Available to students who have completed Book 3. SSN encourages students of all levels to play in mixed instrument groups. Please ask about chamber opportunities for different levels.
Throughout the year, parents meet with faculty to discuss elements of the Suzuki philosophy and issues for successful home practice. This provides an opportunity not only for an exchange of information, but also for questions regarding your child's development and any concerns you may have. Furthermore, the director is available for discussion of any aspect of your child's education at SSN. This goes beyond the initial parent classes required for parents of new students entering the program.
WORKSHOPS AND MASTER CLASSES
Periodically, nationally renowned Suzuki instructors are invited to the school to give workshops and focused master classes for teachers and students. Students and teachers receive exposure to different teaching methods.
REGIONAL AND NATIONAL SUZUKI ORGANIZATIONS
While membership in these organizations is not required, the Suzuki Association of the Americas and Suzuki:MA offer many benefits such as newsletters and special events. Each summer Suzuki camps and workshop are offered on both the regional and national level. These programs are typically one to three weeks in length and offer an opportunity for in-depth study with nationally renowned Suzuki faculty. Our parents frequently say that after attending one of these events, they find a renewed vigor in their children for continued study.
The school is often invited to play for the community, for example at Newton's Fall Harvest Fair, at the Prudential Center, Chestnut Hill Mall December holiday celebrations and other public events. Students sign up to perform. Periodically, a tour group is established for performances out-of-state, for example, at the Disneyland Pavilion in Florida.
In Harmony Tour Group
Our traveling tour group is in its third year! Students learn a set repertoire and learn to perform it together, eventually traveling to nearby localities to play, leading up to a final trip and musical exchange with another community. In 2019, In Harmony is traveling to Bermuda, and before then playing a series of local performances in Boston and towns nearby. For a full schedule of events, visit our Events page.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Students may gain experience performing and sharing their joy of music with less ambulant communities of Greater Boston. This program is supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the Newton Cultural Council.
Opportunities to play and visit with other Suzuki programs are available for interested students. Past exchanges have included Miami, Cape Cod and Montreal.