Early Bird Registration OPEN!

It’s that time of year again! Early bird registration is officially open for the 2018/2019 school year. Here’s the breakdown:

Early bird registration: Submit registration for next year from now until July 31st and receive a discount! $70 for the first student, 10% off for every sibling after if you have multiple students enrolled.

Regular registration: Open August 1-31. $80 for the first student, 10% off for every sibling after if you have multiple students enrolled.

Late registration: Returning students — please submit registration prior to September 1 to avoid a 10% price increase (i.e., instead of $80, it would be $88). 

These registration times and fees apply to all returning students, with the exception of Gull Lake Homeschool Partnership students. If you are a Gull Lake Homeschool Partnership family, and you know you will be returning to take lessons at Suzuki in the fall, please submit your registration form to us as soon as possible — this will help us to schedule your lesson times more effectively and ensure a smooth ride with the Partnership’s enrollment system as well.

All of Grace’s returning students must also submit a registration form and fee prior to beginning the Fall semester in September.

You may submit your forms online to us here at the bottom of the page: http://www.suzukiacademykalamazoo.org/getstarted/


Check out our GoFundMe!

The Suzuki Academy has officially started a GoFundMe campaign with the aim of installing a new sign for the building and having a little extra to go towards instrument maintenance here at the school. If you have the means to do so, please join us in our onward and upward journey to making this little music school the best it can be!

If you cannot donate, no worries! Sharing with your friends and family is another great way to help get the word out, and we appreciate every share.

Click on the image below to be redirected to the campaign.

Spring Break!

Don't forget! Spring break starts and classes end THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, March 31! Please be reminded there will not be Little Stars or group classes this upcoming Saturday.

All classes and lessons will resume on Monday, April 9th. See you then, and have a wonderful spring break!


What's up with the cellos?

The Suzuki cellists have been quite busy performing and winning auditions!

Congratulations to Ella Smullen and Annabelle Fuerst who were chosen to solo on "Spotlight On Youth," Sunday March 4, 3pm at WMU Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

The Grace Notes 2 performed last Saturday before the Symphony Concert at Chenery Auditorium to a very appreciative audience. They will also be featured on Bravo's radio program Thursday March 1, in the Judy Jolliffe Theater at the Epic center. The program starts at 7pm. In addition, ten advanced cellists from Chicago are traveling to Kalamazoo on April 14  to play and perform with the Grace Notes. It will be a full day of performances, master classes, talks and a final concert at 4pm. All events will be at Second Reformed Church on Stadium Dr. and are open to the public. 

The 5pm group class will be featured on Sunday April 22 at the Yorkville Church in Richland.

Richard Narroway, our favorite cellist, will host a masterclass for the cello program sometime in March or April. Richard will receive his Doctorate in Cello Performance in May from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 


NEW OFFERING: Lil Bean Class with Dede Alder!

WHO: Kids, 6 months to 3 years old, with their parents

WHEN: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10 am
Three sessions available
Session 1: Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Session 2: Apr 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st
Session 3: May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Bond with your child as you sing songs, dance, play games, have stuffed animal parties, and play percussion. This high energy class will have your child engaged and having fun with you. We will inspire you to write songs for daily routines, to help encourage your child's cooperation. Early music helps stimulate brain function and sets up cognitive pathways to learn language, math, and problem solving.

WHERE: The Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

HOW MUCH: $35 per session