Summer Suzuki Let’s Play will meet online or in-person as the situation permits.
Daily Schedule for Online:
Summer Suzuki online will meet for one hour each morning, time TBC once you are matched with a group and teacher; plus student social time.
Friday concert by zoom
Daily Schedule for In Person Camp:
Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 12:45 pm
Location: The School’s primary home at 10 Irving St, Worcester, MA 01609
Suzuki Let’s Play Online: $190 or Let’s Play Suzuki Camp: $280 (in-person)
If we are unable to meet in person this summer, we will offer online masterclasses.
Participants will meet in groups of three or four for one hour each day for a masterclass style lesson. Each student has the opportunity to work with a member of our Suzuki faculty while other group members observe. Student learning centers around both the individual instructional time AND the observation time.
Masterclasses are particularly valuable in that they provide the opportunity for each student to process their learning as both observer and participant. That means, learning is expanded as the student processes how other students learn; and each student has the opportunity to observe instructional techniques from different points of view.
The hour will also include a group project such as learning a fiddle tune (by ear) or a music reading or theory activity.
At the end of the week students will join together (remotely) to share what they have learned.
This master class experience is sure to inspire students as they see how much progress they can make on their instruments when they work every day, over five days.
The Suzuki approach is a collaboration between parent, teacher and student. Parents are encouraged to be present for their child’s 15 minute instructional (vs. observation) portion of the hour to take notes. Parent can then follow-up with the student during practice time, after the class.
Suzuki online is available to any student studying violin who is playing at the level of Perpetual Motion in Suzuki Book One or beyond, through high school.
Students working out of Book One to Book Three should be taking lessons with a teacher who is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
If you are new to Pakachoag and have not taken a zoom class previously, we can assist by reviewing your internet connectivity and available device. We can sometimes offer equipment loan, with deposit, to assist with set up for a successful experience. If you anticipate needing technology assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Summer Suzuki Violin Camp, in-person, you will:
Daily Activities include rhythm games, masterclass style lessons*, folk dancing and movement games, and singing. We’ll come together at the end of each day to play the Suzuki repertoire, work on music reading skills, learn some fiddle tunes, and create art.
*Each student takes a turn working with the teacher, while other class members observe. Each group includes 3 or 4 students. Everyone is learning –both instructed student and those observing.
Summer Suzuki Let’s Play Camp is scheduled for:
* Comfortable waiting area is available in the 2nd floor offices if desired. Wireless internet available.
** If your child has a disability which precludes use of stairs, please let us know in advance so we may review whether alternate space arrangements might be possible.
Let’s Play Violin! Is for Students Playing in Suzuki Book One through middle of Book Two.
This assumes a minimum of one year of private lessons; and that the student studies with a teacher who is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Not sure if your child is in the right book? Here’s a quick link to a music seller so you can visually check which book.