Summer Group Music

Suzuki Basics: An Introduction to Suzuki Violin  (Ages 4-6)

Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:15pm; 45 min. class
Melissa Padgett

$160 for 8 Weeks:  June 10 – July 29
* Included in tuition is Ability Development from Age 0 by S. Suzuki

Suzuki Basics will prepare families for future participation in the Adler Center’s Suzuki Program. Parents will learn about the Suzuki Philosophy and gain valuable tools to assist their child in every step of their musical journey. Parents will learn along with their children fundamental violin skills such as how to care for their instrument, proper set-up, basic rhythmic patterns, and how to develop a successful practice habit. Skills are taught through fun and engaging group activities. Families who complete Suzuki Basics will be ready to join the Suzuki Program in the Fall.

A parent is required to attend all Suzuki Basics classes.
Select classes will be parents-only.

 Participants in the Suzuki Basics class may take advantage of a special instrument rental package with Classic Violins.

For $64.50, the package will include:

  • 3 month instrument rental
  • Free Suzuki Violin Book 1
  • 1 free shoulder sponge
  • Free music folder
  • Collapsible music stand at the sale price of $15 (regular price $18)

Suzuki Basics Frequently Asked Questions

Suzuki Basics: An Introduction to Suzuki Cello  (Ages 4-6)
Mondays 5:30 – 6:15pm; 45 min. class
Lisa Lithall

$170 for 8 Weeks:  June 15 – August 3
* Included in tuition is Ability Development from Age 0 by S. Suzuki, and a cello starter guide

Suzuki Basics will prepare families for future participation in the Adler Center’s Suzuki Program. Parents will learn about the Suzuki Philosophy and gain valuable tools to assist their child in every step of their musical journey. Parents will learn along with their children fundamental cello skills such as how to care for their instrument, proper set-up, basic rhythmic patterns, and how to develop a successful practice habit. Skills are taught through fun and engaging group activities. Families who complete Suzuki Basics will be ready to join the Suzuki Program in the Fall.

A parent is required to attend all Suzuki Basics classes.
Select classes will be parents-only.

Participants in the Suzuki Basics class may take advantage of a special instrument rental package with Classic Violins.

For $87, the package will include:

  • 3 month instrument rental
  • Free Suzuki Cello Book 1
  • 1 free rock stop
  • Free music folder
  • Collapsible music stand at the sale price of $15 (regular price $18)

Suzuki Basics Frequently Asked Questions


Suzuki Violin Group Class: Twinkle +
Wednesday 6:15 – 6:45pm; 30 min. class
Melissa Padgett

$60 for 5 weeks: June 10 – July 8; July 15 – August 12

Suzuki Cello Group Class: Twinkle +
Thursday 5:00 – 5:30pm; 30 min. class
Lisa Lithall

$72 for 6 weeks: June 18 – July 30,  *No class July 23

Suzuki group class reinforces concepts and techniques learned in private lessons in a supportive and nurturing environment. Through games and ensemble playing, students will learn how to work together, follow a leader, adapt to new ideas and interpretations and experience the joy of making music with others. In a multi-level class, older students gain leadership experience as they act as role models for their younger peers. Beginners can be extremely motivated by seeing the older students perform.

 


Beginner Ukelele – ages 5-10
Thursday 4:30 – 5pm; 30 min. class
Nanae Fujiwara

$90 for 6 weeks: June 25 – August 6, *No class July 23

From traditional Hawaiian songs to familiar folk songs, learn how to play the ukulele using simple chords, notes and rhythm! The uniquely small size of the ukulele makes it the perfect instrument for children because it is much easier to hold than a guitar, it has only 4 strings, and the small neck makes it easier to grab. Bring your soprano or concert uke and come join in on the fun! Instructor recommends the Kala brand (KA-15S) soprano ukulele.

Libertyville Music is offering a special ukulele package for Adler Students.
For $69.99, the package will include:

  • Kine’o soprano ukulele
  • Padded bag
  • Clip-on chromatic tuner

 

Beginner Youth Guitar – ages 8-12
Thursday 5:15 – 5:55pm; 40 min. class
Nanae Fujiwara

 $96 for 6 weeks: June 25 – August 6, *No class July 23

From tuning the strings to strumming chords, learn all about the basics of guitar in a fun and friendly environment! You’ll learn to read chord charts, basic rhythms, and play along to songs using various strumming patterns. Bring your acoustic, nylon, or electric guitar. Amps will not be provided. No experience needed.

 


 

Adult Guitar Ensemble – ages 15 and up
*Must be proficient in note reading
Thursday 7 – 8pm; 60 min. class
Nanae Fujiwara

$120 for 6 weeks: June 25 – August 6 , *No class July 23     

If you’ve been taking lessons for awhile and would like to improve your playing, the best way to challenge yourself is to perform with other guitarists. When students are surrounded by others who are focused on the same goals, it creates an encouraging and stimulating environment for everyone. Guitar Ensemble is a wonderful supplement to private lessons, and is highly encouraged for all guitar players. In this class, you’ll learn how to make music together in an ensemble setting under the guidance of the instructor. Think of it as an all guitar band or guitar orchestra. You’ll discover that there’s nothing more satisfying and rewarding than being able to make music together with your peers! This is a class you don’t want to miss! Join the Adler Guitar Ensemble today!

*Pre-requisite: Must be proficient in note reading (no tablatures) Submit most recent repertoire or etude studied.