It was fun to be with so many other Suzuki people and feel their passion for the method. I think we all finished the week excited and with some new tips and tricks to help us in studying music. :) Bentley had a mini Super Strings group, a percussion class, and two cello classes. Lincoln & Evan had two cello classes and a "music for littles" where they explored all types of musical instruments.
At the end of the week they all participated in a concert. Two concerts, actually! Grandpa Tim was in town this week so he came to the lunch time one, and Opa/Grandma Julia/Grandma Vicki made it to the evening one! Matt had to be out of town, so he came and watched classes with me on Thursday. The good (& bad) part of Suzuki is it is very heavy on parent involvement - so that meant that I was at camp all week too... !
Lots of cellos... ! All checked in for the week:
Individual lesson time - you study with a group of 4, and watch the lessons of the other students.
Cool instruments they got to play - my favorite was the thunder drum!
Ms. Sally was a very interactive teacher. A clapping game!
The little guys were good troopers about caring those heavy cellos all over the building to help me out - I had their chairs and other gear to carry too!
Bentley signed up for "open mic" concert day on Wednesday to perform a piece. Although it may look empty (!!!) that's just b/c no one sits on that side. :)
Patient kiddos! Very attentive.
A rare shot with Grandpa Tim!
The Super Strings group practicing. They played Colors of the Wind, Lovers Waltz, and Baila Conmigo. They did a lovely job!