I teach beginning orchestra with a 5 string violin every day. I absolutely love having my instrument daily. Here are 5 reasons why.
Let’s say, this is one happy camper of an orchestra director, and a bunch of kids are super excited after hearing their fall concert rep.
This year I did something different for the first day of school. Normally I like to do an improv circle
Oh your A is out of tune… wait why is it so loud in here? (listens to conversation…) How are we already facing performance anxiety? These kids have never played for an audience.
Tips and tricks we are using to help our beginning string players
I didn’t expect to fall back in love with my cello, I didn’t know that I would meet some lifelong friends, but I did know I was in for a musical treat.
In June I spent 12 days in California. Part of that was simply exploring San Fransisco, but most of it was spent in a little slice of heaven called Sierra Fiddle Camp held on the grounds of Shady Creek Camp on the San Juan Ridge, outside of Nevada City, California. This year’s faculty was a fun filled group of traditional musicians from all over the place.
School had been out for a week and a half, and nothing screams summer more than “getting out of Dodge” I took a tiny backpack and a purse and went on my way.
The idea of this blog came about when friends of mine started commenting on my summer travels.