Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 11–16 | Teacher Development Aug. 10–18, 2019 | Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Junior Program in Piano

Students eligible: Suzuki piano students, Bks. 1–3

Program includes:
  • Daily individual lesson (4 students in a one-hour class)
  • Daily repertoire (Bks. 1 & 2) or Duet Class
  • Daily pre-reading class (Bks. 1 & 2) or percussion (Bk. 3)
  • Solo recital performance opportunity for everyone
  • Ensemble performance
  • Play-ins

Daily Options: (you may choose up to two options)
  • Bass for pianists (Bk. 2 and up; must be able to read music; if you are taking this option for the first time, choose Level 1; otherwise choose Level 2)
  • Flute for pianists (Bk. 2 and up; If you are taking this option for the first time, choose Level 1; otherwise choose Level 2)
  • Music Through the Ages (age 6 and up)
  • Organ for pianists (Bk. 2 and up)
  • Improvisation (Bk. 2 and up)
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Additional Daily Option: Operetta (You may choose Operetta as your only option or in addition to one or two regular Daily Options). The casting calls will be held Sunday from 1:30–3 pm. Operetta rehearsals are held Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from 6–7:30 pm, Wednesday from 5:30–7 pm, and Thursday from 4:15–5:15 pm. The performance is Thursday at 6:15 pm.

Body Mapping: Students may also register for the Monday evening Body Mapping Seminar and Body Mapping private lessons, accompanied by a parent. Space is limited so it is first come, first served. Accompanying parents and guardians who wish to enrol must complete this separate Seminar application form. Seminar Cost: $40

Music Technology: Students may also register for the Monday evening Music Technology Seminar, accompanied by a parent. This is at the same time as the Body Mapping Seminar so choose only one. Accompanying parents and guardians who wish to enrol must complete this separate Seminar application form. Seminar Cost: $40

Pianists Suzuki Bk. 3 & above have the opportunity to participate in the Sonatina Jamboree (see Intermediate Program).

A Music Reading Assessment form, to be completed by your teacher, will be sent to you upon registration. Those students who read music at the junior level or higher, as assessed by their home teacher, will learn and study both the PRIMO and SECONDO parts of a duet and will polish and perform this piece in recital with a partner. Music will be forwarded as soon as a suitable partner is determined. Please register early to facilitate this process.

Cost: $470 CDN. Optional Classes extra