Northampton

The Suzuki Program
Emily Greene, Program Coordinator, Head of Suzuki Violin Dept.
Anne Werry, Head of Suzuki Cello Dept.

The Suzuki method, offered at NCMC on violin, cello, guitar and piano, allows a child to begin study at a very early age, because the initial learning takes place through listening rather than reading. Parent education and participation is essential to the progress of the child and requires a serious commitment of time and energy. Both parent and child attend a weekly private lesson, practice and listen together daily at home, attend regular group playing classes as scheduled by the instructor, and participate in recitals and festivals. The Suzuki Program is a community within a community at NCMC, and participation is key to making the most of your experience.

It is a misconception that Suzuki students do not learn to read music. Pre-reading and reading activities are a standard part of the curriculum, but are introduced after students have had the chance to develop proper posture, intonation, and motor development. Further reading about the philosophies of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki are available from the NCMC office and from the Suzuki Association of the Americas web site. Families are strongly encouraged to read these materials and audit a lesson and/or group class prior to registering for this program. Please call NCMC to schedule an appointment with a teacher.

NCMC is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

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Suzuki Violin
Isabelle Boggs
Gregory Diehl
Emily Greene
Christa Muller Hendricks
Tyson Peelle
Amanda Stenroos

Suzuki Cello
Anne Werry
Nicole Fizznoglia
Erin Tighe

Suzuki Guitar
Andrew Leonard

Suzuki Piano
Monica Robelotto

INQUIRE ABOUT SUZUKI PIANO INSTRUCTION
WITH MONICA ROBELOTTO! Call (413) 585-0001

SUZUKI VIOLIN GROUP CLASSES 2016-17

Virtuosi (Thurs 6:30-7:30 pm)
Sept 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20; Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 8, 15, 22 (make-up added); Jan 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16; March 2, 9, 16 (make-up added), 23, 30; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11 (make-up added)

(Teacher: Gregory Diehl)

Counterpoint (Thurs 5:30-6:30 pm)
Sept 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20; Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 8, 15, 22 (make-up added)
; Jan 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16; March 2, 9, 16 (make-up added), 23, 30; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11 (make-up added)
(Teacher: Gregory Diehl)

Coda (Sat 10:00-11:00 am)
Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10; Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18; March 4, 18, 25; April 1 (make-up added), 15, 29; May 6, 13
(Teacher: Christa Muller Hendricks)

Encore (Sat 11:00 am-12:00 noon)
Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10; Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18; March 4, 18, 25; April 1 (make-up added), 15, 29; May 6, 13

(Teacher: Christa Muller Hendricks)

Crescendo (Sat 9:45-10:30 am)
Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10; Jan 7, (14-makeup if needed) 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April (1-makeup if needed) 15, 29; May 6, 13
(Teacher: Amanda Stenroos)

Obligato (Sat 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10; Jan 7, (14-makeup if needed) 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April (1-makeup if needed) 15, 29; May 6, 13
(Teacher: Isabelle Boggs)

Prelude (Sat 12:15-1:00 pm)
Jan 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April (1-makeup if needed) 15, 29; May 6, 13

(Teacher: Isabelle Boggs)

 

SUZUKI VIOLIN SPECIAL EVENTS 2016-17

Sat, Sep 17, 2:00-4:00 pm - PARENT MEETINGS for new and returning parents (child care provided)

Sun, Oct 30, 2:00 pm - SPOOKY SUZUKI play-in (1:45 arrival) at Easthampton Congregational Church

WINTER SUZUKI CONCERT - Cancelled

Sat, Jan 14, 2:00-3:50 pm - ICE-SKATING PARTY at Mullins Center, UMASS (pot-luck refreshments)

Sun, Feb 5, 2:15 pm - VALENTINE'S play-in (2:00 arrival) at Easthampton Congregational Church

Sat, Apr 8, 10:30-12:00 - PARENT TALK with Susan Reed

Sat, Apr 8, 1:00-2:30 - MASTER CLASS (for Virtuosi group only)

Sun, Apr 30, 2:00 pm - SPRING SUZUKI CONCERT (1:45 arrival) at Edwards Church, Northampton

Sat, May 20 - SPRINGFEST

SUZUKI CELLO GROUP CLASSES 2016-17

DuPre (Thurs 5:15-5:45 pm)
Oct 6, 20;
Nov 3, 17; Dec 8; Jan 12, 26 (make-up added); Feb 16; Mar 9, 30; Apr 13 (May 18-makeup if needed)
(Teacher: Erin Tighe)

Casals (Thurs 6:00-6:45 pm)
Oct 6, 20; Nov 3, 17; Dec 8; Jan 12, 26 (make-up added); Feb 16; Mar 9, 30; Apr 13 (May 18-makeup if needed)
(Teacher: Erin Tighe)

Yo-Yo Ma (Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm)
Oct 13, 27; Nov 10;
Dec 1, 15; Jan 5, 19; Feb 9; Mar 2, 23; Apr 6, 27 (May 11-makeup if needed)
(Teacher: Erin Tighe)

Romberg (Thurs 6:15-7:15 pm)
Oct 6, 20; Nov 3, 17; Dec 8; Jan 12, 26 (make-up added); Feb 2, 16; Mar 9; Apr 13 (May 18-makeup if needed)
(Teacher: Anne Werry)

Popper (Cello Choir) (Thurs 6:15-7:15 pm)
Oct 13, 27; Nov 10;
Dec 1, 15; Jan 5, 19; Feb 9; Mar 2, 23; Apr 6, 27 (May 11-makeup if needed)
(Teacher: Anne Werry)

Virtuosi (Thursdays)
Oct 13, 27 (6:15-7:15 pm with Popper Class); Nov 3, 17 (6:30-7:30 pm with Virtuosi violins); Dec 1 (6:15-7:15 pm with Popper Class), Dec 8 (6:30-7:30 pm with Virtuosi violins); Jan 5, 19 (6:15-7:15 pm with Popper Class); Feb 9 (6:30-7:30 pm with Virtuosi violins); Mar 2, 23 (6:30-7:30 pm with Virtuosi violins); Apr 6, 27 (6:30-7:30 pm with Virtuosi violins)

 

SUZUKI CELLO SPECIAL EVENTS 2016-17

Sat, Sep 17, 2:00-4:00 pm - PARENT MEETINGS for new and returning parents (child care provided)

Sun, Oct 30, 3:00 pm - SPOOKY SUZUKI play-in (2:45 arrival) at Easthampton Congregational Church

Fri, Jan 13, 5:30-6:30 pm - ARTS NIGHT OUT performance at Click!, Market Street, Northampton

Sat, Jan 14, 2:00-3:50 pm - ICE-SKATING PARTY at Mullins Center, UMASS (pot-luck refreshments)

Sat, Apr 8, 10:30-12:00 - PARENT TALK with Susan Reed

Sun, Apr 30, 2:00 pm - SPRING SUZUKI CONCERT (1:45 arrival) at Edwards Church, Northampton

Sat, May 20 - SPRINGFEST

SUZUKI GUITAR GROUP CLASSES 2016-17

Late Book 1/Book 2 (Mon 4:00-4:30 pm)
Oct 3, 17, 24;
Nov 7, 14, 21; Dec 5, 12, 19; Jan 9, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20; Apr 3, 10, 24 (May 1-makeup if needed)
(Teacher: Andrew Leonard)

 

SUZUKI GUITAR SPECIAL EVENTS 2016-17

Sat, Sep 17, 2:00-4:00 pm - PARENT MEETINGS for new and returning parents (child care provided)

Sun, Oct 30, 2:45 pm - SPOOKY SUZUKI play-in (2:30 arrival) at Easthampton Congregational Church

Sat, Jan 14, 2:00-3:50 pm - ICE-SKATING PARTY at Mullins Center, UMASS (pot-luck refreshments)

Sat, Apr 8, 10:30-12:00 - PARENT TALK with Susan Reed

Sun, Apr 30, 2:00 pm - SPRING SUZUKI CONCERT (1:45 arrival) at Edwards Church, Northampton

Sat, May 20 - SPRINGFEST