Suzuki Summer Institute

Suzuki Guitar & Piano Institute

July 26 – July 30, 2021

The Suzuki Institute offers masterclasses, group classes and performance opportunities for piano and guitar students, as well as training sessions for teachers. Students experience musical growth through stimulating teaching from our excellent faculty, the motivating presence of their peers and the nurturing support of their parents.  The inspiration of the week can invigorate the musical studies of the children throughout the year.

Jump to Section:

Who may attend?

Suzuki piano and guitar students of all ages. Students must have completed the Twinkle Variations.

We are offering on-line, hybrid and in-person options. 

Classes will include 2-3 of the below offerings:

Group of students standing with their teacher. All are holding guitars

Student Classes

All Student Classes are Monday July 26-Friday July 30, 2021

Classes:

Friday – There will be recitals for all levels and instruments. 

Note:  All Masterclasses by Fay Adams, David Madsen and Alan Johnston will be Online. Hybrid students who have a masterclass with any of these teachers – will ZOOM into their masterclass from MacPhail and then have an in-person ensemble or group class with a faculty on-site.  

– Two class will be scheduled between 9:00-12:00, Mon-Thurs with Friday recital

– Students will have a masterclass with some lesson buddies and a enjoy an engaging group class

– Students can choose in-person or on-line

Register for Guitar Book 1

– Three class will be scheduled between 10:00-2:30, Mon-Thurs with Friday recital

– Students will have a masterclass with some lesson buddies,a Suzuki group class and a music history/theory class.

– Students can choose hybrid or on-line:
Hybrid will be morning in person- afternoon on-line

Register for Guitar Books 1-3

– Three class will be scheduled between 11:00-5:00, Mon-Thurs with Friday recital

– Students will have a masterclass, an ensemble class and an enrichment class

– Students can choose hybrid or on-line:
Hybrid will be morning in person- afternoon on-line

Register for Guitar Books 4 & above

– Two class will be scheduled between 9:00-12:00, Mon-Thurs with Friday recital

– Students will have a masterclassses with some lesson buddies and a enjoy an engaging group class

– Students can choose in person or on-line

Register for Piano Book 1

– Three class will be scheduled between 10:00-3:30, Mon-Thurs with Friday recital

– Students will have a masterclass with some lesson buddies, Suzuki group class and a composition class.

– Students can choose hybrid or on-line
Hybrid will be morning in person and afternoon on-line

Register for Piano Books 1-3

– Three class will be scheduled between 10:00-4:00, Mon-Thurs with Friday recital

– Students will have a masterclass, a group class and composition class.

– Students can choose hybrid or on-line
Hybrid will be morning in person and afternoon on-line

Register for Piano Books 4-7

– Three class will be scheduled between 11:00-5:00, Mon-Thurs with Friday recital

– Students will have a masterclass, a performance class and an enrichment class.

– Students can choose hybrid or on-line
Hybrid will be morning in person and afternoon on-line

Register for Advanced Piano Books 5 & up

Teacher Training Programs

For teachers who have completed ECC, Book 1 and Book 2 and have a current Suzuki studio. 

Sunday, July 25, 2-6 p.m. CT

Monday-Thursday, July 26-28 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CT Includes required observations

• Teacher training courses include 15 hours of instruction plus 8 hours of observation.
• All course participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance.
• Memorization is not required but is recommended.
• Participants should read, or re-read, Dr. Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love.
• For all training courses, 100% attendance is mandatory.
• All participants will be performing in class.
• No videotaping of classes is allowed.
• Teacher can choose hybrid or on-line. All Observations will be on-line.

Register for Teacher Training – Piano Unit 6

For teachers who have completed ECC, Book 1 and Book 2 and have a current Suzuki studio. 

Monday-Thursday, July 26-28 4pm-8pm CT. Observations between 10:00am-5:00pm CT

• Teacher training courses include 15 hours of instruction plus 8 hours of observation.
• All course participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance.
• Memorization is not required but is recommended.
• Participants should read, or re-read, Dr. Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love.
• For all training courses, 100% attendance is mandatory.
• All participants will be performing in class.
• No videotaping of classes is allowed.
• This course is on-line

Register for Teacher Training – Guitar Unit 7

Deadline for registration is June 21, 2021—After June 21 we will accept late registrations if space is available.  No refunds after July 10, 2021. Course Cancellations: MacPhail may cancel classes if enrollment is insufficient. You will be notified by June 22 if a class is cancelled.

Suzuki Institute Faculty

Guest Faculty

Fay Swadley Adams is an associate professor of piano emerita at the University of Tennessee and is director of the Suzuki Piano School of Knoxville. She is a registered Suzuki piano teacher trainer and served on the Suzuki piano review committee. In 1996, she was named the Tennessee Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and has received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Tennessee Governor’s School. She is a former member of the SAA board of directors and past-president of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association.

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).

Class Offerings 0courses shown

Select filters to add or remove items from the list of courses

To Top

Search