Piano and Harp Institute

Piano and Harp Institute
June 29- July 3, 2018
Piano & Harp Institute (PHI) provides a rich musical experience.  Designed as a family experience, DFW WOW Piano  & Harp Institute provides classes that focus on developing technique, musicality, note reading, and ensemble playing. A variety of enrichment classes are designed to broaden our students’ institute experience. In addition to the daytime classes, music and social activities are provided each evening to enhance the students’ overall camp experience. Participating in family-fun activities like Faculty Fun Recital, Stories and Songs in the Simulator, and Wacky Pajama Play-in round out each exciting day at DFW WOW.

DFW WOW is proud to call the American Airlines Training and Conference Center home. This world-class facility is perfectly suited for this type of event with all classes, housing, recreation, and meals conveniently located under one roof!


Program fees per applicant for the DFW WOW Piano & Harp Institute are as follows:

  • Book 1 and beyond: $ 495
  • Registration fee: $ 75 (non-refundable)

Registration and payments postmarked on or after April 15, 2018 but on or before May 15, 2018 will be assessed $25 late fee per applicant. Registration and payments postmarked on or after May 15, 2018 will be assessed $50 late fee per applicant. All payments must be postmarked by May 21, 2018. Registration closes May 21


The Piano & Harp Institute also allows parents the opportunity to see the success of the Suzuki approach on a grand scale and enhance the skills they need to help their children learn.

  • Each Book 1 and beyond student will receive 4 hours of instruction
  • Play-ins and parent seminars
  • Faculty Recital
  • Recreational activities.

Comfortable clothing is appropriate for the Institute. Rooms are well air conditioned, so plan accordingly.


Each student in Book 1 and beyond will be scheduled for:

  • Master Class
  • Group Class
  • Dalcroze
  • One Enrichment Class

Play-ins will be available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday afternoons during the parent seminars.


ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to participate in the Final Concert on Tuesday, July 3. A reception and Piano & Harp Institute Art Show will be held  following the Final Concert.  Final concert attire: jeans/dark bottoms and 2018 DFW WOW Institute t-shirt.


Each student should review repertoire up to and including his/her current piece and come prepared to play a polished piece for the first Master Class meeting. The teacher can readily assess the student’s needs by hearing a technically and musically mature piece.


Parental participation is essential to the success of the Suzuki method. Parents attend classes with their children and help them to prepare for the next day’s classes. All children must be accompanied by a parent or another responsible, interested adult. It is optimal that there be one adult per child. Childcare is not available during DFW WOW. Parent seminars are scheduled during daily play-ins.


Private teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend and observe their students’ classes at no charge.