Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

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

2018 information below. Please check back soon for the 2019 update

Senior Program in Piano

Students eligible: Suzuki piano students who know the complete Haydn, Sonata No. 48, or who are working at the Grade 8 piano level (RCM or Conservatory Canada) or above.

Program includes:
  • Daily individual lesson with Suzuki repertoire or other advanced repertoire of your choice (2 students in a one-hour class)
  • Daily String/Piano Chamber Ensemble Class or Duo Piano Class, depending on student registration
  • Daily percussion class
  • Solo recital performance
  • Chamber Music performance
  • Percussion ensemble performance
  • Play-ins

Daily Options: (you may choose up to two options)
  • Bass for Pianists (if you are taking this option for the first time, choose Level 1; otherwise choose Level 2)
  • Flute for Pianists (if you are taking this option for the first time, choose Level 1; otherwise choose Level 2)
  • Music Through the Ages

Additional Daily Option: Operetta (You may choose Operetta as your only option, or as a special option in addition to one or two regular Daily Options.)

In the String/Piano Chamber Ensemble Class, pianists will study and polish a string & piano selection (with a string partner or partners) under the experienced guidance of Ken Gee (ON) or one of our string faculty members.

In the Duo Piano Class, pianists will study and polish a piano selection for two pianos. Once registration forms are received, students will be paired according to age and level. Pre-formed groups are encouraged to apply. Please register early to facilitate the process of music selection.

Practice rooms will be reserved on Sunday for those students who wish to rehearse before their first String/Piano Chamber Ensemble or Piano Duo class. Please note that some students will have their first class on Sunday.

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

Cost: $545 CDN. Optional Classes extra