SUZUKI WEEKEND WORKSHOP WITH HARUO GOTO – VIOLIN TAKAO MIZUSHIMA – CELLO
12TH-13TH MARCH, 2011 Armidale
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’