Suzuki Music Columbus offers a comprehensive program of regular private lessons and a group class experience to build on work done in the private lessons, provide performing experiences and a peer group of supportive musician friends.

Private Lesson Schedule:

Private lessons are once a week as scheduled with your teacher.  Lesson times are typically scheduled on a Monday through Thursday in the "after school" hours, with some morning lessons offered to preschool and homeschool students.  Calendar of private lessons is typically 42 weeks of the year with 10 weeks off for holidays and breaks.

Tuesday Group Class Schedule 2017-18

Regular Group Class schedule:

Main Branch (James Rd.):
4:30 – 5:15              Recital rehearsal (if performing)
4:30 – 5:10              Technique Classes (books 1-4)
5:15 – 5:45              Solo Recital (all students attend)
5:45 – 6:00              Snack break
6:00 – 6:30              Musicianship Classes (books 2-4)
6:00 – 7:30              Ensemble Rehearsals (Tour Group, Vivaldi)

North Branch:
4:45 – 5:30             Technique Classes (books 1-4)
5:30 – 5:45             Solo Recital (all students attend)
5:45 – 6:15             Musicianship Classes (books 2-4)

Special Group Class Schedule:

Sometimes, the Tuesday Group Class Schedule is adjusted slightly to allow for special performance opportunities, guest artist teachers, or celebration events during the school year, but such activities are limited to 4:30-7:30 times and such schedule changes are communicated well in advance.

Group Class Calendar 2017-18

Sept 9/10      Tour Group Retreat
Sept 12    Regular Group Classes
Sept 19    Regular Group Classes (open house)
Sept 26    Regular Group Classes
Oct 3        Regular Group Classes
Oct 10      Regular Group Classes (open house)
Oct 17      Regular Group Classes
Oct 24      Regular Group Classes
Oct 31      Regular Group Classes
Nov 7       Regular Group Classes
Nov 14       Regular Group Classes (open house)
Nov 21     NO GROUP CLASSES (Thanksgiving Break)
Nov 28     Regular Group Classes
Dec 5          Regular Group Classes (open house)

Dec 12        Regular Group Classes
Dec 19        FALL GRAND CONCERT (Location TBA)
                       4:30 arrival & tuning; 5:00 performance
Dec 13 - Jan 7   Winter Break - no group classes
Jan 9            Regular Group Classes
Jan 16      Regular Group Classes (open house)
Jan 23      Regular Group Classes
Jan 30      Regular Group Classes
Feb 6       Regular Group Classes
Feb 13     Regular Group Classes (open house)
Feb 20     Regular Group Classes
Feb 27         Ensembles Concert: SMC Tour Group, Vivaldi & Telemann Ensembles
                              (no regular classes)
Mar 6       Regular Group Classes

Mar 14          Regular Group Classes
Mar 21          NO GROUP CLASSES (Spring Break)
Mar 22-29     Suzuki Music Columbus Friendship Tour Czech Republic

Mar 27         NO GROUP CLASSES (Spring Break)
Apr 3            Regular Group Classes (rehearsals for Community Service Day)*
Apr 10          SMC Community Service Day (no regular classes)* 
Apr 17         Regular Group Classes
Apr 24         Regular Group Classes (open house)
May 1          Regular Group Classes
May 8          SPRING GRAND CONCERT
                      Location: TBA; 4:30 arrival & tuning; 5:00 performance
June 11-16   2018 SMC Summer Institute
(Summer camp hosted at Otterbein University) – on line registration will be available starting in mid-February.  All SMC students are strongly encouraged to attend!

*SMC Community Service Day (4/10/18): This is an opportunity for SMC families to give service by performing concerts in our community.  Venues include nursing homes, assisted living homes, hospitals, shelters.  Each group of 10-12 children will have a tour group member and faculty member as the musical leader, and parent chaperone/drivers.  All students are expected to participate and Suzuki Music Columbus will present as many as five simultaneous concerts. If you have ideas for possible service concert venues see Doug or Susan Locke.  A parent volunteer coordinates these Community Service Concerts.


Last Update: May 10, 2017