Suzuki Student Resources

Updated 4/15/2021

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 meets on Saturdays from 10:00 -11:15 am via Zoom. If you have questions about the New Parent Class, contact Christy Libbus, Suzuki New Parent Class Instructor.

April 24, 2021

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Suzuki Early Childhood Education(SECE) classes meet Saturdays 10:00-10:25 am via Zoom.

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

Spring Semester Dates:
April 17
April 24

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Suzuki Flute Group Classes meet on Sundays from 12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom. If you’re not sure about your group class time, contact Vanamali Medina, Suzuki Flute Instructor

Group A
May 9

Group B
April 18
May 16

Group A and B
April 25
May 23

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Suzuki Guitar Group Classes meet on the following dates and times via Zoom. If you’re not sure of your group time, contact your teacher or Jean Seils, Suzuki Guitar Instructor

Early Book 1 with Jean Seils: Monday 6:00 pm
Class Dates: Feb 8, March 1, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24

Late Book 1-early Book 2 with Jean Seils: Monday 7:00
Class Dates: Feb 8, March 1, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24

Book 3 – 4 with Jim Flegel: Wednesday 6:00
Class Dates: Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 3, March 17, March 24, April 7, April 21, May 5

Musicianship Class #1 with Alan Johnston: Tuesday @ 7:00
Class Dates: Feb, 2, Feb 16, March 2, March 16, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4

Musicianship Class #2 with Jim Flegel: Tuesday @ 6:00
Class Dates: Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 2, March 16, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4

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Suzuki Harp Group Classes meets on the following Saturday dates and times via Zoom. If you’re not sure of your group class time, contact your Suzuki Harp Instructor: Emily Gerard or Nikki Lemire

Suzuki Harp Group Classes will meet via Zoom online on the following dates and times:

9:00 am: Group 1
10:00 am: Group 2
11:00 am: Group 3

Saturday, March 20
Saturday, April 10
Saturday, April 24
Saturday, May 1

Friday, May 14, 2021, Suzuki Harp Dress Rehearsal Date, 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 15, 2021, Suzuki Harp Final Group Concert, 10:00 am

Suzuki Piano Group Classes meet on the dates below via Zoom. Students attend one class per month. If you’re not sure of your group class time, contact your teacher or Susan Sophocleus, Suzuki Piano Group Class Coordinator

MacPhail Minneapolis Fridays: 3/5, 4/9, 5/7

MacPhail Minneapolis Fridays: 3/12, 4/16, 5/14

MacPhail Minneapolis Fridays: 3/19, 4/23, 5/14

MacPhail Minneapolis Sundays: 5/2

MacPhail Apple Valley Fridays: 3/19, 4/23, 5/14

MacPhail Chanhassen Tuesdays: 4/6, 5/4

Cello, Viola, Violin Groups and Note-Reading classes meet on Saturday mornings via Zoom.

If you’re not sure of your group time, contact your teacher or Heather VanderLey, Suzuki String Group Class Coordinator
Saturday, April 17
Saturday, April 24: Storytelling Play-In

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Da Capo, Camerata, Sinfonia and Chamber Orchestras meet on Saturday mornings via a mixture of in-person rehearsals and Zoom on the dates below. If you’re not sure of your note-reading or orchestra rehearsal time, contact your teacher or Heather VanderLey, Suzuki Orchestra Coordinator.


Saturday, April 24 – In Person/Zoom Sectionals
Saturday, April 1 – In Person/Zoom Sectionals
Saturday, May 15 – Orchestra Auditions
Sunday, May 15 – Orchestra Auditions

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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