype at their usual time.

This could come in handy in other circumstances also. For example, when you or your child have a slight illness and need to stay home but you feel well enough for a Skype lesson.

Concert –  Unfortunately the concert that was planned for Sunday 22 March is cancelled, due to the coronavirus. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Term 2 plans, hoping that normal life resumes in time

 ‘Our Golden Thread’ by Wendy Rowlands.

On Saturday 13th June, 7.00 pm, at Castlemaine Town Hall, it is hoped that there will be a combined string quartet and children’s choir concert featuring a new work “Our Golden Thread”. While this concert won’t feature our violin players directly, it features the string orchestra of Castlemaine Secondary College, the Castlemaine Chamber Players string quartet, and massed children’s choir.

If you are in Grades 4, 5 or 6 in a local primary school  you could sing with the choir. Or you could be in the audience!

Informal Solo Concerts
This year, from Term 2 we will have more informal solo concerts, in order to give students more performance practice in a friendly supportive environment. They will be at the same time as our regular group lessons, that is, after school on Thursdays, so there will be three Thursdays a term with after-school violin.

More repertoire
There will be more repertoire taught in addition to the core Suzuki pieces, to excite students with the wonderful range of music available to play, and to improve reading skills.

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