Suzuki Institute Week

School is barely over, but kids from all over California, IMG_2894and even farther away, descended upon Scripps College this week to play music at the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute (LASI). String students and pianists spent time in private lessons, chamber groups, orchestras, and master classes. They attended recitals and concerts. Music teachers also attended classes in learning to teach the Suzuki way.

I was fortunate to be an “enrichment” teacher and have three Orff-Schulwerk classes each day with small groups of students. We sang, played mallet instruments, percussion, created our own music and moved to music. It has been great fun.

Scenes from an Orff classroom (including hauling a ton of stuff).

Kids enjoyed rehearsing outside in the beautiful weather.

Gotta take care of the cellos!

And now it’s time to relax!

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