Friday, November 20, 2015

Group and Preparatory class schedule for December

December 12th (Saturday)

-   8:45am-9:45am: Cello Dress Rehearsal for Suzuki string department recital. (room 219)
-   all Violin group classes & 10:00am classes run as usual.
-  11:00am-11:45am: Violin Dress rehearsal for the Suzuki string department recital. (Recital hall) - no performance class

December 19th (Saturday) - Suzuki Department String Recital
- No group & performance classes.
- Eurhythmics, String Ensemble, Note readers class are still happening.

December 19th (Saturday) - Suzuki Department String Recital (Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave.)
- Call time for students: 11:30AM - Black & white, or holiday themed dress.
- Concert: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Accompanist - Una Storoda

You may already had met Una.  She is our new accompanist for the Preparatory program.

Una Stroda comes from Latvia where she graduated with BA degree in Piano Performance and Accompaniment. She has a broad experience in accompanying instrumentalists, vocalists and choirs on both sides of the ocean. Una came to Chicago 11 years ago to study theology, and now holds MA and PhD in theology from Catholic Theological Union and from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.She is glad about all the opportunities to play both accompaniment and solo piano, and has participated in several Amateur Piano competitions, including two in Chicago, organized by PianoForte Foundation which is across the street form Sherwood Music School.

Please welcome her joining Sherwood's Suzuki program team!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

repertoire list for the Suzuki Department Recital

Repertoire lists for Suzuki department recital
Dress rehearsal – December 12th – 11:00-11:45AM Recital hall
Suzuki Department Recital – 12:00-1:00PM Dance Center (1306 S. Michigan)

Concerto for Two Trumpets - Vivaldi


Up Like a Rocket
Pop Goes the Weasel
Monkey Songs

March in G
Dreidel song
God Rest Merry Gentlemen
Let it Go from "Frozen"

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
First Noel
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
O come little children
Perpetual Motion
Bach Minuet 1
Witches’ dance
Martini Gavotte
Seitz No. 5, 1st movement.
Silent Night – book 4
What did is this – book 4

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Art Institute of Chicago's 34th Annual Holiday Treasure Hunt & Tea Party Performance for string students

Dear Suzuki Families,

The Art Institute of Chicago once again invites Sherwood Suzuki students to perform at their 34th Annual Holiday Treasure Hunt & Tea party event on Sunday, December 13th. This event is a great way to start the holiday season, and we hope that you will participate! Details are below:

Location: The Art Institute of Chicago's Trading room (detailed location will be sent out in November)

Repertoire: Suzuki book 1-4 (repertoire list will be sent out in the next few weeks)

Call times:
   1st session (cello): call time 11:00am, performance 11:50am-12:10pm
            2nd session (violin): call time 12:45PM, performance 1:30pm-1:50pm
            3rd session (violin): call time 2:15PM, performance 3:00-3:20pm

The deadline to sign up is November 15th. To sign up, please contact your private lesson teacher and provide the students’ name as well as the parent/ guardian(s) attending so that the Art Institute can provide museum tickets. If children wish, they can go through the treasure hunt after the performance.

More details will be sent in next few weeks.  About 40 violin and cello students participated last year, and I hope to have full participation from our Suzuki community!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your private teacher or me.

Aki Tanaka, Suzuki Program Coordinator

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Art Institute Annual Treasure hunt and tea party

Mark your calendars! We are once again participating the Art Institute's annual Treasure Hunt and Tea Party, which will take place on Sunday, December 13th. More information will be shared in the next few weeks.  All Suzuki string students are welcome to participate!