Thursday, March 19, 2015

Looking for Volunteers May 28-30 - Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

We are looking for several parent volunteers to host the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program's assessment, which takes place May 28-30. This assessment provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.

We are looking for greeters and timekeepers. If you are able to volunteer for a few hours during May 28-30, please e-mail .

Thursday, March 12, 2015

April 4 schedule changes for TEDx Event

On Saturday, April 4, Sherwood/ Columbia College Chicago is hosting a TEDx event in our recital hall. For those of you familiar with TED Talks, this is a big production. We are pleased to be able to offer the majority of our Saturday programming that day, however, in order to accommodate the event, we are moving or canceling the following Suzuki classes:

Suzuki Orchestra & Suzuki Performance class: Cancelled

Luke Bartolomeo Private Piano Lessons:  Moved from room 223 to room 215

Suzuki Violin Advanced Group:  Moved from Recital Hall to room 208

Thank you so much for your attention to this matter, and please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Aki with any questions.

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.