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Summer Workshop


August 14 – 18, 2017
Buffalo Suzuki Strings
Musical Arts Center
4 Webster St. N. Tonawanda

BSS Workshop 2017 Registration Form

BSS Harp Workshop Application 2017

Our Suzuki Summer Workshop brings together Suzuki and traditional students, parents and teachers from the Buffalo-Niagara Region to share the joys of an inspirational week of music making.

The Chamber Music Program includes an intensive week of quartet study, master classes and orchestra.



The Suzuki Program is made up of master classes, repertory classes and enrichment classes that broaden the students’ musical experience and knowledge. The Introduction to the Suzuki Method Classes allows parents and children to become acquainted with the Suzuki philosophy and methods while sharing in a wide variety of age appropriate musical activities.



Ages 3 to 6

9:00 – 10:00
M-T-W-Th-F Classes for Children & Parents
(No instruments will be used for this class)

10:00 – 11:00
M-T-W-Th-F Enrichment Class for Children &
Parent Class/Observation

This two hour, five day program features a one hour parent/child “hands on” introduction/ readiness session which introduces the Suzuki method through a wide variety of musical experiences and a one hour Enrichment class for students as parents attend “parent only” classes and observe the program in action. (Each child must be accompanied by at least one parent.)

Sample topics for Parent Classes

¯ How can children so young learn to play an instrument?

¯ How does the Suzuki Method differ from traditional music lessons?

¯ Will this method fit our lifestyle?

¯ Will my child learn to read music?

¯ How does learning through the Suzuki Method help to make my child more successful in all areas of his/her life?


Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Harp & Classical Guitar

M-T-W-Th-F 9:00 – 12:00:

This three hour program includes a Repertory/Master Class, an Enrichment Class and a Music Reading/Ensemble/Orchestra Class.

Piano students will have a group (3-4 students) lesson and two enrichment classes
Curriculum may be subject to change due to program needs.


Violin (late book 5), Advanced Viola, Cello & Piano

M-T-W-Th-F 1:00 – 6:00

This program is for violin, viola and cello students who are capable of playing quartets at early Mozart level and up. It is an excellent opportunity to participate in a week of making beautiful chamber music together. The program consists of:
¯ A two hour coached Chamber Ensemble

¯ An instrument specific Master Class

¯ String Orchestra