Piano Program

Piano Student Program 2021 Has Been Canceled
Program Tuition:
Apr 1 - June 1
After June 1*
Piano (All Books)
Contact 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.

Online Registration is Closed.

        Please contact Registrar Bronwen Godfrey 208-863-7706


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.

READING ENSEMBLE. Students become more familiar with the written language of music while experiencing group ensemble work.

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.

UKULELE. Students will learn to play or enhance existing knowledge of the ukulele. Instruments will be provided for class use.

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 will be enrolled in Arts & Crafts and Dance.


Tuesday: Registration is at 8:00 in Langroise Foyer. Orientation is at 8:30 am in Jewett Audiorium. Students have classes from 9am to 4pm. Institute pictures will be taken at 11:50 in Langroise Foyer.

Tuesday-Thursday: 9am to 4pm. We will break for lunch from 12-1pm and honros recitals will be held at 4pm. If you wish to participate in one of these recitals, audition information can be found on our Honor Recital page.

Friday: Students have classes from 9am to 4pm.

Final concert will begin at 4:15 in Jewett Auditorium. At 4:00, healthy snacks will be provided outside the Langroise Building by the Suzuki Board. Concerto order will be Piano, Mariachi, Cello, Viola, Violin and Dance.

NOTE: Proper dress is required at the final concert, students wear black pants or skirts (knee length or longer) and their institute T-Shirt with black shoes and socks


Piano Repertoire List

Instructors of the repertoir classes will select pieces from these lists to work on during Institute week.

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