June 2013

Monthly Archives

  • Teamwork in Suzuki Families

    Learning an instrument is hard work – no bones about it. It could be the piano, cello, flute, or any instrument. In this case, my instrument is the violin. For a Suzuki family, there should always be a team. The student, the teacher, and the parent. Many times it is easy to focus on the […]

  • Virginia Suzuki Institute

    I am currently attending the Virginia Suzuki Institute, which is handily located 10 miles from my residence in Abingdon, VA. I’m studying with Suzuki Master Teacher Libby Armour (from Memphis, TN) and learning lots of instructional tips and tricks, as well as advice on playing, practicing, etc. I hope to be able to share some […]

  • Baroque Composers: J.S. Bach

    In honor of STEA’s recent performance of J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, I thought I’d start a little series of blog posts on Bach and his contemporaries. Johann Sebastian Bach is perhaps best known for his prolific writing of music – he apparently composed over 1,000 pieces of music during his 65 years of […]