STXSA's Suzuki Strong Workshop, September 29, 2018

Play-in and Ice Cream Social, September 15, 2018

When?  September 15, 2018

  • Arrive at 9:40 am for unpacking and tuning; perform at 10 am

  • Stay to socialize with your studio mates and Heartis residents at our ice cream social!

Where? Heartis Clear Lake Building 2, Dining Hall

  • 14520 Highway 3, Webster, TX 77598

Who? All members of the Hope Violin Studio, including members of our Mommy and Me Music Class!  Everyone can play!

What should I wear? Nice recital-appropriate clothing.  Dresses, skirts, or nice slacks and blouses for the girls; slacks and a dress shirt or polo for the boys.  No jeans, please.

What will we play?  Please prepare the following repertoire by memory (advanced students may use music stands for harmony parts, if needed)

  • Mommy and Me Music Class: Boccherini scarf dance, Pop Goes the Weasel, Freight Train

  • pre-Twinkle feature: Pop Goes the Weasel- with Mommy and Me Music Class

  • pre-Twinkle feature:  Seagull, Seagull

  • pre-Twinkle feature:  Chopsticks in Chinatown

  • Twinkle Theme (book 1)

  • May Song (book 1)

  • Perpetual Motion (book 1) with Pre-Twinkle "EE and AA" endings

  • Hunter's Chorus (book 2) with pre-Twinkle and book 1 open D "I Practice Each Morning" accompaniment

  • Boccherini Minuet (book 2)- with Mommy and Me Music Class

  • Vivaldi Concerto in A minor, 1st movement (book 4)

  • Bach Double (books 4 and 5)

  • There is space for some solos on this concert!  If you'd like to play a solo, please let Mrs. Hope know!

Lobby Music for Clear Lake Chamber Ensemble

September 28, 2018

When?  September 28, 2018

  • Arrive at 6:30 for unpacking and tuning; perform in the lobby at 7:00

  • Stay for the free Clear Lake Chamber Ensemble concert at 7:30!  Mrs. Hope is performing Dvorak's Dumky Piano Trio at the end of the program!

Where? Clear Lake United Methodist Church

  • 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062

Who? All members of the Hope Violin Studio!  Everyone can play!

What should I wear? Nice black pants or black skirt with black dress shoes and black socks or nude/black tights (no white or bright colors on your feet, please), and a shirt which will make it easy to change into your Hope Violin Studio t-shirt (You will receive your shirt when you check in at the concert).

What will we play?  Please prepare the following repertoire by memory (advanced students may use music stands for harmony parts, if needed)

  • pre-Twinkle feature:  Seagull, Seagull

  • pre-Twinkle feature:  Chopsticks in Chinatown

  • Twinkle Theme (book 1)

  • May Song (book 1)

  • Perpetual Motion (book 1) with Pre-Twinkle "EE and AA" endings

  • Hunter's Chorus (book 2) with pre-Twinkle and book 1 open D "I Practice Each Morning" accompaniment

  • Boccherini Minuet (book 2)

  • Vivaldi Concerto in A minor, 1st movement (book 4)

  • Bach Double (books 4 and 5)

This workshop is only $1 for STXSA family members, and $5 for non-members!  Come for a great group class with other students from all over Houston, see all the great events that STXSA has planned for the year, and participate in a huge group concert with guitar, cello, piano, viola, and violin students!  Let's show the world that we're #HoustonStrong and #Suzuki Strong!  Event details available at http://stxsa.org/suzuki-strong/

CANCELLED due to rain:  Alzheimer's Benefit Event Performance, October 6, 2018

When?  October 6, 2018

  • Arrive at 9:40 am for unpacking and tuning; perform at 10 am

  • Stay to eat and support the Alzheimer's fundraiser

Where? Heartis Clear Lake Front parking lot

  • 14520 Highway 3, Webster, TX 77598

Who? All members of the Hope Violin Studio!  Everyone can play!

What should I wear? Jeans, jean skirt, or jean shorts (as appropriate for the weather). and your Hope Violin Studio t-shirt and tennis shoes (no flip flops, please).

What will we play?  Please prepare the following repertoire by memory (advanced students may use music stands for harmony parts, if needed.  Bring clothespins to hold your music on the stand)

  • pre-Twinkle feature:  Seagull, Seagull

  • pre-Twinkle feature:  Chopsticks in Chinatown

  • pre-Twinkle feature:  Bow River Fiddling

  • Twinkle Theme (book 1)

  • Lightly Row (book 1)

  • Song of the Wind (book 1)

  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody (book 1)

  • May Song (book 1)

  • Perpetual Motion (book 1) with Pre-Twinkle "EE and AA" endings

  • Musette (book 2) with pre-Twinkle and book 1 drone on D and A

  • Hunter's Chorus (book 2) with pre-Twinkle and book 1 open D "I Practice Each Morning" accompaniment

  • Boccherini Minuet (book 2)

  • Humoresque (book 3) with Swanee River advanced harmony part 

  • Vivaldi Concerto in A minor, 1st movement (book 4)

  • Bach Double (books 4 and 5)

Spooky Suzuki, October 27, 2018

When?  October 27, 2018, 10:15 am (arrive at 10:00 for tuning, or come at 9:30 to enjoy Hailey Vu's book 2 recital)

Where? Heartis Clear Lake Building 2, Dining Hall

  • 14520 Highway 3, Webster, TX 77598

Who? All members of the Hope Violin Studio and our Mommy and Me music class

What will we play?  

  • Mommy and Me Music Class:  Boccherini Scarf Dance, Pussycat, Eency Weency Spider, Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

  • Pre-Twinkle Feature:  Spooky Up Like a Rocket

  • Pirate Twinkle Variations (book 1)

  • Song of the Wind (book 1)

  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody (book 1)

  • Allegro (book 1)

  • Minuet 2 (book 1)

  • Musette (book 2) with pre-Twinkle and book 1 drone

  • Waltz (book 2)

  • Boccherini Minuet (book 2)

  • Humoresque (book 3) with Swanee River advanced harmony part

  • There is space on this concert for some solos or small ensembles.  Let Mrs. Hope know if you're interested in performing!

What should we bring?  a bag of candy or fun treat item for our treat bags to distribute to our studio and Heartis residents, and a yummy item for our reception after the recital.  Advanced students playing harmony parts should bring a music stand.

Greenville Fiddle Weekend, November 2-4, 2018

Spend the weekend in Greenville, TX, where you'll have the chance to observe the Bob Wills Fiddle Contest (research, for those who may want to compete next year!), hear plenty of live music, hang out with great fiddle players, and join the Greenville Suzuki Strings in some joint events.  More information at http://www.bobwillsfiddlefest.com/.  Let Mrs. Hope know if you plan to go!

STXSA's Fall Workshop, November 10, 2018

This workshop is a full-day workshop, including a master class (semi-private mini-lesson with a clinician, and opportunity to observe the mini-lessons of a few other students around your same level),  play-in, technique class (group class focused on your technique), repertoire class (group class focused on your pieces), and enrichment class!  You will have the opportunity to work with amazing visiting clinicians, such as Charles Krigbaum and James Hutchins!  This workshop is for students from pre-Twinkle through book 10.  More details at http://stxsa.org/fall-workshop-2/ 

Studio Recital, December 1, 2018

When?  December 1, 2018

  • Arrive at 9:40 am for unpacking and tuning; perform at 10 am

  • Stay to socialize with your studio mates and Heartis residents at our reception!

Where? Heartis Clear Lake Building 2, Dining Hall

  • 14520 Highway 3, Webster, TX 77598

Who? All members of the Hope Violin Studio!

What should I wear? Nice recital performance clothes.  Dress, very nice slacks or skirt with blouse with girls; dress slacks and dress shirt for boys.  No jeans, please!

What will we play?  Each member of the studio will perform a solo on this recital.  Our Mommy and Me Music Class will also perform! (Xylophone songs, plus other selections to be finalized in class)

STXSA Group Workshop, February 23, 2019

Join STXSA for an exciting group workshop featuring Terry Durbin, a very popular Suzuki teacher from Kentucky!  His antics will keep your students having the time of their lives while they work together on pieces from the Suzuki repertoire.  Small ensembles will also have the opportunity for coachings!

McKenzie's Fiddle and Suzuki Workshop

Join me for one of my favorite weekends of the year, at McKenzie's Fiddle and Suzuki Workshop!  Held in Burleson, TX, this workshop allows you to have the best of both worlds--Suzuki repertoire, technique, and master classes, as well as Fiddle classes (maybe even a Western Swing dance class!)  Learn some new Texas-style fiddling tunes, learning from fiddle masters, fiddle competition winners, and awesome Suzuki teachers!            

Lobby Music for Clear Lake Symphony, March 22, 2019

When? Friday, March 22, 2019. 

  • arrive at 6:40

  • our performance begins at 7:00

  • stay to hear the Clear Lake Symphony concert at 7:30!  Let Mrs. Hope know how many complimentary tickets you'd like for the concert.

Where? Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Rd, Houston, TX 77058

Who?  All members of the Hope Violin Studio. 

What should I wear?  nice black pants or black skirt with black dress shoes and black socks or nude/black tights (no white or bright colors on your feet, please), Hope Violin Studio t-shirt.

What will we play?  selections will be chosen from the following list:

  • Book 1:

Twinkles (pre-Twinkle students may play open E)

Lightly Row (pre-Twinkle students may play open E)

Song of the Wind

O Come, Little Children

May Song 

Minuet 1

Minuet 3 (with book 3 part)

The Happy Farmer

  • Book 2:

Musette (with D and A drone from those who don't play it yet)

Waltz

  • Book 3:

Martini Gavotte

Minuet (in conjunction with Book 1, Minuet 3)

  • Book 4:

Seitz Concerto no. 5, 1st movement

  • Book 5:

Bach Gavotte (book 5)

Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, 1st movement

Studio Recital, March 30, 2019

When?  Saturday, March 30, 2019

  • Arrive at 9:40 am for unpacking and tuning; perform at 10 am

Where? Heartis Clear Lake Building 2, Dining Hall

  • 14520 Highway 3, Webster, TX 77598

  • Limited parking is available in front of building 2.  Parking also available at the back of building 1, or next door at Bay Area Christian Church (14550 Highway 3) 

Who? All members of the Hope Violin Studio, including Baby and Me class members!

What should I wear? Nice recital performance clothes.  Dress, very nice slacks or skirt with blouse with girls; dress slacks and dress shirt for boys.  No jeans, please!

What will we play?  Each member of the studio will perform a solo on this recital.  Our Mommy and Me Music Class will also perform! 

STXSA Ribbon Festival, April 27, 2019

When? Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Our exact performance time will be assigned as the date approaches.

Where? Tallowood Baptist Church, 555 Tallowood Dr., Houston, TX 77024

Who?  All members of the Hope Violin Studio.  This outside event requires that you register.  Form available here.

What should I wear?  Nice recital clothes (see guidelines above)

What will we play?  Mrs. Hope will help you choose an appropriate solo selection.  You also have the option of performing in a small ensemble if you wish.

Studio Recital, May 18, 2019

When?  Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • Arrive at 9:40 am for unpacking and tuning; perform at 10 am

  • Stay to socialize with your studio mates at our reception!

Where? Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

  • 4613 TX-3, Dickinson, TX 77539

Who? All members of the Hope Violin Studio, including Baby and Me class members!

What should I wear? Nice recital performance clothes.  Dress, very nice slacks or skirt with blouse with girls; dress slacks and dress shirt for boys.  No jeans, please!

What will we play?  Each member of the studio will perform a solo on this recital.  Our Mommy and Me Music Class will also perform! 

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