Welcome to a new year of violin in 2020

Term 1 starts Monday 3rd February, please confirm your lesson time with me.

The new year of 2020 looks to be an exciting time for our music studio.

I hope there will be a joint music concert with Chantal Jones’ Woodend studio, venue and date to be decided. This is a great opportunity to meet  and play music together with other young players and to learn from another Suzuki teacher.

In Term 2, on Saturday 13th June at Castlemaine Town Hall, there will be a combined string quartet and children’s choir concert featuring a new work by Wendy Rowlands, “Connecting Through a Golden Thread”. While this won’t feature our violin players directly, it features the string orchestra of Castlemaine Secondary College, the Castlemaine Chamber Players string quartet with me playing viola. 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!

This year 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.

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.

Looking forward to seeing you in the week of Monday 3rd February!