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February 2020

Faculty Spotlight – Jane Peatling, cellist

By | Meet CVSM

Meet Jane

Jane performing with Marlin at Chefs Walk

Jane Peatling is a cellist and has been an instructor with CVSM since it was founded in 1990. She took a break from teaching in the 2000’s and has now been back teaching for 5 years. What she likes most about teaching at CVSM is being part of a vibrant musical community. She was originally drawn to teaching at CVSM for the energy of a new venture and the ease of the administrative side of arranging lessons.

Jane would use these three words to describe CVSM: Vibrant, Musical, and Community.

She enjoys listening to any music performed Read More

Be Determined to Practice

By | Tips & Techniques

Did you join the millions of people who set New Years Resolutions?

I heard an interesting change to the terminology that I find empowering: instead of a Resolution, it is a DETERMINATION. No matter the time of year, you can DETERMINE to make changes in your habits, including your musical habits.

  • Be determined to attend more live performances.
  • Be determined to learn a new piece of music by your favorite composer.
  • Be determined to learn one new piece from each musical time period.
  • Be determined to learn more information about your favorite composer or piece of music.
  • Be determined to practice more.

Let’s focus on being determined to practice more. Read More