Hello, all cello players,
This week is our annual Mid-Fall Break, so there are NO PRIVATE LESSONS for Jo-Anne’s students
OR GROUP LESSONS for anyone.
Wednesday private lessons are on, as these people’s lessons were cancelled by me on Halloween and are being made up this week, November 14th.
LOOK IN YOUR SCHEDULE AT HOME for clarification, or under Cello Schedules on this blog’s toolbar.
The management regrets that NO EMAIL INQUIRIES on any schedule matters that are covered in the printed schedules will be responded to, henceforth.
IT IS NOT MY JOB to be your personal secretaries, folks!
It may seem simple to you to dash off a quick question about the yearly schedule in an email to me, but be assured it is not simple for me!
I get way, way too many of these (every week!) and it makes a LOT of extra work to individually write back and answer things that are already in your hands.
Be assured that ANY CHANGES will be communicated to you in multiple ways.
If you come at the wrong time as a result, I regret that but it is not up to me to take responsibility for that.
Even this email should really not be necessary.
TO THOSE WHO NEVER DO THIS, I do apologise.
SOME WONDERFUL WORDS TO SHARE:
I want to thank especially those students who participated in Saturday’s 5 PM Gala Concert!
They are, in alphabetical order,
plus three who were from other programs.Two others came to the rehearsal but not the concert Saturday afternoon, and you missed a jewel!
This performance was possibly the VERY BEST PLAYED group of pieces that I have ever been privileged to prepare as a Suzuki cello teacher in 38 years!
Our Keynote speaker for the weekend, Ed Kreitman, who is a very highly regarded violin teacher hailing from Illinois, with a hugely successful program involving many many post book TEN players, with a cello touring group led by former Guelph Suzuki Cello teacher, Sally Gross, for those who know her, sought me out twice this week-end to say how truly impressed he was by the very high quality of playing of the cellists at this concert. This man is someone who would never issue undeserved praise, and who can be highly critical and blunt.
He was effusive in his praise of the cello playing and went on about it at length on both occasions.
Of course, I knew this already but the validation feels very nice, coming from someone who has extremely high standards and who is deeply educated about our pedagogy. He is sought out to teach and lecture all over the USA and Canada and in England and Europe. He has taught for many years and maintains a large studio at all levels.
I am so proud of you all! I could not be happier!
Thank you for all your hard work! I AM THRILLED!
GROUP CLASS MAKES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STUDENT WHO DOES WELL AND ONE WHO TRULY EXCELS. IT IS UNIQUE TO THE SUZUKI METHOD! WHY EVERY STUDENT IS NOT PARTICIPATING IS A BIG MYSTERY TO ME.
And, to all the future senior cellists who attended in the morning a big thank you as well. You will be those senior players soon!
See you all the week of November 19th through November 23rd.