"Perhaps it is music that will save the world."
- the great cellist, Pablo Casals, upon hearing a group of Suzuki students perform
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Make an online donation through the Amarillo College Foundation website (be sure to choose "Suzuki String Program" or other specific fund in the Designee field).
Building the Future...
The Amarillo College Suzuki Program believes that music is life training, important to all children regardless of economic status.
All children can develop their abilities in music to a higher level through the “mother tongue” approach of Dr. Suzuki.
The AC Suzuki Program strives to provide excellent instruction to all ages in a nurturing environment.
The program offers financial aid to qualifying students.
The program creates a rich musical environment in the home and community.
The program strives to work with families to develop "the whole child" through a uniquely musical approach.
The Amarillo College Suzuki Program offers excellence in instruction for students of all ages, from early childhood to young adulthood. it is more than a place to learn to play an instrument; it is a special place where young people learn important values, make lifelong friendships and flourish as musicians.
Your gifts make it possible for the program to sustain its efforts to:
Maintain a quality music curriculum grounded in the philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki, for violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar students.
Provide financial aid to students who could not otherwise afford private lessons.
Offer a comprehensive curriculum of early childhood music, beginning theory, orchestra and small ensemble classes through which youngsters can develop an excitement for learning, and experience the richness of music for the first time.
Attract and retain quality faculty who have credentials registered with the Suzuki association of the Americas and who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each and every student they teach.
Tuition alone cannot support sustained excellence or financial security, and currently covers only 80-85% of our yearly expenses. That is why your contribution is important to the AC Suzuki program as it moves into the next forty years.
How Your Dollar Can Help
Donations to the AC Suzuki program are made through the Amarillo College Foundation and are tax deductible and may be made to one of the following existing accounts:
Suzanne Grooms Suzuki Fund
Established by and named for AC Suzuki program founder Suzanne Grooms, this fund is used to help offset the gap between tuition and operating expenses. This includes bringing faculty salaries to a level more commensurate with their expertise and providing training scholarships for program teachers and students.
Helen and Nancy Gerald String Endowed Scholarship
Established in perpetuity with only the produced income being used, this fund provides teacher and student scholarships to promote the success of the Suzuki Program, emphasizing the cello component.
Suzuki String Program Endowment Fund
This fund is established in perpetuity with only the produced income being used to help offset the gap between tuition and operating expenses. This includes providing financial aid for deserving children and work-study opportunities.
Suzuki Support Fund (Non-Endowed)
Gifts made to the Suzuki support Fund may be used for immediate program needs and projects, including the Helen Gerald Suzuki Memorial Library, annual guest clinicians, and supplementing annual tuition for all Suzuki students to keep rates within reach of a majority of area families.
When you include the Amarillo College Suzuki String program in your will, trust, or general estate plans, you make a substantial contribution to our future and continuing success. Please contact the Amarillo College Foundation at (806) 371-5107, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential help in planning your gift.
For more information about:
Amarillo College Suzuki String program events or student placement, call (806) 371-5346 or email@example.com.