Back in San Francisco after my two-month Montreal adventure! As a classical percussionist, I was hired by Music for Autism International for a pilot percussion project where I would perform alongside and work with kids on the autism spectrum for two months with the goal of a concert at the end, which happened on December 16th! I performed, and the kids of Giant Steps School performed solo and ensemble pieces that I worked with them on. It was a huge success and also life-changing for me (I am really missing those kids!)
Here is a link to the CBC News Report of the concert, starting at 19:50:
Percussion Project Concert
Sam Roberts came to visit the percussion pilot project = classical meets rock!
I found some very talented kids in my two months there, one who was able to learn Flight of the Bumblebee in two short 15 minute sessions! Very proud of these talented kids.
Now we are on to 2017! I came home to two albums in the mail that I contributed to-the Young Womens Chorus album Rejoice! and also a pretty cool looking record by Brian Davis.
Here's to Looking Forward:
Jessie Nucho, flautist extraordinaire, and myself are starting work for our duo concert in April at Seventh Avenue Performances!
I will also be joining Island City Opera for my second season, and my first time playing Don Quixote.
Our Wild Rumpus season continues, with our end-of-season show in May. And I am also ready to get back to my piano and percussion students! I have missed those cute faces and have some exciting plans for them this semester, including their annual recital.
Happy New Year!