Summer Suzuki

Program Dates: June 24 – 28, 2024

  • Full-Day Tuition: $880 (9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., for students ages 6-12 in Suzuki Books 1-6)
  • 3-Hour Tuition: $450 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for students ages 3-5, attending with parent)*
  • 2-Hour Tuition, Future Players: $300 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., for children ages 3-6 who do not play an instrument, but are exploring the possibility. Attending with parent)*

*The tuition for the 3-Hour and 2-Hour Summer Suzuki programs must be paid in full.


About Summer Suzuki at RSC

In RSC’s Summer Suzuki program, violinists, cellists, and guitarists ages 3-12 will spend a week developing their artistry and technique in a nurturing environment. Throughout this five-day program, students will engage in daily master classes, learn and solidify new skills in the Suzuki Technique and Musicianship Class, and more. The week then concludes with performances!


2024 Applications Open: Apply Here

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2024 Summer Suzuki Faculty

Guitar
Berit Strong

Violin
Molly Tucker
Lisa Lederer
Yerim Hwang
Joy Grimes

Cello
Nancy Hair
Taylor Stobinski

Fiddle/Folk Music
Molly Tucker
Casey Murray

Dalcroze/Theory
Weronika Balewski

And more!


Program Highlights and Details

Program Director Jenna Potts will reach out to Full Day and 3-hour Summer Suzuki program applicants in April 2024 about placement auditions. 

Applicants should prepare to record themselves playing two contrasting pieces that best demonstrate their abilities. The pieces should be from the Suzuki repertoire and should be memorized. This audition is to determine placement in the Suzuki Technique and Musicianship Class. 


Each student will enjoy a master class daily with peers of a similar level. Parents are welcomed (but not required) to attend the master class!


Suzuki Technique and Musicianship Class is where the magic takes place! By playing with peers, students solidify their technical skills, develop ensemble skills, and become excited about repertoire they will soon learn.


Students will enjoy enrichment classes where they explore pitch, pulse, rhythm, notation, history, and other musical concepts in playful, age-appropriate activities.


All Full-Day and 3-Hour program students will participate in a solo recital (Thursday, 2:30 p.m.) and a large group concert (Friday, 2:30p.m.).

2-Hour program (Future Players) students will participate in a large group concert (Friday, 2:30 p.m.).

Parents and guests are warmly welcomed to the performances.


Daily lunch is provided at The Rivers School Kraft Dining Hall.


We have a two hour option for students age 3.5 – 6 years old who are eager to begin lessons soon! They, alongside their parents, will enjoy a music/movement class as well as a Suzuki Technique and Musicianship Class that explores foundational string-instrument concepts such as instrument care, posture, bow-arm development, and ear training. Parent education received during this week will help you make sure to start off on the right foot while you motivate and nurture your young musician!  Please note, this is not a drop-off program.


Limited need-based financial aid is available for summer programs. To apply, please complete the financial aid application prior to your audition date. Application and complete information can be found on the Financial Aid page.


Applicants should be currently studying privately with a teacher who has Suzuki registered training and should plan to have their review pieces memorized and ready to go. If you are not sure whether this program is a good fit for you, please email Program Director Jenna Potts (j.potts@rivers.org).


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