March 2009

texting during rehearsal

March 11, 2009 12:38

Back in my day when dinosaurs ruled the earth, passing notes back and forth was the cool thing to do. Until you got caught. :) Now that technology has taken over, texting is the new "passing notes."

My daughter's youth orchestra has decided to have a policy on cell phones during rehearsal. When I asked my daughter how bad the cell usage is, she said that it is quite disruptive during rehearsals. It was getting to the point when the conductor would stop conducting...time to text. And when it was time to play, they are still texing, coming in late for intrances etc.

I have learned to text myself.... I am very slow at it. But the whole concept is very interesting to  me.

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Not going to camp this year

March 6, 2009 09:19

After spending the last month thinking about it. I have decided not to send my daughter to a chamber music string camp this summer.

The decision came to me as she was healing from her then broken wrist. We had thought about auditioning for Mimi Zweig's IU summer string program had the music, and recommendation all ready; everything but the recording. Because of the lack of wrist movement, she was unable to record her piece's before the March 1st deadline.

I also took into account that she will be taking a summer class to be able to skip Algebra 1 and go into Algebra 2.... that was the last straw for me.

Instead of going to camp, I have decided to ask her teacher if she could take on another violin lesson per week . Maybe one lesson could be the scale and etude lesson and the other be the reportoure lesson. He said that he was free to do that. I think that this would be money well spend... although sometimes I wonder if it is the best decision. I think that it is the best decision for now.

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