Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Integrated Suzuki Program

At last Saturday's BBQ, our community was treated to a special presentation by Erron Lacy, of Longmont Suzuki Strings. Beginning in August, Ms. Lacy will be offering Suzuki violin lessons at the school. Children who participate in the optional program will attend a weekly "Master class" style lesson at the school; additionally, they will have the option of bringing their violin to school and practicing during the uninterrupted work period, as they would with any Montessori material. Bloom! Montessori staff will attend the children's lessons with Ms. Lacy so that we are able to assist the children with their practice during the work time; we will also establish a classroom listening station where children can listen to the Suzuki CD and we will integrate Suzuki activities into the daily line time. We are very excited about the program- and if the BBQ is any indication, we are off to a great start!

The children seemed immediately comfortable with Ms. Lacy- and very interested in her presentation.

Then, she showed (and demonstrated) an adorable 1/16th violin! When the children heard her play the first Suzuki variation, an amalgamation of "Mississippi Hotdog" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" that my husband has renamed "The Hotdog Sonata," one eager student called out unabashedly "I want to try!"

As did most of them!

For more information about Ms. Lacy's regular studio practice, please visit her website at:

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