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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Addison String Quartet Concert on May 15, 2017 in Middlebury

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

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Middlebury Bach Fest Service Event

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

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St. Matthew Passion – Friday, April 14, 20117

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.

Emily Sunderman and Becky Metcalfe Spring Recital Dates

Violinist Emily Sunderman and Pianist Becky Metcalfe will present recitals this spring featuring sonatas by Mozart and Schubert in Middlebury, Vermont.  Both recitals are free and open to the public. May 21, 2017 at 2PM at The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753 June 30, 2017 at 3:30 at East View, 100 Eastview Terrace, Middlebury,

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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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Let Down Your March Hares

A benefit and celebration of the Addison County Parent Child Center SUNDAY MARCH 19, 2017 from 6:30-9:00PM Stonecutters Spirits, 1197 Exchange St, Middlebury, VT 05753 Classical Music Duet featuring violinist Emily Sunderman and violist Stefanie Taylor Dramatic Performance by Middlebury Actors Workshop Moth Stories by Pat Palmer Films Fabulous Cocktails-Luscious Hors D’oeuvre-Good Vibrations Tickets $25