Weekly Update - October 4, 2018

If your child likes their instrument and doesn’t really like to practice – you are in good company! It doesn’t mean they don’t want to play their instrument. Practice is a discipline that students learn little by little, by trial and error, and with feedback from their teacher. It’s a skill to be developed over time for sure.

- C. Goodner

Practice Fun for all students

FALL PRACTICE CHART

PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP

Class #3 is on Tuesday October 9th.
It's not too late to join us.

In our second class, we discussed Chapters 2 and 3 - The Mindset for Suzuki Success and What Does Success Look Like. We will be discussing Chapter 4 "Be Present" on the 9th. 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


SUZUKI FAMILY GROUP CLASS

1st class starts Saturday October 20th

This class will be the first step for all new families with
children ages 2 through 6 enrolling after November 1st.

Current SRO families with children ages 2 through 6
You are also 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 October 20 2018
Saturdays at 2:00pm: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22 
11/10 (off due to Fall Recitals), 11/24 (off due to Thanksgiving)

Option #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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.

Registration Link: SUZUKI FAMILY GROUP CLASS

SRO Calendar and Announcements

October 1-6 - 4th Week of Lessons, Groups and Electives
Group Class Theme: Review Series: Name That Tune
Review Week #4 - all review lists can be found on the SROWebsite

October 8-13 - 5th Week of Lessons, Groups and Electives
Group Class Theme: Review Series: Name That Composer
Review Week #1 - all review lists can be found on the SROWebsite

October 9 - Parent Discussion Group #3 - 6-7:00 pm
Chapter 4 - Be Present

October 11 - 30 Day Practice A Thon Begins
Make sure that you have your recital piece picked before the Practice A Thon begins.

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 SROWebsite

October 16 - Parent Discussion Group #4 - 6-7:00 pm
Chapter 5 - Practice Daily

October 20 - Suzuki Family Group Class - Option #1 - begins
Saturdays at 2:00 pm

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 SROWebsite

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

Looking ahead...

SRO Fall Recitals

Rehearsal Sign Ups will start online next week!

November 10 (Saturday) - Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Gym
2:00 PM Overflow - for all teachers 
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

SRO Holiday Concert 
December 9 - 4:00 PM

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.


Guest Clinicians:
Kimberly Meier-Sims: Cleveland, Ohio. Biography
Pamela Reit: Burlington, Vermont. Biography
Edmund Sprunger: St. Louis, Missouri. Biography

Please join us for SRO's Winter Violin Workshop

Saturday January 12 and Sunday January 13
Registration is open! This workshop is open to students throughout the state so please register early to reserve your spot.
Class Options (students can register for as many or a few as they want):
Master Class: 2 to 4 students in an hour
Private Lesson: 1 student
Group Class: 8-16 students (Books 1-6)
Performance Class: 8 students (Books 7 and above)
Fiddle Class: 8-16 students
Improv Class: 8-16 students
Vocal Class for Strings (Learn singing techniques to help with overall musicality)

WINTER VIOLIN WORKSHOP FLYER

WINTER VIOLIN WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM LINK  

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