Please welcome Liza Hein!
Liza Hein will be joining Bloom! Montessori as our current Violinist in Residence. Our Violinist in Residence program gives accomplished high school aged Longmont Suzuki Strings students a youth-friendly employment and service opportunity, exposure to the world of work, teaching experience, and helps them succeed in taking their first transitional steps from school to career. Simultaneously, the program helps to create a music rich environment in the school, allows our students to gain an understanding and appreciation of music, exposes them to the excitement of live performance, helps them with their own practice, and provides them with great young adult role models.
Liza Hein began her study of violin at age three. She attended Fairview Montessori school as a child, and is currently a sophomore at Faith Baptist School. She says that although there were many times in the course of her life that she temporarily lost interest in practicing, or felt frustrated and wanted to quit, she is very grateful that her parents supported her and encouraged her to continue in her studies. She currently studies with Barbara Barber of Longmont Suzuki Strings and was a featured soloist in the Longmont Suzuki String's Holiday Concert. In her free time, she also enjoys dance (ballet and tap), performs regularly with Longmont Dance Theatre (she will be performing in The Nutcracker this weekend), participates in 4H, and loves riding her horse, Ruby.
Liza is a cheerful, exuberant, patient teacher. Personally, I love standing outside the door listening to the strains of her beautiful playing (often the children come and ask her to play them songs and literally lie at her feet listening silently) and the children really look forward to having the opportunity to practice with her. They also love running into her at LSS concerts, where they are thrilled beyond belief to be able to talk to "a big kid" and often ask her to personally tune their violin. We are very fortunate to have her come and share her talents with us.
Liza will be coming to the school on Thursday afternoons to perform for the children and to give our Suzuki violin students an additional opportunity to practice. Please feel free to stop in and welcome her to Bloom!