James Rd. Calendar


(Main Branch)

Suzuki Music Columbus offers a comprehensive program consisting of regular private lessons and a group class experience that builds on work done in the private lessons, provides performing experiences, and a fosters a supportive peer group of 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.  The calendar for private lessons is typically 42 weeks of the year with 10 weeks off for holidays and breaks.

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)


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. Such activities are limited to 4:30-7:30 times and these schedule changes are communicated well in advance.

Group Class Calendar 2019-2020 for James Rd. (Main Branch):

Sept 7/8​     Tour Group Retreat
Sept 10​       Regular Group Classes
Sept 17​        Regular Group Classes 
Sept 24​      Regular Group Classes
Oct 1​​           Regular Group Classes
Oct 8​​         Regular Group Classes 
Oct 15​​        Regular Group Classes
Oct 22​​       Regular Group Classes - Viola Workshop
Oct 29​​       Regular Group Classes                                                                      

Nov 5​​         Regular Group Classes
Nov 12​        Regular Group Classes 
Nov 19​        Regular Group Classes 

Nov 26​       NO GROUP CLASSES (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec 3​​        Regular Group Classes                                                                            

Dec 10​       Regular Group Classes
Dec 17​       WINTER GRAND CONCERT @ Fort Hayes High School - 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215                                                                                    

Dec 18 - Jan 6   Winter Break - no group classes

Jan 7​​        Regular Group Classes - Bach Workshop for Tour Group Students
Jan 14​​       Regular Group Classes 
Jan 21​​       Regular Group Classes
Jan 28​​     Regular Group Classes
Feb 4​​       Regular Group Classes
Feb 11​​       Regular Group Classes 
Feb 18​​      Regular Group Classes
Feb 25​​     Regular Group Classes                                                                                                  

Mar 3​​       Ensembles Concert: SMC Tour Group, Vivaldi, & Telemann Ensembles
Mar 10​​      Regular Group Classes 

Mar 15​​  SUNDAY – Costa Rica Bon Voyage Concert

Mar 17​​      Regular Group Classes                                                                              

Mar 21-28 ​Suzuki Music Columbus Costa Rica Friendship Tour

Mar 24​​     NO GROUP CLASSES (Spring Break)

Mar 31​​      NO GROUP CLASSES (Spring Break)

Apr 7​​        Regular Group Classes                                                  

Apr 14​​       SMC Community Service Day (no regular classes)*

Apr 21​​       Regular Group Classes 
Apr 28​​      Regular Group Classes                                                                                                  

May 5​​       Regular Group Classes
May 12​      SPRING GRAND CONCERT @ Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church, 4343 Dublin Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026         

June 8-13 ​SMC Summer Camp @ Otterbein University, Westerville
(Summer camp hosted at Otterbein University) – on line registration is available starting in February 2020.  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 (4/7/20): This is an opportunity for SMC families to give service by performing concerts in our community.  Venues include nursing homes, assisted living homes, hospitals, and shelters.  Each group of 10-12 children will have a tour group member and faculty member as the musical leaders and parent chaperones/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 contact Doug or Susan Locke.  A parent volunteer coordinates these community service concerts.

Last Update: November 14, 2019