Preparatory Students

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Preparatory Students2019-09-15T20:28:31+00:00

Have fun learning together in an enriching and motivational environment!

The Preparatory student program is intended for students at the beginning of their music studies. Students at this level might still be using a box instrument or learning skills that will set them up for the beginning pieces. Since the Suzuki Method for children at this level involves parents as home practice partners, parents must attend classes with students at this level.

Classes for students and parents at this level include:

-Masterclasses – a shared lesson with other students and parents
-Group Lesson – a group experience with other children and parents
-Enrichment Classes- In past years we have had Music and Stories, Art, Dalcroze. More information on our enrichment for 2019 will be included with registration.

There are also parent education sessions throughout the day, so parents can receive support on how to best work with their children.

The dates for 2020 are Tuesday, July 28-Saturday, August 1.
The schedule for the Preparatory Student Program is shorter. The schedule runs from 9:00-12:00 with an optional elective at 1:45-2:45.

Preparation:

-Students should come prepared with all Suzuki pieces memorized and mastered up to their current level.
-Well-polished solo piece for use in their individual master class.

The Suzuki Method thrives on the common shared repertoire that all children have studied.  It is our goal for students to be able to play and learn together with students from different areas of the world.  Parents, please be vigilant about helping your child practice their review pieces to a high performing level.  Students well-prepared will feel more confident and have a much more enjoyable experience at the Institute.

Austin Suzuki Institute Violin Class Violin class - bows on heads violin master classFoundational Student Program Sample Schedule from 2018

Tuesday
9:00     Registration
10:00   Group Lesson
11:00   Elective
12:00   Lunch
1:00     Recitals
1:45     Optional Elective*

Wednesday – Friday
9:00     Masterclass
10:00   Group Lesson
11:00   Elective
12:00   Lunch
1:00     Recitals
1:45     Optional Elective*

Saturday

9:00     Masterclass
10:00   Group Lesson
11:00   Orchestra Concert
12:00   Lunch
1:00     Final Concert