2019-2020 Calendar: Zohar Studio Lessons, Group Classes and Recitals, and Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute Events
Our Studio Yearly Schedule: The year consists of 36 weeks of lessons divided into two semesters, 18 weeks each, with an individual lesson each week. If you wish, you may schedule additional private lessons and pay for them separately, or add to the regular semester tuition.
There are 30 group classes in the year, mostly taking place on Tuesday evenings in the studio or in a larger space which will be announced beforehand. During each semester, the 15 group classes will include a few Master Classes, special workshops or clinics, public performances, and group rehearsals or events connected with the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute. All enrolled students are expected to attend all Tuesday scheduled classes and events.
2019 - 2020 School Year at a Glance: (subject to change) 1st Semester: Sept. 9, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020 Thanksgiving week off - Nov. 25 - 29*, 2019 (*the school break is only 27th-29th). Winter break - Dec. 23 - Jan. 5. School classes resume on Jan. 6, 2020. 2nd Semester: Feb. 3, 2020 - June 12, 2020 SATD* - weekend of Saturday Feb 29 and Sunday Mar. 1, 2020 (*Student Achievement Testing Day, sponsored by the Michigan Music Teachers Assoc. and the Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild): To be scheduled; please keep weekend available. Spring Break - Mar. 30 - April 5, 2020 Last day of semester - June 12, 2020
We follow the calendar year of the Ann Arbor Public Schools. When there is a school holiday or a posted vacation date the Studio is also on holiday. This allows families to plan trips and vacations. However, you may opt to schedule additional lessons with me during the holiday times if I am available. Paste and copy this link to go to the AAPS schedule in text form. https://www.a2schools.org/Page/12004
We believe that the Suzuki model, a combination of in-studio private lessons, group classes, and home practice with the parents' involvement, is the best recipe for optimizing student engagement, continued progress and growth, and long term achievement and success.
In addition to the 18 weeks/semester of regular lessons, please note the following schedule of 15/semester Tuesday Group Classes for 2019/2020 academic year. Note that these dates are subject to change. Events may be added and dates tweaked. In the event of any changes I will post the dates here as well as on a separate emails and text messages to studio families.
All group classes take place in the Zohar Music Studio on Gladstone Ave., unless otherwise noted. Changes to the schedule will be noted here.
Tuesday Group Classes, Zohar Studio and AASI events Sem. 1: 2019
Sept. 10, 17, 24 Rehearsal for Oct. 1 50th Anniversary Concert. Rehearsal at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Scio Church and 7th, arrive at 4:45, reh. from 5 - 6. Oct. 1, Gala Concert celebrating 50 Years of Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute: Pease Auditorium, Eastern Michigan University. Arrive to Pease Auditorium by 5:15 for tuning and set up. Concert from 6 - 7 pm. Come early for parking !!! 15, 22, 29* "Spooky Suzuki" (*Halloween Party and Play-In, Forsythe Middle School) Arrive 5:15. 5:30 - 6:30 Halloween Spooky Story Play-In and Costume Fun! Nov. 5, 12, 19 Nov. 25 - 30 Thanksgiving Vacation; no classes Dec. 3 Saturday Dec. 7: Zohar Studio Winter Recital, 4 pm University Lutheran Chapel. Dec. 10 group class No group class Dec. 17 Sat. Dec. 21, arr. 12:30; 1 - 1:45 Studio Holiday Program in Power Center before Nutcracker Ballet! Studio Vacation Dec. 22, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020 Jan. 7, 14, 21
Tuesday Group Classes and AASI events Sem. 2: 2020
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24 April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, (rehearse for Pease Concert, EMU), 19 (AASI Upper Strings Pease Spring Concert) June 2 - Stay tuned for end of school year playing party!
Summer term: Schedule at least 4 individual classes for the summer to reserve your place for fall 2020! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Studio SPECIAL DATES for 2019-2020 season: 2019 Winter Recital : Will be early December, a Friday evening or Saturday afternoon. Keep posted! Saturday December 21: AASI and Zohar Studio is playing a Holiday Concert at the Power Center lobby before the matinee of the Nutcracker Ballet!!! Currently working on one more venue for our Holiday Concert as part of community outreach, on a Tuesday early evening in December. Stay posted! 2020 Solo and Ensemble Festivals, Livonia Franklin H.S.: High Schl. - Sat. Feb. 1, 2020 Middle Schl. - Sat. Feb. 8, 2020 Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 29 and March 1, 2020: SAT Student Achievement Testing Day - Eastern Michigan University, Alexander Music Bldg. Please reserve 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Our testing day and hours to be determined. (testing takes approx. 2 hrs.) Sat/Sun March < > AASI Faculty Recital Mar/April < > tbd Spring Blossoms Zohar Studio Recital 2020: Stay posted for Details! April < > tbd Studio Outreach event at nursing home May < > tbd rehearsal for Pease Concert May < > tbd Arrive 5:30; Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute Biennial Pease Auditorium Concert 2020 6:00-7:30. Pease Auditorium. June < > Final music party with food and celebrations; date and venue tbd ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Past events of 2017/18, and 2018/19:
Ice Cream Party and Play-In at Washtenaw Dairy in honor of their 85th Anniversary, June 8, 2019 Everest Sherpa Climb, Play-In and Feast, June 4, 2019 Hill Auditorium Gala AASI Concert May 14, 2019 Spring Blossoms Zohar Studio Recital Sat. April 28, 2019 AASI Faculty Recital at Kerrytown Concert Hall, Sat. Oct. 31, 2019 Autumn Colors Zohar Studio Recital 2018, Sat Dec. 1. University Lutheran Chapel, 1:15 Holiday Music and Play-In - Thursday Dec. 6, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 pm, Lobby of UM Hospital. Public service. Students will be excused from school. The Nutcracker Holiday Music in the Power Center - Dec. 22, 2018 before Sat. matinee Annual Halloween Spooky Suzuki Play-In - Tuesday October 30, 2018. Forsythe Middle School. 5:30 - 6:30. Arrive by 5:15. October 24, 2017: Suzuki Spooky Tales Play-In Halloween Party! Costumes, Musical Tale, Playing and Fun, Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute at Forsythe Middle School Auditorium, Newport Rd. Zohar Studio Autumn Recital Sunday, November 19, 2017. University Lutheran Chapel, 1511 Washtenaw Ave, A2 MI 48104 Studio and AASI perform at the University of Michigan Univ. Hospital Lobby. Gift of the Arts, Thursday December 14, Noon until 1 pm. Our studio together with the studio of Deborah Stanton played a great program of seasonal holiday and classical music, to a good sized crowd! Bravi! This was fun! Weekend of December 15-17: Annual Holiday Strings Performance by AASI in the lobby of the Power Center before the Ann Arbor Ballet Theater Nutcracker Performance!! Zohar studio played in the lobby, before the matinee performance, on Saturday Dec. 16. We began shortly after 12 noon, until 15 minutes before the 1 pm, when the matinee performance of the Nutcracker began. What a great time we had! February 24, 2018: Student Achievement Test Day, Eastern Michigan University Spring Class Recital: Late April 2018 May 8, 2018 Spring Grand Concert, Pease Auditorium, Eastern Michigan University: Violins and Violas of Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute! June 26, 2018: Zohar and Stanton Studios Summer Ice Cream Play In and Ice Cream Party! Treating others and getting treats at Washtenaw Dairy!