Edinburgh Suzuki Workshop
A weekend of music at the annual Edinburgh Suzuki Workshop. Pictured above is the 'playtogether' at the end of today - when all the students, from tinies to teens, gather to play the common repertoire. This repertoire is common across the world wherever children learn an instrument by the Suzuki Method. From the simple beginning of 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star', students learn to play music as they learn their native language - by listening, repeating, and with praise and encouragement from teachers and parents.
Today we've enjoyed not only 'Twinkle', but Seitz, Monti, Handel, Brahms, all three movements of the Bach Double violin concerto, chamber music, African drumming, football, Scottish traditional music and a ceilidh. Families have come from Scotland, England and Ireland, and the guest leaders of the workshop from France and Denmark.