Studio News Term 2, 2023, updated 13th June

The concert on Saturday 27th May was a great success, thanks to all students’ hard work preparing their pieces. We heard excellent solos from every student, in tune with a warm tone, and also exciting group items. Bibby and Frances performed the 1st movement of Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, a masterwork by Bach that is in Suzuki Violin Books 4 & 5. Thanks to John Tungyep for his artistic piano accompanying.

Group Lessons
The final group lesson this term is on Tues 20th June.
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

Regional Suzuki String Workshop
We hope to run a combined violin/viola workshop in Shepparton, possibly on Saturday 2nd September, with David Pietsch of Yackandandah, Chantal Jones of Woodend, and their students. More news to come when we have booked a venue.

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)
4.15 pm Alex
4.45 pm Isabelle
5.15 pm Dante
5.45 pm Perryn

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

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 gave a short talk at a group lesson about the Festival experience.

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

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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