Welcome, Suzuki Parents!

Find class notes, dates, links, resources, videos, and more!

Upcoming Events:

  • Sept. 4: First day of lessons
  • Sept. 15, 5:00-6:00pm: Parent Orientation Night
  • Sept. 21, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • Oct. 19, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class & Parent Talk
  • Nov. 3, 4:00-5:00pm Recital
  • Nov. 9, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • Nov. 30, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • Dec. 14, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • Dec 15: Holiday Concert, 4:00-5:00pm – Annual holiday concert, open to the public, faculty and a limited number of students will perform. Send your holiday music audition video to Katie Mattix by Dec. 1st.
  • Jan. 11, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class (No Strings)
  • Jan. 25, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class & Parent Talk
  • Jan. 25, 4:00-5:00pm Recital
  • Feb. 8, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • Feb. 22, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • March 2, 4:00-5:00pm Recital
  • March 8, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • April 5, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • April 26, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • April 27, 4:00-5:00pm Recital
  • May 10, 5:00 and 6:00pm: Group Class
  • Last day of lessons: June 3

Suzuki Group Classes

Advanced String Techniques: Fridays 5:00-5:50pm, Miss Katie

Strings in Book 2 or higher can participate in a chamber music group. We will learn ensemble pieces to be performed at recitals and advanced string techniques. Open to non-Suzuki students, as well. Parent attendance optional.

Dolphin Class: Fridays, 5:00-5:50pm, Miss Sharon

Parent attendance encouraged.

Elise, Tommy, Clara M., Joshua, Katherine, Olivia

Monkey Class: Fridays, 6:00-6:50pm, Miss Katie

Parent attendance required.

Ethan, Henry, Grace, Charlie, Layla, Vincent, Tessa, Brady, Harper, Dean, Naomi

Tiger Class: Fridays, 6:00-6:50pm, Miss Sharon

Parent attendance encouraged.

Claire, Abby, Mateo, Clara S., Maggie, Ginny

Recitals 2018-2019

 

All recitals are held at 4:00-5:00pm at the Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs.

Students should practice bowing before and after their piece and wear dressy clothes. Plan on memorizing your music unless your teacher instructs otherwise.

Sign up for a recital no later than two weeks before each recital date:

  • November 3, 2018
  • December 15, 2018 (Send your holiday music audition video to Katie by December 1)
  • January 26, 2019
  • March 2, 2019
  • April 27, 2019

Parent Talk Notes

In case you didn’t make it to our latest group class, here are links to download the notes from our Group Class Parent Talks:
What Is Suzuki
How to develop healthy practice habits
Why Go to Summer Institutes
How to Practice During the Holidays
The Importance of Listening

Listening:

One of the most important and signature aspects of the Suzuki Method, using your recordings at home in a meaningful way can be challenging. Watch this video for “the big picture.”

Recommended Reading:

Recommended Resources:

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Parents as Partners: resources and videos for Suzuki parents

Sheet music

Metronome/tuner

Music stand

Piano footrest

Pedal extender

Piano Tuners:

David Graham, 815-353-5450, grahampiano1@yahoo.com

Paul Carey, 708-955-0712, paulcarey440@yahoo.com

Piano rentals and sales:

Steinway Piano Gallery, 630-325-0500, Andree Hancock ahancock@steinway.com

Strings rentals, repairs and sales:

Austin’s Violin Shop, 630-466-7562, info@austinsviolinshop.com

Cherub violin for young beginners

Dominant strings