Pineland Suzuki School presents a MARATHON CONCERT to benefit Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter on Saturday, February 2.
Students ages 4-17 play for nearly 6 hours. Come anytime and stay as long as you like.
How can they do that? How can they play all that music, and from memory? Children have a wonderful natural ability to learn their native tongue by immersion in an environment rich in language. Music is just another language which children can learn from a young age, along with their parents and peers. With games, constant review, daily practice and a while ton of listening, they work up step by step to being able to play many hours of music beautifully and energetically.
After the devastation of World War II in Japan, Shinichi Suzuki wished to raise children to be good citizens with “noble hearts” by teaching them to diligently and joyfully study great music. Now the Suzuki Method, based on how young children learn their mother tongue, is taught throughout the world. Even in this rural corner of the world, there is a group of more than 80 Suzuki violinists, violists, and cellists ages 4 to 17 playing delightfully and robustly, together and in harmony!
Funds raised from this concert will be donated to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street, Waterville. Freewill monetary donations are gratefully accepted. Items in the category of clothing, food, kitchen and bath needs, as well as gift cards for grocery and department stores are also appreciated. For a complete suggested donation list please visit the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter website at http://www.shelterme.org/donate2.html