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At The Cello Corner forum parents can ommunicate with each other, swap lessons and ask each other for advice.

Lesson calendar, general topics and news are published at the forum. It is for members only.

At 'The Cello Corner' we find it important that the parents are a strong community and the children a strong team.

It important that our young cellists don't just only attend their own concerts but also the concerts of their peers.

Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Sunday October 1st at 11.00 Michael Griffin will be visiting Dulwich Suzuki Group to give a talk for parents and children.  The talk will be held at Kingsdale Foundation School in Dulwich and is titled ‘Unlocking Musical Potential’.  Michael was the keynote speaker at the BSI Teachers’ Conference last year and is best known for his book ‘Learning Strategies for Musical Success’.

Michael speaks in schools and conferences on a variety of topics including mindset, intrinsic motivation, musical skill dvelopment, memory formation, metacognition, multiple intelligence, and expert achievement.  During 2016 he provided music department PD for numerous schools and music services.  His 2016 UK tour included Eton College, The Rugby School, St Paul’s Cathedral School, County music services Harrow, Dorset, Milton Keynes and Central Bedfordshire, British Suzuki Association, and Zurich International School for a 4-day guest educator role.  The diary for 2017 includes keynote addresses for TASME, AIS (NSW), Maryborough (QLD), as well as events in the UK and Middle East.

This talk would be of interest to anyone learning an instrument (it is not Suzuki-specific) so if you know anyone who would like to attend please advise them to contact as there will be limited tickets available for £10 (tickets must be booked in advance).

Cello Recital with Ciára Whitnall: Sunday, September 24th at 2pm at St Mary's Church, Putney High Street, SW15 1SN:
Ciára began cello with Tessa Oakley and graduated from Suzuki Book 9 aged 12.  For the last 2 years she has been been studying with Robert Max at the Royal Academy of Music junior department and is giving her first full solo recital on Sunday 24th September at 2pm. The programme looks fantastically exciting and I'm sure it will be an inspiring performance for all of you to enjoy. 
The recital is in support of Children with Cancer UK and you can visit her fundraising page here:
If you plan to attend, it would be helpful to let the family know (for catering numbers) although not essential. It's fine to just turn up! Their email address is:

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