Woodland Musicians at the Village Stroll

We performed a few sets of violin music as Wilmington, VT locals and tourists gathered to celebrate summertime on Main Street. Chapman Antiques hosted us on their wide porch so we could stay out of the intermittent rain drops. Our repertoire included some Suzuki favorites such as “Unicorn, unicorn” Twinkle variation and Rameau Gavotte, a few more advanced pieces such as Jenkinson’s “Elves’ Dance”, some fun fiddle tunes including the “Wizard’s Walk” by Jay Ungar, and a popular movie theme arranged by one of the student performers! We were grateful for the opportunity to play together in person, and to share our music with the public. The students received so many compliments afterwards!

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Bekka Eowind

Bekka Eller Eowind (Schellenberg), violinist, began her studies in the Suzuki method at age 3. She joined the Suzuki School of Newton]Suzuki School of Newton[/url] faculty in 2000, and now teaches at Musica Franklin, a non-profit after-school music program for children in low-resource communities in Western Massachusetts. She currently directs a new studio, “[url=https://soversuzuki.wixsite.com/website]Southern Vermont Suzuki Violin,”[/url] in Wilmington, Vermont.
A life-long lover of Ancient Classical studies, Bekka earned a B.A. in Latin from the University of Rochester, while pursuing her violin studies and Suzuki teacher training at Eastman with Anastasia Jempelis. She passionately dedicated her free time to the University’s musical ensembles, continuing her studies at the graduate program at SIUE in Edwardsville, IL, with Carol Smith and Vera McCoy-Sulentic. Bekka formerly taught Suzuki violin in St. Louis, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids Symphony School, and from 2005 to 2018 directed an independent Suzuki studio in the Jamaica Plain, Boston.

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