Congratulations to Claire for becoming the first City Strings & Piano 100 Day Practice Club Member for 2 different instruments!!
Claire began her musical studies on Suzuki violin with Ms. Cara. She has practiced violin everyday for almost a year and a half! In her lesson last week, Claire learned the very last notes of Gossec Gavotte, and was able to play the entire piece with repeats! As soon as she has mastered the dynamics and low 2's, Claire will graduate from Suzuki Violin Book One!
Claire started piano lessons last Spring, and studies with Ms. Rebecca. In her 100 days of practicing, she completed Piano Pronto Book 1 and learned the song "Smooth Sailing" from the movie 'Up". She is learning all about how to use the piano pedals, and how to read bass and treble clef.
Claire's piano lessons have really helped her violin playing and over all musicianship! Her note reading has improved tremendously for both instruments. She is also learning how to play the same song on two different instruments. In Suzuki Group Class, we have been working on a String Quartet arrangement of Beethoven's Fur Elise. Claire has the bass line in our arrangement, but now she knows how to play all of the notes in the piano version as well! Claire is inspired by her piano pieces, and requests that we perform string quartet versions in violin group class. It has been so awesome seeing Claire become a fantastic musician on two different instruments. Keep up the good work!