October News and Review at SSM

Fall Tuesday Zoom group classes and Sonora Fridays are off to a solid start. Thank you to all of the families participating. Thank you to our faculty for working to adjust to Zoom teaching and keep classes relevant, positive and engaging.

This September we added a new faculty member Shannon Farley . Shannon is teaching our Kenneth Kafui group class.

What are some of the components for our SSM group classes this semester ?

Suzuki group classes will include : repertoire review , violin technique, music theory and music history and the addition of non- Suzuki repertoire Music by Black Composers series , a collection of diverse compositions edited and compiled by the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation. The collection features works by Black composers, both men and women. Geographically the composers come from North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa and span from the 1700s to the present.

Please make sure your student purchases a copy to have for classes. You can order from SHAR at 1-800-248-Shar. Or online https://www.sharmusic.com/Sheet-Music/Violin/w-47-Piano/Music-By-Black-Composers-Violin-Volume-1—Arranged-by-Rachel-Barton-Pine.axd

Here is a YouTube of Rachel and her daughter Sylvia working and performing the first piece from this collection :


Feeling the Pulse by Juwon Ogungbe b. 1961 In London to parents of Yoruba ethnic heritage from Nigeria.

October Review list to print includes selected pieces from Twinkle to Book 8

October Review: Twinkles -Lightly Row -Song of the Wind -Go Tell Aunt Rhody- Long long ago-Allegretto-Minuet 1-Happy Farmer-Musette- Waltz-Witches Dance- Minuet in G- Bach Minuet-Becker Gavotte- Seitz 2/3- Vivaldi a minor 1st- Bach Double- Vivaldi a minor 2nd- Vivaldi g minor 3rd- Veracini Gigue- Handel F major 1st and 4th mvt- Handel D 1st and 4th mvt – Bach a minor concerto 3rd mvt- Bach Courante- Eccles 2nd mvt- Tambourin- Veracini 1st and 4th mvt.

ALL PIECE REVIEW LIST https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a750e44d0e6280619bd4b4c/t/5b0766d02b6a2856b32f4988/1527211729142/suzuki+review+chart.pdf includes every piece through book 8 divided by days of week