Changes with Cello and Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra

If you are not a cello student with CCSA or you don't play with the Keweenaw Youth Symphony, you may not know that Maggie Twinning and her family have relocated to the (far away!) eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. Maggie has been with CCSA for well over a decade and built a very successful cello and youth orchestra program here. If you have had the good fortune to be one of her students you know how much you will miss her. She has promised to stay in touch and we wish her well with her new students. Maybe one day we will have the chance to meet and play with some of these students.

Meanwhile, we have built opportunities for our cello students to continue to progress until such time as we can hire a new cello instructor: Erin McKenzie will be teaching group cello classes and Ben Holtz will be giving private lessons on a regular basis (though not weekly) for the coming year. Milt Olsson, former Director of the Keweenaw Symphony, will lead the Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra.


08/27/2014 Group Classes Begin October 6th

The following regular group classes are scheduled to begin October 6th.

  • Reading Orchestra: Wednesdays, 4:00-4:45 Finnish American Heritage Center
  • KYSO: Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 Finnish American Heritage Center
  • Cello/Viola Group (all levels) - Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 EL Wright Building
  • Violin Book I - Wednesdays, 4:00-4:45 Finnish American Heritage Center
  • Violin Book II - Mondays, 6:00 EL Wright Buildling
  • Beginning Parent violin class - Mondays, 7:00 EL Wright
  • Continuing Parent Violin Class - Mondays 7:45 El Wright

New this year......FIDDLING, Thursdays, 6:00 El Wright Building, beginning October 9th. The fiddling class is open to any students and instrument late book I and up. Students will learn fiddle technique, accompanying, "chopping" improvising drumming, singing and there might be some guitar or mandolin as well. There will be many guest instructors for this class. Parents are welcome! Students who play other instruments such as guitar, drums, or just want to sing are encouraged to do join. There is an additional fee for fiddling - $100 per family for the year.


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The mission of the Copper Country Suzuki Association is to enrich the lives of people we serve with high quality, affordable music instruction for young artists of all backgrounds.

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