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A day in my life...

September 27, 2006 at 2:12 AM about a busy semester! It's great so far. I'm taking 17 credits, amoung them: Suzuki Pedagogy I, 20th Century Music History, orchestra, quartet (we're playing Mozart "The Hunt"), Ancient Greek Civilization, lessons, recital class.... I'm trying to attend as many concerts as I can this year. Last year I was too far away from CIM that concerts were impractical, but this year, it's only a 7 minute walk! I'm also involved with the Case Right To Life meetings and radio show, TA for Rape Aggression Defense, Christians@Case Bible Study, and hopefully the Campus Bible Fellowship. I've never had the challenge before of balencing a relationship with school, practice, church, and campus clubs. It's been tricky, but worth it. The Suzuki class is great - probably my favorite class this semester. I wish I could spend more time reading all the recommended material etc. I want to spend my professional career as a Suzuki teacher, so I'm obviously spending a great deal of extra time observing lessons, taking the optional "Suzuki" theory training, and attending parent classes. I spend my Saturday mornings from 8:30-12:00 with the CIM Suzuki Prep department. Today I was busy from 7:00am-8:30pm. Luckily, I got in 1 1/2 hours of practice. I've been making it my goal to get between 2 and 3 hours in a day. I know it's not a lot compared to most of you, but it's what I can do, and I think it will take me to my goals. Any more practice time would mean getting Cs in my other classes. :-\

For you high-schoolers wondering what a college schedule is like:

8:00 Practice
9:00-10:15 Suzuki class
10:30-11:30 Suzuki theory class
11:30-12:05 Practice
12:15-1:05 Recital Class
1:15-2:30 Studio class
2:45-4:00 Music history
4:10-5:20 Study for music history
5:20-6:10 Make dinner for the four girls in the apartment
6:30-8:30 Orchestra
8:45-9:30 Social time

Well, I must be off to do the dishes...didn't have time after dinner. :-D

From bill Pratt
Posted on September 27, 2006 at 5:55 PM
My college schedule was like this:

8:00 class--skip
9:00 class--skip
10:00 wake up
10:30-11:30 Chaucer class
11:45-1:30 Lunch and socializing
1:30-3:00 Hamlet seminar
3:00-5:00 go for a 40 mile ride
5:30-7:00 Dinner / Socializing
7:00-8:00 work on reading/homework
8:00-8:-- watch the Simpsons
9:00-10:00 reading
10:00-11:00 visit friends and goof off
11:00-11:30 more reading
11:30-12:00 horizontal exersize
12:00 -9:00 sleep

From Linda Lerskier
Posted on September 27, 2006 at 8:00 PM
You left off 2:12 AM (What time zone)- Post blog on
From Jenna Potts
Posted on September 29, 2006 at 12:11 AM
Bill, I would almost say I envy you, except that I love most of what I'm doing....
From Paul Grant
Posted on September 29, 2006 at 5:12 AM
Do you go to CIM? I know Michele George teaches Suzuki there. She'll be coming down to San Diego in a few weeks.
From Jenna Potts
Posted on September 29, 2006 at 2:25 PM
I go to Case Western Reserve University. It's on the same campus as CIM, and I take tons of classes at CIM, as the CIMers take tons of classes at Case. I haven't heard of Michelle George, but I probably will before the year is over. I'll probably run into her through the Suzuki program.

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