Welcome to the Sherwood Suzuki & Preparatory Strings Program Blog!
It is my hope that parents and students will find this page helpful in keeping informed as to the goings on at our school. It is also my aspiration that this blog serve as a community space where parents and students can share thoughts, experiences, ideas and more.
Let the blogging begin!
Camerata Chicago is giving you a special discount ticket (50% off) on
any tickets to purchase. Sherwood faculty member, Christie-Keiko Abe,
and Bridget Callarhan are playing in this concert.
Dvorak: Cello Concerto (Cello- Joshua Roman)
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Friday, October 10th - Chicago Fourth Presbyterian, Buchanan Chapel
126 E. Chestnut St. Chicago, IL, 60611
Sunday, October 12th 4:30PM- Lutheran Church of the Ascension
460 Sunset Ridge Rd., Northfield, IL 60093
Click here for more information and purchase tickets. Make sure to type OMSD50 for the discount code!!
Greetings and welcome to the first Suzuki newsletter of the 2014-2015
school year. I am pleased to start working at Sherwood and I look
forward to meeting all students and parents. Please expect to see a
newsletter from me every few weeks for all important program
Tami did an awesome job building the Suzuki program. We are hoping the
program will grow even more, and together, we will build an even
stronger Suzuki community. I also would like to acknowledge Aubrey
Faith-Slaker for the interim Suzuki Coordinator last few months.
Without her, I would not able to have a smooth transition to start this
If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
or 312-369-3156. If you would like to meet in person, my office hours
are Tuesday: 11:00-1:00PM, Friday: 11:30-1:30PM, and Saturday
Hello Campers! We are so excited about this year's Suzuki String Camp. Below you will find information and updates about camp class schedules, review list and other happenings. Please check the blog frequently before the start of camp, as I will be making updates as final details are solidified.
General Camp Schedule:
10am-10:50am- Eurythmics or Chamber Music
10:50-11:10 Snack/ Break Time in the lounge area
11:10-Noon- Suzuki Group Classes
Noon-1:30 Lunch and Outdoor Recess (weather permitting)
1:30pm- 2:20pm- Note Reading or Supervised Practice
2:30- 3:25- All Camp Play-in
Friday June 20th:
Students will enjoy musical movie time and a Pizza Party during their lunch break. Pizza will be provided by Pompei Pizza (pepperoni; cheese & veggie).
Camp Recital at 2:30pm in the Recital Hall. All parents are welcome. Camp Guidelines and Rules:
Students will be supervised by instructors at all times and are not allowed to leave the premises unaccompanied under any circumstances. Parents must notify Tgonzalez@colum.edu if you plan on picking up your child before the end of the camp day.
The camp will provide daily snacks (listed below) but student must bring their own lunches
There will be 3 teachers supervising lunch and recess every day. Students must follow instructions and demonstrate respectable behavior during recess, or else they will be asked to remain in the office during that time.
Students are expected to respect fellow campers and avoid bully-like behavior and language. The camp includes students ages 4-12 and we want to make sure that it is a positive experience for everyone participating
This is a strictly NUT-FREE camp due to food allergy concerns. Please refrain from packing lunch items that contains nuts, nut butters or nut oils. If you have questions as to what is safe to pack, please visit snacksafely.com
***Please let me know if your child has any food allergies that need to be accommodated; refer to the snack list below
What should I bring to camp each day?
Instrument (bow, rosin and shoulder rest)
Backpack or sack with:
Folder for music
Any non-Suzuki books that you will be working out of
Monday- Rold Gold pretzels & apple juice
Tuesday- Apple slices & cheese*
Wednesday- Wheat Thins & white grape juice
Thursday- Mixed berry salad & cheese*
Friday- Popcorn & Fruit Punch
*Please let me know if I need to provide soy cheese for lactose intolerance
Sherwood Suzuki program will be participating once again in the Make Music Chicago event. This year, it will be held on June 21st and there is a special event for Suzuki students at Daley Plaza on 2pm. This play-in will involve Suzuki students form across the city and suburbs and include both violin and piano students. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the performance. You do not need to create a performer profile or sign up individually; we are registered as a group.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Theme and Variations) Song of the Wind O Come Little Children May Song Allegro Perpetual Motion Andantino Minuet 1 Happy Farmer Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus Hunter’s Chorus Waltz Two Grenadiers Gavotte (Lully) Gavotte in G minor Humoresque Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor 1st mvt. Alegre Piece: La Jesucita
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Theme and Variation C) French Folk Song Go Tell Aunt Rhody Allegro Long, Long Ago Allegretto Rigadoon Minuet in C May Time Minuet 3 Musette March in G Bourree (Handel)
* The event organizers are providing chairs, but we recommend that cello students bring their own benches.
Book 4+ violin students are invited to learn a non-Suzuki piece called La Jesucita. Work with your instructors to prepare this piece: