Thanks You to all our students and their practice partners for sharing something from your experience in Suzuki violin lessons this week!
Listening to other people perform is one of the ways we become better musicians. Although we do not have a chance to hold a "sharing" group class every day, you can still listen to other musicians every day through radio broadcasts, recordings you own, online or through finding local concerts to attend (KUSC.org has a list of SoCal musical events and can be a good place to start looking for a local concert to attend).
If you are not already doing so, please set aside time to listen to the music you are working on, daily! If you misplaced or did not get to class to pick up this week's Practice Partner worksheet & letter, you can read a copy of the "Aunt Rhody" letter on listening, here.
If you did not get a chance to share with the class this week due to absence, please be ready to share at our next group class. We will look forward to hearing from you in two weeks on Tuesday Nov. 4th, which brings me to a some schedule announcements/reminders:
All the best,
“Don’t hurry don’t rest. Without stopping, without haste, carefully taking one step at a time will surely get you there.” - Shinichi Suzuki, from his book "Nurtured by Love"
Hello SMES Suzuki families!
On the one hand, tone takes time, but on the other hand, there comes a day when we are still working, yet we are able to share what we are learning with others. Next week - we'll talk about how to receive and share music with each other.
"Put up in a place
where it's easy to see
the cryptic admonishment
'T. T. T.'
When you feel how depressingly
slowly you climb,
It's well to remember that
Things Take Time."
(Or, as a viola teacher I once worked with likes to say when practicing music: Tone Takes Time.)
All the best,
-Jennifer Visick and Kania Gandasetiawan--
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