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Beatrice Blanc Studios

Suzuki Violin, MacPhail Center for Music

Menuhin Competition

The world’s leading international Competition for young violinists

You can view the amazing performances of contestants in each division...very inspiring!!

Here's the performance that first caught my attention, thanks to a friend's FB post.

You can see more HERE

Previous winners are profiled HERE


The Minnesota Orchestra's musicians outside Orchestra Hall in fall 2022 | Photo by Travis Anderson Photo










Individualized Education

  • Does your child work best in a small setting?
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Metropolitan Open School in St. Louis Park offers students a full in-depth academic curriculum in a safe and friendly environment.

  • Students receive one-on-one attention as they work at their own pace in each area of study-based on each one's unique learning style, needs, and interests.
  • Experienced teachers encourage and nourish curiosity and creativity. 

Art That I Love!

Patrick Pryor

Below are three of my favorite works by PKP

Original Patrick Kemal Pryor abstract acrylic oil painting inspired by mexico

 J. A. Geiger

“Windswept Oak”


Jim Dryden 

"Song for Georg" (Georg Cantor)


Fiddling Around the Globe

A group class parent told me that their son was a finalist in this fiddling contest in Sligo, Ireland!!! How cool is that?! Check out the artists and details here!!

 I am excited to know of the event, as
I've visited Sligo and loved that part of Ireland...Yeats Country, the area is called.

The innkeeper we befriended in 2010
also told me about another event:

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  A former student let me know that this group Väsen played the Cedar Cultural Center here in Minneapolis!

One of the instruments being played is called "...a "nyckelharpa" (keyed harp). It was quite popular all over Europe in the later medieval period, but the tradition more or less died out apart from some places in eastern Sweden, especially the region of Uppland." --YouTube commenter