Back in the summer, our family acquired a young violin which is just over a hundred years-old. Within days of bringing it home, my three year-old to my surprise was bowing like a little master.
At around the same time, I had the pleasure to meet Steve Jacula, who along with his wife Sue, teach and manage the Sapphyre Strings. Amazingly, age 3 is around the time kids can start to take violin lessons and we are looking to get our little guy started in the new year.
For those who may not know, the Sapphyre Strings (www.sapphyrestrings.org) are a Naperville-based not-for-profit arts organization and performance group consisting of young violin students age 5 to 17. They study locally and perform locally, regionally and even internationally.
If you are interested in learning more about the Sapphyre Strings, visit their website at www.sapphyrestrings.org . Also, be sure to take note of their upcoming December 2007 events:
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.- Guest Grilling at Mongolian Grill, Bolingbrook – 619 E. Boughton Road, Suite 150, in the new Promenade shopping mall. Come see Sapphyre Strings parents don an apron and cooking cap and prepare your meal behind a 2,000 pound, 600 degree grill!
All tips go to Sapphyre Strings NFP to help them fund their upcoming Holiday Concert and future activities, feel free to invite anyone you know.
Saturday, December 15th, 2007, 2:00 pm – Concert in the Chapel at St. Patrick’s Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville