The Spa City Cello studio has been hosting group classes at the Home of the Good Shepherd every other week. It’s a win-win — the students enjoy having their group class here and perform in front of the residents, and the residents hear the students’ progress.
One night after the group class one of the residents came up to me (Demetria, cello teacher) and said I really can hear how the students keep improving. Their progress has been amazing. What a joy to watch and hear.
Some residents interact with the students as they pack up their cellos at the end of class.
March 2020 update: As I write this blog, we are not able to finish the year at the Home of the Good Shepherd because of the coronavirus. We hope to return in the fall.
For the second summer in a row, Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Yumi Kendall provided a master class and a group class with the students of Spa City Cello Studio.
Our day started with a play-in with Yumi. We had fun starting with twinkle and played up to Witches Dance. We kicked our feet and twirled our cellos. Then each student played the piece they were working on for Yumi. She gave some excellent feedback on each student. Then a we had a nice lunch together. The closing music was shared with all the parents and grandparents.
Thank you Yumi for an amazing experience we will never forget!
Poco the studio cat loves the students and the music!