Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Update & Little Violinist

It has been a while since I posted, but an update is over-due. Our big Suzuki challenge now is we have 3 kids playing. K started violin in March (after 1.5 years of Early Childhood Suzuki classes). I was really hoping she would do piano, but she was set on violin, so violin it is.

Last summer we attended our second Suzuki institute with AE and AM. AM was chosen to play at an afternoon recital and both girls did orchestra.

We moved this summer. We now live in a big city with a great school with a much bigger Suzuki program. All 3 girls have private lessons, group classes and theory. AE & AM are also in orchestra.

After a year of my husband practicing cello with AM, I have taken back all the practices (seems to make sense to specialize, he does homework and math with them). So my schedule every day is roughly this:
7:50 - 8:10am: K's practice (she just turned 4, so somewhere between 15 and 20 min seems just right)
7:30 - 8:30pm: AE's practice
8:30 - 9:15pm: AM's practice

So overall I do a bit over 2 hours of music every night, but I love it still and I think we are getting into a good rhythm.

Here is where we are at:
AE (end of Book 3): Finishing up Gavotte in D Major, previewing Bourree, preparing Humoresque for recital
AM (beginning of Book 3): Finishing learning Scherzo, working on Boccherini, and preparing Lully for recital
K (barely out of twinkles!): Learning Lightly Row, working on Twinkle Theme and practicing Variation A for the recital.

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