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Suzuki Institue Classes

Instruments
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Harp

We will not offer piano this year.  Piano classes with Jane Kutscher-Reed will resume in 2018.  Starting this year, our piano and harp programs will alternate years; harp on the odd years and piano on the even years.

This year, enrollment is open to students studying violin, viola, cello, and harp with a Suzuki teacher using the Suzuki Method. Students are expected to come prepared with memorized repertoire (click for review lists). PPSI is designed to be a family experience and parents should attend classes with their child and help them prepare for each days assignment. Each student’s registration admits an accompanying adult, free of charge, to all student and parent activities (unless otherwise specified).

Pre-Twinkle: For beginning students who do not yet play all of the twinkle variations fluently. Tuition includes 3 classes; a master class, a group class and Musikgarten.

Twinkle and above: Tuition includes 5 classes.

  • For string instruments this includes a master class, a repertoire class, a technique class (if appropriate), a theory class and 1 or 2 enrichments.
  • For harp students, a master class, a group class, a theory class and 2 enrichments classes.

Master class – Class with 3-4 students in which each student takes turns receiving one-on-one instruction from a faculty member each day.

Technique class – This class focuses on level appropriate technique in a group setting.

Repertoire class – This group class focuses on repertoire review, ensemble playing and preparation for concert performance.

Theory and Exploration – Each student will be placed in this class (as determined by the director) and be grouped by age and ability. Students will explore and develop skills that will help contribute to their understanding and creative expression of music.

Enrichment classes – Students may select from a number of enrichments to complete their schedule. Art, Afro-Fusion Orchestra, African Drumming, African Marimba, Chamber Music, Fiddling, Movement and Story Telling.

NOTE: Each child will have one free period a day unless you register for an extra enrichment.

All students will perform in a final concert at the end of the week. Daily repertoire classes will prepare pieces for this concert as well as individual ensemble groups. Concert dress is black bottom and white top for string students and dress clothes for all other instruments. Click for review lists.

For Harp students:
Harps must be delivered before 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 17 so they can be tuned and ready for afternoon classes. Harps MUST be tuned by the faculty only. A $20 tuning fee will be assessed to your account which can be paid during registration. Bring your own benches, footstools and tuning key. Every piece of harp equipment must be labeled with your name (Masking tape works well for this). If you need to rent a harp while you are here, please contact Pam Eldridge in advance at harpcovers@gmail.com.

 

 

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