Studio News Term 3, 2023, updated 29th August

Theme for Terms 3 & 4: Improvisation and composition

Recommended concerts and workshops

Sun 17th Sept, 2.30pm, Bendigo Symphony Orchestra, Scheherazade
Student free accompanied by adult/concession, use code STUDENTTIX

Sat 28th Oct, 7.30pm, Castlemaine Chamber Players, string quartet, Northern Arts Hotel, Castlemaine

Sun 29th Oct, Suzuki Stringalong Workshop, for violin, viola, cello, in Melbourne

Studio Concert in Term 4

Saturday 21st October
Rehearsal 2.00 pm, Concert at 3.30 pm
Anglican church, 8 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine 
(Vehicle entrance cnr Forest & Kennedy Streets)
Accompanist: John Tungyep, 0419 565 006
Book 2+ students please organise a rehearsal for about two weeks before the concert

Group Lesson pieces for concert
Book 1: Twinkles, Lightly Row, Song of the Wind, O Come Little Children, Long Long Ago, Allegro, Etude, Minuet 2
Book 2: Chorus, Long Long Ago
Book 3: Martini Gavotte
Book 4: Vivaldi A minor concerto, 1st movt
Folk and Possums pieces: Angeline the Baker, Old Joe Clark, Potty Potoroo, Possums in the Roof, The Fabulous Flying Fox

Group Lesson date in Term 4
Tuesday 17th October, and another date later in term tba

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
Congratulations to Isabelle, who has now advanced to Violin Book 3.
Elena will play viola in group lessons, as she is switching from violin to viola, Good luck Elena, and congratulations on choosing viola with its special deep tone.

Lesson schedule
1.00 pm Parents’ class (30-45 mins fortnightly, starts week 2)
2.30 pm Ada
3.00 pm Gabrielle (60 mins)
4.15 pm Gwen
4.45 pm Bibby
5.30 pm Paddy
6.00 pm Owen (60 mins fortnightly, starts week 1)
7.30 pm Joyce (fortnightly, starts week 1)

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
6.30 pm Kyle

Suzuki Music events in Melbourne
Sunday 27 August Grand Concert closing date 30 July
Sunday 29 October Stringalong workshop for Violin, viola, cello closing date 17 Sept
Note: membership required, country discount, pro-rata available for new members

Term 2 Concert
The studio concert was a great success, thanks to all students for playing, John Tungyep on piano, and parents for your strong support of your child’s learning.

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!).

Term 3 ends Thursday 14th September
Term 4 starts Monday 2nd October

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