Mr. Chris wrapped up the first session of Suzuki Violin Book 1 Fun and Book 2! Here’s what he had to say about the experience:
“The first session of Suzuki Violin Book 1 Fun and Book 2 Crew has been very successful. Students have enjoyed learning about a new violinist every week from across cultural and stylistic backgrounds. Artists that we have watched and listened to performances of include Regina Carter, Alicia Svigals, Vijay Gupta, Andrew Bird, Hilary Hahn, Midori, Ray Chen, Lindsey Stirling, and Itzhak Perlman. We played virtual musical games such as passing the Twinkle one note at a time from person to person as well as a mystery guessing game. Students chose a piece to perform with their Zoom microphones on mute while others watched in silence. Using deduction skills, such as watching the bow for slurs and rhythms as well as the left hand for fingers, students had to guess the mystery Book 1 or 2 piece. Our class gave students a chance to work on their musical literacy and practice reading from the staff and constructing our own mini-melodies. In all, the course has been a great opportunity to have fun and perform.”
Mr. Chris and the violin students invite you to join them in the new year when the sessions begins again! Register here.