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The Cat’s Meow for String Orchestra

Beginning shifting has never been more fun! This canon for string ensemble with optional piano is in the key of C.  All the parts get to glissando as the cat meows. Listen to The Cat’s Meow in this video. Get … Continue reading

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Elf’s Dance

The Elf’s Dance is a lively canon for strings and optional piano. The violin and viola part double for smaller ensembles. The sheet music is available here. Minimum of two players are required. Listen to the Elf’s Dance in this … Continue reading

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Funga alafia

Included in A Year of Folk Tunes for Piano, Funga alafia is now available as a solo sheet music download. The song is paired with C Major warm-ups to facilitate learning the C Major scale and rhythms used in the … Continue reading

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Penguin Party, C Major Round in 5/4

For Point Contest learn the Penguin Party. Download your music and use the appropriate clef. Piano A, B, C, D: 5 points for each hand Piano E, F: 10 points as written hands together Violins and Violas: 5 points, 10 … Continue reading

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A Year of Folk Tunes for Strings

A systematic way to approach learning all 12 keys, A Year of Folk Tunes for Violin, A Year of Folk Tunes for Viola and A Year of Folk Tunes for Cello are now available. Each month has scales, arpeggios and … Continue reading

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Learn by Ear: Menuet No. 2 in F

This year for Point Contest there is a learn by ear assignment. Mozart’s Menuet No. 2 in F is 24 measures long. There are two repeated sections. The first one is 8 measures. The second is the remainder of the … Continue reading

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2:00 Garden Recital Photos

Thank you Todd and Carly for taking pictures.

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Shortnin’ Bread

What happens when Mama’s baby is hungry? Shortnin’ Bread with pepperoni pizza and other tasty treats. A fun duet for a first year string student with a second year piano student. Here is a video of the first performance. One … Continue reading

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Summer Schedule

Just a reminder, the summer music lesson schedule begins on Monday, June 6.

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Cats with a Fiddle

Cats with a Fiddle is a new sheet music title containing two jigs in first position. The jigs are in D Major and B Minor. Excellent supplementary material for playing across the fingerboard. The music is available as a digital … Continue reading

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