The End of Year Concert was a huge success! The Suzuki violin students of Dunaway String Studio performed at the Oxford Park Retirement Village for residents, friends, and family. Although some of my students were not able to attend, we had a full program of solo and group performances from kids ranging from age three to fourteen. One of the highlights of the afternoon for several students was playing two seasonal ensemble pieces that we learned especially for the occasion: Jingle Bells and Themes from The Nutcracker.

I am especially proud of the hard work, persistence, and enthusiasm that each student put in throughout the year. The ultimate reward for all that dedication is the ability to share the gift of music with others. As I glanced back at the audience throughout the concert, I saw faces filled with joy. What a special gift it was for the kids to give the residents of the retirement home, who, as I was told, don’t often have the opportunity to see young children. THANK YOU to every student and parent for contributing to this special concert!

I hope you enjoy these performance clips from the concert!

The students featured in the above video take Suzuki violin lessons in Brisbane at Dunaway Violin Studio.


  • Tracy
    January 11, 2011 Reply

    Fun to see what you’re up to in Australia. Happy New Year!

    -Tracy and Sienna (fans from Seattle)

    • christinedunaway
      February 3, 2011 Reply

      How are you and Sienna doing? I miss you both! I hope she’s still loving the violin. 🙂

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