Momentum Music School is built on a community-centered
approach that includes many opportunities for students and their families to build relationships with each other and the art of music.
The joy of sharing music with appreciative audiences is one of the greatest sources of motivation for musicians. We give recitals and concerts in many different venues and contexts. From a collaborative concert with visual artists, to a combined concert with 9 other studios and 150 violinists, to Bach in the Subway which is an international event bringing the music of Bach to public places around the world in celebration of the great composer’s birthday, students are given a vast array of performance opportunities.
The Flying Colors Performance Program offers masterclasses with extraordinary pedagogues to our advanced students. All students are encouraged to attend these masterclasses. Clinicians for the 2019-2020 school year include Ron Patterson in November and Elisa Barston in February!
Fall Studio Retreat at the Flying Horseshoe Ranch.Group classes, performance class, chamber music, a play-in around the fire, plus horseback riding! Reserve a cabin at the Flying Horseshoe or come for a day. Horseback riding happens on Sunday. Save the date: 9/26-9/27 2020
Link to our monthly calendar for more details about our school happenings .
8/1 - Play-in at Seward Park! 10:00-11:30 near the playground
8/2 - Optional rehearsal with Allyson Kramer at my house. Please contact Allyson to reserve a time.
8/3-8/15 - NO LESSONS
8/16 - Pre-recorded optional Zoom Recital at 5:00 p.m. Please submit your recordings to me by 8/14.
8/29 - Play-in at Seward Park! 10:00-11:30 near the playground
8/6-8/24 - PERU TOUR IS POSTPONED with a hope for rebooking in the summer of 2022
8/31 - Lessons begin for the 2020-2021 year
9/7 - No Lessons, No First Steps Class
9/11 - Group Class
9/21-9/27 - No Lessons
9/26-9/27 - Studio Retreat at the Flying Horseshoe Ranch
10/9 - Group Class
10/11 - Target Recitals
10/23 - Spooky Suzuki (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors (8:00-9:00) concepts and techniques for teaching your own students
11/6 - Group Class (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors (8:30-9:30 p.m.): Paganini Class
11/22 - Recitals 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 p.m. (by book)
11/24-28 - Thanksgiving Break (no lessons)
12/4 - Group Class (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors: Paganini Class 8:30-9:30
12/6 3:00 p.m. Caroling on Zoom
12/18 - Group Class (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors (8:30-9:30 p.m.): Intervals, double stop exercises, and excerpts
12/22-1/2 - Winter Break (no lessons)
1/15 - Group Class (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors 8:30-9:30: Winter and Hot Canary
1/17 - Real Time Zoom Recitals by book (3:00 -6:00 p.m.)
1/29 - Group Class (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors 8:30-9:30: Winter and Hot Canary
2/15-2/20 - Mid Winter Break (no lessons)
2/26 - Group Class (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors Hot Canary and Ao pe da fogueira
3/12 - Group Class (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors 8:30-9:30: Concerto Club
3/14 - College Class (7:00 p.m.): discussion about majoring in music, applying to music schools, and scholarships
3/21 1:00-2:00 p.m. St. Clements: Bach in the Subway! (or at least in the church this year...)
3/27 - Group Class in Seward Park (10:00-11:30. Weather dependent.)
4/11 - Group Class in Seward Park (3:00-4:30 Weather dependent.)
4/12-16 - NO CLASSES (Spring Break)
4/23 - Group Class (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors 8:00 (Ao pe de Fogueira, Hot Canary, Chaconne)
5/7 - Group Class (6:30 p.m.); Flying Colors 8:00-9:00
5/23 - Recitals
5/31 - 6/4 - NO LESSONS
6/1 - SAWS graduation due date (
6/6 - Group Class in Seward Park (3:00-4:30 p.m. Weather dependent.)
6/18 - Group Class at St. Clement's! (6:30-8:00) Outdoor parade around the neighbourhood and bring-your-own picnic! Weather dependent.
6/21-7/2 - NO LESSONS
7/10 - Tracy and Adam in recital, Bainbridge Island
7/11 - Tracy and Adam in recital, Seattle
7/12 - 7/15 - rehearsals with Adam
7/15 - Studio Recital (Thursday evening), Adam Whiting, accompanist
7/16- 7/23 - NO LESSONS
8/1 - Group Class in Seward Park (3:00-4:30 p.m. Weather dependent.)
7/31-8/13 - NO LESSONS
8/29 - Group Class in Seward Park (3:00-4:30 p.m. Weather dependent.)
2021-2022 Schedule begins August 30