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Meet the Musician + Author of ‘The Violin Family’

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, February 1st for Winterfest Art Walk & Studio Tour. Local musician and author Melissa Perley will join us for a Story and Musical Hour, featuring her violin and recent children’s book The Violin Family.

Melissa will play her instrument as well as bring along some of the violin family for everyone else to play!

About the Book

A wonderful introduction to the string family of instruments that shows young readers the power of music and of caring relationships.

Come meet The Violin Family: Basil, the Bass; Celia, the Violoncello; “Bizzy”, the Viola; and Val and Violet, the Violins! Together, they love to play music and then share a pancake breakfast, complete with local Vermont maple syrup–mm-mmmm!

This picture book for children is an introduction to the family of stringed instruments with a delightful pairing of fact and fiction. In meeting The Violin Family, readers have the opportunity to learn about the anatomy as well as the personality of each of the strings.

One day while the family is practicing their music, Violet falls and has to visit the luthier to be repaired. Will her sound come back so that her family can continue to play together as a quintet?

Bridgeside Books is excited to participate in this year’s Winterfest Art Walk & Studio Tour on Saturday, February 1st. Stroll through the historic town of Waterbury while enjoying the best of its thriving art scene. This self-guided, 1-mile tour includes 8 locations and offers the chance to visit art venues and meet Waterbury’s local artists, see their studios, and get a glimpse of how they work.


February 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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