Thank you for your interest in the Amarillo College Suzuki Program. It is our goal to place students in the most expedient manner possible. The following explains the enrollment process and the administration of the placement list.
Students, having completed a Student Placement and Observation form and paid the $20.00 fee, are put on the list the date information is received according to the following priorities:
Student information and teacher openings are reviewed prior to each long semester looking for appropriate matches. Criteria such as time availability, age and level of student are considered. Students are placed with teachers in the order of their position on the list. Students will not be taken out of order unless students before them are unavailable. When an opening becomes available and a prospective match has been made, the office will call to offer a day/time/teacher for lessons. If the match is agreeable, the parent must immediately enroll in the AC Suzuki Parent Class, your new teacher will call, and the student will be enrolled at the next registration date.
How many times can a lesson opportunity be turned down?
In the event a parent turns down two proposed lesson times (based on the information provided by the parent) the student’s name will be moved to the end of the list. (Priority #4)
The AC Suzuki Program prides itself in its outstanding faculty. We feel confident we can place your child successfully. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a particular teacher request, please contact the office.
How long does it take to place a student?
We take seriously our responsibility of scheduling each prospective student as soon as possible. Students whose parents complete the AC Parent Class generally get placed at the beginning of the following semester, depending on teachers’ openings and schedule flexibility. For quick placement, accepting a lesson time that may not be entirely convenient for a semester is recommended. Faculty schedules change and more desirable times may become available once lessons have begun.
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