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Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Big Day for my Students

Yesterday, my studio ( had a children's recital.  The repertoire ranged from "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A minor, depending on how long the student has been taking lessons. I would like to thank pianist Tanya Shrago for serving as our accompanist, as well as for giving a short performance afterwards.  After the recital, Tanya mentioned that, having accompanied many violin recitals in her life, ours was exceptional for the tone quality and intonation that all the kids exhibited, even though most of them are beginners.

Yesterday was a big day for my students, because another student of mine from Needham Music had a concert at his school, where he played Rieding's Violin Concerto in B minor. I heard from his mother today, she wrote: I wanted to let you know that our son did a wonderful job at the concert... Several people came up to him after he played and complimented him and asked us where he took lessons. There was a family there with three children... Their father also spoke to us and complimented our son.  He said he has also played violin as a child so he understood the technique involved. He said he could tell that our son was taught well because his technique with the bow was so good. I wanted to let you know and thank you for all of the hard work you have put in to our son.

I would like to thank the parents of all my students for their dedication in helping their kids practice at home; the sound quality and good technique that their kids exhibit would not be possible without everybody's hard work.