Suzuki Institute for Piano and Guitar: July 27- July 31, 2020

Student Institute: July 27 – July 31, 2020 (Registration for ONLINE Suzuki Institute is Open!)
Teacher Training: Cancelled for Summer 2020*

In order to accommodate student and faculty safety in an uncertain public health environment, the 2020 Summer Suzuki Institute will convert to an online Institute with 2-3 classes per day and online recital opportunities. Registration is now open.

*Please note that due to travel restrictions and concerns, the 2020 Summer Suzuki Teacher Training has been cancelled.

 

Institute Description:

Suzuki guitar and piano students will mix in-depth work with fun and engaging online classes that will tap creativity, improve technique and expand musicianship.

Friday Zoom recitals will allow students to share their work from the week.

Classes are spaced to create breaks from screens and provide time for play, outside, practice and to allow time to expand ideas from their daily learning.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences.

2020 Suzuki Summer Institute Master Teachers:

This years Honor’s Recital will be replaced with lunchtime mini-YouTube recitals that will be forwarded during the Institute to each student. Students interested in participating in these recitals should send a YouTube link of a performance to Beth Turco at turco.beth@macphail.org: See recital guidelines at bottom of this page. (Deadline for submission is July 17, 2020)

Who May Attend the Institute? Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations.

Registration for Online Suzuki Institute is now OPEN!

Please Note: A parent or another responsible, interested adult must attend with students under age 12.

Register Suzuki Piano Book 1 – Age 6 and under – 2 classes per day – $200

  • Two class will be scheduled between 9:00-12:00, Mon-Thurs with Friday recital
  • Students will have a masterclass with a lesson buddy and a enjoy an engaging group class

Register Suzuki Piano Book 1- 3   Age 6 and older – 3 classes per day – $275

  • 3 Classes will be scheduled between 9:00 -2:00, Mon – Thurs with Friday recitals
  • Students will have a masterclass, a piano theory and music history class and a composition class

Register Suzuki Piano Book 4 – 7   Age 6 and older – 3 classes per day – $275

  • 3 Classes will be scheduled between 11:00-4:00, Mon- Thurs with Friday recitals
  • Students will have a masterclass, a composition class and a mixed instrument improvisation class

Register Suzuki Piano Book 5 and up in High School 3 classes per day – $275

  • 3 Classes will be scheduled between 1:00-5:00, Mon-Thursday with Friday recitals
  • Students will have a masterclass, a mixed instrument improvisation class and a performance practice class.

Register Suzuki Guitar Book 1 – Ages 6 and under – 2 classes per day – $200

  • Two class will be scheduled between 9:00-12:00, Mon-Thurs with Friday recital
  • Students will have a masterclass with a lesson buddy and a enjoy an engaging group class

Register Suzuki Guitar Book 1-3 Age 6 and older – 3 classes per day – $275

  • 3 classes will be scheduled between 9:00-2:00, Mon-Thurs with Friday recitals
  • Students will have a masterclass, a Guitar Music History and Theory class, and Ukulele class (instruments provided for local students)

Register Suzuki Guitar Book 4 and up Junior High – High School – 3 classes per day – $275

  • 3 Classes will be scheduled between 1:00-5:00, Mon-Thurs with Friday recitals
  • Students will have a masterclass, a mixed instrument improvisation class and an ensemble class (creatively using technology to learn ensemble skills)

Registration Deadline: June 26, 2020
No refunds after July 10, 2020

 

Suzuki Lunchtime Recital Guidelines

Our focus for selecting students for these recitals is to choose students who send a polished piece and to choose a mix of student age, level and instrument in order to welcome and engage all students attending the Institute.

Guidelines for video submission:

  • Performances should be recorded between May 1 and July 16
  • Recordings do not need to be of a formal performance (this probably isn’t even possible!), but you should be comfortable with us posting these on-line to fellow students attending the Institute
  • Pieces should be 5 minutes or less
  • Performances should be memorized
  • Performances should be of polished pieces
  • Students will be notified by July 22, if they their video has been selected
  • Contact Heather VanderLey, Suzuki Institute Director, if you have further questions: heather@macphail.org or 612-767-5526

 


We are pleased to welcome the following guest artists to the Institute:

Sara Stephens Kotrba earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She has studied with Doris Harrel, Betty Mallard, David Renner, Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Sophia Gilmson and Amanda Vick Lethco. She has been teaching Suzuki Piano since 1990. She is especially dedicated to her Suzuki families, helping nurture their love of music through creative practice tools and musical ideas. She is a past president of the Twin Cities Suzuki Piano Teacher’s Guild. She has taught at workshops around the country, including the Heart of Texas Suzuki Institute, the Houston Suzuki Piano Institute and the Colorado Suzuki Institute. She has twice presented at the National Suzuki Conference where her students were also invited to perform in master classes.

David Madsen founded what is now the Hartt Suzuki Guitar Program in ‘90. He is the Chair of the Guitar and Harp Dept. of the Community Division at the Hartt School of Music. He became a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas in 2000, and has conducted training courses throughout North America and in Peru and Argentina. Mr. is a member of the SAA Guitar Committee. David teaches the Suzuki Pedagogy courses for the first long term training program in the country for Suzuki guitar at the University of Hartford.

Wynn-Anne Rossi is a nationally acclaimed composer whose works have reached audiences throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. She has over 70 publications (Boston, Alfred and FJH Publishing), and her commissions have included works sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Minnesota Public Radio and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Wynn-Anne has a specialty for bringing the art of composition to young musicians. Her two comprehensive series which encourage young pianists to compose are “Music by Me” (FJH) and “Creative Composition Toolbox” (Alred).