2017 Class Descriptions

A master class lesson is a shared experience. Three or four children, depending on their age and repertoire, are assigned to a teacher for an hour.  During this hour, the teacher will teach each of the students individually while the others watch.  By watching the other students, your child will be motivated and will learn much about playing the instrument. Parents attend the entire hour to observe and take notes of interest from all of the students' lessons. Please prepare a polished piece to play for the masterclass.  This means something you can already play easily, so that you can gain the most from the teacher’s comments. 

Violin and Cello Group Class
These are organized by book level. In a group repertoire class, musical techniques and playing skills can be worked on as the students play their common repertoire together.

Piano Exploration Class
Rediscover the fun of music making, guided by your intuition!  Our Piano Exploration Class gives you the rare opportunity to create melodies in a musical conversation together with the other piano students. Here is your chance to tap into your creativity and artistry for a rewarding musical time.  Let yourself go!

Chamber Music and Collaborating Class
Pianists and some string players will collaborate in a chamber music or solo/accompanist setting. Students will learn about ensemble skills, such as cuing, dialogue within the music, balance, and sharing leadership within a group.

Enrichment Class- Musical History Tours:Harry Potter and the Magical Tradition of German Opera!
Using excerpts from the movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” the idea of movie themes will be explored as they relate to characters and ideas. After that students will participate in dramatic interpretations of several German operas by Mozart, Weber, and Wagner that created a tradition in story telling involving magic and the supernatural! This look into music history through some of our favorite stories is both fun and educational for the entire family!

Viola for Violinists
For violinists who have polished Humoresque or more, this additional class will give you the opportunity to play the viola. Learn specific viola techniques, including reading the alto clef.


The Play-in is an informal gathering for all students of the workshop.  This is an opportunity to play music from all of the repertoire covered at the workshop, play musical games, listen to more advanced repertoire, and gain ideas from several local Suzuki teachers.

PreTwinkle Violin Class
On Saturday, July 8, we will offer a Pre-Twinkle class for beginner violinists (those who have not yet mastered Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and variations). Students must already have a private Suzuki violin teacher. Movement, posture, rhythm, and singing activities will be used to enhance foundational skills. Students who enroll in the Pre-Twinkle Class will also have the opportunity to participate in one enrichment class on Saturday.


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