Hello Parents,

As we begin the month of October I send out congratulations to all the students who completed the Big Ear Challenge.  Hopefully everybody has established a good routine of listening, which will make learning to play the violin a lot easier. Let me know if your child has completed the challenge so that we can recognize them at the Halloween Party.

This month we step it up and build on our success by challenging students to practice every day. The Practice Challenge Calendar will be available on the Private Lesson page of the school website tomorrow.


Suzuki’s advice:        “Practice only on the days that you eat.”

“Knowledge plus 10,000 times = ability”

Upcoming Events

Suzuki Violin Program Performance Class in Auburn

  • Monday, October 2nd
  • 6:30 in the Great Hall

Gil Shaham in Concert at Mechanic’s Hall

  • Sunday, October 22th
  • 4:00
  • Intermission music provided by Pakachoag violinists!

There are still tickets available. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the world’s great violinists in beautiful Mechanic’s Hall. Order tickets from Music Worcester.


To get the most enjoyment from this concert, become familiar with the music ahead of time by listening to it and learning about it. Here is what’s on the program:

Kreisler – Preludium and Allegro
Wheeler – The Singing Turk: Sonata #2
Franck – Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano
Bach – Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin
Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Dorman – Nigunim

Suggestions for the pre-concert listening: Choose one piece and listen to it exclusively for several days – a full week would be ideal.

Start here:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN9SuZqNeek

Suzuki Program Halloween Party

  • Monday October 30th at 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall
  • We will play, sing, dance, and enjoy refreshments together.
  • Bring your instrument and wear a costume.

Please let me know if you will be attending as soon as possible.

The sooner I know, the more time I have to plan. I need a volunteer to coordinate the refreshments and several volunteers to set up and clean up. (Thanks in advance)

October will be an active and inspiring month!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns,

Amy Matherly

Suzuki Program Coordinator

Pakachoag Music School