The Advanced Suzuki Program

Only two Violin Book 4-5 spots open.

The Advanced Suzuki Institute provides an opportunity for students to deepen their skills, guided by an internationally acclaimed faculty in a supportive and motivational environment. Throughout the five days students will receive master class lessons along with technique, repertoire and enrichments classes, and orchestra or ensemble.

The program is open to violin, viola, cello, and guitar students in Book 3 - 10 and above (Post Graduate). There is a separate Sibling Program for violin students in mid Book 1 and 2. An online teacher recommendation from your private teacher is not required but helps assure each student receives proper class placement. 

Non-Suzuki Students

Students who have not received training using the Suzuki Method but have reached the repertoire playing level of Suzuki Book 3-10+ are welcome at the Advanced Suzuki Institute. These students are encouraged to study the Suzuki repertoire at their level so that they can fully participate in the repertoire classes.

Core Classes

All students will be enrolled in:

  • Master Class

  • Technique

  • Repertoire

  • Orchestra for violin, viola, cello

  • Ensemble for guitar

  • Enrichment class

Master Classes

There are 3 to 4 similar level students placed in Master Class. Students will play and work on a polished piece to improve skills to elevate their playing both technical and musically. Students have the opportunity to learn by observing the other students in participating in the class.

Technique Class

These classes strengthen left and right hand techniques using scales, position, and totalization exercises and repertoire.

Repertoire Class

Students will be placed in a class at their level to polish the musical and technical aspects of the Suzuki repertoire.

Orchestra/Guitar Ensemble

All students will be placed in one of our 3 orchestras or guitar ensembles based on their repertoire level. Music is sent in advance to ensure students have time to develop orchestral and ensemble skills. Orchestra students will be assigned a specific section/part that cannot be switched. Violin students who play viola as a secondary instrument my choose to play viola in the orchestra.

Enrichment Class

All students will be placed in an enrichment class designed to broaden their musical abilities by exploring alternative styles and types of music and harmonies. The class promises to engage students in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.