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"Perhaps it is music that will save the world."

- the great cellist, Pablo Casals, upon hearing a group of Suzuki students perform.


Annual Recital and Workshop

The Annual Workshop and Recital is free of charge to all currently enrolled AC Suzuki families!

We plan for and expect each student, from our beginning pre-twinklers to our most advanced high school seniors, to be at and participate in all events of this weekend. 
If conflicts arise, contact Mrs. Nies or Mrs. McDaniel ASAP so we can make accommodations.

Students currently studying with a Suzuki teacher or Suzuki program are welcome to participate in our workshop weekend!
All pieces on the final recital are performed from memory.

Non Program entry information:
Fee for non-program student involvement only is $75
Fee for non-program student involvement plus parent class availability for parents is $100
Pizza  lunch Saturday is provided.

Please contact Tiffany HERE to get registered and for more information! You must be registered by February 1st!


2020 Annual Workshop & Recital

The dates for our 2020 Workshop and Recital are:

Friday, February 28, 2020 –PM Advanced Student Masterclasses and advanced sessions.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 -8:15 AM (registration) – AM Workshop Breakout Sessions for Students and Parents, lunch, PM “recital play UP”: we’ll start at the bottom of the list and work our way up the program backwards. Students may leave as they finish their highest piece.

Saturday lunch will consist of pizza.  Lunch is provided for all currently registered AC Suzuki Students and families. 


Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 
3:00 PM Annual Group Recital 3:00 PM Concert, Concert Hall Theater plan to be in place by 2:45

Washington St Campus, corner of S.W. 22nd and S. Van Buren

What to Wear

Saturday workshop is daytime casual -- your Suzuki t-shirt would be a terrific choice of attire! 
Student dress for the Sunday group recital at 3:00 will be concert dress: white shirts and black skirts (below knee)/pants, black socks & shoes.

Saturday Parent Classes

AC Suzuki Parents, remember to plan on attending our Required AC Suzuki Parent Meeting 9:00-9:45 AM (right after registration) on Saturday. We will also have various parent topics presented throughout the day to enhance and invigorate you as "home teachers" and your growing child's best support system, so please plan to attend. Topics are planned for parents of young children as well as middle/high school students. 

What You Need to Do:

Parent Volunteer Request - To keep our set-up and clean up fees to a minimum we REALLY need your help. We are also always in need of parent volunteers to plan and supervise activity classes. If you have a great activity for kids of any age, please let us know!
Details can be found in this link:

Master Class Sign-Up - Check with your teacher about masterclasses! Forms and payment are due Feb 21. ALL masterclasses for the 2020 Workshop will be Friday after 4. If we are able to begin early, I will email to check with you on your time.



What to Review Especially Well!



Spring Workshop (March 2020) Review List

Please be sure to regularly review all pieces listed up to your most advanced piece.  All listed pieces should be polished and performance ready. 
These will be worked in small groups with our guest clinicians during Saturday's workshop, and presented at our Annual Group Concert.


Bk 6 & up
Fiocco Allegro

Bk 5
The Swan
with guitars, cello

Bk 4
Vivaldi A minor, 1st mvt

Bk 3 
Humoresque (
viola accomp)

Bk 2

Lully Gavotte


Bk 1

Minuet 2 with flutes

Allegro with pianos

French Folk

One Twinkle Variation in A

Twinkle Theme in C


Bk 4/5
Telemann Concerto for 2 Violas, Vivace

Bk 3

Mozart Minuet

Book 2


Bk 1

Gossec Gavotte

Bohemian Folk Song


Lightly Row


One Twinkle Variation in D

Theme in C


Swan with violin, guitar, flutes

Bk 5

Vivaldi E minor, 4th Mvt


Bk 3
with violins

Bach Minuet 3 (minor section)


Bk 2
Gossec Gavotte
with violas

Bach Minuet 3


Bk 1

Perpetual Motion

Lightly Row with violas

French Folk Song



One Twinkle Variation in D

Theme in C

*Secondary students only play their highest piece
Bach Sicilianne

Bk 2 Minuet 2 with violins

Bk 1

Cuckoo/Lightly row with pianos


One Twinkle Variation in C

Twinkle Theme in C


*Secondary students only play their highest piece

Bk 2


Bk 1

Allegro in A with violins

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Au Clair de la Lune
Cuckoo/Lightly Row
with flutes


One Twinkle Variation

Twinkle Theme in C


*Secondary students only play their highest piece


Swan with cello, violin

Bk 3:

Ghiribizzo- Paganini

Bk 2:

Andante- Carcassi

Corrente- Paganini

Bk 1:

Tanz I- Fuhrman

Allegretto- Guiliani

One Twinkle Variation in G

Twinkle Theme in C


Long, Long Ago
Cricket Song
Lightly Row

One Twinkle Variation

Twinkle Theme in C


Program Order

Secondary instrument students play only their highest piece on secondary instrument.

Fiocco Allegro-Violin book 6 & up
The Swan-
Guitar, Violin 5 & up, cello, Flute
Telemann Concerto for 2 Violas, Vivace Viola
 Ecossaise Piano
Long, Long Ago Harp
Bach Sicilianne Flute
Ghiribizzo Guitar
Vivaldi E minor 4th mvt Cello
Vivaldi A minor 1st mvt Violin
Mozart Minuet Viola
Go Tell Aunt Rhody Piano
 Kagome Flute
Andante Carcassi Guitar
Humoresque Violin, Cello (Viola accomp)
Lully Gavotte Violin
Musette Viola
Bach Minuet 3 (bk 2 and 3) Cello
Au Clair de la Lune Piano
Corrente Paganini Guitar
Gossec Gavotte Viola, Cello
Cricket Song Harp
Waltz Violin
Minuet 2 Violin, Flute
Bohemian Folk Song Viola
Cuckoo and Lightly Row Piano, Flute
Tanz I Guitar
Perpetual Motion Cello
Allegro Violin, Piano,
French Folk Song Violin
Lightly Row Harp
Allegro Viola
Lightly Row Cello, Viola
Allegretto Guiliani Guitar
French Folk Song Cello

without break/applause:

HARP Twinkle Variation B

PIANO Twinkle Variation B

GUITAR One Twinkle Variation in G

FLUTE One Twinkle Variation in C

CELLO One Twinkle Variation in D

VIOLA One Twinkle Variation in D

VIOLIN One Twinkle Variation in A

Twinkle Theme in C


Clinician Information

This year, we'll have guest Violin/Viola and Cello clinicians! We'll offer masterclasses in all instruments this year.

Alyssa Hardie Beckmann - Violin/Viola Clinician
Alyssa Beckmann Color

Alyssa Hardie Beckmann directs the Kansas City Suzuki Academy, where she teaches violin, viola and chamber music. Alyssa attended Boston University, Vanderbilt University and the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Switzerland. She was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, a performer for Music Master Course Japan, the Britten-Pears Music Festival in England and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas for tours of Latin America, including a joint performance with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. Alyssa is a substitute with the Kansas City and St. Louis Symphonies and a member of the Fiama String Quartet.

Alyssa was raised a Suzuki student and has taken many units of long and short term training with William Preucil Sr., Louise Behrend, Teri Einfeldt, Carol Smith and her mother, Julia Hardie. Alyssa has written articles for the SAA journal, recorded for Parents as Partners, presented at the SAA National Conference and served on committees for the SAA and chapter affiliates. She has taught at music festivals and institutes across the country, including the American Suzuki Institite at Steven’s Point, the Colorado Suzuki Institute, Point Counterpoint and Heartland Chamber Music. Alyssa enjoys yoga and gardening with her husband, cellist Matt Beckmann and their two children.

Maia Cook - Cello Clinician

Cellist Maia Cook performs regularly as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician. She began her studies at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts where she studied with professor emeritus Olive Shaw and Ifan Williams. She continued her education in cello performance at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and 
Dalhousie University in Halifax,
Nova Scotia. 

Maia has a passion for teaching music to children both young and old. She has studied string pedagogy and the Suzuki Method extensively with David Evenchick, Pam Devenport, and Wan Tsai Chen. Most recently she worked to develop Suzuki cello programs at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts as well as the Scotia Suzuki School of Music. 

COMING SOON - Guitar Masterclass Clinician Bio coming soon!

COMING SOON - Piano Masterclasss 
Bio coming soon!
COMING SOON - Flute Masterclasss  Bio coming soon!
COMING SOON - Harp Masterclasss  Bio coming soon!