Suzuki Student Resources

Updated 02/01/2023

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.

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

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

The Spring 2023 Suzuki New Parent Class will meet on Saturday, February 11 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm), March 4, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 15, and April 29 from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.

Printable Spring 2023 New Parent Class

The Spring 2023 Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) classes will meet in-person on Saturdays at De La Salle High School, 10:00-10:50 am.

The Spring 2023 SECE class will meet on January 21, January 28, February 11, February 25, March 4, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 15, April 22, and April 29. April 22 will be the class performance.

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

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

Printable 2022-2023 PDF

Suzuki Guitar Group Classes meet during the week for one hour. For more information, contact your teacher or Claire Miller, Suzuki Department Coordinator.

The 2022-2023 Suzuki Guitar Group Class Schedule of Classes can be viewed on the printable PDFs below.

Printable Fall 2022 PDF

Printable Spring 2023 PDF

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

The 2022-2023 Suzuki Harp Group Class Schedule of Classes can be viewed on the printable PDFs below.

Printable Fall 2022 PDF

Printable Spring 2023 PDF

Suzuki Piano Group Classes: 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 Tuesdays. For more information, contact your private studio teacher, Susan Sophocleus, or Claire Miller, Suzuki Department Coordinator.

Printable 2022-2023 PDF

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.

The 2022-2023 Suzuki Cello, Viola, Violin Group Class Schedule can be viewed on the printable PDF below.

Printable 2022-2023 PDF

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.

2022-2023 Note-Reading, Da Capo, Camerata, Sinfonia, and Chamber Orchestra schedules can be viewed on the printable PDF below.

Printable 2022-2023 PDF

Saturday, February 4, 2023 – Suzuki Orchestra Concert

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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