Hello STEP Community!
As you know, we have a snowstorm coming in – it now looks like the worst of it (with some serious winds) will be hitting in the morning just as we would be having group classes, so in the interests of safety we will be cancelling all group classes tomorrow.
The next STEP event is our solo concert next Saturday (the 28th).
We’ll see you then!
We would like to invite you to the launch of Jennifer Johnson’s book Teaching Body Mapping to Children: Overcoming and Preventing Injury in the Music Studio and Classroom.
We are glad to say the book was well-received in the Suzuki world at large- Ed Kreitman, one of the world’s leading Suzuki pedagogues and Trainers had this to say about it:
“Jennifer Johnson has drawn on her vast experience as an Andover Educator, musician and teacher to bring us an invaluable resource. Her explanations of “Body mapping” and what it means to “mis-map” bring new insights to anyone who is teaching a musical instrument to children. This comprehensive book covers every area of the body. Each chapter is filled with useful “pre-cursor red flags” for typical mis-use patterns and provides wonderful explanations and activities to help children bring new awareness to their body. Through awareness, old habitual patterns are released allowing for the freedom and balance necessary for a lifetime of pain free playing. This book should be required reading for everyone in the music teaching profession.”
Suzuki Association of the Americas Registered Teacher Trainer
Author – Teaching from the Balance Point and Teaching with an Open Heart
The launch will be a drop-in at 35 Monkstown Road (home of Rodney de Vries and Calla Lachance) on Sunday, January 8th, 2017, between the hours of 3:00-6:00 p.m. There will be wine and cheese, other delectables and good company! We’d love to see you there!
(If you are unable to attend but are interested in the book, we’ve included a link below to Teaching Body Mapping’s page on the publisher’s website.)
Happy Holidays to you All and hope you can make it on January 8th!