Mimi Zweig—The Ants Song?

Nora Friedman said: Jan 17, 2019
Nora Friedman
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki in the Schools
Brooklyn, NY
36 posts

Hi All,

Did Mimi Zweig write the Ants Song? (Eeek, eek, eek! etc.)? I’m writing my program now, and I would love to attribute it to someone! Same as Up Like a Rocket.


Tanya said: Jan 18, 2019
Tanya CareyTeacher Trainer
Suzuki Association Member
Glen Ellyn, IL
47 posts

The ants song was written by a four year old student of mine, Jeremy Sharp. He is now in his late 30’s, still playing cello.

Karin said: Jan 18, 2019
Karin Dawson-van Veen
Suzuki Association Member
Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education
Columbia, SC
4 posts

What were his exact words? I know several versions.

Tanya said: Jan 20, 2019
Tanya CareyTeacher Trainer
Suzuki Association Member
Glen Ellyn, IL
47 posts

Ants, Ants, Ants, digging in the
Dirt, Dirt, Dirt, digging under
Ground, Ground, Ground, all the way to
China, China, China.

Sometimes altered these PC days to
Ground..carrying their
Cellos, Cellos, Cellos.

Jennifer Visick said: Jan 23, 2019
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
1069 posts

So when did the “Eek! Eek! Eek!” version come into the picture (for violins)…?

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