“Our purpose does not lie in a movement to create professional musicians, but to create persons of a beautiful mind and fine ability. We engage in human education through an unparalleled, uniquely musical approach." —Shinichi Suzuki (Where Love Is Deep)
It's time for the Practice A Thon!
It’s time for the AC Suzuki Program
March 19-25, 2014
Our practice-a-thon is a way for us to emphasize good practice habits while supporting the AC Suzuki Program’s operating and scholarship fund. Students will be recognized for their time practiced as well as the amount of money raised in four school grade groups: PreK-1st, 2nd-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th. Although our goal for this year is for each student to gain 10 sponsors or $100 in donations, each student who turns in a minimum of $75 will receive a 2014 AC Suzuki t-shirt!
Start collecting pledges/donations NOW. Practice time should be recorded from March 19-25. The deadline to turn in money and completed forms is Wednesday, April 2nd (turn in at your group class).
Give this form below to people who would like to donate. Be sure to tell them to click on your name after they get to the fundraising page!
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We know that each family will participate in the practice-a-thon to the best of its ability and will celebrate our efforts at the Play-in on April 26th. Thank you very much for your participation!
Why participate in the AC Suzuki Practice-A-Thon?
The Practice-A-Thon is a huge way for the AC Suzuki Program to make up shortfalls in the budget for the current fiscal year! We usually do this by using earned interest on an endowment fund and miscellaneous fundraisers. Following the national trend, our endowment fund accounts DID NOT perform well enough in the past fiscal year (12-13) to yield usable interest for this year, so we are really depending on the Practice-A-Thon earnings again this year.
What is the Practice-A-Thon money used for?
-Tuition and Summer Institute Scholarships!
-To keep your child’s tuition and fees at a reasonable rate!
-Plus, what a great way to get your child(ren) motivated to practice again!
Based on current enrollment averages, tuition would need to increase $344 per student per year to balance our budget. The practice-a-thon is a way to have others who support music education “pitch in a little” to save our parents a lot. Don’t forget, a donation to the practice-a-thon is tax-deductible as well!
Thank you for all of your support, and we look forward to the benefits of a very fruitful Practice-A-Thon!
Want to donate to our Practice-A-Thon?
Follow the link below, and select which student or teacher you would like to help raise money! Once you select a student, you can enter a donation on line in the right side of the screen!
Welcome to Suzuki at Amarillo College!
Welcome to Suzuki at Amarillo College! Our supportive learning environment is the perfect place for parents and children to develop a creative, cooperative learning partnership.
Since 1977, the AC Suzuki Program has offered highly qualified and trained Suzuki instructors to support and train growing talent in all students. Weekly private and group instruction, monthly Play-ins, solo recitals and the annual group recital are all components of this complete Suzuki experience.
Prospective families should first visit the "About the Program" link above for information about the Suzuki Method and details about our program at Amarillo College. Look in the "Prospective Students" link for policies on beginning in our program and how to sign up for our placement list. A current calendar of events and program fees can be found under "Current Students."
Families currently enrolled in our program should bookmark this page and check back often for updated program information, details on upcoming events and any changes to the schedule. Practice resources, tuition schedules, and announcement archives are located in the "Current Students" link.
Amarillo College Suzuki faculty Tiffany McDaniel demonstrates the science of sound as Bivins Elementary students feel for vibrations on the violin.