Yesterday in class we worked on how to teach the kids to play the slow movement of Vivaldi’s A minor in a sotto voce manner. Strange for me—I have spent way too much of my life trying to play loudly! It was a great lesson for me—I haven’t played that soft in awhile, plus it was a totally difference approach to the piece that I have had.
I took my camera out at dinner last night. Here’s Holly and Michaela (not sure of the spelling, must check!), my suitemates:
Holly ponders her fourth finger technique.
Scott awkwardly grinning for the camera.
Do I have an ethical responsibility to tell people I have a blog? I didn’t quite get up the nerve to mention it…
By the way, the food is horrific. Or I am just really picky? Luckily both lunch and dinner had a salad bar with TURKEY on it and chickpeas! Plus iceberg lettuce and broccoli. And I yoinked two bananas for later (yesterday morning they only had two sad looking oranges at breakfast, so I’m stockpiling fruit. Why, yes, I COULD go buy something at a store, but I have already paid for the cafeteria.)
Today is another busy day. After breakfast I’ll observe three classes, then lunch. After lunch we may be hitting up a local fudge shop before the afternoon class (dangerous, yes, but I feel confident I can manage–). Then dinner, and then a recital by Brian Lewis, followed by a reception that was pretty great last year (I recall pineapple, punch, and cream puffs).
I feel like I’m slightly less busy than last year, though. I think there was one additional parent class we did each day, plus yesterday I skipped the recital and the night concert because I wanted to have some chill out time.
Okay, I’m off! What are you doing today?