At our institute, you will find a wonderful mix of working toward goals of excellence through passionate learning, friendships, and lots of fun. From master classes, to repertoire classes, to enrichment classes, you will receive top-notch instruction from teachers from throughout the United States and Canada. You will see Dr. Shinichi’s philosophy come alive through each of these world-renowned teachers. Parents will also be inspired to work with their children in new ways as a result of parent talks, observations of their children’s lessons, and through new friendships with other parents who are sharing the Suzuki experience.
To allow for the very best experience when you arrive, make sure that all of your Suzuki review pieces are well-prepared. Following Suzuki’s approach, any piece from any book up to what has been learned can be used for teaching and motivational purposes—in the masterclass lesson, in repertoire class, and in the play-ins. Also, arrive with a plan for a polished piece to play for your masterclass teacher on the first day. “Polished” is usually not the newest piece being worked on, but one you are very comfortable with. This way the teacher can look beyond the notes and find ways to help you progress in other ways, musically or technically. There will be ample chance to practice each day, and you won’t believe the progress you will make!
We look forward to greeting you this summer!
Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Sarah Cummings, and Natalie Brandt Coots, Music Directors