My son has switched to VIOLA!

September 22, 2018

This is my son’s first attempt at playing the Praeludium and Allegro with his new 16.5 inch viola. He’s been playing violin for the past 6 years and has now grown to become a 6ft young man:) He has become more fond of the viola and its deeper tone. I hope he can enjoy both the viola and violin for the rest of his life:)

Here are some wonderful photos from the first performance of the school year. I’m looking forward to 5 more performances this year in the community and surrounding cities.

Here are some pics of my son and my other student learning so much from their summer institute @ Stanford! I also enjoyed taking a 1 day course on how to transition my advanced students from the Suzuki books to Mozart concertos with Dr.Gail Johansen.

Beginner student

March 21, 2018

Here’s my 2nd grade student that has been studying with me for the past 6 months and has been consistent with her violin practice at home:

5th Annual Solo Recital

March 19, 2018

Here are pictures from my 5th Annual Solo Recital presented by my students at the First Presbyterian Church Livermore:) It’s also my daughter’s first time on stage! She loved it so much she wanted to perform again the following day! Haha…enjoy!!!

CASMEC 2018 in San Jose, CA

February 19, 2018

Yesterday I attended my student and my son’s first concert with CODA Junior high string orchestra as 7th graders for CASMEC(California All-state music education conference) at San Jose Center for Performing Arts. They had a great experience under the direction of a Suzuki director Marilyn Kesler from Michigan. Here are some pics and performance videos for you to enjoy:)

Here are some videos from yesterday’s lunar new year celebration in Dublin High Center for the Performing Arts

Extremely proud of all of youπŸŽ»πŸŽ»πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ‘Thank you for your hard workπŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Since the weather was beautiful today, we rehearsed for the lunar new year celebration out in the backyard:) Here’s a clip of our rehearsal that I would like to share with all of youπŸŒΉπŸŒ™πŸ’—

It’s been very difficult to teach my daughter on a daily basis, but I try to give her some pointers from time to time as she brings her foam violin set to me(usually after dinner). Here’s a glimpse of me teaching her and reminding myself to give her lots of encouragements at the same time trying to correct that posture of hers:)

You can follow more of my teaching stories and my daily practice videos on my Instagram acct: Keepviolinin

Congratulations to Michael!!

January 15, 2018

It was only 3.5 years ago Michael began lessons with me starting with the twinkles. 3 months ago, Michael was determined to audition for the primary division of the 2018 Young Artist String Competition. At that time he had just finished the last piece in Suzuki book 4 as we decided to give Accolay Concerto no.1 a shot. After just 2 months of studying the concerto(including holiday break), he went for the preliminary audition and was so happy when he heard he was one of the finalists:) Here is the video of Michael performing this piece after he was accepted as a finalist for the competition.

Today he received 2nd place in his division and I am one proud teacherπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸŽ»πŸŽ»