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 registration fee: $15, Tuition: $585. Limited financial aid is available - scroll down for instructions.

Summer 2021 – The Suzuki on the Hill program will run full-day onsite!

As health and safety guidelines are confirmed, we anticipate a smaller capacity. If you know you are interested in registering, we highly encourage you to register as soon as possible by using the registration link below.

Important Note! All participants must present either a certificate of COVID vaccination, or a negative PCR test result at check-in on the first day of the program. For children under 10, a negative test or vaccination from a parent will be sufficient. Complete COVID safety guidelines for students will be shared with participants at least two weeks prior to the start of the program.
Read our full list of COVID protocols here

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 2021 Information:

July 19 – 23

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

Summer 2021 Financial Aid

Financial aid applications will be accepted for summer day programs only.

All returning financial aid students should reach out to Tristan Bouchard directly for instructions at office@powersmusic.org. 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 office@powersmusic.org 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.

Thank you to Watertown Savings Bank and Cityside Suburu for their support of Powers’ financial aid program!

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