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 22 – 26! Registration will open on January 2 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 2024 Information:

July 22 – 26, 2024

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)

  • 3:30-5:00 M-Th, $55
  • 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 2024 Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who can document financial need. Financial aid applications will be accepted for summer day programs only until all available aid is exhausted.

All new and returning students interested in applying for financial aid should start by filling out the Financial Aid Application Form and following the instructions at the top.

Please reach out to if you have any questions about the financial aid process.

Still have questions?

Suzuki on the Hill

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

Location: 160 Lexington Street (Main Building)


Dates: Jul 22 - Jul 26

Suzuki on the Hill After-Care

Schedule: MON - THURS, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Location: 160 Lexington Street (Main Building)

Dates: Jul 22 - Jul 26

Program Sponsors

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