Welcome to Clave de Sol Studio!
Clave de Sol Studio is the home of a group of musical families who have a deep commitment to music education and practice music every day. We perform regularly throughout year and agree that in order to practice music daily a child's extra curricular activities should be limited to two. In addition to our love for music we share common interests such as a love for languages, history, travel, origami making, nature, mindfulness, and basically building a better world for our children. We all like good food and company and so when we get together after concerts we have lots to talk about. Led by violinist Cecilia Calvelo-Hopkins, who has over 20 years of violin and music teaching experience, we make this a devoted musical family!
Some of Cecilia's favorite quotes:
“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable" (Leonard Berstein)
"Creativity is as important now in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status" (Sir Ken Robinson)
"If I don't practice one day I know it; two days the critics know it; if I do not practice three days the public knows it" (Jascha Heifetz)
"Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart" (Dr. Suzuki)
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world" (Mahatma Gandhi)