Wilshire Notes

all things Suzuki at Wilshire Elementary- May 2015

Take Note!

On May 18th all Wilshire Suzuki students will perform for several of the HEB Suzuki teachers. Each teacher donates a few days to visit other studios and listen to all of the students, and each year the students perform and receive written comments from teachers other than their own. This helps us all to evaluate progress from year to year, and pinpoints things to work on for next year. All children will need to bring their instruments on May 18th, and to wear their Suzuki uniform of purple Suzuki shirt and black pants.

We need parent help with this event- scroll down past the calendar and pictures to see paragraph below!

Schedule for May

There are many interruptions to the schedule as the end of school draws near. Here is what I know about:

May 8th- no lessons or groups- EHO to competition and Pinstack

May 11th- last Monday lessons, group as usual

May 12th- lessons without parents for happy kids, no group class

May 13th- no lessons or groups- Mrs. Pugh listening at Lakewood Elementary

May 14th- regular lessons, no group

May 15th- last Friday lessons, 3rd grade field trip?

May 18th- Everyone perform for teachers- parents needed to help- see below. Book 2 recital after school, Monday group and siblings perform at retirement reception, meet at Cici's for dinner at 5:45 for anyone interested. 6:30 concert L.D. Bell and Central Varsity orchestras in the L.D. Bell auditorium.

May 19th- last Tuesday lessons, no group

May 20th- no lessons or groups- Mrs. Pugh listening at Hurst Hills

May 21st- last Thursday lessons, no group, NRH2O for choir kids

May 22nd- field day, no lessons or group

May 25th - no school

May 26th- parent conferences, Suzuki party after school 3:00 - 3:45 please bring food to share

May 27th- parent conferences

May 28th- parent conferences

May 29th- moving instruments to library for summer storage- parent help welcome- early dismissal for students

Help needed May 18th!

We need a few parents each grade level to help with the spring achievement performances. Duties will include gathering the kids from the classrooms and walking them to the Suzuki room, watching over them as they unpack in the hallway and also handing out treats when the performances are over. As a side benefit, parents helping will be able to watch their child play for the teachers! Let me know if you are interested and how long you are able to stay!

This isn't your brother's Witches' Dance!

Here is a YouTube link to the source piece for the Witches' Dance that we have in the Suzuki books. Lots of fireworks and special techniques in this original version- if you love ours, this is one to look forward to in the future!
Paganini "Le Streghe" (Ruggiero Ricci - Piero Bellugi)

Summer and Suzuki- so what happens next?

In the summertime you should definitely continue to practice or you might find yourself having to relearn lots of things in September. To help you, there are private lessons offered by several of our HEB Suzuki teachers. Let your teacher know if you would like to take lessons and we will do our best to help!

Another excellent opportunity is to participate in a Suzuki Institute. There are institutes available in all parts of the country and abroad. We also have a local Suzuki institute, which is a weeklong immersion in Suzuki for both parent and child, with daily lessons, group classes, concerts, and fun evening activities. Click the link below to visit their website. This is a fantastic opportunity for our families, since you can live at home and save a little money. I love the way the kids who took lessons or attended institutes sound in September!