Intermediary notes are unnecessary for shifting – Russian violin teacher Yuri Yankelevich

Violin pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich wrote an extremely detailed treatise on shifting that has now been published in English by Oxford University Press. I’ve left a few thoughts in the comments.

Source: Intermediary notes are unnecessary for shifting – Russian violin teacher Yuri Yankelevich

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Good News!

I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be returning to Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Summer String Academy in the summer of 2017!

Apply soon! Here is the link:

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Reading in Minneapolis

Blond Boy CoverPlease join us! I’ll be in town reading from Blond Boy on the
Midstream Reading Series 🌉

When: Thursday July 7, 2016, 7:30–8:30pm.
Where: Blue Moon building, corner of 39th and (3820) East Lake. Upstairs. Entrance just west of the Blue Moon coffee house; up the stairs and to the left. Not wheel-chair accessible. Plentiful street parking.

Best to arrive 10-20 minutes early to get coffee and food/dessert from the Blue Moon, and to be seated by 7:30 so we can begin on time. And, the venue will easily hold about 30; after that, standing or floor-sitting room only. The early bird gets the seat. Please occupy the close seats first. Be an up-front person.

Special Song Prelude 6:45-7:15 Jess and John Wenstrom have been playing and singing country and Appalachian songs together for as long as Jess can remember (John being Jess’s dad). Their current name for their band is 39 Brackets. 🎵

Original poems and stories read/performed by their creators:
Jim Bohen, Lucia May, John Wenstrom, Jasmin Ziegler

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Bruce gives 2016 commencement speech at the Coburn School

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Final program

2016 Lucia May Violin Class SPRING RECITAL.pdf

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Final Class Recital

Our final class recital before Bruce and I move to Rhode Island occurred Sunday, May 15, 2016. I was touched beyond words by every student’s best work, and by the presentation of a photo book and album with photos of each student and letters from all.

I hope I conveyed, however tearfully, that my joy as a teacher comes from watching you surpass what my knowledge was at your ages. I am unspeakably proud and happy for our work together and for the community of musicians we were, from Twinkles to college.

We send love and thanks, and miss you already.

Photos soon!

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May Class News Vol. 14, No. 8

Hi Everyone,

Here is a reminder that our next performance class will be this Saturday 4/16, at 9:30 a.m. Next month will be Saturday 5/14, and our Recital will be Sunday, May 15 at 2.

See you in your lessons!

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