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Lessons, Groups, and Other Learning Opportunities

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  • Weekly 15 – 60 minute individual lesson.  Individual lessons are scheduled by using information supplied by families during the registration process.

Classes or Group Lessons

  • Parent Classes –for parents of new beginners
  • Pre-Suzuki Class or Young Beginner's Sessions—group only for a trial period
  • Group Lesson—weekly 30 – 45 minute repertory class, also known as group lesson for all students are are scheduled during the 5:00 - 7:00 time frame on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Group Lesson may be replaced with:
    • Performance Class—recital solo preparation class
    • Reading, Theory and Other Supplemental Classes-in place of a repertory class
    • Special events
  • Parent sessions and meetings-scheduled throughout the year for all parents

Social, Informational or Fund Raising Events

  • Fall Registration Day & fall event—held during registration to meet board members, teachers and other families
  • Fund Raising Events—sponsored by the UNI Foundation or by the UNI Suzuki Association to raise funds to support the activities and mission of the Suzuki School.
  • End of the year celebration—Ice Cream Social following the Honors Recital and Award Presentations


  • Student Recitals-solo performance for each student, held once each semester
  • Winter Holiday Play-In—Large group performance of holiday favorites followed by an informal reception
  • Area Outreach Performances and Public Appearances—scheduled as opportunities arise
  • Annual Spring Concert-held in May for all students to participate in large group performance.
  • Suzuki School Faculty Recital-performances by Suzuki faculty and held in February for our Suzuki family.
  • Honors Recital—solo performances by select students followed by social event


Contests, Auditions, Awards & Recognitions

  • Honors Auditons—Held in early May
  • 100 Days—Held during the spring semester
  • Outreach performance recognition-award presented to those who participate in outreach performances.
  • Theory Testing-held annually for students in grades 3 and up
  • Helena Mullen Volunteer Recognition Award-awarded at the spring concert
  • Jan Moore Senior Gift-special purchase of book or music for the school
  • Graduates—seniors are recognized at the spring concert
  • Founders Day Award-awarded annually
  • Viola and Cello Scholars-awarded annually

Workshops and Master Classes-available as presented

Evaluations and Assessments

  • Parent Teacher Conferences (January)
  • Performance Classes (before fall and spring student recitals)
  • Honors Auditions (optional in late April or early May)
  • Theory Testing (spring)
  • Individual Lesson Teacher Evaluations (ongoing)