Summer Sessions!

The summer months and end of the current semester are coming fast! We have some updates for you about how the summer sessions are going to work this year.

The last day of the semester is June 10, which is also the date of our final concert! After that, we’re taking a week off of lessons and will come back ready to go for the first summer term on Monday, June 19th.

This summer will be split into two 5-week sessions (Summer I and Summer II, respectively), and all current students will be automatically enrolled in both sessions. There will be no group class over the summer; only private lessons. Each session will cost $120 (for 30 minute weekly private lessons; price will be adjusted for longer individual sessions).

Summer I: June 19th – July 23rd
Summer II: July 24th – August 27th

You will be automatically enrolled in the summer programs and we will simply send you a bill for the summer sessions when they begin. You and your child(ren) will keep coming to private lessons as usual - there’s no extra sign up or fee.

If you prefer to participate in one session and not the other OR if you prefer to not take lessons at all over the summer, please email RosaLee at suzukiacademykalamazoo@gmail.com by June 1st, so we can adjust the registration accordingly.

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Every Child Can Class

Our cello instructor, Grace Field, will be teaching an Every Child Can Class at the Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 - 4:30 pm! Please contact Grace for more information: 269.365.0966 or gracenotes269@yahoo.com

Every Child Can!© (ECC) is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to Suzuki education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning.

In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, it includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training, and an overview of the SAA’s role in supporting teachers and parents. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, ECC includes video materials and SAA-developed courseware, and provides each participant with useful reference materials (manuals) for later study. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Teacher Development Program.

Upcoming Changes to Note!

Little Stars Changes:

Starting January 28th, Little Stars will begin at 10 AM instead of 9:30 AM on Saturday mornings.

On February 4th, 8 week Little Stars sessions can be purchased for $48. We will still be accepting $7 drop in classes as well.

On February 18th, all of our Little Stars students are invited to perform at Friendship Village with the Suzuki Academy at 2 pm!

Suzuki Violins Changes:

Group class times will change for Book 1 and Book 2 on January 28th. Beginners will start at 10 AM, and late Book 1 and Book 2 will start at 11 AM on Saturdays.

Please email us at suzukiacademykalamazoo@gmail.com if you have any questions about this!

First Annual Suzuki Showcase

We are so proud of the tremendous progress our students have made in perfecting their skills this semester! To perform in this concert, students were asked to choose pieces they have had practice playing in front of others at previous recitals. Listening to their polished pieces was a true joy! Thanks to everyone who came!