Weekly Update - October 18, 2018

“As you learn a new piece, remember how important it is to learn it accurately from the beginning.” E. Ristad

Fall Recital Information

We are into the 2nd week of our 30 Day Practice A Thon
Students practicing 30 days in a row will receive a SRO Mug or Case Sticker at the Recital.

Fall Recital Practice A Thon Chart

Recital Rehearsal Schedule: 
Sunday November 4:
Master Class for students in Book 6 and above:
9:00am: Regan Choi, Grant Corrion, Vjay Daita, Max Green, Gwendolyn Kohl, Yvona Nikitin, Elena Serna, Aidan Sun, Isabella Vesprini
11:00am: Aarani Balendran, Andrew Calabrese-Day, Lucy Morency, Henry Jackson, Isabell Johnson, Thanos Souldatos, Lizzie Vojtisek

Sunday November 4 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday November 6 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Individual Rehearsals for Cello and Violin students in Book 1 through 5 (Pre-Twinkle Students do not need to rehearse): Please click on the rehearsal link and sign up!

Recital Schedule:
November 10 (Saturday) - Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Gym
4:00 PM Clarke / DeLisle / Flanigan
6:00 PM Mutter / d’Allemand

November 11 (Sunday) - Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Sanctuary
2:00 PM Jumaa
4:00 PM DiMambro / Yim / d’Allemand
6:00 PM Mutter / Vojtisek

Check this out....


Class #5 is on Tuesday October 23rd.
It's not too late to join us.

In our fourth class, we discussed Chapter 5 "Practice Daily". We will be discussing Chapter 6 "Listen To Good Music" on the 23rd. Those who can't attend can send me questions and I'll discuss it with the group and give you their feedback.

  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

  • Place: Room 9

Current SRO families with children ages 2 through 6
You are welcome to sign up. This is a great way to meet other families, read and discuss "Beyond The Music Lesson" and get hands on help with how to practice with your child at home.

Highlights of the Suzuki Family Group Class

  • Non-Instrument Specific - all students will learn together with their parent (guardian)

  • Each class will be led by Mark Mutter and last 60 minutes

    • 30 minutes devoted to music and practice skills for students and parents. This will help students make a seamless transition to private lessons and group class.

    • 30 minutes will be a book study of “Beyond The Music Lesson” by Christine Goodner. The cost of the book is included in the class. Students will enjoy continued musical games and activities with one of our SRO teachers.

  • Parents and students will interview with teachers during this time to pick their instrument, secure a lesson time and observe a group class if possible.

Suzuki Family Group Class Cost: $170.00 - includes 8 classes and “Beyond The Music Lesson”

Suzuki Family Group Class Dates: Families will pick from one of the following options:

Option #1: begins January 8 2019
Tuesdays at 6:00pm: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5
2/19 (off due to mid-winter break)

Option #2: begins February 2 2019
Saturdays at 2:00pm: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
2/23 (off due to mid-winter break)

Option #3: begins March 12 2019
Tuesdays at 6:00pm: 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7
4/2 (off due to spring break)

Minimum Enrollment per class: 4 

Please register online to secure your spot in the class.


SRO Calendar and Announcements

October 15-20 - 6th Week of Lessons, Groups and Electives
Group Class Theme: Dr. Suzuki Birthday Celebration
Review Week #2 - all review lists can be found on the SRO Website

October 22-27 - 7th Week of Lessons, Groups and Electives
Group Class Theme: You Be The Teacher Day
Review Week #3 - all review lists can be found on the SRO Website

October 23 - Parent Discussion Group #5 - 6-7:00 pm
Chapter 6 - Listen To Great Music

October 29-November 3 - 8th Week of Lessons, Groups and Electives
Group Class Theme: Spooky Suzuki
Review Week #4 - all review lists can be found on the SRO Website.
Spooky Suzuki Special Schedule:
Bring a healthy treat to share and wear your costume!
Monday October 29:
5:30pm Cello Group - DeLisle and Violin Group - Vojtisek - Combined in Room 10
6:00pm Party in the Lobby
6:15pm Break
6:30pm Music Theory - Yim, Piano Group - Jumaa, Violin Group - Flanigan and Mutter- Combined in Room 10
7:00pm Party in the Lobby
7:15pm Break
7:30pm Suzuki Strings/Music Theory - Clarke, Suzuki Strings - DeLisle
Tuesday October 30:
5:30pm Cello Group - DeLisle and Violin Group - d’Allemand and Flanigan - Combined in Room 10, Piano Group - Jumaa 6:00pm Party in the Lobby
6:15pm Break
6:30pm Music Theory - Yim
Wednesday October 31:
All Group Classes and Ensembles are cancelled.
Private lessons will still take place. Please talk to your private teacher regarding their schedule for the 31st.
Wednesday Violin Groups can come on Monday (10/29) or Tuesday (10/30) at 5:30pm.
Mr. Yim's Theory Class can come on Monday (10/29) or Tuesday (10/30) at 6:30pm.
Thursday November 1:
6:30pm Guitar Group - DiMambro and Yim - Combined in Room 10
7:00pm Party in the Lobby
7:15pm Break
Saturday November 3:
1:00pm Piano Group - Jumaa
1:30pm Party in the Lobby
1:45pm Break

October 30 - Parent Discussion Group #6 - 6-7:00 pm
Chapter 7 - Create a Positive Musical Environment

Looking ahead...

SRO Holiday Concert 
December 9 - 4:00 PM - "Twas The Night Before Christmas" - this timeless classic will be the back drop to a beautiful afternoon of Holiday and Suzuki favorites. Start shopping for your Holiday PJ's, all performers and teachers will be wearing them for the concert.

SRO Barnes and Noble Performances 
December 16
1:00 PM - Guitars 2:00 PM - Cellos 3:00 PM - Violins 4:00 PM - Suzuki Strings

SRO Winter Violin Workshop
January 12 and 13 2019 Details are listed below.

Suzuki Royal Oak
Winter Violin Workshop
Saturday January 12
Sunday January 13 2019

Early Registration Discount of $10 ends on November 1st.

Please click on the following link to check out our guest clinicians and register to attend. Spaces are filling fast. You want to make sure you get in now to get your first choice of scheduling times.

We need your help!!!
SRO has openings in all instruments and we need you to tell your friends. Our teachers have created new times and are waiting for students to fill them up. Please have your friends contact Haley DeLisle at lessons@suzukiroyaloak.org.
Remember: you get a $25 tuition discount if you refer and family and they put it on their registration form!

2018-2019 Registration Information

SRO 2018-2019 Registration Form

SRO 2018 Summer Registration Form

SRO 2018-2019 - Policies

SRO 2018-2019 - Returning Student Group and Elective Recommendations

SRO 2018-2019 - Group and Elective Schedule

SRO 2018-2019 - Tuition
The SRO Board passed a new budget that raised tuition by 2% which will go directly to raises for the SRO faculty.
All fund raising has been pulled from the  SRO operating budget.
The SRO Board will be creating a new fund raising plan that will be presented at the beginning of the school year.

SRO 2018-2019 - Recital Etiquette, Event and Lesson Calendar

SRO 2018-2019 - Categories of Study

SRO 2018-2019 - Lesson Length, Group and Elective General Recommendations