Suzuki Student Resources

Updated 9/20/2021

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, 1 De LaSalle Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

If you have questions about the New Parent Class, contact Christy Libbus, Suzuki New Parent Class Instructor.

Suzuki Fall 2021 New Parent Class Schedule and Details can be viewed on the printable PDF below.

Suzuki Fall 2021 New Parent Class meets on Saturday, September 25(10:00 am – 12:00 pm), October 2, 16, 30, November 6 and 13 from 10:00 am – 11:15 am.

UPDATE: The Fall 2021 New Parent Class will meet via ZOOM.

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Suzuki Early Childhood Education(SECE) classes will meet online at 9:00-9:30 am.

If you have questions about your SECE class, contact Ruth Bergman, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Coordinator

2021-2022 Suzuki Early Childhood Education Schedule of Classes coming soon.

Fall 2021 SECE Class will meet via ZOOM on Saturdays, 9:00-9:30 am on the following dates:

September 25, October 2, 16 and 30, November 6, 13 and 20, December 4, 11 and 18.

Suzuki Flute Group Classes meet on Sundays from 1:00-2:00 pm. For more information, contact Vanamali Medina, Suzuki Flute Instructor

2021-2022 Suzuki Flute Group Class Schedule of Classes can be viewed on the printable PDF below.

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Suzuki Guitar Group Classes meet during the week for one hour. For more information, contact your teacher or Jean Seils, Suzuki Guitar Instructor

2021-2022 Suzuki Guitar Group Class Schedule of Classes can be viewed on the printable PDF below.

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Suzuki Harp Group Classes meets on the Saturdays. For more information, contact your Suzuki Harp Instructor: Emily Gerard or Nikki Lemire

Fall 2021 Suzuki Harp Group Class Schedule of Classes can be viewed on the printable PDF below.

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Suzuki Piano Group Classe:  Students attend one class per month in person or online. All groups meet on Fridays except Chanhassen which meets on Tuesdays. For more information, contact your private studio teacher or Susan Sophocleus, Suzuki Piano Group Class Coordinator: sophocleus.susan@macphail.org

Minneapolis Friday Suzuki Piano Group Classes

Cycle 1 Classes at 5:45 and 6:45 pm:   10/1, 11/5, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1(only book 1 classes), 5/6
Cycle 2 Classes at 4:45, 5:45 and 6:45 pm:  10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8(only book 1 classes), 5/13
Cycle 3 Classes at 5:45 and 6:45 pm:   10/15, 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22, 5/20


Suzuki Piano Note-Reading Classes, 5:45 and 6:45 pm:   9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20


Chanhassen Tuesday Suzuki Piano Group Class:   

Classes at 6:00 and 7:00 pm: 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3


Online Friday Zoom Suzuki Piano Group Classes

Cycle 2 Classes at 5:45 and 6:45 pm: 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 5/13
Cycle 3 Classes at 5:45 and 6:45 pm : 10/15, 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/25, 3/25, 5/20


Important Dates:

Saturday, April 30, 2022:
Suzuki Piano Ensemble Festival Concerts(for Students book 2 and up), 6:00 and 7:30 pm, Antonello Hall 

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
2021-2022 Suzuki Cello, Viola, Violin Group Class Schedule can be viewed on the printable PDF below.

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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.

2021-2022 Note-Reading, Da Capo, Camerata, Sinfonia and Chamber Orchestra schedules can be viewed on the printable PDF below.

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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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