Suzuki Student Resources

Updated 09/13/2023

All new parents/practice partners entering our program participate in a semester-long parent education program. This time is devoted to the parent’s understanding of the Suzuki method and will prepare you for a rewarding Suzuki experience for years to come. The New Parent Class typically meets on Saturday mornings at De LaSalle High School. For more information, contact Christy Libbus, Suzuki New Parent Class Instructor.

The Fall 2023 Suzuki New Parent Class will meet on the following Saturdays: September 30 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm); October 14, October 28, November 4, November 18, December 2, and April 27 from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.

Fall 2023 New Parent Class

The 2023-2024 Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) classes will meet in-person on Saturdays at De La Salle High School. There will be a class at 9:00 am and 10:00 am. For more information, contact Ruth Bergman, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Coordinator.

The Fall 2023 SECE classes will meet on September 16, September 23, September 30, October 14, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18, and December 2.

The Spring 2024 SECE classes will meet on January 20, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 24, March 2*, March 16, March 23, April 6, April 13. *Group concert

Suzuki Flute Group Classes meet on Sundays starting at 12:00 pm. For more information, contact Vanamali Medina, Suzuki Flute Instructor.

2023-2024 Suzuki Flute Group Schedule

Suzuki Guitar Group Classes meet on Saturday mornings at De La Salle High School. For more information, contact your teacher or Claire Miller, Suzuki Department Coordinator.

2023-2024 Suzuki Guitar Group Schedule

Suzuki Harp Group Classes meet on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, contact Emily Gerard, Suzuki Harp Instructor.

2023-2024 Suzuki Harp Group Schedule

Students attend one class per month in-person or online. All groups meet on Fridays except in Apple Valley on Saturdays and in Chanhassen on Wednesdays. For more information, contact your private studio teacher, Susan Sophocleus, or Claire Miller, Suzuki Department Coordinator.

2023-2024 Suzuki Piano Group Schedule

Cello, Viola, and Violin group classes meet on Saturday mornings at De LaSalle High School. For more information, contact your teacher or Heather VanderLey, Suzuki String Group Class Coordinator.

2023-2024 Suzuki Strings Calendar (Groups, Orchestra, Concerts, Play-Ins, etc.)

Note-Reading Class, Da Capo, Camerata, Sinfonia, and Chamber Orchestras meet on Saturday mornings at De LaSalle High School. For more information, contact your teacher or Heather VanderLey, Suzuki Orchestra Coordinator.

2023-2024 Suzuki Strings Calendar (Groups, Orchestra, Concerts, Play-Ins, etc.)

Welcome to Suzuki at MacPhail! Our supportive learning environment is the perfect place for parents and children to develop a creative, cooperative learning partnership. There will be many components to your Suzuki study at MacPhail. Regular attendance and full participation in each of the instructional areas are the keys to a rewarding and successful Suzuki experience. Each component enhances an important aspect of your child’s musical growth. Read about our offerings in the Suzuki Program Handbook.

(formerly the MSA)

The MSA (MacPhail Suzuki Association) recently changed status from an independent non-profit to a support organization operating under the MacPhail non-profit status.

Along with the change in non-profit status comes a new name! Formerly called the MSA, the MacPhail Suzuki Booster Club is a parent volunteer organization that offers extra support for Suzuki program activities.

If you are registered for lessons in the Suzuki program, you are automatically a member of the Suzuki Booster Club.

The Club will no longer collect dues for faculty professional development. Instead, MacPhail’s development team will run a targeted campaign to fund Suzuki teacher development. We’ll send more information about that soon, and we hope you will consider a generous gift to this effort!

The Suzuki Booster Club is a parent volunteer organization that supports Suzuki program members and related activities. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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