May Class News, Vol. 13, No. 12

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Here is the events calendar for Bravo! 2015. Come hear wonderful music all month, free and open to the public.

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May Class News, Vol. 13, No. 11

Hi, Students and Parents,

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for class at 10 to approximately noon. The three students playing the Bach Double Concerto can arrive at 9:30 for rehearsal.

I’m excited to tell you about a new app I discovered. It is called Anytune. Finally the younger students can listen to their pieces at a slower tempo without a drop in pitch!! Those of you with younger students who have bought your Suzuki recordings on iTunes can import them to Anytune, listen to them slowly, and even play along once in a while with a piano accompaniment feature.

Another step into this century is that I now can accept credit cards, would you believe.  I probably won’t ever say “Will this be a check or credit card today?” but if it is helpful to you, feel free.

See you tomorrow!

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Extra! From my seldom mentioned other life…..


4-9 Invite Reading

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May Class Newsletter Vol. 13, No. 10


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Vikram and Amithy at the Taj Mahal

Dear Student and Parents,

Our next Performance Class will be this Saturday, March 28, at 9:30 am. Be sure to welcome home Vikram and Amithy who have just returned from India!  We will start without a rehearsal beforehand. Thanks to all of you who’ve agreed to bring snacks. We have plenty of juice here, so there’s no need to bring any this time. Please arrive a bit early.

I’ve been meaning to mention to please be very careful in the driveway as you pass our neighbor’s driveway that runs along our front yard. It is a dangerous spot because you can’t see if a car is approaching. So please take it slowly! Our neighbor has very weak eyesight and we have had some near misses.

Bruce and I are taking a spring break between April 5 and 17. We don’t have an April class, but do have class on May 2, dress rehearsal on May 30, and recital on May 31. Hard to believe!

See you soon, and looking forward,


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Opening Gala for New Concert Hall at the Ordway


A little parade of four little violin chicks and their parents at the Opening Gala for the new Concert Hall at the Ordway! Feb.28, 2015


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FREE TICKETS for May Violin Students and parents to the SPCO/Ordway concert hall gala opening this Saturday night! This concert celebrates the opening of the spectacular new hall at the Ordway. It is a project that Bruce has been working on for fifteen years. This includes dancing and an after party. Come celebrate! Just email or call me no later than noon on Friday so I can give Bruce a list of your names. This is a gala fund raiser and the dinner portion and all the gala seats are completely sold out but there are some regular remaining seats available. It is a wonderful program with some great music, including performances by the SPCO and its new artistic partner Jeremy Denk.

Please don’t ask for tickets unless you know that you can use them, because there are lots of people being asked, and they will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. Bruce is very confident that if he knows by noon tomorrow he’ll be able to get everyone who wants a ticket into the concert.

Join us for this historic occasion!

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Bravo! 2015 Application and brochure





Bravo! 2015

Here is where I teach in the summer. I hope all of my students who qualify enter. Let’s talk about it in your lessons.


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