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Beginning Class (violin/viola)

Fall, 2014 Beginner Class for Violin and Viola

Teachers:  Holly Schult and Mary Grey

Location: Russell Hall  at UNI --room to be announced.

Ages^:  3 - 6


  • I.Group-*Parents only 6:00 - 8:00 pm:   August 11, 14, and 18 (required)
  • II.Group-**Parents with students 6:00 - 7:00 pm:  August 21, 25, 28 (required)
  • III. ***Weekly Individual lessons begin the week of August 25, 2014 and continue through May 23, 2015. Weekly group begins on September 4, 2014 and continues weekly from 6:00 - 6:30 on Thursdays.

Cost and Obligations: 

  • Session I & II--$102 payable to UNI Suzuki with registration form by August 1.
  • Session III--$1,064 +$125 registration fee, payable to UNI Suzuki.  See here for payment options
  • Parking fee (August 2014 - August 2015) $31.20 payable to UNI. See here for parking information.
  • School enrollment and other policies, see here
  • Registration by August 1 is preferred.  Registrations received after the class begins will be put on the list for January class.

*Parent sessions include instrument training, an introduction to the Suzuki method of instruction, a discussion of expectations and offer other helpful tips for parents.

**Parent and student sessions introduce group routine and expectations, instrument basics and pre-instrument musical activities.  No instrument is needed for these early sessions.  Students will be sized for an instrument and parents will be offered the opportunity to rent a full-sized one for home practice. 

***The regular routine for the UNI Suzuki School is a weekly individual and weekly group lesson.  Each is 30 minutes.  Individual lesson scheduling will be based on the information each registrant provides on their registration forms.  Group lesson time is set at 6:00 on Thursdays.  Group meets each of the weeks the school is in session except special events weeks during the school year and not during the summer. 

^Students must be potty trained, able to follow instructions from an adult other than their parents, and be respectful of others in a group environment.   Generally speaking, if child has been successful in an organized preschool or daycare, they are prepared to start Suzuki lessons. 

Fall Enrollment Information

Young beginners's class for violin and viola students will start in late summer.  This class is for students ages 4 - 6.  Younger students may also apply but continued enrollment will depend on maturity of child.  Younger students interested after the start of this class will be put on the list for the next beginning class (January, 2015). More info

New Cello, guitar students and violin/viola students (ages 7 and up including adults) may start when vacancies allow placement.  Submission of 2014-2015 registration forms by August 10th will insure fall placement.  Families (cello and guitar students) also have the option of attending the open house on August 23 at 1:00-2:00 in Russell Hall lobby.  Any of these late applicants will be placed as soon as a lesson time can be arranged.

Currently Enrolled students.  Please submit your intent to register form for the following school year by May 30 and your registration forms by August 10.

Click here for registration forms. (Forms for academic year will be available by July 1) Please note that adult students should use the specific adult form.

Outreach Performances

We invite all to see us perform in the Cedar Valley. Here is a list of our upcoming performances.

Students: For all outdoor outreach performances:  Purple Suzuki shirts with denim (shorts, skirts, or jeans)

Repertoire lists are under Student Information (log in first), select instrument from the list and the pieces will be listed on each instrument specific page.


Violin Outreach repertoire:

Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Lightly Row, Allegro, Long, Long Ago, O Come, Little Children, Perpetual Motion, Minuet II , Handel Bourree, Humoresque, Brahms Waltz, Witches' Dance, Blackberry Blossom, Stoney Point, Danny Boy, Boil Dem Cabbages, Ashoken Farewell, The Coulin, Braham's Hungarian Dance and Orange Blossom Special

Cello Outreach repertoire:

Twinkle, French Folk Song, Lightly Row, Song of the Wind, Aunt Rhody, May Song, Allegro, Rigadoon, Andantino, Happy Farmer?, Long Long Ago & var., Minuet 1, Chorus, Hunters Chorus, Musette, March in G, Gavotte in c minor, Lully Gavotte, Danse Rustique