Hello everyone!

Welcome to Fall Semester 2019.  Our new schedule begins on Monday August 12!

  • Thank you to all for your prompt replies enabling us to confirm the schedule by August 1st. Really appreciated the effort to communicate during your busy summer travels! You can login to the website https://stricklandsuzukistrings.mymusicstaff.com/ at any time to view your schedule. (Feel free to email me if you need a new login. Note that the calendar will display all the group classes, not just yours.)

  • Invoices were automatically generated by the website on August 1st. Thank you to those who have already paid! If you have any questions about your invoice please feel free to reach email me.

  • “Back to school” checklist - many of you already have the following items, but if you don’t please be sure to acquire them and bring to your first lesson of the semester:

  • Book of the Semester: this semester in the group classes for students 6th grade and younger we will be taking a few weeks to go through the workbook “Positive Practice” by Christine Goodner. (She also authored “Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families” that we went through last semester.) I have been able to purchase a quantity of the Positive Practice workbook direct from the publisher, which will save you money. Instead of being about $13-15 on Amazon before tax and shipping, the cost is only $9.50, all included! As you will see from the study guide below, you will receive your copy (and ok me to add the charge to your next invoice) at the first group class you attend this semester. Following that we will spend about 5-10 minutes at the end of group classes for several weeks discussing the section for that week. This is intended to give some fresh new ideas, or remind of what worked before, and help us design positive and productive practice sessions.  The benefit of discussing in group is the support of other parents facing similar challenges! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nfZCiIdljz0t-oPYPeSaygCGkjOWexMe8PotBSUaNZ8/edit?usp=sharing

  • In the teen-adult group class we’ll be trying something new, the “video of the week”. More to come on that in our group class meetings!

  • Additional semester events - more info coming soon about the following:

    • Fall Five-week Flashcard challenge (September-October)

    • Fall Suzuki “play-in” with students from other studios (November)

    • Christmas at the Farmstead (December)

I look forward to a wonderful 2019-20 working together!

Miss Sarah