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Masterclasses

Heart Strings Armidale holds regular masterclasses with leading Suzuki Teacher Trainers and international experts.


DR EVGENY SORKIN, Lecturer in Violin at Sydney Conservatorium
Dr. Sorkin will be visiting us for masterclasses as soon as regular activity resumes in the Sydney and New England regions.

DENISE LAWRENCE OAM, cellist and Senior Strings Examiner has also promised to visit us for masterclasses once regular activity resumes in our communities.


CARON CHAN, Chief Strings Examiner AMEB (NSW) will be giving masterclasses to our players in Armidale on
Friday 22nd February and Saturday February 23rd, 2019 (end Term 1, Week 4)


FRAN FIRTH Suzuki Teacher Trainer will be giving cello masterclasses
on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2019 (end Term 4, Week 5)

 

      
                  TAKAO MIZUSHIMA (cello)                        GILLIAN CHURCHILL (violin)
So thrilled to have Senior Suzuki Teacher Trainers Takao Mizushima and Gillian Churchill return from Sydney to see us in Term 4
Gillian Churchill Sunday 29th October 2017 (Term 4, Week 3)
Takao Mizushima Sunday 5th November 2017 (Term 4, Week 4)





     

BELINDA MANWARING and JENNIFER NICKSON
Looking forward to masterclasses in 2016 with cellist Belinda Manwaring, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and violinist Jennifer Nickson Assistant Principal 1st Violin Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden London
Term 2, Week 3: Monday 9th May 2016 Cello masterclasses with Belinda Manwaring
Term 3, Wek 7: Monday 29th August 2016 Violin masterclass with Jennifer Nickson



  

FRAN FIRTH and CHRISTINE DUNAWAY
Individual lessons, Group Tutorials, Parent Talk and Concert with two outstanding string teachers
Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June 2015




'MID-YEAR MOTIVATOR'

Saturday 7th  and Sunday 8th June 2014
Tutorials, individual lessons and combined concert with guest teacher Dr. Imogen Coward

CONCERT: Includes student performances of the Vivaldi Double Concerto arranged for cello quintet, and the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins in B minor.
3pm Sunday 8th June in the Auditorium at the Old Teachers' College.


'MUSIC MATTERS' Presentation by Sheila Warby, President of the New South Wales Suzuki Talent Education Association
New England Suzuki Branch history by Elizabeth Green
9th June 2013, Tamworth





WINTER WEEKEND CONCERT AND WORKSHOP WITH
GILLIAN CHURCHILL SUZUKI TEACHER TRAINER
22nd-23rd June 2012 Armidale

Gillian Churchill Suzuki Teacher Trainer & Brandon



SUZUKI WEEKEND WORKSHOP WITH
HARUO GOTO - VIOLIN  TAKAO MIZUSHIMA - CELLO


12TH-13TH MARCH, 2011    Armidale


      Play In at March Suzuki Workshop with Haruo Goto


A gathering of Suzuki musicians and their families in Armidale on March 12th & 13th 2011,  from as far afield as Walcha, Dorrigo, Bellingen, Tamworth, Moree, Urunga, Brierfield, Glennifer and Kalang provided the perfect opportunity for students to polish skills, meet new friends and share the joy of music making!
Teacher Trainers Haruo Goto and Takao Mizushima from Sydney inspired the students with their energy and enthusiasm. Both Teacher Trainers are former students of Dr. Shin'ichi Suzuki and in demand as skilled teachers in Sydney and at Suzuki conventions in Australia and abroad.

‘It is fantastic that there has been this almost local initiative to enhance musical education and experience’ said Lisa Bron, a parent who had travelled from Bellingen for the event.
Students enjoyed a wide range of activities with Suzuki Teacher Trainers and qualified Suzuki teachers from Bellingen, Tamworth and Armidale.
‘We loved every bit of the workshop’ enthused Sally Borchard who had brought her violin playing daughters Sinead and Veronica up from Tamworth. ‘It’s unique and different from the Sydney workshop making the children realise all the joy music can bring to everyone’

CELLO MASTERCLASS WITH FRANCES FIRTH 

            
Frances Firth Suzuki Cello Teacher STEAA (NSW) Inc

Frances Firth, a Certificate IV Suzuki Cello Teacher with the STEAA (NSW) Inc., gave a masterclass to young cellists on Friday October 22nd 2010 in the Seminar Room at the C.B. Newling Building.
She developed an immediate rapport with each student, and drew on the students' own creativity to help identify and improve one specific aspect of their playing.
 

Gillian Churchill Teacher Trainer STEAA (NSW) Inc

MID-YEAR CONCERT AND MASTERCLASS WITH GILLIAN CHURCHILL

Gillian Churchill, a Senior Suzuki Teacher Trainer from Sydney joined Suzuki students from Armidale and Bellingen at the Mid-Year Concert on June 25th 2010, then gave a motivational talk to parents and students. The following morning, she gave a masterclass to students and families from both studios. 
It was easy to warm to her informal style, and she shared many vital observations gained from her remarkable career as a Suzuki teacher.

 

 

 

 
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