Welcome, Suzuki Parents!

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

Upcoming Events:

  • Suzuki Parent Meeting: September 22, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Recital: November 17, 4:00pm
  • Recital: December 8, 4:00pm
  • Winter Break: December 24-January 4
  • Suzuki Parent Meeting: January 10, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Recital: February 9
  • Spring Break: March 22-28
  • Recital: May 3, 4:00pm

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

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

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.”

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

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