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. 

 Student Program 

***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:

  • Masterclass

  • Interactive Practice Hour

  • Enrichment

  • Performance Class

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. Recommendation letters will be shared with masterclass faculty. 

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

  • Music History 

  • Kodaly-based aural skills training 

  • Jazz/Improv

 

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. 

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 Teacher Program 

Masterclass Observation

All masterclasses will be open for observation. 

Viola

Ethan Filner

Jazz/Improv

Megan Shung

Faculty 2021

Violin

Yoko Acheson

Clarisse Atcherson

Timothy Durbin

Ellie Albers LeRoux

David Strom

Cello

Carey Cheney

Nancy Yamagata

Music History

Matt Smith 

Aural Skills

Robert Lee