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Suzuki Program

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The SIUE Suzuki Program is dedicated to string instruction for children ages 3-18. The program has been a part of the Edwardsville, IL community for nearly 50 years. Following is information about our lessons, ensembles, payment information and dates, as well as information about the founder of the Suzuki Method, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and the founder of our program, John Kendall.

Interested in the Suzuki Program? Click here to watch an informational video about our program!

SIUE Suzuki Workshop 2017, March 4-5

Workshop Information and Registration Form

Teacher Symposium and Dinner Information and Registration Form (Friday, March 3)

What's New

Spring Festival Practice help listening links:

Irish Washerwoman

Millionaires Hoedown (revised)

Save the date! SIUE Summer String Camp 2017 will be Tuesday-Friday, July 18-21!

There is NO Saturday Class on Saturday, April 15; sorry, this was a mistake on our calendar!

NEW! Click here to make your Suzuki payment online by credit card. REMEMBER TO TURN IN YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AND MAKE YOUR FIRST PAYMENT BY CHECK!!! All subsequent payments can then be made online. Online payments only are applicable for SUZUKI LESSONS (sorry, not Community Strings or Kindermusik).

Helpful and Interesting Information for you!

EdGlenToday Article on our 50th Anniversary Spring Festival Concert

50th Anniversary Video SIUE made about our program!

Article: The Story Behind SIUE's Suzuki String Program

Graduation Information

Friend us on Facebook: SIUE Suzuki String Program

Follow us on Twitter: SIUE Suzuki Program

Helpful Links for Parents

About My Instrument

Private and Group Lessons

We offer private violin, viola and cello lessons. We also offer group lessons in violin, viola, and cello, as well as several intermediate and advanced reading ensembles. Most of these lessons take place on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Students not enrolled in our program can join our reading ensembles.

Advanced Ensembles

Our Violin Tour Group, directed by Allison Woerner, Cello Ensemble, directed by Stephanie Hunt, and Viola Camerata, directed by Vicki Lottes, are available by audition to students in our program who play at an advanced level. Auditions take place in the fall of every year.

Masters Degree

SIUE offers a Masters Degree in Music with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy with Suzuki Association certified coursework in Suzuki Pedagogy, taught by our renowned director, Vera McCoy-Sulentic.

Professionals for your event

Our teachers are professional musicians and are available for your wedding or corporate event. Call our office at 618-650-2839 for information.

Our Advanced Ensembles are available for local Parties, Concerts and Special charity events. Email Our Program Director, Vera McCoy-Sulentic for details.

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