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Woweee!! CelloLEAP Students excel...Congratulations to Becca Dailey, who is second chair of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra, and Carlene Soderberg, who made third chair of the Sinfonia in her very first audition for the organization. I could not be prouder. Students who also placed well are Jeremy Driver, who made Sinfonia in his first attempt at auditioning, and Nicole Dailey, who is in the Philharmonia orchestra and moved up this year. Much hard work and preparation went into these auditions. Congratulations to all who participated!
Summer Event!FREE Kick-Off Event!
Concord United Methodist Church
SUZUKI BREAKFAST CLUB BASH at 10:00am - Donuts and drinks provided
"PLAY FOR PIZZA" at noon till 2:00 Pizza and drinks provided
Come out and play with Studio 2 Viollin and Piano studio and students from Bravura Music Academy!
Fun for cellists of all ages and stages!
summer and fall registration is OPEN!!!
Please log in to Music Teacher’s Helper to register for Summer Session lessons. There will be seven weeks offered; three in June, and four in July/August. I have entered the time in 30 minute increments, so if you take a 45 minute or hour long lesson, you will need to put your name in two spaces. I will make the necessary adjustments later.
If you do not see a time you are able to come, please email me directly with your time constraints so that I can try to accommodate your needs. I will have to make adjustments to consolidate the schedule if there are big time gaps, but the online sign up will at least give me a starting place.
I am also beginning registration for the fall, which will begin the week of August 15th. I am starting earlier to compensate for the fact that I will be away in London from Aug 31-Sept. 9. For those preparing for KYSO auditions, we will have a good start before the actual audition and will have time to prepare solo, scales and sight reading, which we will also be working on this summer. I hope to have the Fall semester and calendar done very soon, so please get back to me with preferences for day and lesson time ASAP. With four seniors gone, I have some openings in my schedule to expand lessons and take new students, so if you are interested in a longer lesson, please be among the first to respond.
Fall registration will not be online; that is something I have to do in order to fit the puzzle together and see the big picture easily. I am revamping Group Lessons so that we can also fit Chamber Music, Musical Minds and Cello Ensemble into the schedule and not overwhelm anyone who is also in KYSO. From the survey I sent out earlier in the semester, I would say that most of you would like to continue with at least three group classes per month, with the first week of the month off when we have Musical Minds, which takes place the first Saturday of each month from Sept. to April. I think this is a wise idea and I am planning accordingly.
Looking forward to further musical adventures!
New Year's News!December 30, 2015
Hello and Happy New Year to one and all!
I have just completed our semester calendar, and the only date pending is our final recital, which will be held either on Saturday, April 30, or Saturday, May 7, 2016, so please mark your calendars and save both dates if you can, or if you have a strong preference, please let me know ASAP!
This year will bring MANY exciting opportunities for us as a studio; from the annual Tennessee Cello Workshop ( registration is up and LIVE – don’t delay $209 for the whole workshop, $89 for the one-day Suzuki workshop) to a new community-wide event with other Suzuki studios, I am proud of the offerings this spring! Additionally, I am working on a chance to perform at either the Ijams Nature Center or the Zoo. More on that soon!
Our chamber music program with Studio 2 is expanding as well. There is a slight increase in the charge for this to $50 for the semester per cellist. I cannot offer it in place of Group Class, but Musical Minds will still be included in your fees should you choose to take advantage of it. Those classes will be held, as always, on the FIRST Saturday of the month at Ms. Alison’s studio. Please check the January 9th schedule for the appropriate time for your child.
I also hope you will avail yourselves of the many free performances in our area and also plan to come hear my own Trillium in recital at Maryville College on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. The Oak Ridge Symphony concerts, which are free to students under 18 years of age, will also be included on the Cello LEAP studio calendar.
I am honored to have been invited to participate in several important workshops this spring. You will find these listed on the calendar as well. There is a strong chance I will be in New York this March, after Easter weekend, and gone again in May for the Piatigorsky Festival in Los Angeles, CA, then on to Minneapolis for a presentation at the Suzuki Association of the Americas bi-ennial conference. There may be adjustments to the calendar to accommodate these and I will give as much notice as possible.