Classes and Performances

 

Fox Park Music Studio Classes And Performances

2020-21 Groups


Studio Class

*Postponed*

Canceled

Fall 2020

 

 

 

TBD

Spring 2021

Pre-Twinkle Violin

Saturdays 10 am

August 15

September 12

October 17

 

 

February 20

March 13

April 10

May 15

Piano  Group

Fridays 4:15 pm

August 14

September 11

October 16

 

 

February 19

March 12

April 9

May 14

Violin / Viola Group

Fridays 5:45 pm

August 14

September 11

October 16

 

 

February 19

March 12

April 9

May 14

Group & Studio Classes

Like everything else, in order to become comfortable with and get good at anything, one needs to practice. Performance is no exception. Group & Studio Classes are offered to both students at Fox Park Music Studio as well as to students from other studios, space permitting. Both classes are included in tuition and regular attendance is expected. Neither Group Class nor Studio Class is meant to be a substitute for private lessons, but rather supplemental instruction for those already enrolled in private lessons.

Group Class: Group playing of fiddle, holiday, Suzuki and other group-based repertoire with scales, ear training, music theory, and games thrown into the mix. Group Class is restricted to Suzuki students, except for the December Holiday Groups, which focus on rehearsing Christmas Carols.  **DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, GROUP SIZES ARE TO BE KEPT SMALL AND SIGN-UPS ARE REQUIRED.**

Studio Class: Solo Performances with Accompaniment, where students get to practice being both the soloist as well as the audience.  **DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, STUDIO CLASSES ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.**

Building Repertoire and Building Community

I believe that music is both an essential part of the human experience as well as something which needs to be shared with others. As such, one of the aims of the studio is to get students not just to hone their skills inside of the practice room, but also to get out and into the community with their music. In addition to regularly scheduled recitals, students are encouraged to arrange their own recitals for family and friends, play for fundraisers, gig, and volunteer their talents.

 

**EVENTS AT THE MARY RYDER HOME ARE TENTATIVELY SET FOR 2020-21,  BUT MAY BE RESCHEDULED OR HELD VIRTUALLY ACCORDING TO THE LOCAL CONDITIONS/STATE OF HEALTH OF THE RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS.**

 

Three times per year (Halloween, Christmas and Mother’s Day), the studio plays for the wonderful women atThe Mary Ryder Home a retirement home for underprivileged women here in the City of St. Louis. Students are encouraged to engage, interact, and connect with the residents during the performance. Many have also gone on to “adopt” the women beyond the performance, making cards and even extra trips to give special performances and visit with their “adoptee.”

2020-2021

Mary Ryder Home Performances


Fall  2020


25

October 2020

2 pm

[Tentatively Online]

Halloween Performance

The Mary Ryder Home

 (Arrive 1:30 pm) 

Winter  2020-21


20

December 2020

2 pm

[Tentative Online]

Holiday Performance

The Mary Ryder Home

 (Arrive 1:30 pm) 

Spring  2021


9

May 2021

2 pm

[Tentative Online]

Mother’s Day Performance

The Mary Ryder Home

 (Arrive 1:30 pm) 

 

For more information:  

(314) 896-0655 

 

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