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Tips for Parents!

Posted by Lisa Kitzke on May 29, 2011 at 11:41 PM Comments comments (0)

Tips for Parents

Your student is learning a new skill (like riding a bike). Nothing about learning violin comes naturally....

They will need your encouragement and support in order to succeed. Parents - your child needs you to be involved even if you know little or nothing about violin! Here are some thoughts and tips for you. As always, if you aren't sure what is expected of you; feel free to ask!

1. Be patient!!!

2. Show an interest in your child's instrument...

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Stolen Strad!!! Gasp!!

Posted by Lisa Kitzke on December 23, 2010 at 10:21 PM Comments comments (0)

3 arrested in UK for stealing Stradivarius violin

– Thu Dec 23, 1:14 pm ET

LONDON – Three people were arrested for stealing a 1.2 million-pound ($1.85 million) antique violin from an internationally acclaimed musician while she stopped for a snack at a London sandwich bar, British police said Thursday.

South Korean violinist Min-Jin Kym was eating inside the sandwich shop outside Euston station on Nov. 29 when she noticed that her black violin case — which ...

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Recital! 2010

Posted by Lisa Kitzke on December 7, 2010 at 9:31 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, the time is here! The 2010 recital is this coming Saturday at Still Water's Community UMC in Jackson at 1pm. I certainly look forward to the event and hearing how hard everyone is working on their respective pieces. This recital will be comprised of 5 of my 6 students. Trinity has a conflict and is not able to attend. We look forward to having her join us next year!


To all the parents...thank you for supporting your child and encouraging them as they progress! It's wi...

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Posted by Lisa Kitzke on August 2, 2010 at 12:28 PM Comments comments (0)

As much as I love summer (and don't get me wrong....I LOVE summer) --I am excited for a new school year to begin.

One of my students (Crystine) starts with MYSO this fall, and that in itself is very exciting. I look forward to he growth as a young violinist with great aspirations. It's a great achievement for her. I also look forward to new students that may choose to study privately and advance their knowledge and opportunit...

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Orchestra Dork Jokes...

Posted by Lisa Kitzke on March 26, 2010 at 11:54 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, these just cracked me up! I am guilty of some of these...certainly not all! I hope you enjoy them!!!



You Know You Are An Orch Dork When...

~You buy light colored shirts to avoid rosin st...

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Good Job

Posted by Lisa Kitzke on March 14, 2010 at 4:16 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, congrats to Crystine for a job well done! Earning a 1* for her solo violin performance of Bruch's Violin Concerto (2nd mvmnt). To all those out there wondering if hard work pays off? Yes....it does, but it also means you can't give up....there is always something else to learn and accomplish. Getting satisfaction from putting in the time and succeeding at what you are striving for is an awesome thing!

Where is everyone?

Posted by Lisa Kitzke on February 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday eve I was lucky to attend a rehearsal out at Schauer Center thanks to an invite from Linda Tennies. I had the chance to observe both Bravura and Presto strings....but work ran late and so did I. I was able to arrive just as the young ones were packing up their instruments...next time Presto strings-next time. So, I stuck around and played with Bravura for their practice. I was happy to see the structure to the rehearsal. That's cool. The kids new what to play and when. They also hav...

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Hopes and Wishes

Posted by Lisa Kitzke on February 6, 2010 at 4:39 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, here it Saturday afternoon. Youth orchestra sectionals was shall we say....interesting?! Unfortunately, we only had one violinist show up. I guess I could jump with joy that it was a 2nd violin -a new 2nd at that! Welcome Leah! (I swore I wouldn't forget her name!) She is joining us from Menomonee Falls High. Glad to have her on board. Now for the hope and wish that we get more dedicated musicians to show up next week for full rehearsal. The 1st violin coach Tammy and I worked with Leah...

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