Special Events

Goodwill Ambassadors Tour Day Saturday, April 27, 2013

Morning Stop on our Tour:

Sharonbrooke Inn
920 Sharon Valley Rd, Newark, OH 43055 366-7333

Flute, Piano, Cello, GCP & Violin Books 1-4 and the Burton Hall Violin Ensemble

9:30am –9:45am Arrive

10:00am – 10:45 Perform

Students wear red performance shirt, black bottoms, black socks, and black shoes.

Early Afternoon Stop on our Tour:

Herrick Hall Violin Ensemble 1:30 p.m. — arrive

2:00 p.m. — perform

Sunrise Senior Living

775 E Johnstown Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 418-9775

Late Afternoon Stop on our Tour:
All Pianists are welcome to join us. Contact Maryfrances Kirsh

(kirshm@denison.edu or 614-580-5220) to be put on the list.

2:45 p.m. — arrive

3:00 p.m. — perform

Emeritus at Chestnut Hill
5055 Thompson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43230 614-855-3700

Students wear red performance shirt, black bottoms, black socks, and black shoes.

Parent Class Prep – a Suzuki Parent Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 2013 9 a.m. – noon

Burton 14

Parents and practice partners who are new to the Denison University Suzuki Program are required to attend before their students begin lessons.

All parents and practice partners in the Denison University Suzuki Program are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend this workshop.

Discussion Topics include:

The philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki The Suzuki Learning Process Listening
What to expect at lessons Home Practice Motivation

This is a class for parents and practice partners only. Please arrange child care for your children.

Please register for this course by calling or emailing: Maryfrances Kirsh kirshm@denison.edu
(614) 580-5220

Tuition for this course is $55. Please make checks payable to Denison University.

Supplies to be purchased by the parent or practice partner prior to the first class:

  • Nurtured by Love, by Shinichi Suzuki
  • To Learn With Love, by William and Constance Starr
  • Book 1 and CD for the instrument to be studied
  • Blank CD’s and 4 different ways/places where the CD may be heard

The Suzuki materials and books may be purchased at www.young-musicians.com

Group Class Prep General Information

Group Class Prep A – 4 years old and under, meets 9:45am – 10:25am

Group Class Prep B – 5 years old and above, meets at 9:00 – 9:40 am

  • Please do not bring your instrument.
  • Parents will attend and participate with the student and will remember, reproduce and practice songs and activities at home.
  • Regular Class meets in Burke Rehearsal Room of the Burke Hall of Music and Art, 240 W. Broadway
  • In addition to the regular classes, parents and students will observe two other group classes for their instrument.  Ask your studio teacher for recommendations.
  • Students will be in this class for a semester (perhaps two) at the discretion of the studio teacher and Jim Van Reeth, program director.

Class Skills/Goals:

  • Listening and Sequencing Skills
  • Understanding Size
  • Pitch Skills and Vocalizing
  • Number Skills and Finding and Keeping the Pulse
  • Motor Skills
  • Social Development
  • Music Vocabulary
  • Leadership Skills
  • Body Awareness
  • Concentration and Coordination
  • Perseverance
  • Discipline
  • Performing
  • Memorizing