Tag: Suzuki Method

Materials used to make violins

Over the past month, students have been learning about the different types of woods used to make violins. Maple (flame maple) is used for the violin back, scroll, neck, and bridge.   Spruce is used for the violin top and the sound post.  The black and white stripe around the edge of the instrument (called purfling)

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Recital – 11/3/2019

  Suzuki Group Recital Program Students of Emily Sunderman Sunday, November 3, 2019 Middlebury Community Music Center Performers: Rosa, Eleanor, Gabriel, Acadia, Viviana, Ella P, Aliza, Nora, Fiona, Joshua, Henry, Maylee, Marwan, Colette, Lila, Carina Open String Warm-up (Parade) Twinkle Run Pony, Run Pony Variation – led by Eleanor Twinkle Little Star (Theme) – led

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Intermission Session: Middlebury, Vermont: Aug. 25-26, 2019

Originally posted on Middlebury Chamber Music Festival:
The Middlebury Community Music Center will be hosting an Intermission Session workshops with Missy White and Elena Urioste from August 25-26 in Middlebury, Vermont.  There will be opportunities for teachers and students of all levels and ages to work with these virtuoso teachers and performers. STUDENT WORKSHOPS Sunday,…

Student Recital Program – April 28, 2019

Recital Program Middlebury Community Music Center – Students of Emily Sunderman April 28, 2019, at 4:30 PM Residence at Otter Creek, Middlebury Vermont Group Class Ensemble Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor – J.S. Bach Gavotte – J. B. Lully Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus – G.F. Handel Andantino – S. Suzuki Perpetual Motion – S. Suzuki Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star – W.A. Mozart Run Pony, Run

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Suzuki Violin Pieces by J.S. Bach

This week’s group class is titled “Bach Day” as the class is the same day as the Middlebury Bach Festival at Middlebury College.  (I’m thrilled to be playing viola in the festival performance of the Bach Brandenburg 3!) At our Bach Day class, we will be playing all of the Bach pieces we know in

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Green Mountain Suzuki Institute

Bohemian and free-wheeling, the Vermont Suzuki Institute, The GMSI is my favorite Suzuki Institute I have attended thus far.    I was charmed by not one but two invites to a potluck dinners, endless picnics on the grass,  group classes under the trees, chamber music in welcoming locals homes with lovely pianos, multiple options for

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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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