Falling in Love with Music

18 Nov

It’s Ms. Sara’s week…

When people ask me how I fell in love with playing music, there are two things that immediately come to mind: playing in a great youth orchestra, and attending summer music camps. Many of TESS’s students are already involved in the wonderful Norwalk Youth Symphony, and with fantastic youth orchestras across the country, I’m sure many of our readers beyond TESS have experienced the wonder of being a part of the huge sound of an orchestra as well!

Wouldn’t it be amazing if your children also started the Fall Semester of 2015 with a boost in their technique, a strengthened commitment to music, and a drive to practice more and better than ever before? That is consistently the experience of children who attend music camps.  In fact, my mother – who is a professional flutist, and not easily impressed – used to say that when I came back from a month at camp the improvement in my playing was equivalent to six months of regular study! Practicing, rehearsing, and performing with high level peers is of course at the heart of summer music camps, but spending time in a community of peers with similar interests is at least as influential. Lifelong friendships, memories, and connections combine to create a priceless experience.

It might seem crazy to be talking about the summer of 2015 already, but auditions and application deadlines for high level music camps often fall in January or February, and Suzuki Institutes can fill up early. Stay tuned: this week’s blog will highlight various summer opportunities available to music students of all ages and levels!

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