Peter Prier is a violin maker who has established a prestigious violin making school in downtown Salt Lake City, UT. Watch him telling the story of how he got to be a violin maker.
Make sure you don’t miss out on registration.
Deadline is June 27. Limited space for 20 fiddlers!!
Congratulations to Anna Victoria for her Suzuki Violin Book 3 Graduation. Anna Victoria is a very dedicated violin student and we’re so proud of her. Congratulations to her mother, Patricia, for helping her with daily home practice. Here she is smiling with her book certificate. Way to go, Anna Victoria!
Congratulations to Alejandro for his Violin Book 3 Graduation. Alejandro is a very dedicated violin student and we’re so proud of him. Congratulations to his mom, as well for helping him with daily home practice. Here he is smiling with his book certificate. Way to go, Alejandro!
I’m excited to have all our young violinists learn and play more Fiddle and non-classical repertoire!
I have posted MUSIC, VIDEO & AUDIO PRACTICE RESOURCES here (below).
We will play our Fiddle, Broadway, Movie, and Pop repertoire:
Twinkle Variations and Theme (Yes, we will play them, too) —
Twinkle Rock — Practice Music MP3 Below —
Boil’em Cabbage Down – Easy (Murillo) — Download Sheet Music — Practice Video Below —
Boil’em Cabbage Down – Advanced — Download Sheet Music — Practice Video Below —
Cripple Creek – Easy — Download Sheet Music — Practice Video Below —
Cripple Creek – Intermediate — Download Sheet Music —
Cotton Eyed Joe – Advanced — Download Sheet Music — Practice Video Below —
Red Wing (Fiddle Club) — Download Sheet Music —
The Frost Is All Over — Download Sheet Music —
Liza Jane/Bubble Gum Polka — Download Sheet Music —
The Little Pickle/Highlander’s Jig (Scottish Tunes) — Download Sheet Music — Practice Music MP3 Below —
The Irish Washerwoman — Download Sheet Music —
Saint Anne’s Reel — Download Sheet Music —
John Ryan’s Polka — Download Sheet Music —
Cattle Call — Download Sheet Music —
Cuckoo’s Nest — Download Sheet Music —
Millionaire’s Hoedown — Download Sheet Music —
Star Wars — Download Sheet Music — Goofy Video Below —
Tomorrow (Annie) — Download Sheet Music —
Fiddler On The Roof (Broadway) — Download Sheet Music —
If your child can go, he/she can participate by playing whichever tunes are mastered. I will be working with the students on this repertoire over these weeks.
We’re so excited to announce that we have an opportunity of a lifetime! We are planning a trip to perform at Disney World (Florida) for the Disney Youth Performing Arts program. A selected group of our violin students will be performing on one of Disney World stages.
Congratulations to everybody who came to our workshop! Frances, Alondra, Ailyn, and Alejandro did a great job performing in the recital. Next time, we will be glad to have others who are prepared perform, as well. Well done!
Musical training shapes brain anatomy and affects function, says a new study presented this week in San Diego, California at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. The new findings show that training before age 7 has bigger impact on brain anatomy; improvisation can rewire brain.
The new research shows how brain regions communicate during the creation of music and find that extensive musical training affects the structure and function of different brain regions and even how the brain interprets and integrates sensory information.
These insights suggest potential new roles for musical training including fostering plasticity in the brain, an alternative tool in education, and treating a range of learning disabilities.
The new findings say that:
Some of the brain changes that occur with musical training reflect the automation of task (much as one would recite a multiplication table) and the acquisition of highly specific sensorimotor and cognitive skills required for various aspects of musical expertise.
“Playing a musical instrument is a multisensory and motor experience that creates emotions and motions — from finger tapping to dancing — and engages pleasure and reward systems in the brain. It has the potential to change brain function and structure when done over a long period of time,” said press conference moderator Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “As today’s findings show, intense musical training generates new processes within the brain, at different stages of life, and with a range of impacts on creativity, cognition, and learning.”
-Presented at the Neuroscience 2013 annual meeting.
Because of our high-quality instructional program and un-compromised commitment to excellence, we have families from all over the metroplex coming to take violin lessons at our program. Don't sacrifice excellent Suzuki music education!
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