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


NEW OFFERING: Beginning Percussion Ensemble with Dede Alder!

WHO: All ages!

WHEN: Saturdays, 11:15 am - 12 pm
Two sessions available
Session 1: Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3
Session 2: Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5

Come play Percussion! This interactive and fun playshop will set you up with lots of basic rhythmic skills; counting, keeping time, notes & strokes, and music reading. You will also learn lots of basic percussion instruments; shakers, hand drums, bass drums with sticks, and body percussion. This super fun musical experience will create different drum grooves that fit together to form songs and dynamic performances.

WHERE: The Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo

HOW MUCH: $35 per session


Suzuki Violins at Crosstown Parkway Apartments - February 2018

Some of our violin students braved the snow to put on a show for the senior community at Crosstown Parkway Apartments last week! Thanks to all who came, it was awesome!