Welcome back to another Fall semester of Group Classes with SSM. Given our commitment to keeping our families healthy and safe in light of the pandemic we have adjusted and will continue to provide you and your child/ren an enriching group class experience via ZOOM. Watch for a special welcome and introduction to a new SSM Faculty member coming soon.
This years group classes will be 45 minutes in length. Tuesday classes will start on the hour, 4:00 and 5:00 . Your family will have a consistent ZOOM invitation. Your private teacher will let you know which class you are assigned to. Sonora will meet Fridays at 6:00 pm at CPC.
The PayPal link and registration for Fall 2020 is now current . http://www.suzukistringsofmadison.org/pay-tuition-1 Please make sure to fill out the online registration form when you process your group class payment. The rate is 1/2 of normal fees as we are only offering one class per level and a discount for more than one child enrolled per family.
Each class will focus on : Repertoire, Technique, Music theory/reading and music and history of Black Composers. Please purchase the Black Composers volume 1 by Rachel Barton Pine . https://www.sharmusic.com/Sheet-Music/Violin/w-47-Piano/Music-By-Black-Composers-Violin-Volume-1—Arranged-by-Rachel-Barton-Pine.axd
Rachel will be our guest artist for our 30 year anniversary celebration next year and has requested that the program learn pieces from her Black Composers book to perform together .
Suzuki Strings of Madison stands in solidarity with our Black friends and neighbours, and supports and celebrates this community. We are committed to seeking equity in music, an idea that was dear to Dr. Suzuki himself and therefore are formally including the study of composers of color as part of our Suzuki curriculum .
Private lesson fees have not been adjusted for 5 years and in January of 2020 we alerted our families that Fall 2020 would see a slight increase.
Fall 2020 Rates for Private lessons are:
30 minutes 28.00
45 minutes 42.00
60 minutes. 56.00