Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes
(updated 3/29/17)

 

The Suzuki Institute offers participants both Core (required) classes and Enrichment (elective) classes. Enrichment classes are a great opportunity for traditionally trained musicians, siblings, and even parents to participate in Institute! In addition, half day students can add extra classes to their day. Cost is $50 per class, per person.

 

For our enrolled participants, enrichment selections are as follows:

1/2 day students are assigned ONE enrichment class: Music & Movement.  See our Half Day Program page for more information.

Full day strings and piano students will have two enrichment classes. See our String Program or Piano Program page for more information.

Enrichment Class descriptions are as follows:

MariachiThis high-energy class will take you back hundreds of years to country people, celebrating joys, struggles and the triumphs of its people. Mariachi music encompasses the essence of Mexico and its people. Learn to sing in Spanish while playing and performing the traditional sounds of the Mariachi. This class might even encourage you to become a Mariachi musician, wandering the streets of your city and performing in malls, restaurants and even serenading at major family events. Viva! Mexico!
 

 

Bells: Hand bells offer a unique musical and visual experience that people of all ages can enjoy. They be can played in choirs, or even as a solo instrument and require using techniques that are not used with any other instrument.

 

Drumming: Does your child have a bit of the wild side or the grace of a princess? In this class students will have the opportunity to embellish both of these personalities. Share in the excitement of rhythms by learning basic drumming technique. Develop skills in teamwork, playing and improvising, as a journey of life is discovered through rhythm.

 

Arts & Crafts: Let your creative genius come out. Create fun art projects the whole week.

 

Music & Movement: This class is a great class for the student who just can't keep his or her feet still!  Explore songs, rhythmic thymes, movement, and instrument play, and is just plain fun! These activities are presented as informal and non-performance oriented musical experiences. 

 

GuitarStudents will learn basic chords and melodies for a sing-along experience. If you have a guitar, please bring it!