Extra! From my seldom mentioned other life…..


4-9 Invite Reading

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May Class Newsletter Vol. 13, No. 10


Amithy with flowersAmithy and Vikram at Taj Mahal

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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Between scales and etudes!

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May Class Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 9

Hi, Students and Parents,

That was a wonderful class today. I’ve made a cool playlist of a lot of today’s pieces that you can access at our ClassicalArchives.com account. Please let me know if you need the passwords. Go to Play music, then Your playlists. The name of the playlist is Current 1/31/15.

I also want to follow up with the purchase and rental information from William Harris Lee’s shop in Chicago. This is in addition to local options you have, and to other dealers I’ll be posting about. I’ve known Bill for many years. He is a friend who has provided violins of very high quality to my students for about twenty years, even before he added rentals to his business. Here is his website: William Harris Lee and Company    Bruce Morrow is always very helpful.

Just go to the rental page and you’ll find our class listed. Also check out the educational instruments page for purchases. If you’re ever in the Chicago area, stop by and have a tour of his shop.

Thank you for such delicious treats and to Jo for arranging it all. Guess what I do for lunch after Saturday class?

Cheers, and have a great week.

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