This is just the beginning of a unique music ministry that I am developing. I teach using the Suzuki Method which is excellent except that it only deals with classical music. So I'm taking it and changing its repertoire around so students can learn all modern styles of music. I'm currently working on finishing the recordings for Book 1. Later on I'll upload more info on my new repertoire.
Currently I have 11 students in CPC Ministries. On Saturday, Sept. 17 we had a group class. It was a great incentive to have everyone together to play their violins. Everyone really enjoyed it.
|Back row, left to right: Me, Roxana, Rocío, Sebastián, Joaquín, and Tomás. Front row: Arianna, Melina, Yamila, Jonatán, Estefanía, and Débora (click to enlarge)|
Aside from Joaquín and Débora, all of these students have started within the past few weeks or months. Joaquín has been with us for about 3 years, and he's just about ready to start playing in some of our services. Soon I'll be arranging some of our congregational songs for him.
So up until now, this is the team with more people to come later on. I'm still looking for someone interested in cello. Hopefully we can work out an arrangement with regards to the costs. Soon we will be getting a presentation together for Christmas.
- Pray for each student to grow deeper in their relationship with God.
- Pray that God will make a way for someone in our church to take up the cello. Cellos are around triple the price of violins, and I will have to find a teacher somewhere.
- Pray that we will never get discouraged or lose sight of God's wonderful calling to us.