Practice video: Preparing for Recitals

Is your child preparing for a music recital? Welcome to Practice Corner! Whether a Suzuki book graduation or a full-on studio recital, performances can be a time of celebration, anxiety, and opportunity for your Suzuki kid. Yet the recital prep you do at home can be far more important than the recital itself. The tone … Read More

May 7, 2016: Mother’s Day Weekend Spring Recital

We are getting ready for our Spring Recital! Violin, Cello, and Little Notes students will be performing on May 7 at 11 a.m., at Olive Plaza in downtown Eugene. Olive Plaza has been renovating their 1133 Olive St. location, so this will be our first recital with them in a while. Friends and family are … Read More

Recitals are good for babies and toddlers too

Did you know that recitals are important for babies and toddlers too? Playing in recitals, or even just attending, helps infants and young children in many ways: Builds confidence, listening, and social skills Engages young children with music Shows that it’s okay to feel nervous Demonstrates that people’s efforts and hard work are appreciated Fosters … Read More

Fall Recital, Nov. 14, 2015

Are you ready for the Fall Recital? Our recital is open to all Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Cello, and Suzuki Little Notes students. Little Notes students will also perform a special song at the beginning of the recital! Sat., Nov. 14 11 a.m. Rehearsals begin at 10 a.m. (details in lesson) Grace Community Fellowship, 989 Country … Read More

Practice Corner: Live Performance

Attending live performances can be inspiring and motivational. Summer can also be a time of low motivation since lessons are not regular and we don’t have group class. Summer is also a great time to enjoy concerts, because they are often family friendly. Check out these great opportunities for your family: Eugene Symphony in the … Read More

Practice Corner: The Importance of Performance

Every once and a while (usually around recital time) someone asks me the same question: why do we need to perform? Some students are very comfortable with performance. Others get nervous. Regular performance can make the difference between a fun experience and a feeling of failure. No matter how a student feels when performing, there … Read More