Hello Suzuki Program Parents,

I hope that you are all enjoying the summer. Our fall semester starts in two weeks!

Here is information about upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

Back to School Play In/Parent Discussion

  • Monday, August 29th
  • 5:00 to 6:15 in Auburn

Parents and students of all playing levels are invited to join us for this fun get-together.

Students – Play music with friends!

Our Pakachoag Suzuki faculty will lead you through some of your favorites.

Parents – Get organized and inspired!

Amy Matherly will discuss plans for the year, Suzuki education,and practice strategies. Please come prepared to share a practice idea that has worked for you.

Please RSVP to Amy Matherly at amylmatherly@yahoo.com

New Parent Orientation

  • Monday, August 29th
  • 6:30 to 7:30 in Auburn

Both newly registered and interested parents are invited to this event to learn about the Suzuki approach and the Pakachoag Suzuki program

The Big Ear Challenge Begins on September 1st

Let beautiful music inspire you! The goal is to listen to the Suzuki recording every day.  Full details and a calendar to keep track will be coming soon.

 Start dates for classes and groups:

  • Private Lessons  – Tuesday, September 6th
  • Group Lessons – Monday, September 12th*

I have send out notices about group class assignments. If you have any questions about this please let me know.

The Allegro group (Tuesday) will start on September 6th*

Beginning Parent Training

  • Thursday, September 8th
  • 7:00-8:00 in Auburn

Suzuki Program Performance Class

  • Monday, September 26th
  • 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall

This will be a ‘Back a Book’ performance. Performers are much more comfortable and confident when they’ve had a long relationship with a piece.

Students should prepare a review piece – at least one Suzuki Book level back from where they are currently working. Those in late Book One can choose a piece from early Book One.

If you want to participate, consult with your teacher about what you will play.

Teachers, please let me know which of your students will be performing and what they will play

Recognizing those Suzuki Milestones – The Twinkles

Congratulations to Varsha Sambasvian, student of Madalyne Cross, who completed the Twinkle Graduation requirements last spring!

A reminder about what this means:

In order to be awarded a ‘Twinkle Pin’ students must:

  • Submit a video of all of the Twinkle Variations and the Theme performed with accompaniment, demonstrating good violin position, tone, intonation and tempo This recording will be viewed by both the student’s teacher and the Suzuki Program Coordinator
  • Perform a Variation and the Theme in a performance class or recital

Students will then be publicly congratulated and awarded a pin. This program is not meant to be a competition, but an individual process, and it is completely optional.  Only students who are motivated by this should do it.

Please write to me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Sincerely, Amy Matherly
Suzuki Program Coordinator
Pakachoag Music School