The Advanced Suzuki Institute is a summer institute for advanced students. Post graduate Suzuki students and non-Suzuki students at concerto levels are also welcome. International faculty include several Suzuki teacher trainers and university instructors.
***All classes will be held on Zoom 9am to 2pm Pacific Time
The minimum levels for our student program:
Suzuki Violin book 4
Suzuki Viola book 4
Suzuki Cello book 3
All students will receive 4 classes daily:
Interactive Practice Hour
Masterclass, 55 mins / 3 students per class
Every student will be placed in a masterclass according to their level with no more than three students per class. Students learn through individualized lesson along with observation of other students. Faculty will cater their teaching to meet the needs of each student as determined by their private teacher in their letter of recommendation.
Interactive Practice Hour, 50 mins / 6-8 students per class
Good study habits are to successful students as good practice habits are to successful musicians. In an hour of guided practicing, our practice instructors will help students set goals, act as accountability partners through routine check-ins and lead discussions that promote a growth mindset.
Enrichment, 50 mins / 6-8 students per class
Kodaly-based aural skills training
Performance Class, 45-60 mins / 9 students per class
Why do we play better in practice than in performance? How do we become a better performer? The simple answer to this is by performing more! Performance mastery requires practice just like technical mastery. Every student in the class will have the opportunity to perform. Activities include sharing positive comments between students and receiving constructive feedback from their masterclass teacher.
***Lunch-hour Honors Recital
Participation in the Honors Recital is by video audition only. Selected videos will be streamed during the lunch hour and thereafter featured on our website and Facebook page. In addition, all selected students will receive a certificate of recognition for their achievement.
All masterclasses will be open for observation.