Everyone has creative energy - unlock that creativity in our new C Class format, Creative U! If you are a student in Book 4 and above, you will be a part of Creative U! In this class, you will create your own music through the exploration of the Suzuki repertoire, Music Theory, and your own creative energies. With you, your instrument, and/or your technological know-how, you will create a work of music during the week. Taught by Ching-chu Hu and Derek Deakins.
Suzuki Voice for Students
We have offered Voice teacher training at ASI for the last several years. This year, for the first time, we are offering an Institute experience for voice students. Students will have a masterclass and a B class. The B class is titled, "Songs and Rhythms of Brazil," and will be taught by Ludmila de Carvalho. Voice students also are encouraged to take advantage of one of the many electives offered this year.
The Adventures of Penelope the Piano-Playing Penguin
In our Jubilee Year, our Piano Festival Concert will celebrate the adventures of a penguin who makes her way from Antarctica to New York City to make her recital debut. More information below:
What: As part of the 2021 ASI piano festival concert, we will take your submissions of polished pieces and drawings of penguins and weave them into a delightful presentation for narrator and musicians. Those of you who participated last year will remember the adventures of Tupman the Turtle.
- Register to be a part of ASI,
- Complete the ASI Piano Festival Form
- Submit a recording of your polished piece (instructions for recording here) to this link.
- You may also submit a drawing of a penguin, or of yourself as a penguin (an avatar of sorts – If you have curly hair, draw a penguin with curly hair, if you wear glasses, draw a penguin with glasses to the same link. Remember: the drawing part is OPTIONAL)
- Submission deadline: June 29, 2021
These courses will be offered Monday through Thursday at 11:00-11:50 am unless otherwise noted. Class sizes will vary between 10 and 22, depending on the class. Enrollment will be open on a first-come, first-served basis. All classes cost $75.
NEW! - Kid's Yoga: Musical Time Travel Join us for children’s yoga stories and music, featuring famous composers from throughout music history. No prior experience required, please have a yoga mat to use for class. (Ages 5-12). Taught by Alyssa Hardie Beckmann.
NEW! - Yoga for Teens (5:00-5:50 pm): Yoga classes will include stretching, breathing and strengthening exercises to focus the mind and body, with particular emphasis on preventing injuries in our musical performance practice. No prior experience required, please have a yoga mat to use for class (Ages 13-18). Taught by Alyssa Hardie Beckmann.
NEW! - Kitchen Percussion: Join Chris Clemente for Kitchen Percussion. Make your own musical instruments from things found around your home to approach dynamics, pitch, and tempo using fun games and exercises. Learn basic musical concepts through songs and movement and relate rhythm to wordplay, syllables, and pictures. Get ready to dance and have fun! (all students, through age 11). Items needed for Kitchen Percussion:
- Used clean containers such as soda cans, plastic water/sport drink bottles, pringles, coffee containers, cookie cans, etc.
- Uncooked rice, beans, etc (uncooked).
- Sheet of paper.
- Funnels if available.
Fiddling for Violinists and Violists: (violin and viola students who can play in G Major, ages 7-15). The level goes from Etude in Suzuki Book 1 through Suzuki Book 4. More advanced players will be given more challenging parts to play with the lesser advanced students. The class will be taught by Lisa Deakins, who worked professionally for country singer Pam Tillis and Grand Ole Opry legend Whisperin' Bill Anderson. Mrs. Deakins is from South Carolina and is also on the ASI faculty.
NEW! - Fiddling for Violas and Cellos: You don't have to play the violin to fiddle! Viola and cello students will join fiddler Derek Deakins as they learn fiddle tunes with bluesy licks and have a lot of fun! The class will also include components of bluegrass history, characteristics of fiddle music, and much more! Suzuki students are natural fiddlers, and there is something for everyone in this class, from beginning fiddlers to seasoned players. Fiddling is open to violists and cellists currently working on Etude or above at the time of registration.
NEW! - Meet the Composers!: Composers of past and present have combined a simple set of notes and rhythms in new and interesting ways to create millions of unique compositions. In Meet the Composers, we will learn about some of these composers and their works, as well as the musical tools with which they create. Using our bodies, voices, and instruments will explore these same musical tools so that we can join the ranks of composers and create our own new music! (All instruments, Books 1-3). Taught by Mary Moran and Rachel Fabulich.
Taekwondo is an exciting sport and the fastest-growing martial art in the world. Master Steve Decker will be leading an awesome opportunity to learn some basic Taekwondo skills and show you the martial art he has practiced and lived for over 20 years. For all instruments and (Ages 6-10). No prior experience is necessary. Certificates will be given to all enrollees.
NEW! Music Gameshow Extravaganza! - Ready to test your music knowledge by participating in game shows? Join Mary Hofer, Kirby Kay, Ann Marie Novak and Laura Shaw for games such as Jeopardy, Kahoots, and So You Want to Be a Millionaire? Depending on class size, groups may be divided up into teams for cooperative play and age/level distribution. Basic understanding of notation and musical terms required. (All instruments, ages 7 and above).