Jun
10
2:00 pm14:00

School's Out! Suzuki Group Concert

  • First Congregational Church

We're wrapping up the 2016 - 2017 school year with an afternoon of some sweet Suzuki tunes! Our students have all come so far this year, and they're so excited to present what they've learned.

Refreshments to follow the performance.

May
21
4:00 pm16:00

Suzuki Showcase: Spring 2017

  • Kalamazoo Country Club

Our students have been working hard all year to show off their skills at the Suzuki Showcase! The requirements for this show are that the students have a) choose their best piece, and b) have performed it in a recital or concert at least once before.

Join us in applauding them on their achievements this year! 

Refreshments to follow the performance.

Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

April Solo Recital

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

April showers bring little musical flowers! Come support our students as they show off their skills at the Suzuki Academy. Refreshments to follow the performance.

Apr
22
9:30 am09:30

Every Child Can Class

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

Our cello instructor, Grace Field, will be teaching an Every Child Can Class at the Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo! 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.

Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

March Solo Recital

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

Our students will be showing off their skills at the Suzuki Academy! Come out and support these fabulous performers, and stick around for refreshments after!

Feb
18
2:00 pm14:00

End of the Semester Group Concert

  • Friendship Village

Our students will be rounding out the fall semester with a group concert at Friendship Village! We are so excited to be playing for this wonderful community.

Jan
28
2:00 pm14:00

Solo Recital

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

Come check out our brilliant students playing in the final solo recital of the semester! 

Dec
4
5:00 pm17:00

Suzuki Showcase

  • Kalamazoo Country Club

Our students will leave for winter break with a bang this year! This concert is the culmination of months to years of work from our students, who will only be playing their most polished pieces during this formal group concert. Our instructors will also be playing some pieces of their own! As always, this performance is FREE and open to parents and the public alike.

Dec
3
7:00 pm19:00

Student Performer Showcase (SUZUKI CELLOS ONLY)

  • Miller Auditorium

Our cello students will be showcasing their talents and providing entertainment in the Miller Auditorium lobby before the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Sounds of the Season: Christmas with Angel Blue performance. For more information regarding this performance, visit the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's website here: http://bit.ly/2dWpsDs

Nov
30
7:00 pm19:00

Group Concert

  • Crosstown Parkway Apartments

Our students will be playing as a group for the senior citizen community of the Crosstown Parkway Apartments! Please join us for an evening of beautiful music. There will be a reception following the performance with snacks and punch available. Parents and public alike are welcome, and it is FREE.

Nov
13
3:00 pm15:00

Solo Recital

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

We are very excited to present our students and their hard work! Parents and public alike are welcome to attend and see their progress.

There will be a reception following the recital with snacks and punch available.

All are welcome to attend and it is completely FREE! Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

Student Performer Showcase (SUZUKI STRINGS ONLY)

  • Miller Auditorium

Our strings students will be showcasing their talents and providing entertainment in the Miller Auditorium lobby before the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Barber and Bartók performance. For more information regarding this performance, see here.

Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

SuSPOOKY Trick or Treat!

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

All of our students and their families are welcome to come in your cutest, scariest, or most clever costumes – we can’t wait to see what everyone is going to be this year. There won’t be group class this Saturday, but to make up for it, we encourage everyone to play their instruments for treats – so be sure to bring yours!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Mindfulness Class Suzuki Fundraiser

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

A Suzuki parent, Eric Nelson, is offering free stress and pain management classes as a fundraiser for Suzuki! This class will be held following group lessons. We suggest a donation of $5-10, and all proceeds will benefit the Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo.

Come join us and learn simple mindfulness practices to use when you're stressed or anxious. Research shows mindfulness improves: attention, emotional balance (anxiety, fear, and anger), cardio health, relationships, and much more. 

Eric has 25 years' experience in the Mind-Body Health field, received his mindfulness training through the University of Massachusetts Medical School and worked at the Fetzer Institute as a mind-body health program developer for 22 years. He established Stress Management Solutions in 2011, to provide mindfulness and stress management training in the Greater Kalamazoo area.

Oct
1
2:00 pm14:00

Solo Recital

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

We are very excited to present our students and their hard work in this first solo recital of the year! Parents and public alike are welcome to attend and see what our students have been working on in this first month of classes.

There will be a reception following the recital with snacks and punch available. 

All are welcome to attend and it is completely FREE! Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo Open House

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

Hello Suzuki families and friends! We invite you all to join us for a meet and greet, snacks, and a quick discussion of policies and upcoming events for the Fall 2016 semester here at the Suzuki Academy. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jun
3
5:30 pm17:30

Suzuki Plays Art Hop!

  • Willis Law

Our violin and viola students will be performing downtown at WIllis Law during the June Art Hop! Come out and show your support! Free and all ages!

May
28
8:45 am08:45

Suzuki Plays the Kalamazoo Farmers Market!

What could be better than a little strings with your local grocery shopping? Our violin and viola students will be entertaining at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market this Friday, so come on out and support local arts, crafts, and food!

May
22
3:00 pm15:00

Suzuki Group Concert

  • First Congregational Church

This is our final concert of the year, and it is FREE! Come out and see how our students have grown this semester!

May
8
9:30 am09:30

Suzuki Plays the Kalamazoo Marathon!

  • PNC Bank

We will be playing music and cheering on the Kalamazoo Marathon participants at the PNC Bank on Oakland!

For Suzuki students: a sign up sheet will be available at the school if you wish to participate.

This event is FREE, so come check it out!

May
7
10:00 am10:00

Mindfulness Workshop Fundraiser

  • The Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

Stress less and relax!

A Suzuki parent, Eric Nelson, is offering a free stress reduction class as a fundraiser. This class will be held following group lessons on Saturday, May 7th. We suggest a donation of $10, and all proceeds benefit the Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo.

Come join us and learn simple mindfulness-based practices that research has shown to improve: attention, emotional balance (anxiety, fear, anger) and relationships. 

Eric has 25 years experience in the Mind-Body Health field, received his mindfulness training through the University of Massachusetts Medical School and worked at the Fetzer Institute as a program officer for 20 years. 

So take a stress break and stop by our class on May 7 at 10-10:50 am, located at Suzuki Music.

Feb
17
5:00 pm17:00

Yaegy Park at Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo!

  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

Yaegy Park, gold medal winner at the 40th annual Stulberg International String Competition, will be at the Suzuki Academy next week! She'll be joining us for an "informance" at 5 pm, at which she will play for us, with us, answer our questions, and hang out. Everyone is welcome to join!