Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington AreaSuzuki Association of the Greater Washington Ara

Upcoming events

    • 12/08/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins, 7711 Eastern Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
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    ECC Flyer.pdf

    Learn about James Hutchins here


    Every Child Can! is required for all new Suzuki teachers, but open to non-teachers, prospective teachers, parents, administrators and all others interested in learning about Suzuki approach to education. It is not instrument-specific. Experienced Suzuki teachers are also encouraged to participate for renewed inspiration or review.


    Qualifications to Participate

    High school graduation completed or within 6 months of graduation, plus age 17 or older. There are no instrument proficiency requirements. (No audition is required.) There will be no auditor status for this course.


    The course will run from 9 am to 4 pm. Please bring your own lunch and snacks.

    $120 for SAGWA members$170 for non-members

    No refund will be issued once payment is made

    Join SAGWA or renew your membership between September 1 and Dec 31, and your membership will be "grandfathered in" to the next year


    SCHOLARSHIPS requirements:


    Questions? Contact Erynn Hangen

    • 12/15/2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington, MD 20895
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    Festival of Lights Orchestral Concert.pdf


    Festival of Lights Orchestral Christmas Concert with conductor Alicia Javkhlan at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center, December 15th at 4:30.  For all strings Suzuki book level 1 and up. Rehearsal on Nov 16th in the morning at West Potomac and dress rehearsal directly before to the concert. Enjoy the light display after with friends and family.


    Music selection chosen from Book 1 and 2 of  “Christmas Kaleidoscope” by Robert s. Frost.   Books 1 for Suzuki students level book 1,2 and Books 1 and 2 for Suzuki students book 3 and up level.  Please see flyer for further details.


    Free event for all but registration required.


    Free Tickets to the performance available at Eventbrite.com.

    Walk-in seats and extra seats available at the door.  

    Questions? Contact Amy Phillips

    • 01/24/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Nora Hamerman's house, Reston VA
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    Please note the new date: Jan 24

    Here’s a little-known fact: the fortepiano, ancestor of our modern piano, was invented because previous keyboard instruments were not able to imitate the ability of the human voice to gradually change dynamics. All musical instruments are ways of imitating and extending our ability to sing.  But whether we apply this to teaching piano—or not—is a question with many different answers. Do you use solfege for ear training? What are the relative advantages of the fixed-do and moveable-do approaches? Do the students sing their pieces before they learn them (mainly talking about the early books)? How about words? I like to teach my pupils one song they sing together at the recital—preferably a simple canon.  Does anyone else do this? How about the student who has difficulty singing, either due to vocal problems or hearing issues?  Does it seem like adding a singing component to the lesson is just too much, given that we somehow have to fit in so much else? 

    Nora Hamerman

    SAGWA Teacher Forums 2019-2020.docx

    FREE for SAGWA members$10 for non-members

    Registration required

    Address will be emailed upon registration

    Questions? Contact Dana Smith

    • 03/13/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Levine NW DC campus, 2801 Upton Street NW, Washington DC 20008
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    "Playing Piano Ensemble Pieces" led by Dr. Karen Bartman


    SAGWA Teacher Forums 2019-2020.docx

    FREE for SAGWA members$10 for non-members

    Registration required

    Questions? Contact Dana Smith

    • 03/29/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Steinway Piano Gallery, 11611 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda MD 20852
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    All instruments invited to come and perform a solo for your fellow musicians as well as listen to the talented students we have around the D.C. area on flute, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, trumpet, voice and harp. See flyer for details.

    Please discuss with your Suzuki teacher before registering.

    No refund will be issued after payment is made

    Questions? Contact Vivian Crespo-Almond & Amy Phillips, event coordinators

    • 05/15/2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05/17/2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • Steinway Piano Gallery, 11611 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda MD 20852
    Register


    More information on the reverse side


     




    WEEKEND packet - SAGWA members (non-member price)

    • Early registration by Oct 31: $ 200 ($ 250)
    • Standard registration by Jan 31: $ 250 ($ 300)
    • Late registration on/after Feb 1: $ 300 ($ 350)

    Cost includes: presentation, masterclass observation, enrichment course (incl. SAA registration fee - Pre-requisites: ECC or Filosofia and Unit 1)


    FRIDAY packet (all day) - SAGWA members (non-member price)

    • Standard registration by Jan 31: $ 50 ($ 80)
    • Late registration on/after Feb 1: $ 60 ($ 90)

    Cost includes: presentation, masterclass observation


    FRIDAY Masterclass Observation Only (afternoon)

    • FREE for SAGWA members ($ 30 for non-members)


    NB: No refund will be issued after payment is made

    SCHOLARSHIPS for Teacher Enrichment Course - requirements:

    Questions?

    Are you a SAGWA piano teacher and need a registration code for your students?


    Contact Naomi Kusano, event coordinator

    • 05/15/2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 05/17/2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • Steinway Piano Gallery, 11611 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda MD 20852
    Register


    More information on the reverse side


     



    • Masterclass $ 60
    • Group class $ 15


    Student must be a SAGWA Member

    Student must be studying with a SAGWA Teacher Member 

    Ask your teacher for a Registration Code

    Early Registration is recommended as spaces are limited


    NB: No refund will be issued after payment is made


    Questions? Contact Naomi Kusano


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