Handbell Podcast Season 8 Show 2 – Interview with: Stevie Berryman – Recorded 2/26/2013

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Interview with:  Stevie Berryman

  • Bio:
    • A hard-working Luthedist, Stevie Berryman serves as the Director of Handbells at Kinsmen Lutheran Church and Lakewood United Methodist Church. She also volunteers her assistance with the fourth grade chimes choirs at Hassler Elementary School, placing her as director, assistant, or ringer in eight different bell rehearsals a week. Stevie began ringing handbells 20 years ago as a founding member of the Soli Deo Gloria Youth Handbell Choir at St. Stephen's UMC in Broken Arrow, OK. She's been ringing ever since all over the country, and is a former member of the Houston Bronze Ensemble. She has a particular passion for teaching children how to ring, and her innovative methods have made her a sought after educator at handbell festivals. When not in rehearsal, Stevie teaches music at Kinsmen Children's Academy. Stevie also plays violin and piano, and especially enjoys those times she can perform with her husband Paul, and their children Evan and Portia. She is also a founding member and President of the Board of Directors for the Houston Chamber Ringers.

  • Questions
    • Tell us a little about yourself and how you started in Handbells
    • What are you currently doing with Handbells
    • When you are not playing/directing/composing what do you like to do?
    • What is your current Handbell Project/Product/Group?
    • Are you working on any CDs, DVDs, Arrangements, Compositions or other product?
    • If you could change one aspect of the Handbell world…what would you change?
    • How is directing children different than directing adults?
    • What are your favorite toys or games for teaching ringing techniques?
    • Which techniques can children successfully manage, and which need to modified?
    • What sort of things do you look for when selecting music for children?

  • Website: http://www.houstonchamberringers.org/
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    Music Review

     

    Title

    Danza

    Composer/Arranger

    Kevin McChesney

    Octaves

    2-3

    AGEHR Level

    1

    Publisher

    Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc.

    Catalog

     

     

     

     

    Title

    Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent

    Composer/Arranger

    Julie Turner

    Octaves

    3-5

    AGEHR Level

    1+

    Publisher

    Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc.

    Catalog

     

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