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Piano Program

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Mini-Institute Program in Piano

Morning program for Book 1 students only: click here for detailed information

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 reading ensemble (duet) class
  • Daily DrumFit (pre-reading) or percussion class (Bk. 3)
  • Solo recital performance opportunity for everyone
  • Ensemble performance
  • Play-ins

Daily Options (You may choose up to two options):

  • NEW! Bass for Pianists (Bk. 2 and up, able to read music)
  • 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)

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.)

Junior Program students may also register for 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 fill out a separate Body Mapping application form.

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

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 study and polish two duets with a partner. Music will be forwarded as soon as a suitable partner is determined. Please register early to facilitate this process.

Cost: $430 CDN. Optional Classes extra

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Intermediate Program in Piano

Students Eligible: Suzuki piano students, from Bk. 4 to Haydn Sonata in Bk. 5

Program includes:

  • Daily individual lesson (3 students in a one-hour class)
  • Daily percussion class
  • Daily reading ensemble (duet) class
  • Solo recital performance opportunity for everyone
  • Sonatina Jamboree
  • Ensemble performance
  • Play-ins

Daily Options (You may choose up to two options):

  • NEW! Bass for Pianists
  • Flute for Pianists (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)

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.)

Intermediate Program students may also register for 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 fill out a separate Body Mapping application form.

Intermediate Program pianists have the opportunity to participate in the Sonatina Jamboree, playing one polished and memorized movement from the following works with a string quartet in an informal setting: Clementi, Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1; Kuhlau, Sonatina, Op. 55, No. 1; Clementi, Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 3 (Spiritoso); or Beethoven, Sonata, Op. 49, No. 2.

Students will study and polish two duets with a partner.  A Music Reading Assessment form, to be completed by your teacher, will be sent to you upon registration. Music will be forwarded as soon as a suitable partner is determined. Please register early to facilitate this process

Cost: $455 CDN. Optional Classes extra

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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):

  • NEW! Bass for Pianists
  • 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 formSeminar Cost: $25

Cost: $480 CDN. Optional Classes extra

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Young Artist Program in Piano

This master class is open to senior piano students, and provides instruction in a setting that moves towards traditional music college/university instruction while maintaining roots in Suzuki philosophy and pedagogy. It is expected that these senior players, who provide a role model to other participating students, will join enthusiastically in other Institute events.

Students Eligible: Pianists who have completed the Mozart, Sonata, K. 330 (Suzuki Bk. 6) or who are working at the Gr. 9 piano level (RCM or Conservatory Canada) or above. Admission to the YAP program is based on invitation following a successful video audition.

Cost: $540 CDN. Optional Class extra

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NOTE ABOUT PRICES: We try our best to be accurate, but typos sometimes happen. If there is confusion over pricing, our administrator has the final word. USD pricing will vary with the exchange rate. You can confirm the USD pricing at the time of your payment. You can expect USD prices to be about 75 percent of CDN prices.