S I Courses

July 4 – July 4, 2018




Meet in groups of 3 or 4 students. Each student has an individual lesson on a piece that is technically and musically mastered, while the other students and parents observe and grasp practice points applicable to their own studies.


Stress ensemble, technique, and tone production through the review of repertoire up to and including the student’s current book level.


The Dalcroze Method helps foster imagination, creative expression, coordination, flexibility, concentration, inner hearing, music appreciation and understanding of musical concepts. Students develop musical expression, rhythm and pitch through movement. Open to all musicians. Also available for siblings at an additional charge.


Do art and music have any connections? Yes! Learn to express yourself through another modality. Students will be creating a variety of art projects throughout the institute that incorporate many different textures and mediums. Please plan on bringing an extra T-shirt/paint shirt that can be worn during class. Open to all musicians. Also available for siblings at an additional charge.


Students of the violin and viola explore traditional fiddling. This class provides an exciting journey through bowing patterns, rhythms, scales, and several traditional and celtic tunes. Open to violinists and violists in Book 2 and up.


This “For Cellos Only” class is sure to be a blast! Learn to play fiddle tunes with the cello while enjoying group music making. Cellists will explore both melody and harmony parts to fiddle tunes. Open to cellists in Book 3 and up.


Combine many traditional Suzuki songs with a twist! Bring your instrument, singing, dancing feet, and an open mind. This class is open to violins, violas, and cellos in Book 2 and up.


Improve your music theory, learn about composers , and improve listening skills through games and activities that make music learning fun. Open to all musicians.


Learn to compose an original piece for the instrument of your choice using Sibelius music software. Compose and Compute will enable you to utilize Sibelius in this very creative and fun way. Open to students in Book 4 and up.


String orchestra comprised of violins, violas, and cellos. Students are assigned to one of three orchestras according to their Suzuki Book level.



Participants will meet with a small ensemble for one hour each day. Basic principles of chamber music will be stressed. Parts may be doubled to allow growth in confidence. Additional fee of $75 required. Eligibility requirements:

Violin: Completion of Concerto in G Minor by Vivaldi
Viola: Completion of Seitz Concerti
Cello: Completion of Book 3