For Parents + Students

Winterfest! Weekend workshop

February 26-27, 2022 Online.

Violin, Cello, Piano books 1-6; Viola books 1-2; Guitar books 1-10.

REGISTER HERE January 1 – February 10.

Student Fee: $95 (additional siblings $85)

Teacher Weekend Pass: $10. Free for teachers sending 1 or more students.

Scholarship application here. Applicants will be notified by Feb. 15.

Included in the Workshop:
Group Suzuki Classes

Students work with a dynamic and engaging clinician, building on their musical technique and skills while gaining fresh perspectives from a renowned teacher! Classes are grouped by instrument and level. Students will have a chance to play individually and to interact with faculty. They will also prepare repertoire together for the Sunday Play-In.

Masterclass

Students (Lightly Row/French Folk Song and up) meet with their instrumental specialist faculty and delve into in-depth work on a Suzuki piece of the student’s choice in a small group. Students receive two total Masterclasses – one per day. Students may prepare one or two pieces from their current repertoire to bring to their Masterclasses.

Enrichment: Blues

Students broaden their musicianship and learn new musical styles. We enthusiastically welcome Carl Sonny Leyland, pianist specializing in the blues! A Saturday evening faculty feature concert and live Q&A with Sonny (6:30PM Eastern time) is also included in the weekend.

Piano Improv

Piano students stretch their creative muscles and gain confidence in the skill of improvisation. With Nancy Modell.

Advanced Class for Books 4+

Experienced string students expand their musical vocabulary. With Gabriel Remillard.

Parent-Teacher Talks

Insightful conversations, practice advice, and community support for your Suzuki parenting journey. Led by Suzuki educator Shu-Yi Scott.

Play-In and Final Concert

On Sunday afternoon, all students and faculty will gather, first by instrument, then all together, to present their group pieces in a joyous finale.

Repertoire: Please choose one or two polished pieces for your Masterclass and review working repertoire in your current book. More details will be shared with registered participants.

Faculty:

Violin and Viola: Carlough Faulkner-Carroll, Gabriel Remillard

Cello: Shu-Yi Scott

Piano: Nancy Modell, Nightingale Chen

Guitar: Seth Himmelhoch

Enrichment: Carl Sonny Leyland

Parent Education: Shu-Yi Scott

Details for Workshop Participants:

  • The workshop will be held over Zoom. Each class is 45 minutes long and begins on the hour starting at 9am Eastern Time until 3pm, with a lunch break at noon. Most students will have an additional break period. Some siblings may have two different classes simultaneously. The Saturday evening faculty feature concert is at 6:30pm.
  • Parent/caregiver/practice partner participation is strongly recommended, especially for ages 10 and under, to ensure the best Suzuki experience for all. Please join our Parent-Teacher Talk!
  • Instructions for accessing the online workshop will be posted the week leading up to the Workshop.
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