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 Welcome, Suzuki Parents!

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

Upcoming Events:

  • Second Semester: January 5-June 5
  • Suzuki Parent Meeting: January 10, 4:00-5:30pm
  • 100-Day Practice Challenge: January 19-April 30
  • Recital: February 9, 4:00 & 5:00pm – Review pieces only
  • Spring Break: March 22-28
  • Recital: May 3, 4:00 & 5:00pm

For a full list of studio events, see the Student Resources page.

Recitals 2019-2020


All recitals are held at 4:00-4:45 and 5:00-5:45pm 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 17, 2019
  • February 9, 2020
  • May 3, 2020


Sign up for each recital by logging into your student account and clicking on Book Now – Recitals.


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.”

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

Recommended Resources:

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Parents as Partners: resources and videos for Suzuki parents

Sheet music


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