Friday, February 27, 2015

Join us for Suzuki Summer String Camp!

The Suzuki Summer String Camp for ages 4-12 is proud to offer fun and innovative classes that will keep your child motivated and engaged in summer study. Our course offerings are built around the Suzuki method, and will offer your child the opportunity to broaden and deepen her or his musical knowledge. Students must have at least 6 months of previous study on their instrument. Learn more at register online at!

July 13-17, from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
AGES 4- 12
*Ages 4-5 have the option to take a 1/2 day camp, which runs from 9 am-12 pm

Semi-private & large group lessons, Eurhythmics, Orchestra, Violin Fiddlers, Chamber Music, Note Reading
4-12 year olds: Tuition is $500 for the week. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot in the camp.
4-5 year olds (optional): Tuition for the optional 1/2 day camp is $250 for the week. A $125 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot in the 1/2 day camp.
Register online at

For more questions about the Summer String Camp, or if you are interested in early drop off or late pickup options, please contact Aki Tanaka at

Saturday, February 14, 2015

New Piano Teacher - Jeff Kleinsorge

We would like to introduce a new piano teacher in the Suzuki program, Jeff Kleinsorge.  Jeff attended the Manhattan School of Music, and studied with Constance Keene and Gary Grafman.  He also attended Michigan State University, studying with Ralph Votapek.  In addition to teaching, he will also be the accompanist for the performance class.

If you see him in the hallway, please say hi and welcome him!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mark the calendar – Suzuki Summer String Camp

You are invited to attend the Suzuki Summer String camp, which will run from July 13-17.

  4 & 5 years old students have a choice to attend half, or full day camp this year.  Students will have opportunities to have semi-private lesson, orchestra, chamber music, large group lesson, fiddle classes, outside activities, eurhythmics, and all other fun activities. Registration will open very soon!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Spring registration

We hope that you all had a great holiday. If you haven’t registered for Spring Term, please contact the office as soon as possible so you are able to continue taking lessons without any disruption.

Monday, November 24, 2014

violin and cello repertoires for Art Institute's treasure hunt & tea party event

These are repertoires for Art Institute's Treasure Hunt & Tea party event


Minuet by Boccherini
Judas Maccabeus/Handel
Hallelujah/Jewish song
OCome Little Children
Jingla Bells



Book 2
Bourree                      Handel
Hunter’s Chorus        Weber

Old Joe Clark

Book 1
Minuet 1
Joy to the World
O Come Little Children
Song of the Weind
Twinkle vatiarions and theme

Friday, November 21, 2014

Saturday preparatory class schedule for Nov/Dec

11/22/14 4:00-5:00PM
Sherwood Suzuki faculty recital
Sherwood’s Recital hall
Everyone is invited

No Saturday preparatory class

Normal preparatory class: except for the following
No Suzuki Chamber ensemble
No Performance class

10:45-12:15PM        Dress rehearsal for string department recital
Cello & Violin @ recital hall

Art institute’s annual holiday treasure hunt & tea party performance
If you sign up for the event, make sure to have the instruction sheet from your private teacher.

Dress code for the tea party: white shirt, black pant/skirt with optional red theme accent

12/13/14 String department recital
No class, except Eurhythmics and Note readers
11:00AM call time for all students
12:00PM String Department recital

Due to recital hall capacity, each student may bring up to two guests.

Dress code for the department recital: no jeans, or t-shirt. 
Appropriate holiday theme dress, or concert attire of your choice

Normal Preparatory class

If you have questions, contact one of the teachers, or Aki Tanaka –