The 2017-18 lesson calendar begins next week. Below are a few things to help prepare for a great year! Instruments: If you our your child are just starting out, I advise students to wait a few weeks before renting a violin. During the first few lessons we will work on violin posture and attention
Middlebury Community Music Center Camp Adagio Concert Friday, August 4, 2017, 2PM Saint Stephen’s Church, Middlebury, Vermont Program The Harmonious Blacksmith (8 hands) GF Handel Lila Brightman, Jacob Graham, Noah Berg, and Toby Wells-Spackman (piano) Melody Arthur Le Jeune Lila Brightman, violin and Jacob Graham, piano Kookaburra Australian Folk Song Firoliralera
The Middlebury Chamber Music Festival will be held from August 9 – 13, 2017. The festival includes a chamber music workshop for adults and teens as well as several public concerts, a chamber orchestra reading brunch, and master classes. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5-7PM… String quartet concert in the new park by the Middlebury
On the days I lug the cello and the violin to teach, I have wondered if one case would be better.
I’ve started using the pop song Heathens by Twenty One Pilots to help violin students develop proficiency in finger patterns used for the Bach minuets in Suzuki book 1. Sheet music is available on musicnotes.com but most students figure it out by ear. Here’s a link to a the Simply Three cover…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu427Fjlt1w
Attached is sheet music for the intonation and bowing excercise based on Suzuki “Tonalization” I use frequently with students and to settle before my own practice. Tonalization G Major
Students of Emily Sunderman will present a recital on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 5PM at Saint Stephens Church, 3 Main Street, Middlebury, VT. The violinists will be accompanied by pianist Gareth Cordery. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please invite your friends and families! Donations will be accepted and applied towards music study
The Addison String Quartet will present a program of works by Elvis, Felix Mendelssohn, Scott Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Handel, Pachelbel, and Henry Mancini on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1PM in Middlebury, VT at Project Independence. Performers will be Emily Sunderman, Carol Harden, Joy Pile and Svea Closser. Free, interesting and open to the
Sunday, April 30 at 10:15: All the hymns, preludes, postludes and anthems will be by Bach at the singalong-encouraged Bach Festival at Saint Stephen’s Church Service featuring organist George Matthews, violinist Emily Sunderman and the choir directed by Susanne Peck! Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:15 (come before the 10:30 service to hear all the
Saint Stephen’s Church in Middlebury will offer a community choir concert on Friday, April 14 at 7PM. The program, directed by Susanne Peck and accompanied by organist George Matthew will include arias and chorals from J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Soloists include vocalists Ellie Gebarowski-Shafer, Jack DesBois, and Sheerya Shivers and violinist Emily Sunderman.