Ruth's Calendar

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

July August schedules

Dear Families,

The July August schedule has changed.  The Calendar reflects these changes as of today July 18.
The first week of August lessons is now July 29-August 2.  There are no lessons August 20-23rd or August 28 through Labor Day.  Summer make ups or pro-rated lessons will be given on August 19, 26 and 27.  The Violin Group Lessons remain on the Calendar: July 27, August 9 and 16. 

Please remember I am pretty flexible for makeup lessons during the summer.  You can read the Summer Lesson Policy under the Policy tab.  Essentially it is that you pay full tuition for at least three lessons per month whether or not they are private or group lessons.  If you take only one or two lessons in the month you pay me per lesson.  

Monday, June 24, 2013

Amazing Institute

The Intermountain Suzuki String Institute was fantastic this year.  As a teacher I am so inspired to rub shoulders with great teachers from all over the world.  Getting to know them and exchange ideas as we work hard with the wonderful students all week helps me to see how music truly is changing the world---in many states and countries far from our own!  Ramona Stirling, ISSI director continues to realize her vision of bringing many diverse individuals together with enormous collective talent and abilities to enrich our experience in Utah.   I especially enjoyed talking with the teachers from Belgium and Singapore and the families from Argentina.  For the 35th anniversary of ISSI we learned a work written for us by Michael McLean called "ISSI Gettin' Down"  which was performed twice by all 800 students and teachers on the final concert!  Wow!  It started with a soulful hymn melody and developed cool funky themes and jazzy tunes throughout, ending with the beautiful crescendo of the hymn tune.  Really wonderful!
Here are some pictures of me with my classes at Institute.....

The Practice Store

The Practice Store is fully stocked for the summer!  Practice every day and earn one practice dollar at your lesson for each week that you are diligent.  Lots of fun summer toys and games, stuffed animals, books and videos to choose from.  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shaping the Bow Hold

Here is Ricky Wooden demonstrating Pinky Pushups + Open Gates.
These will help you have a flexible well balanced bow hold!

Vibrato Exercise

Here is Anya Hsu demonstrating a the Vibrato Pizza Party drill.

Bailey Burden plays Scene de Ballet

Bailey gave an excellent performance of the exciting Scene de Ballet by DeBeriot at the Spring Recital.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Great Recitals!

to everyone who performed on the 
Spring Recitals!
Check out some of the beautiful violin playing!

David plays Adoration

One of the many beautiful performances from the Spring Recitals on May 31st!

Watch David play this piece by Borowski Here!

Gossec Gavotte by Mia Sakonju

Here is a nice dress rehearsal for our Spring Recital!

Watch here!