GROUP A, SECTION 1 CLASS Suzuki Book 1 Level Saturday 8:30-9:20am Suzuki group piano classes will be divided according to Suzuki piano level, with a student limit of six per group class for A. This fall we are offering two sections of Group A classes due to our growing program! *Music theory will cover basic signs, terms, and rhythms *Music history will be explored through the introduction of well known composers *Technique will focus on how our bodies are made and function to play piano with ease *Performance preparation and opportunities so that playing in front of others becomes a natural part of making music *Ensemble playing with other pianists (duets and duos) as well as the opportunity to play with strings DATES: 9/11/2021 9/25/2021 10/23/2021 11/6/2021 11/20/2021 Suzuki Showcase 12/4/2021 SUZUKI GROUP CLASS - Students who study the Suzuki method and take private lessons. *Group classes are not offered in place of taking private lessons with a qualified Suzuki teacher. Families will attend group classes once per month. Why Suzuki Group Classes? Learning together is a fun and socially rewarding activity! Participating in the monthly group class helps prepare students for future ensemble playing. *As students build on and augment the skills learned in Book 1, group class becomes a good way for them to reinforce those skills through review. *Daily listening helps greatly, but hearing, seeing, and moving together with other students helps teach discernment. *As students become more aware of and gain more nuanced technical skills, they can enjoy playing songs from earlier Suzuki books using their new techniques and musicianship. *In Suzuki piano group classes, students will explore ensemble playing, which typically isn’t available until after many years of private study. *Students will have the opportunity to play with instruments from different musical families, primarily piano and violin.