Category: Teaching

In Service Day Chamber Music

    Below is the schedule for the in-service day Chamber Music program at MCMC this coming Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 9:00AM-noon).  Please bring a music stand if you have one and a check made out to the Middlebury Community Music Center or cash for $25.  Snacks will be provided during breaks! Short art

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Camp Adagio 2017 Concert Program

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

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G Major Finger Pattern Exercise

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

Violin Class Recital on Sunday, May 7 2017 at 5PM

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

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Grounding mid lesson

Gabby Bernstein’s blog post, Meditation to prevent freaking out has instruction for a breathing practice that is useful for many situations.   I’ve found that it works well to calm down and speed up the practice of falling asleep.  I’ve also used it to prevent myself from interrupting a student when they are sawing away and I

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Practicing Every Day

I am procrastinating my own practice by writing this blog post.   I love practicing, but the transition from snuggling on the couch with my laptop and dog is no easy task.   Motivating my son to practice not one but two instruments is not my favorite thing.   But the actual practice — not

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