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Practice with a Pug

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It is important to have an unbiased and non-judgmental listener; Molly the pug faithfully listens to Roy practice. Roy really “upped the bar” on his practice sessions when he reached the Gavotte by Gossec at the end of Book 1. He delivered a really polished performance at the Music Festival […]

Music Festival Awards

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Members of the Port Hope Suzuki Strings ensemble received the Best Ensemble award at the Northumberland Hills Music Festival for their performance of “Rich Man, Poor Man,” a short and lively four-part piece by Sheila Nelson. Matthew received the award for junior string performance. He played Hunter’s Chorus, Minuet 3, […]

New Twinkler!

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Three year old Hannah is learning to play Twinkle!

Spring Recital 2013

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Our annual Spring Recital was held at St.Paul’s Presbyterian Church, featuring soloists, ensembles and new Twinklers, ranging in age from 3 to 18 (plus a few parent participants!)

Master Class

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March master class participants Jonas, Kiersten, Nafshiya and Sophia worked with guest clinician, Tak Kwan on selections by Mozart, Accolay, and Kreisler.

On the Move!

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Deborah and her teen fiddlers’ group enjoyed a morning of performing at the Cobourg Buskers’ Festival

Port Hope Estival

Students Julie (age 10, Hamilton Twp) and Caleb (15, Vernonville) performed on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at Port Hope Estival in a “compact” version of our fiddle group, String Fever. Julie’s brother Ryan (12) , played guitar and Caleb’s sister, Suzanne (18), played piano. Their teacher, John Tapscott (Harwood), anchored […]

Cobourg Horizons of Friendship Garden Tour

Horizons of Friendship, Cobourg, held their annual Garden Tour on Sunday, July 12th, 2009. While Deborah performed at the home of Greg & Ann Hancock with The Ancient Music Trio, a group of her Simply Strings students led by Kiersten (age 14, from Warkworth) and pianist, Suzanne (18, from Grafton […]

Fiddlers on the Trent

On Thursday, June 18, 2009, members of Deborah’s String Fever fiddle group headed to Frankford, to perform at Fiddlers on the Trent. Deborah has taken groups to this event for the past 5 years, and they are now a “requested” group at the opening Youth Night performance. Playing fiddle were: […]

Music Monday

The Port Hope Friends of Music sponsored “Music Monday” events in and around Port Hope on Monday, May 5, 2009, in support of music education and teachers in Canada. A group of Deborah’s students gave a warmly received performance at the home of Stephanie Mackenzie. Pictured from left to right […]