2015 Santa Barbara Suzuki Institute Day One

By David Malvinni on Aug 03, 2015 at 04:46 PM in Santa Barbara Suzuki Institute 2015
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Day one of the 2015 Santa Barbara Suzuki Institute went great! It was wonderful putting faces to names, and meeting so many great out-of-town students, who came from places as far away as New York and Japan!

Students had a lot of fun in the art classes taught by Joe, the offical Institute "Grandpa." They made so many bracelets that we already need to restock our art supplies! Students also made tote bags.

Suzuki teachers Valerie, Gail and Gulia did an incredible job in their master and repertoire classes. Many students were introduced to large ensemble playing for the first time. Valerie and Gail also taught fiddle classes, focusing on old time and classic American tunes.

David's guitar classes were a blast, as we practiced chords and also learned to improvise. The students solo pieces already sounded performance ready. 

Thanks to our assistants Cassidy King, who did an amazing job with the guitar class, and Saville Bloxham who was everywhere needed, helping students to learn and assisting the teachers. 

We look forward to a great day tomorrow, and our ice cream social in a little bit. 

Please remember the Parent Meeting on Suzuki philosophy scheduled for tomorrow after Institute at 4pm, your children are also welcome.

Here are some pics from today, enjoy!

--David,

Santa Barbara Suzuki Institute Administrative Director







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