Did you know that there’s only ONE Suzuki guitar teacher registered in Philadelphia? Or at least that was true when we were looking for a Suzuki guitar teacher two years ago? Well, there is/was, and Miss Carol is fabulous. Hence, our experience with Suzuki teachers–namely Kristi and Miss Carol–is that they are fabulous. Surely this would be true across the board, right? WRONG. There are Suzuki teachers that aren’t great. Hard to believe, I know, but true. This is all to say that it took a little doing to find a good cello teacher, but we feel confident that we now have a winner, Miss Miae.
Quinn and I have only been taking lessons with Miss Miae for about a month, but we’re very happy, and without further ado, here is Quinn playing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” (Suzuki variation A).
Oh wait, no, there’s some ado-ing. Please forgive the crappy camera work that cuts off Quinn’s head about half the time. In order to get far enough away from her to get her all in the picture, I had to basically hold the camcorder against the wall, and my (apparently very weak) hand kept pitching forward. I suck. Also, I guess the video frames got compressed so that Quinn’s bowing appears to have little relation to the sound being made by the bow. You’ll just have to deal with that.
In conclusion, the cello is hard, but Quinn is adorable playing it.