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 2018-19

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, Telemann)

North Branch (Lewis Center):
4:45 – 5:30             Technique Classes (books 1-4)
5:30 – 5:45             Solo Recital (all students attend)
5:45 - 6:30              Early Book One Class                                                                                           6:00 – 6:30             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 2018-19

Sept 8/9         Tour Group Retreat
Sept 11           Regular Group Classes
Sept 18           Regular Group Classes (open house)
Sept 25           Regular Group Classes
Oct 2               Regular Group Classes
Oct 9               Regular Group Classes (open house)
Oct 16             Regular Group Classes
Oct 23             Regular Group Classes
Oct 30             Regular Group Classes                                                                                                 Nov 6              Regular Group Classes
Nov 13            Regular Group Classes (open house)
Nov 20            NO GROUP CLASSES (Thanksgiving Break)
Nov 27            Regular Group Classes
Dec 4              Regular Group Classes (open house)                                                                           Dec 11            Regular Group Classes
Dec 18            FALL GRAND CONCERT                                                                                                 Location: Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church, Hilliard
 4:30 arrival & tuning; 5:00 performance

Dec 13 - Jan 7   Winter Break - no group classes

Jan 8               Regular Group Classes
Jan 15             Regular Group Classes (open house)
Jan 22             Regular Group Classes
Jan 29             Regular Group Classes
Feb 5              Regular Group Classes
Feb 12            Regular Group Classes (open house)
Feb 19            Regular Group Classes
Feb 26            Regular Group Classes                                                                                                  Mar 5             Ensembles Concert: SMC Tour Group, Vivaldi, & Telemann Ensembles
                        (no regular classes) SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER - James Road
Mar 12           Regular Group Classes (open house)

Mar 19           NO GROUP CLASSES (Spring Break)                                                                            Mar 26           NO GROUP CLASSES (Spring Break)

Apr 2              Regular Group Classes                                                                                                   Apr 9              SMC Community Service Day (no regular classes)*                                                   Apr 16            Regular Group Classes                                                                                                    Apr 23            Regular Group Classes (open house)
Apr 30            Regular Group Classes                                                                                                  May 7             Regular Group Classes
May 14           SPRING GRAND CONCERT                                                                                               Location: Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church, Hilliard, Ohio;                                                  4:30 arrival & tuning; 5:00 performance

June 10-15    SMC Summer Camp
(Summer camp hosted at Otterbein University) – on line registration is available starting in February 2019.  All SMC students are strongly encouraged to attend! Deadline is May 15 (after May 15 contact us for consideration to register late)

*SMC Community Service Day (4/9/18): 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: September 28, 2018