We had a successful event last Saturday at Day in the Park. I want to thank everyone that came and played at our booth for the crowds. Even though attendance was a little slow this year, this was our target audience: local families with young children. It was great experience for our students to serenade the little children who came by and sat themselves down under the shady tree at the entrance to the event. This was a very appreciative audience even if you were just one of our Twinklers. See link to Day in the Park Event photos:
One of the treats of being at the park early enough to help Ms. Cynthia unload and set up the booth is that the Mayor of Irvine has a tradition of making the rounds with a photographer in toe. This year it was Mayor Kang and he had a surprise for Jacob and Sophie. After listening to Jacob play some of his first Twinkles for everyone the Mayor couldn’t stand it any more and just had to get his hands on a Fiddle. Much to our surprise he recalled a favorite Suzuki tune and a few other favorites from his own childhood as a violin student. He says that he still has the Suzuki Violin at home which he studied on. If you go to the Day in the Park photo album linked above you can see all of the photos of him playing on Ms. Cynthia’s violin.
Thank you Mayor Kang. You are a real inspiration. See how far studying the violin can take you. We need more elected officials who have music in their backgrounds.