Suzuki on the Hill

Suzuki on the Hill

Age: Ages 5-15, Book 1 and higher (Suzuki mentors program for Book 4 and higher)

Cost: Summer 2023 registration fee: $15, Summer 2023 Tuition: $625. Limited financial aid is available - scroll down for instructions.

Suzuki on the Hill 2023 will run the week of July 17 – 21! Registration will open on January 3 using the button in the purple box below.

Keep up the momentum and get motivated for fall with this unique one-week program!

Suzuki on the Hill is a week-long, full-day music and enrichment program. Enrollment is open to violin students ages 5 to 15, who currently study with a Suzuki-trained teacher (Book 1 students must have completed learning all Twinkle variations and Theme).

The daily schedule will incorporate Suzuki group classes, masterclasses, chamber ensemble, musicianship, art, and recreation.

Advanced students in Book 4 and above choose to be part of the Suzuki Mentors group. They will assist in leading group class pieces for beginning Suzuki book classes, supervise practice of younger students, and participate in the advanced violin choir ensemble.

All students will have solo performance opportunities, and will also participate in a final performance on Friday. Students will develop their instrumental skills and further their love of music in a fun and supportive atmosphere. The week together will provide late-summer motivation, learning, and fun for all.

Summer 2023 Information:

July 17 – 21, 2023

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Concert on Friday (time and location will be announced)

Sarah Bacon, Suzuki on the Hill Artistic Director

After-Care Option (Late Pick-up)

  • 3:30-6:00 M-Th, $75
  • Single day drop-in price: $20 (Please call to arrange this)

Sample Schedule

  • 8:45-9:00 Arrival
  • 9:00-9:50 Suzuki Group Class
  • 10:00-10:50 Art
  • 10:50-11:10 Snack break
  • 11:10-12:00 Fiddle/Improvisation
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 Masterclasses/Practice Buddies
  • 1:30-2:15 Recreation
  • 2:15-2:30 Snack break
  • 2:30-3:30 Chamber Ensemble/Recitals

Summer 2023 Financial Aid

Thank you to the Agnes M. L:indsay Trust and Watertown Savings Bank for their support of Powers’ financial aid program!

Financial aid applications will be accepted for summer day programs only until all available aid is exhausted – no private lesson or group financial aid is available at this time.

All returning financial aid students should reach out to Tristan Bouchard directly for instructions at Your application will consist of updated financial documents to be submitted via email.

All new financial aid applicants must complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the Music Scholarship Information Sheet (Google form).
  2. Submit your confidential financial documents to Tristan Bouchard at with secure information blacked out (or mail to Powers Music School, PO Box 398, Belmont, MA 02478). These documents include:
    • Copies of latest Federal Tax Returns and W2s – mandatory for all applicants. If parents are married but filing separately, copies of financial information for both parents must be submitted.• If applicable, records of non-taxable benefits such as veteran, social security, AFDC or ADC, and welfare or non-taxable income from pastoral work.• Documentation of other pertinent financial information you wish to have considered.
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Suzuki on the Hill

Schedule: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: 160 Lexington Street (Main Building)


Dates: Jul 17 - Jul 21

Suzuki on the Hill After-Care

Schedule: MON - THURS, 3:30 - 6:00 PM

Location: 160 Lexington Street (Main Building)

Dates: Jul 17 - Jul 21

Program Sponsors

Thank you to the Agnes M. L:indsay Trust and Watertown Savings Bank for their support of Powers’ financial aid program!