The Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo will be closed today due to the weather. Stay home, stay safe, stay cozy!

That being said, today was also the due day for our holiday fundraiser! Many of you are now wondering what to do next, so let’s get down to business.

Given that the roads clear up by tomorrow, RosaLee will be in the office tomorrow afternoon to collect order forms and payments, so you can drop them off to her then.

Alternatively, if you are able to drop your order forms and payments off today or tomorrow, please feel free to do so by putting them in an envelope and placing them in our mailbox by the road.

We do need all order forms in by tomorrow. If you need to make alternative special arrangements, please email RosaLee.

Thank you all for your patience, and enjoy your snow day!


Visiting Artist: Jordan Hamilton

This upcoming Saturday, the Suzuki Academy violin group classes will be hosting visiting artist Jordan Hamilton!

Who is Jordan Hamilton?

An accomplished cellist in the classical world, local artist Jordan Hamilton is making a name for himself writing and performing his own music. Finding innovative ways to use his cello, Jordan’s music combines different genres, including folk, jazz, and hip hop. Check out his music video for "Better Days" here:

Jordan will be demonstrating to our classes what techniques he's been using with his cello, discussing his music with us, as well as perform for us AND with us. Exciting stuff!

Little Stars/Lil Bean will still take place at Suzuki at the normal time on this day, but all other violin groups need to arrive by 10:30 am to participate.

Fall 2018 is coming fast!

The new school year is just around the corner – have you submitted your registration form yet? If you are planning on returning for lessons at Suzuki, be sure to submit registration on our website here:

You can find the form at the bottom of the web page!

We’d also like to remind you that our GoFundMe campaign is still going on. If you are able to donate to our cause, we would greatly appreciate it! You can find that campaign here:

We hope you’ve all been having a wonderful summer and that you get to soak up a few more beach days before we see your shining faces back in the fall!


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:


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.