Piano Program

Piano Student Program

(updated 6/1/17)

Program Tuition:
Apr 1 - May 19
After May 19*
Piano (Book 1)
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Piano (Books 2+)
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Piano Book 4+ plus Chamber$505Contact Registrar

* Participation in Institute is not guaranteed after June 1 and registration is subject to availability. and does not include the option of housing or food.

Tuition Includes: registration, student t-shirt, classes for all six hours (including enrichments), and parent classes. Additional items available for purchase include: housing and meals, enrichment classes for siblings who are not registered, extra t-shirts for other family members.

Registration for 2017 is now closed.

Class Descriptions

MASTER CLASS. An individual lesson with a master teacher where a student presents their polished piece. After their lesson, they will observe the other student lessons. Parents attend this class, taking notes on their child’s lesson so that the assignment for each day will be understood and they can help their child prepare for the next day’s class.

THEORY/READING. Students become more familiar with the written language of music.

TECHNIQUE/REPERTOIRE. Students will bring back old songs we worked so hard to perfect in lessons past. We will prepare them for performance. Pieces must be performance polished. See repertoire list below for song lists.

ENSEMBLE.  All book levels will be in an ensemble class with Milana Colt.

ENRICHMENT. Each participant also participates in two enrichment classes. This is an opportunity to learn something new or broaden our experience. For description of classes, visit our Enrichment page.

Full-day students ages 6 and under will be enrolled in Music & Movement and Arts & Crafts.
Piano students ages 7-8 will be enrolled in Arts & Crafts and select Bells or Drumming
Piano students ages 9+ will be enrolled in Bells and select Guitar or Drumming
Piano students book 4+ may select the Advanced Chamber option listed below.

Advanced Chamber Program

For students in book level 4+ AND at least 14 years old may enroll in the Advanced Chamber option during the week of Institute, either combined with the regular Strings or Piano Program classes or as a Chamber Only option. Students that are part of an existing ensemble can request to be together. Piano students interested in piano quintets may also register. Visit our Advanced Chamber page for complete details.


Monday: Registration 11am-1pm with Harry Potter games. At this time, you will receive your t-shirt (included in the cost of registration), your schedule, and all the information you will need to have an AWESOME week at Institute.

Orientation from 1-2pm in Jewett Auditorium: Teacher introductions, performance by enrichment instructors. ALL students and parents should attend this meeting. Information pertaining to the week’s activities will be finalized here. Students will then attend classes from 2-5pm.

Tuesday-Thursday: Students have classes from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will break for lunch and recitals will be held after lunch. If you wish to participate in one of these recitals, audition information can be found on our Honor Recital page.

Thursday: Chamber and orchestra concert, time TBA

Friday: Students have classes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. After lunch, final concerts will be held. Final concert times and locations will be announced at instutite.

NOTE: Proper dress is required at all concerts, string students wear black pants or skirts (knee length or longer) and white tops (no sleeveless, please) with black shoes and socks.

Piano Repertoire List

The Suzuki Institute experience relies upon a deep and thorough knowledge of all learned repertoire.

Book 1 
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Little Playmates
Chant Arabe

Book 2
Ecossaise (Hummel)
Happy Farmer
Minuet in G Minor
Arietta (Mozart)
Minuet 3 (Petzold)
Children At Play (Bartok)
Hungarian Folk Song

Book 3
Wild Rider (Schumann)
Ecossaise (Beethoven)
Little Waltz (Gurlitt)
Sonatina Op 36 No 1 (Clementi) 

Sonatina (Kuhlau)

Book 4
Rondo (Mozart)
Arabesque (Burgmuller)

Bagatelle (Tcherepnin)
Gavotte (Bach)

Book 5
Invention (Bach)
About Foreign Lands and People (Schumann)
Sonatina in F (Beethoven)
The Cuckoo (Daquin)

Book 6 and 7