July 2014 – Suzuki Day


Suzuki Day

5th July 2014

The academy’s annual summer Suzuki Day involved a visiting team of Suzuki string specialists from the UK to lead a packed day of musical activities for around thirty young violinists and cellists aged 5-9.  As well as individual and group tuition, the day gave an introduction to Dalcroze:

Dalcroze games with Richard Boardman

There were also a variety of different activites including Musical Mind Games, Country Dancing, and a Percussion Workshop led by Eva Hsieh:

Percussion Workshop with Eva Hsieh

The day concluded with a Concert given by all the participating students, adults, and teachers.  The visiting Suzuki teachers were Jo Mahler (violin), Sue Horridge (violin), and Richard Boardman (cello).  They were joined by academy teachers Emmanuelle Dumas (cello) and Chris George (piano), and the whole event was conceived and coordinated by Vanessa Moore (violin).  The links created during this wonderful event will lead to many more Suzuki day events in the future.