Group Coordinator: Susan Sophocleus, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-767-5597
For questions about piano group classes, please contact Susan Sophocleus.
MacPhail Minneapolis Piano Group Calendar 2013-2014: Group Classes are concluded for the 2013-2014 year.
MacPhail Apple Valley Piano Group Calendar 2013-2014: Group Classes are concluded for the 2013-2014 year.
Group Coordinator: Jean Seils, email@example.com, 612-767-5400. For questions about guitar group classes, please contact Jean Seils.MacPhail Minneapolis Guitar Group Calendar 2013-2014:
Group Classes are concluded for the 2013-2014 year.
MacPhail Minneapolis Spring Harp Group Calendar 2014: Group Classes are concluded for the 2013-2014 year.
New Parent Class Instructor: Annette Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-767-5585
For questions about new parent classes, please contact Annette Lee.
Parents who enter the Suzuki program between March and September will take the parent education class in the Fall Semester. Parents who enter the Suzuki program between October and February will take the parent education class in the Spring Semester. The parent education class is offered to registered families as part of the Suzuki program. Classes are held on Saturday mornings for approximately six weeks.
2013-2014 Suzuki Program Wide Challenge Sheet: Program wide challenges offer an opportunity for students to realize the power of consistent practice, consistent listening and consistent concert attendance in furthering their musical education. This year we are offering 3 challenges to students: 100 Days of Practice, 100 Days of Listening and 10 Recital/Attendance Challenge.
SUZUKI INSTITUTE 2014
MacPhail Suzuki Guitar and Piano Institute: July 27-August 1, 2014
MacPhail Suzuki Association – A Parent Volunteer Program
“Strengthening the relationship between child, parent, teacher and the community”
The MacPhail Suzuki Association (MSA) was organized in 1974 by parents of students in the Suzuki Talent Education program at MacPhail. Its purpose is to aid in the development of the MacPhail Suzuki program, serve as a forum for parental input and assistance, and stimulate parental involvement in Suzuki-related activities. Parents work closely with MacPhail staff to strengthen and secure community support for the program. We encourage all parents to become a member of MSA. Parents are invited to participate in MSA volunteer activities.
MSA Meetings are held once a month from October through May. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The MSA relies on membership dues and parent volunteers to support activities. All MacPhail Suzuki parents are strongly encouraged to join the MSA. Visit our new website to learn more: http://www.macphailsa.org/
MSA Membership Forms 2013-2014:
SUZUKI TOUR PROGRAM
Summer Tour 2015: The purpose of the MacPhail Suzuki Tour Groupis to provide an opportunity for advanced Suzuki students to perform and travel together, and share the universal language of music. The group will tour domestically and internationally.Our goal is to tour every 2 years, alternating domestic and international trips.
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Suzuki Program Tour to the Hartt Suzuki School in Hartford, CT and New York City. The tour is planned for June 19 – 24, 2015. Students will partner with the Hartt Suzuki program for a concert, home stays and group classes and then head to New York City for five days packed with concerts and sight-seeing. The approximate cost for the tour is $1500.00. The tour company we have chosen to work with is Music Celebrations International.
Carlynn Savot, Suzuki cello teacher will be the Tour Director. The Suzuki Program Director and the Music Director, along with 3 parent chaperones will also travel with the group.
Students in grades 8 – 12 are eligible to go on the tour.
- String students must be in Orchestra, which is chosen by audition in May, for the 2014 – 15 academic year.
- Piano students (not in SPYA), harp and guitar students may sign up to audition for the Tour Group on June 8, 2015, 3 – 5 PM. Please let your studio teacher know if you are interested.
- Rehearsals will mainly occur during the Chamber Orchestra rehearsal time frame; Saturdays from 11:00 – 12:30. Interested students should be free to commit to the rehearsal time.
Questions? Contact Carlynn Savot, Tour Director at email@example.com or Beth Turco, Suzuki Director @ firstname.lastname@example.org.