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Notes for the Week February 3rd-7th, 2020 Regular Lessons Week

110 Days until Practice Trophies are awarded

37 Days until Solo Recitals

Lessons Schedule

February 3rd-7th- Regular Lessons Week

February 10th-14th- Group Lessons Week

February 17th-21st- Regular Lessons Week

February 24th-28th- Regular Lessons Week

Office Hours


*office will close early on Monday 10:30am

Advanced Orchestra Rehearsal- Wednesday February 5th from 6pm-7:15pm. Meet in Nan’s classroom in the Suzuki building, bring your folding stand if you have one please.

Valentine’s Performance

Thursday February 13th from 4pm-4:30pm the violins/violas/celli will be at the Memory Care Center in Hickory for a short performance and we will pass out home made Valentine’s Day cards to the residents. Please arrive early to tune and let your teacher know in advance if you would like to participate. For safety reasons they have locks on the doors that only Memory care staff can open. Concert dress is red polo shirts and black pants. Last year this performance had one of the most appreciative audiences that we’ve ever had.

Practice Tip of the Week

Go Fishing - Instead of plain cards, put the pieces or tasks on cards cut in the shape of fish. Attach a paper clip on each fish, and put a magnet on a string attached to a "pole" and go fish for the next piece.

Parents as Partners Online Suzuki Video Series

This series of over 50 short online videos are created by Suzuki Teachers and Parents, especially for Suzuki Parents and Teachers. We cover topics like:

  • How to take effective notes in lessons

  • The transition to independent practice

  • Staying motivated all year long

  • Communication in lessons and practice

Each Monday for 10 weeks, at least five short videos will be aired with accompanying audio only format, and transcripts as well. Once posted, all talks will be available online through December 15.

*Ask your teacher about signing up for this through their studio

Jam Day- February 22nd, 2020

Bluegrass, Newgrass, Oldtime, Gospel Jam sessions. Don’t know how to Jam? We’ll teach you! This is an informal family centered event and anyone is welcome to come and enjoy. We especially encourage our Suzuki Families to attend the open mike session and be a supportive audience. Sign-up sheets will be available in your lessons soon, we hope to see you there!

Solo Recitals March 8th, 9th, & 10th

Every year our students get a chance to perform a piece in recital format in front of friends and family. We will have sign-up sheets for solo recitals available in your lesson soon. There will be a short reception after each recital. This is a great chance to film your child performing with an accompanist. This year Elizabeth Dellinger will be accompanying students.

Amazon Smile

For those of you who shop online with Amazon, you can help Suzuki School of the Arts by using Amazon Smile. We are an eligible 501©(3) organization. Simply use your regular Amazon information to log in with Amazon Smile and be sure to select Suzuki School of the Arts as the benefiting organization of your choice. Thank you for supporting our organization!

Save the Date

NFMC Piano Festival March 21st, LR University

National Anthem performance for Hickory Crawdads May 2nd

2021 SSA TOUR TO ITALY - April 1 - 10, 2021

Notable Events in our Community

WPS Masterworks 3 “A New Americana”- February 1, 2020 7:30pm PE Monroe Auditorium, LRU


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