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 2022 registration fee: $15, Summer 2022 Tuition: $595. Limited financial aid is available - scroll down for instructions.

Our summer 2022 day programs will run onsite! Registration is now open, using the registration links in the purple section below.

Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for information about summer day program protocols.

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 teacher (Book 1 students must have completed learning all Twinkle variations and Theme).

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

Advanced students in Book 4 and above can 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 2022 Information:

July 25 – 29

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Concert on Friday (time and location will be announced)

Sarah Bacon, Suzuki on the Hill Artistic Director

After-Care Option (Late Pick-up)

  • 3:15-5:00 M-F. $70
  • Single day drop-in price: $20 (Please call to arrange this)

Summer 2022 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.
  3. Ask two people to fill out a confidential reference statement (Google form).
    All applicants currently studying at Powers Music School must have a reference from their private instructor at Powers. It is preferred that the second reference also be from a music teacher. However, a reference from an elementary, secondary, or post-secondary schoolteacher is acceptable.
  4. Audition
    Some new scholarship applicants are required to audition with exception for those enrolling in Kids Crescendo. Applicants will receive notification by telephone or mail concerning the exact date and time of their potential audition following a successful application. These times are dependent upon faculty availability and, in most cases, cannot be changed. Those applicants who do not appear for an audition forfeit consideration for possible funding.
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Suzuki on the Hill

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

Location: 404 Concord (First Church)


Dates: Jul 25 - Jul 29

Suzuki on the Hill After-Care

Schedule: MON - FRI, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: 380 Concord Ave, Cabot Room

Dates: Jul 25 - Jul 29

Program Sponsors

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