About

The two-day Suzuki Workshop includes a core curriculum for pianists, cellists, violists, and violinists in Suzuki Books 1–6, a Pre-Twinkle violin class, and the Every Child Can!© course for teachers and parents. We’ll offer master classes, group classes, and Dalcroze music and movement with our renowned clinicians throughout the weekend. Saturday will include a Play-In, and we will end on Sunday with a gala concert for all participants. See repertoire here.

Participants have the option to sign up for an additional master class (additional $40 tuition fee). Students 9 and older, Book 3 and up have the option to sign up for the Bass Try-It-Out class ($40 tuition fee).

To see the schedule, look here, and for more information about the classes available, look here.

Preparation for the Workshop

Students participating in the full workshop must have polished their Twinkles. Participants will be placed in master classes and group classes according to age and repertoire. As with any Suzuki workshop, festival, or institute, repertoire must be played from memory, and parents or caregivers are required to attend classes with their child. See policy here.

  • Students should prepare a polished piece to play for the master class. Often a good guideline is a piece four pieces behind the one on which they are currently working. The home teacher should designate this piece before the student leaves for the workshop, and the piece must be in the Suzuki repertoire. The more polished the piece, the more the student will gain from the masterclass.
  • Review the repertoire listed prior to the workshop.
  • Parents should take careful notes at the workshop. Take notes not only of your child’s lesson, but other good ideas you discover in the other lessons given in the master class and the group classes. Every moment of instruction, active or observed, is an opportunity to take home ideas and inspiration! Cameras are also helpful tools for specific posture elements and for videotaping short clips of an activity that will refine a skill your child is working on. After the workshop, share your notes or thoughts of the workshop with your home teacher for feedback and follow-through.
  • The student may be asked to do something differently at the Workshop—this is a good thing! Come with an open mind for new ideas and approaches.
  • What To Bring To Workshop:
    • Suzuki Books
    • For String players: Properly working instrument and bow; rosin; shoulder rest or rock stop. Check over your equipment and check sizing with your home teacher.
    • Snacks, water and lunch (Nut free please. There will be a 1 hour lunch break if you prefer to go out. No food or drink in classrooms).
    • Wear comfortable clothing, and secure shoes for moving in. No flip-flops please. Participants wear their NJSW T-shirts on Sunday.

Repertoire Print Here

Piano students should prepare 1 polished piece of their choice from the Suzuki repertoire, and will also receive a piece to practice for their ensemble. Book 1 piano students should also review all of their working repertoire so far in Book 1.

Violin Viola Cello

Book 1

All

All

All

Book 2

Chorus from J. Maccabeus in C

Hunters' Chorus in C

Handel’s Bourree in C

Witches’ Dance

Beethoven’s Minuet in G

Chorus from J. Maccabeus

Hunters' Chorus

Handel’s Bourree

Lully’s Gavotte

Beethoven’s Minuet in G

May Time

Hunters' Chorus

Chorus from J. Maccabeus

March in G

Handel’s Bouree

Book 3

Bach’s Minuet in C

Humoresque

Bach’s Bouree

Bach’s Minuet

Humoresque

Mozart’s Minuet

Lully’s Gavotte

Bach’s Minuet

Beethoven’s Minuet in G

Humoresque

Scherzo

Berceuse in C

Book 4

Seitz’s Concerto No. 2 (III)

Schubert’s Lullaby in C

Bohm’s Perpetual Motion

Seitz’s Concerto No. 5 (I)

Schubert’s Lullaby in C

Telemann’s Concerto in G (II)

Breval’s Sonata in C (I)

Chanson Triste

Book 5

Vivaldi’s Concerto in g (II)

Veracini’s Gigue

Nina

Bach’s Suite, Courante

Vivaldi’s Sonata in e, Largo

Dance Rustique

Book 6

Handel’s Sonata No. 3 (I)

Fiocco’s Allegro

Fiocco’s Allegro

Mozart Adagio

The Swan

Tarantella

Location

The workshop will be held at The Lawrenceville School in the Juliet Lyell Staunton Clark Music Center building.