Yes. All classes regularly scheduled so far. I have people coming from all over , particularly for third year orchestra, and the evening magnet programs. Use your best judgement on your particular commute, and be safe. I'll be there!❄️
This Monday is Jolly Rancher Day! Fox Hollow beginners, your choices are: Pepperoni Pizza, Hot Cross Buns, Au Claire deal Lune, Buckeye Salute. Laredo beginners, choices are: old MacDonald, Mozart Melody, Christopher's Tune, or Matthew's March 2nd year class: Rigaudon, Oh! Susannah, or Jesse James. 3rd Years, Palladio Now, go make some music! See you Monday!
This weekend, starting today, there will be fiddling championships to watch at the stock show. So, if you're going anyway, check the schedule and peek into the arena where they are held. Every age is reoresented. Fun genre of string music to enjoy. You can watch for minutes, or hours. It's up to you!
If you are looking for something fun to do next weekend, go to the stock show! Guess what? You can go watch some fiddlin' competitions! SO fun! You will see every age competing from 5, to people in their 80s. It's a great way to hear examples of this fun, foot stomping, toe tapping genre of string music. Yncan stwy and watch a few minutes, and go check out more of the stock show, or you can camp out for hours, and soak a lot up. Here is the link for info, if you're interested in checking it out next weekend. fiddling championships-Colorado stock show
1st and 2nd years, arrive at your usual class time.
Third years, arrive orchestra room by 7:20. Remember there is no class this afternoon. You need to drive around to back of school, enter through back double doors on south side of school. Turn right down first hallway, and go all the way down to orchestra room on right. Parents, can be seated in Central
Commons area, which is up the left hall after you enter through back double doors.
All groups, please wait until the previous group is done performing before entering the commons area to be seated, etc. When you are done, please clear the area and go enjoy some refreshments in back entry hall! Yay! Looking forward to seeing you all!
Don't forget to bring some refreshments to share after your performance.
Regular classes resume January 4th, after winter break.
You may ask...what possesses you to teach 7:00 in the morning...beginning string classes?! Hmmm...in my college years and 20s and 30s, I couldn't have done it. I loved the private music teaching I did that allowed me to raise 5 boys. Somewhere in the middle of that, I think God re-wired me to totally love class environment. I started teaching with CCEIM when my youngest, now 17 started cello as a 3rd grader. I unexpectedly found I loved wading into the group environment of helping kids learn an instrument, at the same time they were learning to make music together. It is a daily miracle. I love seeing the light go off in their eyes when they "get it".
I started with piano at age 4, violin in middle school, added cello in my twenties under Dominik and Florence Saltarelli in San Antonio Texas, and added some viola in a few years later. Church music, and community orchestras, and songwriter groups have always been part of my music life.
In short, I love having your kids come to my class and see them start to experience music and the neat team work and bridge building that occurs along the way. I'm looking forward to another year of seeing those miracles.