It’s time for the AC Suzuki Program 2015 PracticeAThon!

March 25-31, 2015

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 $125 in donations, each student who turns in a minimum of $100 will receive a 2015 AC Suzuki t-shirt! Each student who raises at least $125 in donations will be entered in a drawing for $125 cash!

Start collecting pledges/donations NOW.  Practice time should be recorded from March 25-31.  The deadline to turn in money and completed forms is Wednesday, April 8 (turn in at your group class).

click here for

2015 PledgeFormRules - includes time recording sheet

2015 Shirt Order Form

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 25th. 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!  Student tuition currently covers approximately 80% of annual Amarillo College Suzuki

Program expenses, and we don’t want to see a fee increase for our families.

What is the Practice-A-Thon money used for?

-Tuition and Summer Institute Scholarships!       -Teacher Salaries!
-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!

Estimated Budget 2014-2015 (current year)

Includes: teacher payroll, workshop expenses over income, copies, supplies, tuition & summer institute scholarships, teacher training support, SAA registrations

Estimated Income for 2014-2015
$114,313 Anticipated Expenses

Based on current enrollment averages, tuition would need to increase $110 per student per year to balance our budget without fundraising.  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!



All day event, March 25 - 31, 2015

Solo Recital #6

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM, March 31, 2015

Oak Acorn Room, College Union Building 2nd floor

Summer Scholarship Application Due

All day event - April 1

Wednesday Group Classes

04:15 PM - 05:45 PM, April 1, 2015

Amarillo College Music Building

Wednesday Group Classes

04:15 PM - 05:45 PM, April 8, 2015

Amarillo College Music Building

Support The Amarillo College Suzuki Program

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

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