Winter 2019 Newsletter

I must confess that I actually like winter…….if I get to stay inside!! It’s not all bad though. Being trapped indoors equals more time to practice our instruments and to make music!

Winter quarter begins the week of December 2nd.

Winter Polices


If you are sick, please avoid the studio as an act of kindness towards our community and to yourself. Stay home and rest.


  • If CCPS schools are closed, the studio will be closed.
  • If schools are closing early and/or afterschool activities are canceled, the studio will be closed.
  • If schools are opening with a delay, lessons will be held as usual.
  • Cancellation notices will be posted on the studio website on the news page.
  • Lessons canceled due to weather will not be made-up/refunded/ credited.

Winter Goals

For winter, all three members of the suzuki triangle (Child, parent and teacher) will be involved in goal setting. We will each contribute one goal to the list. My goal will center around technique or behavior during the lesson. I would be happy to help parents and students form goals. Let’s make sure we have our final goals set by the first lesson in December.

Winter Group Class

Over winter quarter book 1+ students will practice solo performances. At the first group class of each month students will perform a prepared solo piece with piano accompaniment. Performances will be highly polished and energetic. In short, our focus is on serious wood shedding practice and high quality performance. 6:45 pm group friends are welcome to arrive at 6:30 pm to watch the early Group performances.

The group class schedule can be found on the studio website calendar page. Please keep in mind that January’s group schedule is a little different due to the holiday break. We will meet 1/8 and 1/22 (the second and fourth Wednesday instead of the 1st and 3rd).

Pre-Twinkle students are welcome to observe the performances. Performances of more advanced students can be quite motivating. Dates: 12/4/19; 1/8/20; 2/5/20. 6:30pm.


Click here to watch this throwback to 2014!

Twinkle level students and up will play Snowflakes, Mist, Wind and Moon as our combined group piece this quarter.

Click here for sheet music.

$5 Community Suzuki Violin Group Class

If you love group so much you wish you could have a class every week, here is your chance! December 11th. 6:30-8pm. Your school orchestra friends are welcome. You can read all the details here.

$13 Winter Workshop: Instrument Care

January 29th 2020. 6:30-8:30pm.

Cost: $13. Payment due at time of registration via Square.

Violin and Cello students will learn the basics of caring for their instruments during the winter months! We will learn about humidifiers and each student will get to take home a case humidifier. We will also learn how to polish our instruments.

Click here to register

Upcoming Concerts

Attending concerts can be highly motivating! I will now add upcoming concerts to the studio calendar. Information and links will be posted in the event description.

The first concert listed is a BSO Family Concert on Saturday 12/7/19. The Snowman. Visit the studio calendar for more information.

Be transported to a winter wonderland in this enchanting story of a young boy’s magical friendship with a snowman which comes to life and takes him on a trip to the North Pole. The animated film projected with live music performed by the BSO is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!

Studio families might be able to organize a group for cheaper tickets.

Holiday Sheet Music

If you are looking for some holiday sheet music check out the links below. For future reference, we do have a materials section on the website to help you find more things like this.

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