Thursday, February 4, 2016

Parents as Partners Online- Video Inspiration for Suzuki Parents

Parents as Partners Online is a series of online videos for Suzuki parents and teachers that address Suzuki-related topics, such as practice tips, parent-child relationships, philosophy, listening, motivation and more! This resource from The Suzuki Association of the Americas will be available through June 30th.

Please contact Mr. Aki, or your private lesson teacher to register to share new ideas on Suzuki-related topics.  For more information, please click here.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Suzuki Summer String Camp 2016

The Suzuki Summer String Camp will run from July 11-15, 2016. Registration is open and already several students signed up.  We hope to see many students in this year’s summer camp! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Suzuki Summer String Camp 2016 - Mark your calendars!

The Suzuki Summer String Camp will run from July 11-15, 2016. Registration will open in mid-January.  We hope to see many students participate again this year! 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

String Fest 2016 registration is now open!

String Fest is a positive opportunity for string students between the ages of 4–18 to meet other string players and perform publicly.

Each participant will be assigned to a recital according to level, and family and friends are invited to attend. Participant evaluations will be presented by adjudicators during the recital and each performer will receive a certificate of accomplishment. Applications due January 20, 2016. Click here to learn more! 

Festival Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Applications Due: January 20, 2016 (No extensions to the deadline will be made.)

Festival Categories/ Fees
Solo Participant: $28
Chamber Ensemble (Duo, Trio, Quartet): $40 for the entire group

Festival Levels
Group I: 2 or fewer years of study
Group II: 3-5 years of study
Group III: 6-7 years of study
Group IV: 8 or more years of study
Elementary (ages 4-12)
High School (ages 13-18)
Repertoire Requirements
Participants must perform two contrasting pieces. Movements from a multi-movement work (such as a sonata) should be counted as separate selections. Total performance time should not exceed 6 minutes for Groups I & II, and 10 minutes for Groups III & IV.

Questions? Call 312.369.3150. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Martine Benmann at

Friday, November 20, 2015

Group and Preparatory class schedule for December

December 12th (Saturday)

-   8:45am-9:45am: Cello Dress Rehearsal for Suzuki string department recital. (room 219)
-   all Violin group classes & 10:00am classes run as usual.
-  11:00am-11:45am: Violin Dress rehearsal for the Suzuki string department recital. (Recital hall) - no performance class

December 19th (Saturday) - Suzuki Department String Recital
- No group & performance classes.
- Eurhythmics, String Ensemble, Note readers class are still happening.

December 19th (Saturday) - Suzuki Department String Recital (Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave.)
- Call time for students: 11:30AM - Black & white, or holiday themed dress.
- Concert: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Accompanist - Una Storoda

You may already had met Una.  She is our new accompanist for the Preparatory program.

Una Stroda comes from Latvia where she graduated with BA degree in Piano Performance and Accompaniment. She has a broad experience in accompanying instrumentalists, vocalists and choirs on both sides of the ocean. Una came to Chicago 11 years ago to study theology, and now holds MA and PhD in theology from Catholic Theological Union and from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.She is glad about all the opportunities to play both accompaniment and solo piano, and has participated in several Amateur Piano competitions, including two in Chicago, organized by PianoForte Foundation which is across the street form Sherwood Music School.

Please welcome her joining Sherwood's Suzuki program team!