I was very happy to introduce Jake Laroche to each orchestra. He will be volunteering and teaching make up lessons this year. He is a very talented young man who started violin as a beginner in my program, rising through the ranks he also studied privately with me, at one point reaching Provincials , volunteered, participated in chamber also reaching Provincials and then went on to study music at Laurier University. We are lucky to have him! Happily, Brooke Ivan is also back with chamber and also volunteering on tues. evenings.
Parking; remember , please do not park in the spots against the church on Springer Ave. Also, not in the lot across where those businesses have reserved parking for their clients.
BOOKLETS: Everyone should have received their booklets now. If you have not yet paid for yours, please bring $15.00 to your next lesson ( Chamber booklets are $20.00). Your lesson and orchestra times are written on the inside cover.
RESIN: all students need to possess a working piece of resin.
STANDS: all students need to possess their own portable music stand to bring to lessons and orchestras. Long and McQuade on Barton and Centennial Parkway carry them. Also try kijji or other such sites, or ask relatives and friends if you can borrow unused ones.
METRONOMES: chamber and advanced students should have a working portable metronome. Also possible, is access to one via a computer.
Chamber: scale before each piece: Senorita (memory first section); Cuban Fantasy (be able to play reduced to sixteenths), practice Rocking Carol
Adv.: C+ scale violins 3rd position; review 4 lines of Basse Danse ; review first song in Queen medley; G- melodic ; practice first 2 lines of Hungarian Rhapsody
Int.: G+ scale; All of the Canon; beginning of Basse Danse ( after we learn this at your lesson this week)
Beginners: practice holding the violin ; practice tightening the bow and resining the bow; practice moving the bow arm in the air (no bow) ; practice trying the bow; practice loosening the bow; practice reading the notes we cover tues. here to edit.