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. 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.
2018 - 2019 School Year at a Glance: 1st Semester: Sept. 4 - 10, 2018 - Feb. 1, 2019 Thanksgiving week off - Nov. 19 - 23*, 2018 (*the school break is only 21st-23rd). Winter break - Dec. 24 - Jan. 4. School classes resume on Jan. 7, 2019. 2nd Semester: Feb. 4, 2019 - June 15, 2019 SATD - Saturday Mar. 2, 2019 Spring Break - Mar. 25 - 29. Last day of semester - June 14, 2019
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 schedule additional lessons during the holiday times if I am in town and available. Past 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 lessons, group classes, and home practice with the parents' involvement, is the best recipe for optimizing student engagement, progress and success.
In addition to the 18 weeks/semester of regular lessons, please note the following schedule of 15/semester Tuesday Group Classes for 2018/2019 academic year. Note that these dates are subject to change. In the event of any changes I will post the dates here as well as on a separate tab called Date Changes!, and will also notify students by email or text.
All group classes take place in the Zohar Music Studio on Gladstone, unless otherwise noted.
Group Classes Sem. 1: Tuesdays Sept. 11, 25 Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30* (*Halloween Party and Play-In, Forsythe Middle School) Nov. 6, 13, 27 Dec. 4, 11 Jan. 8, 15, 22
Group Classes and AASI events Sem. 2: Tuesdays Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 5, 19, April 2, 16, 23, 30 May 1, 7, (reh. for Hill Concert), 14 (Hill C.), 21, 28 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Studio SPECIAL DATES to mark down for 2018-2019 season: 2019 Solo and Ensemble Festivals, Livonia Franklin H.S.: High Schl. - Sat. Feb. 2, 2019; Middle Schl. - Sat. Feb. 9, 2019
SAT Student Achievement Testing Day - Saturday March 2, 2019. Eastern Michigan University, Alexander Music Bldg. Please reserve 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (testing takes 2 hrs.)
AASI Faculty Recital Sunday March 31, 5 pm, Kerrytown Concert Hall
Spring Blossoms Zohar Studio Recital 2019: Sat April 6 OR 13. Stay posted for Details!
Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute Biennial Hill Concert 2019: Reh. Tuesday May 7, Concert May 14. Arrive 5:30; Concert 6:00-7:30. Hill Auditorium. Details to follow.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Past events of 2017/18, and Fall 2018:
Annual Halloween Play-In - Tuesday October 30, 2018. Forsythe Middle School. 5:30 - 6:30. Arrive by 5:15. More details to follow!
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 !
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!