“Hello Danette and Dolce Strings,
On behalf of the Houston Civic Symphony, I would like to thank you again for performing in the HBU Theater lobby before the Friday (March 6, 2015) concert. What a wonderful introduction to the concert for the audience to have a preview of young talent playing in the lobby. Maybe one of these young people will be a concerto winner one day!
I loved the quick transitions from one piece to the next, and the wealth of the repertoire was very impressive. I personally loved how musical each piece was and how well in tune the students played. You have been a fabulous teacher, and the violinists have been fabulous students. It is heart-warming to hear these youth playing so well and to know that they were sharing their talents with the community.
Thank you once again!
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I loved the performance! It made me so happy to hear ‘Mississippi Stop Stop!'”
audience member, Wortham Center
“I want to let you know that I love your sounds and perfomance. Your Twinkle was so beautiful and I request to play Twinkle variations myself at the recital of private lesson. I am also a beginner (adult) violin student.”
“…are your ears burning? We just came from (our school) orch concert where (another parent) and I were just talking about what a wonderful & powerful influence you have been in both our kids’ lives. No joke!”
L. G. Sugar Land
“It was such a good experience again to be able to attend your group class. Once (one of my children) got into the car, she started to list the pieces she was not doing well and she is going to work on at home. That is already the outcomes we have got from your class. I don’t have to tell them what to do. They have had the motivations to do it.”
“It was so fun to hear you and the kids play violin at Whole Foods last night! Thanks for letting us know about the concert. My girls enjoyed it.”
S.K. Sugar Land
From LinkedIn website:
“I was REALLY impressed with both you and your students last night at the children’s museum!!!! I think your students would be a perfect fit for (an upcoming performance)… I am REALLY excited about you guys doing the (lobby music for the performance of the) Tchaikovsky Competition winner though!”
A.W. Society for the Performing Arts, Houston
“Just wanted to tell you how nice I think the concert turned out! The music was easy to hear and I think everyone played great. Thanks for all the hard work you do.”
C.M. Sugar Land
“Thanks again for sharing your beautiful music.”
D.D. The Silverado Retirement Center, Sugar Land
“Thank you both for a wonderful concert yesterday; everyone performed spectacularly (despite the unseasonably warm temp in the room!)… Thanks to all; it was great and kids walked away very proud of their xmas mini-concert.”
L.G. Sugar Land
“My husband took (my child) to your group class last Saturday for the first time – actually the first time (my child) has ever been in a group class. I was getting worried because he was losing interest in playing violin, but he called me after he left your class and said he had a good time. I was really excited to hear the excitement from his voice. …(my child) practiced really good this week. He has (most of the music) pretty much memorized.”
“(My child) played (one of the special advanced out-of-the-literature pieces from Dolce Strings group class) with (his private teacher) at his recital… He was outstanding!! I know I’m his mom, but wow!! I was blown away. He has learned so much from you and is so inspired by your classes. …what a great influence you have been on (my child).”