Hello SMES Suzuki Academy families,
You can now register & pay for Fall 2015 here.
If you are new to the program and have not already been in touch with our instructors, or if you have a special situation (taking private lessons from a different Suzuki instructor outside the SMES Suzuki Academy program, or taking Suzuki group classes outside the SMES Suzuki program), please email firstname.lastname@example.org for how to register.
New this year: all families and their SMES private lesson instructor will sign a private & group class lesson agreement (in accordance with SMES private lesson policies) at their first class of the year. You can download and read a copy of the agreement here.
All the best for those in the Frog & Toad performances this week!
There are no private lessons today, Wednesday, May 1st, due to Frog & Toad performances this week.
Next Tuesday, May 7th, I need to cancel the group class private lessons. My apologies for the late notice!
Private lessons on Wednesday May 8th scheduled as usual.
Everything back to normal the following week.
This week I am working on a schedule for lessons & group classes over the summer. Can you all please let me know if the same days - Tuesdays & Wednesdays - will work in your summer schedules? My current thought is to hold 6 weeks of group classes & private lessons over the summer, on the weeks of June 9th & 16th, and July 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th. However this is not set in stone.
"The Suzuki Method is not a fixed method, but is continuously progressing day by day." -Shinichi Suzuki-
P.S. One student asked for a practice recording for Twinkle - working on playing without breaks in between notes. Here it is.
Older posts can be found at the old website address, https://sites.google.com/site/smesstringacademy/calendar/notes
Below are all the older "practice recordings", brought here for quicker reference as needed. Twinkle Variation A with rests is first in (the performance 1 practice recording); and also all the rhythms on open E string at a fairly slow tempo for beginning practicing at home.
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