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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!

Make your payment Online with a Credit Card

Click here to make your payment online by credit card. You may now pay for Suzuki Lessons, Community Strings, Kindermusik, Summer Camp, and Summer Lessons all through this same link!

String Development Camp 2019

Click here  to learn about and get the registration form for our 2019 String Development Camp, July 15-19, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Camp is open to violin, viola, and cello students Suzuki book 2 level (or equivilant) and up, and you do NOT need to be a Suzuki student to attend.

Suzuki Workshop 2019

Follow this link to find out everything about our Workshop this March 1-2! We are excited to host Nancy Hair, Crystal Plohman, and Laurie Scott as our guest clinicians! Teachers-- an ensemble from your home studio may attend our workshop and receive an Ensemble Clinic with one of our clinicians. Also, a studio sending 10+ students to our workshop can receive 10% off tuition for each student!

Little Listeners: Suzuki Early Childhood Education

Our newest offering is a NEW Suzuki Early Childhood Education class! It will meet following our Saturday Calendar from 10:15-11:00 AM. Click here for all of the information and the registration form.

Kindermusik Camp 2019

Our Kindermusik Camp 2019 info is here and ready for you! Click here  for more information on the camp, and here for the registration form.

Helpful and Interesting Information for you!

Go here to make a tax-deductible donation to our program!

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

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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 Erika Lord-Castillo, 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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