Supplementary Literature for Suzuki Violin Volumes 5 through 8
Which, When and Why?
Jun 25 and 26, 2020 in De Kalb, IL
at Studio of Ann Montzka-Smelser


Supplementary Literature for Suzuki Violin Volumes 5 through 8: Which, When and Why?

Instructor: Ann Montzka Smelser,

Event Description

There are many pieces that can supplement and complement the rich and sequenced Suzuki repertoire. We will explore several pieces that can help prepare the student for romantic and 20th century works. We will also discuss when and how to introduce these pieces. A repertoire list of pieces to be studied will be sent to participants prior to the course.

Course full.

Trainer Information

Ann Montzka Smelser

Ann Montzka-Smelser is a Suzuki Student, Teacher, Parent and Suzuki Teacher Trainer. In between receiving her Bachelors of Music Education and Masters in Performance and Pedagogy at Northern Illinois University, Ann studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan.
Ann has performed in many orchestras and ensembles and is currently principal violist with Camerata Chicago and concertmaster of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Ann is on the music faculty at Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University teaching Suzuki Pedagogy, Director of the NIU CSA Suzuki Strings Program and teacher at the Music Institute of Chicago. Ann maintains a studio of 40 violin and viola students and enjoys working with Suzuki families at Festivals in Lima, Peru, Singapore, Mexico, Costa Rica and though out the US. Ann lives in DeKalb, IL with her husband Linc. Their Suzuki-raised children, Benjamin and Genevieve are currently studying music in college.


June 25 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM continuing June 26 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (GMT -6:00) Central Time


This event will be held online.

Studio of Ann Montzka-Smelser

107 E Sunset Pl
De Kalb IL 60115

Phone: 815-751-4028
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