Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Suzuki Strings

Russell and Meredith are taking a Suzuki strings class for 6 weeks. Jason and I think it's really important for the kids to learn to play instruments, and they're very excited about it. Meredith decided she wants to learn violin (something she's talked about for a while), and Russell wants to learn to play the cello - he likes the deeper sound.

The kids are practicing on their box instruments at home: helps them develop the right finger positioning, bow positioning, posture, etc.

Since this is a sampler class, they each get to try the violin, the viola, and the cello, even though they are encouraged to focus on just one. Here they both are with cellos!

I have really enjoyed learning about the Suzuki method, although I think the classes will be cost-prohibitive in the long run. We're thinking of other options, because we're all enjoying the music and the lessons - and they even enjoy practicing, the bane of every musician! ;)

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