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 12Regular Group Classes
Sept 19Regular 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  NO GROUP CLASSES (Halloween Beggars Night)
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 13      Regular Group Classes

Mar 18       Tour Group Performance 3:00 Venue TBA

Mar 20      Special Czech Tour Dinner Concert Event 5:30-7:00 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           Regular Group Classes
May 15          SPRING GRAND CONCERT  Location: Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church,             Hilliard, Ohio; 4:30 arrival & tuning;         5:00 performance

June 11-16   2018 SMC Summer Institute
(Summer camp hosted at Otterbein University) – on line registration is available now.  All SMC students are strongly encouraged to attend! Deadline is May 15 (after May 15 contact us for late registration)

*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