On October 24, 2021 we held a Halloween themed Performance Class! Performance Classes are an opportunity for students to practice performing in front of people in a more informal setting. Every year, we hold a Halloween themed Performance Class where the students are encouraged to dress in costume! Enjoy these pictures taken by Pam Wong!
On October 17, 2021, the BKCM Suzuki Community celebrated Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s birthday with cupcakes, snacks, and music performed by our faculty members!
Families gathered to celebrate and even sang “Happy Birthday” to Dr. Suzuki.
Paloma Ferrante, one of our Suzuki Cello Faculty members performed some solo Bach for our families.
Here is Shayna Dulberger, our Suzuki Bass teacher performing “Go Tell Aunt Rhody”, a Suzuki classic.
And some of our Violin and Guitar faculty teamed up to perform some Telemann Violin Concerto for four violins. Ty Citerman gave this piece a new sound by jumping in and performing the fourth violin part on guitar!
We hope you all had a great time, and look forward to celebrating Dr. Suzuki’s Birthday again next year!
Join us THIS WEEK for Friday Faculty Feature at 6 PM!
The great Emile Blondel will perform first on the program, a piece written by his former teacher Kenneth Frazelle called The Road Up, depicting an exhilarating journey up a mountain road throbbing with bird calls and pulsing greens. BKCM Faculty Tom Chiu and Lyndol Descant present two subsequent sets that promise to be intriguing, inspiring and fun!
Michele Horner, BKCM’s guitar department head and author of Life Lens, is featured in Beyond the Music Lesson podcast.
Horner’s book Life Lens: Seeing your children in color illuminates the learning style, pace, motivation and other critical elements that will inform and transform teaching and communication. Both teachers and parents will see the positive home practice results!
Beyond the Music Lesson is an interview style podcast about learning music, teaching music, and parenting music students. Hosts Abigail Peterson and Christine Goodner share from their own experiences growing up learning music, as teachers, and as parents and each episode also features an interview with an expert to help share useful tips and information with listeners.
Long desired by teachers and students alike, and finally available after years of development, Accompany Suzuki (R) Edition now offers the most useful and effective tool for Suzuki Method (TM) students to practice Books 1-10, at ANY tempo, with no pitch distortion. Loop option available for working on those tricky spots.
These are not midi; they are professionally and musically recorded accompaniments crafted by real pianists. These are high quality sounds files recorded from a digital keyboard and painstakingly edited to perfection.
Accompany Music Suzuki (R) Edition is licensed by the International Suzuki Association and Alfred Publishing.
Violinists: Try it Free today! Viola and Cello books are in Development and will be available in the New Year.
We are proud of our BKCM guitar students who raised $600 for a Houston Suzuki guitar family displaced by hurricane Harvey! Our students played outside for two hours, giving the gift of music to make a difference in this family’s life.
It took a long time to get the check to them because they don’t have a mailing address since their house was destroyed! The family drives an hour to get to their Suzuki lessons. We wish them all the best.