Summer Institutes online
I was looking about for Suzuki summer institutes for my son that are being conducted online, came across various things for older age groups, and am also looking for something suitable for myself.
Any of you folks found anything?
Laurie, this would be a useful collection for your blog!
Here are the ones I know of:
My daughter is doing a Heifetz program at Ithaca Institute. Just one week, I think they might still be taking applications, auditions. Concertos and solo Bach. I am not sure what they are doing at Suzuki level. Google and it will get you to Ithaca College host website.
Looking myself, there is the full Suzuki program registration by June 1.
Lydia, I signed up for Nathan Cole's violympics. It's going to be over my head but as experiments go, it's not that expensive ($800) and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee. For your son -- he's pretty young, right? I'm wondering if most of the summer-camps that have gone on-line are just assuming that parents aren't going to shell out a registration fee for an online experience, when part (most?) of what you're paying for is babysitting, and you'll still be doing that. Sorry if that's a harsh characterization -- couldn't find better language in the moment.
I found it hard to justify to my spouse spending $800 for the Violympics, but I'll be very interested to hear about your experience!
Lydia - as far as Suzuki is concerned, I can send you a student workshop compilation that's being maintained in a teachers' FB group. (There is no "official" central resource that I know of.)
That would be terrific. I have no idea why the SAA hasn't listed online summer institutes.
Our daughter (cello) was registered for Austin but we backed out when it went online. Or we're thinking of doing so, or something. She was going to drive there with another family that has a place to stay with relatives near the institute.
Hi Lydia and everyone!
Hello all - take a look at www.InsideMusicAcademy.com - teachers from Curtis and Juilliard, loaded with content like the Electives Block and the 12:12 Nanoconcerts, Zoom recitals and Rise-and-Shine Warmups. It’s energetic and both traditional and outside the box. Suzuki and Adult Learners as well.
@Anthea, do you know how large their sessions are likely to be or how many kids they expect at each level? I'm looking for something for my younger one (age 10, not too motivated, Mozart 3 level) but would want a program where she would fit in well.
I have emailed with similar questions to Susan. Any audition or system to place them with musical peers rather than age group. Or is it just self chosen?
My wife and I are directing a Summer Music Festival from June 22-26, which include a whole week of Suzuki Book 1 and 2 daily play-ins for violin, viola, and cello for only $125 per student. We've got dozens of 30-minute sessions for students of all ages and ability levels, include musical storytime and music adventure activities to etude exploration, orchestral excerpt preparation, and music technology. We even have sessions for school ensemble teachers covering Essential Elements and first-year string pedagogy skills, and a daily orchestra sight-reading session with custom backing tracks. Students pay a single flat fee, and can attend as many courses as their schedules and balanced screen time allow. We're about to release the course catalog on June 1st.
The inside music academy for any violist looks to very worth It as James Dunham is arguably the best viola teacher currently in the USA