Tuesday morning I learned about the passing of my husband’s grandmother and was struck by the number of families within our studio who have lost loved ones this fall. I know many of us will feel these losses this Christmas season.
Mim, my grandmother-in-law, was a woman full of life and full of spunk. Mim could strike up a conversation with anyone and was a friend to everyone. One didn’t have to spend much time with her to know that she was a happy person bursting with energy. She was always looking on the bright side and could make you feel so special for having achieved even the smallest of things. In honor of Mim, a woman who was always finding a reason to celebrate, I would like to celebrate the many wonderful accomplishments our students and families have had this fall! I am so very proud of all of you!
- David is beginning to play with vibrato!
- Brynn’s bow arm is an excellent example of the open and close hinge motion.
- Malachi fluently plays in 3rd position and can play a 3 octave G Major scale with shifts!
- Lydia learned to play Twinkle Variation A (Mississippi Hot Dog)!
- Gabriella plays with big, ringing tone!
- Paige learned seven new Christmas songs in a month and a half while learning to read music!
- Gracelan plays with tall table top fingers on her left hand!
- Delaney used her ear to figure out most of Minuet 3 on her own!
- Grace has developed incredible focus and began playing Monkey Song!
- Jeremiah consistently plays with an excellent bow hold!
- Ali plays Song of the Wind with nice round bow circles!
- Levi has developed perfect left hand posture!
- Four students and practice partners went 11 weeks without missing a practice session!
- Three students started book 1!
- Everyone participated in the solo recital!
- Students and families have given up their time to play for others at church, the nursing home and rescue mission. Your playing has touched the lives of many!
No matter what our lives may look like this Christmas season may we remember that there is always something to celebrate!