Register for FFF (Fantastic Folk and Fiddle)!

There are no classes this Tuesday (2/28)–have a wonderful spring break!  Thanks to all who joined us for the wonderful sharing event last Tuesday–pictures below!

Calendar update: there will be no play-in on April 25th.  We’ll be holding regular group classes that day to prepare for our spring concert.

FFF (Fantastic Folk and Fiddle) is now open for registration!  This event occurs August 2-5th, and is for students ages 10-18 (registration for  children under 10 with teacher recommendation). Young musicians of all levels of experience will have the opportunity to learn new styles of music through large and small group classes with expert instructors, culminating in a final performance at the Sugar Maple Music Festival! Free Sugar Maple Music Festival passes are included for workshop participants and their guardians.  Click here to register!

Plan your musical summer!  Info on Suzuki Summer Institutes here.

Help us spread the word!  SSM/MCE will be hosting an Open House on April 25th from 4:30-7.  Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and see what Suzuki Strings is all about!

We’ve extended the date for Danish string quartet tickets orders ONE MORE TIME!  If you’ve missed out, you can email Diana at by March 27th for tickets at the $10 rate.  Please include family name/student name and number of tickets requested.


Come join your SSM/MCE friends on June 16th for a special event at the duck pond!  This is a non-profit night benefiting Suzuki Strings, and we’ll get a portion of each ticket we sell.  In addition to playing the national anthem, there will be a 50-50 raffle (also benefiting SSM), and a Suzuki Strings promo table.  Click here to reserve your ticket–and please share widely with your friends and family!

Cellists–free classes are available through Cello Kids!  CelloKids classes utilize a unique curriculum that fuses the Dalcroze Method with musicianship on the cello.  Classes are free for participants ($5 for observers).  Click here to find out more and sign-up!

Spring gets busy!  Please put these upcoming dates for your calendar.  Specific details for various events and performances are being worked out and will be provided as soon as they’re available.

March 28: no groups – Spring Break
April 18: Danish String Quartet field trip, 7:30pm  UW Union Theater  WEAR YOUR SSM/MCE T-SHIRTS!
April 25th: Regular Group Classes, no play-in
May 7th: Solo Recital, St. Luke’s Episcopal
May 16: 5:30 pm dress rehearsal for Spring Concert
May 20: 3:00 pm Spring Concert, Middleton PAC
June 4: Graduation Recital, Oakwood
June 4th: 3pm  Solo and Graduation Cello Recital and Family Picnic at Hoyt Park Shelter. Celebrate with graduating  seniors!

June 16: 6:30  Mallards Star Spangled Banner  NEW DATE and TIME!
June 21: Make Music Madison
Aug. 2-5: Fantastic Folk and Fiddle (FFF)