Mandatory Spring Semester Orientation (Zoom)
December 6th, 2020
I am so grateful for the amount of accomplishments our studio got through this past fall! Everyone's patience and hard work really showed in our online recital. A huge congratulations to all of the Twinkle, Book 1, and Book 2 graduates that truly went above and beyond this semester despite being online! With just a couple of families deciding to take a break over December, most of you decided to participate in the December block of lessons, and we even have a few new faces in the group! (Welcome to our studio family!)
Our first week of group classes and private lessons for the December block are going great! We don't have a recital to practice for right now, so it's been nice to go our own pace and let everyone pick out some new fiddle tunes that fit their interests. In Group Class this week, our Twinkle Graduates and Advanced groups started the Tennessee Waltz. I didn't realize this at the time, but I had apparently made an instructional YouTube video of this tune back in 2014. Feel free to check it out and get a head start on learning the rest of the tune :D
After our family trip to Hawaii was cancelled, I decided the thing to do was to add one more January Block of lessons before starting up the full Spring Semester. This will be about the same as the December Block with three weeks of Monday group classes and weekly private lessons scheduled Mondays through Fridays. Registration is now open and is up on my registration page.
Finally, I wanted to give everyone a heads up about a few changes I'll be making to the Spring Semester (starting the last week of January.) After putting "Twinkle Tots" on hold, and only starting new students that were over the age of 5, I've decided to try out "Twinkle Tots" for brand new beginners ages 3-6 online starting in January. This group will only be required to do group classes, and will only use the foam and cardboard practice violins until they are ready to move up to the next level. Many of my studio families have expressed interest in starting your younger siblings on the violin, and this may be the perfect opportunity. Just like last year, I will have an additional beginner group called "Twinkle Stars" for beginners that are playing on real violins and ready to do private lessons.
With a light at the end of this pandemic tunnel, I am looking forward to this next year, and have some ideas once it's warm outside, to have a fun and safe jam where I can hear us playing together live again :-) I will have more information for the spring very soon. Until then, please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!