students play their violins at the direction of a teacher


A master class lesson is a shared experience. Three or four children, depending on their age and repertoire, are assigned to a teacher for an hour. During this hour, the teacher will teach each of the students individually while the others watch. By watching the other students, your child will be motivated and will learn much about playing the instrument. Parents attend the entire hour to observe and take notes of interest from all of the students' lessons. Please prepare a polished piece to play in the masterclass. This means something you can already play easily so that you can gain the most from the teacher’s comments.

Violin, Viola, and Cello Group Classes

These classes are organized by book level. In a group repertoire class, musical techniques and playing skills can be worked on as the students play their common repertoire together.

Piano Exploration Class

Rediscover the fun of music making, guided by your intuition! Our Piano Exploration Class gives you the rare opportunity to create melodies in a musical conversation together with the other piano students. Here is your chance to tap into your creativity and artistry for a rewarding musical time. Let yourself go!

String Orchestra

New offering this year! Clinician Beth Guerriero, Ph.D. will conduct two levels of orchestra for string players. Students will learn about ensemble skills, such as cuing, dialogue within the music, balance, and shared leadership within a group.


This class is an informal gathering for all students of the workshop. This is an opportunity to play music from all of the repertoire covered at the workshop, play musical games, listen to more advanced repertoire, and gain ideas from several local Suzuki teachers.

Enrichment Class

John Krumm, multi-instrumentalist and beloved music educator, returns to NJ Suzuki Workshop! The Enrichment class will involve movement, humorous songs, rounds, partner songs, and folk games, all taught in John’s masterful style.

Pre-Twinkle Class

Sunday afternoon only. For string students who have begun Suzuki study, but have not yet completed their Twinkles, or would like an introduction to the Workshop without the full-day experience. Children attend with a parent or guardian. Children will enjoy musical games with experienced Suzuki teachers and both parent and child will learn plenty of fun practice techniques to take home. After the class, stay for the Concert.

Recommended for ages 4-6 (3's with recommendation of teacher).

Please Note: For children who have completed Twinkle and are ages 4-5, please contact the Workshop about placement.