Blast from the Past!
In this submission from June 2022, Kathy Coltof from the Rimosa Studio in Oshawa shares about an upcoming recital. It sounds like a fun and varied program!
In my studio I teach piano, violin, viola, and cello. I am having a recital later this month at a local church here in Oshawa. For my Suzuki piano students, I have divided my Book 1 pieces into time signatures, which gives the parents a look at the big picture. In 4/4 or common time are the Twinkles, French Children’s Song, London Bridge, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Clair de Lune, Long Long Ago, Little Playmates, and Allegro; in 2/2 time are Lightly Row and Honeybee; in 2/4 time are Allegretto 2 and Christmas Day Secrets; in 3/4 time are Chante Arabe, Allegretto 1, and Goodbye to Winter; in 6/8 time is Musette. I have my parents and students conduct these pieces to feel the beats. My RCM piano students will play two pieces each. For my strings students I have picked various pieces that work for the various levels and instruments: May Song and Long Long Ago can be played by violins/cellos; Rigadoon I have transposed for the violins with duets; Flintstones is a fun piece I have for cellos with piano accompaniment; I Love to Tango (Over the Rainbow) with strings and jazzy piano part; The Happy Farmer with Red Wing (fiddle part); two versions of Red River Valley in G+ and D+ for strings and piano; fiddle tunes including Devil’s Dream, Mississippi Reel, and Orange Blossom Special; Jurassic Park for strings with piano accompaniment. We will finish with Pax from The Rose Quartet by Catherine McMichael.