Summer Suzuki Violin & Cello


Summer 2019

For Beginners:  First Steps Summer Suzuki Violin or Cello

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For Violin Students Studying in Suzuki Book One Through Middle Suzuki Book Two:  Summer Suzuki Let’s Play Camp

Click here for details about our Summer Violin Suzuki Camp.

For Intermediate/Advancing students:  Summer Fiddle Band

Click here for Summer Fiddle Band information.

First Steps Summer Suzuki Violin and Cello

An introduction to the Suzuki approach for violin or cello

The 6 week Summer Suzuki First Steps Program is a great way to assess your child’s readiness for school year instrument lessons.

Parent & child attend together as part of a small group class.

For Ages 4 1/2, 5, 6 and 7.

Summer Class Choices

Cello:  Mondays in Worcester at All Saints (6 weeks)

Cello 5:00 to 5:45 with Ashley Peck

Class Schedule:    7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12.  8/19*

*Please hold 8/19 for potential make-up class in the event teacher must miss one of the prior six dates.


Violin:  Wednesdays in W. Boylston (6 weeks)

Violin 4:30-5:15 with Amy Matherly

Class Schedule:    7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14


Violin: Thursdays in Worcester (6 weeks)

Violin 4:30 – 5:15 with Madalyne Cross

Class Schedule:  7/11, 7/18, 7/25, (no class 8/1), 8/8, 8/15, 8/22

Tuition (6 weeks):

Online with Credit Card:  $162

Discounted rate if paying by cash/check:  $156

To Register

You can register online with credit card by visiting our Register section.  Or, you can visit the Summer Registration page and  print and submit a registration form with check.

Need a Student Size Violin or Cello?

A representative from Johnson String Instrument will be at All Saints on Monday, July 8th from 4:00-5:00 with rental instruments and supplies.

Registered parents will receive information in advance regarding when to visit in order to arrange for and select a rental instrument (purchase is not needed).

Need to Miss a Week or Two?

If you have to miss one or two weeks of group class as part of the quick start program, we will ask that you sign up for a 30 minute private lesson at the current per lesson tuition rate in order that the teacher can keep you on track with your group.  Please inform Amy Matherly, program coordinator, upon registration or your teacher during week one that you have to miss a class and they will work with you to find a private lesson time (before or after your week of absence).

Our Summer Quick Start Faculty

Both Amy Matherly and Madalyne Cross have current and extensive Suzuki Association of the Americas registered training in the Suzuki approach.  Both have taught the Suzuki method for well over 10 years.

In 2012, Amy became a Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Trainer and was awarded an SAA Certificate of Achievement. In addition to teaching, she has published many articles and method books about Suzuki teaching, music reading and fiddling. She has been a Pakachoag faculty member since 2009 and is the coordinator of the Pakachoag Suzuki program.

Madalyne Cross joined the Pakachoag faculty in 2015.

Madalyne holds a BM degree from New York University under the direction of Stephanie Baer and a MM with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from the Hartt School where she studied viola with Rita Porfiris and Suzuki Pedagogy with Teri Einfeldt.

Read more about our First Steps teachers via the links below.

Amy Matherly, Suzuki Program Coordinator, Violin
Madalyne Cross, Violin
Ashley Peck, Cello

School Year vs. Summer

The school year Suzuki program includes both a weekly private lesson and group class.  The summer First Steps program is an introductory group class.

Visit our Suzuki Program page for more information about the School year Suzuki program.