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 $40 per class, per person.
For our enrolled participants, enrichment selections are as follows:
1/2 day students (piano or strings) have a choice of ONE enrichment class.
Enrichment classes they can choose from are: Music and Movement, Arts & Crafts, or Dance.
Full day strings students will have a choice of TWO enrichment classes.
Enrichment classes they can choose from are: Chamber (details below), Dance, Arts & Crafts, Bucket Drumming, Chess, and Music Theater/Choir.
*Music and Movement is available for Book 1 string students under age 7.
*Chamber is for intermediate reading level and up, and students must bring their own music stand. Chamber music will be sent out ahead of time.
Full day piano students will have a choice of TWO enrichment classes.
Enrichment classes they can choose from are: Dance, Music Theater/Choir, Arts and Crafts, Drumming, and/or Chess. See our Piano Program information page for more information.
Enrichment Class descriptions are as follows:
|Music and Movement: This is an active, hands-on class to build music skills and have fun with new melodies and instruments. We run, jump, toss, tap, shout, whisper, and play! *Recommended for students ages 7 and under.|
|Arts & Crafts: Let your creative genius come out! Create fun art projects the whole week.|
*All ages welcome.
|Dance: This class is explosive! Dances that combines memory, coordination, rhythm games, and loads of energetic FUN! By combining fast paced rhythms and movement exercises, your child will get an AWESOME workout without realizing they are breaking a sweat! This class if for anyone who can move! Be sure to bring flat, closed-toe shoes for this class. Open to all ages.|
|Choir/Musical Theater: Come experience a little bit of Broadway! Use voice as your instrument in this class complete with a little dancing and a little drama. A great class for all ages.|
|Chess Class: This class was a surprising hit last year. Learn the game, the strategy, and play against fellow students. Great for all ages and experience levels! BEGINNERS WELCOME! * Recommended for students ages 7 and over.|
|Drumming: This "Bucket Brigade" is an exciting new way to play with rhythm. Using 5 gallon buckets, and special drum sticks, students of all ages will enjoy the experience of playing the buckets. The session will begin with basic rhythms and sticking and conclude with a completely choreographed composition. Performers will be a part of the creative process and "won't want to put their buckets away." Come join in the fun! Click here to see a short clip from a previous year’s performance.|
* Recommended for students ages 7 and over.
|Orchestra: (full day string students will be automatically enrolled in this class)|
This class provides an opportunity to sight read and follow a conductor. You will be placed in the orchestra most suited to your reading level. Traditional string students can participate as well.
*Recommended that student be past the middle of Suzuki Book 1 or equivalent.
Advanced Chamber Orchestra: (for advanced string and piano students). This program offers the opportunity for students to participate in ensemble and advanced chamber orchestra. These classes are limited to string students at the following levels: Suzuki Book 4+ or equivalent for violin, Book 3+ for Cello or Viola, all must be proficient in reading skills and have previous orchestral experience. Suzuki Book 6+ for piano. For Chamber groups, students will be divided into ensembles according to their level.
Traditional music students who meet the playing requirements will feel very comfortable participating in this Workshop. Encourage friends to participate in this tremendous opportunity for traditional and Suzuki students alike! Parts will be selected and assigned based on the experience level listed on the Registration form. Music will be sent to the student early so notes can be learned before rehearsals begin. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Advanced Chamber Orchestra and Ensembles will perform Thursday, June 25 at 5:15 p.m. Participants will need to wear concert black.