Education for Happiness Suzuki Institute

Education for Happiness Virtual Suzuki Institute
Viola, Violin
Aug 15, 2022 in Ann Arbor, MI
at Education for Happiness Suzuki Institute


Education for Happiness Virtual Suzuki Institute: Viola, Violin

Event Contact & Sign up

Email: [javascript protected email address]
Phone: 1-888-929-4383

Additional Schedule Information

- Student Classes: Aug. 1-5
- Opening Ceremony: Sun, July 31
- Teacher Training: JUL 29-AUG 7 (TBD)

Sample Schedule (M T Th F)
Students will have 1-4 classes per day with a lunch-hour & a free hour
- 9:30am Early-Bird Classes
- 10:40am BREAKFAST YOGA (Institute Morning Meeting)
- 11am-4pm Classes

Event Description

Join us for the 3rd Annual Education for Happiness Virtual Suzuki Institute: August, 1-5, 2022

Students: Violin and Viola
Teachers: Violin, All Instruments

The Education for Happiness Suzuki Institute and we will be ONLINE again this year! There are several benefits to being online which we plan to take full advantage of:
- Greater accessibility to those who cannot travel
- Lower cost for families 
- Less environmental impact
- Technological benefits of online learning, such as individualized parent coaching and low-stress learning environment

This five-day Virtual Suzuki Institute is designed to help students and families develop the social, emotional, and technological skills needed to thrive in any learning environment while deepening their musical studies and building personal connections with other families from all over the world.  Traditional Suzuki Institute offerings such as master classes, group classes, parent education, and teacher enrichment will be offered for violin and viola along with activities intended to enhance well-being and balance. Our mission is to nourish Suzuki students and parents, foster compassion and connectivity, and to infuse joy into our Suzuki world and community at large. 

Our 2022 theme is “The Practice Wheel” and with a focus on Parent-Child Practice Coaching: 
- Creating a home environment that pulls for willingness
- Staying connected during practicing
- Nurturing the Parent-Child Relationship
- Developing strategies for teamwork, cooperation, and joy in home practicing
- Healthy Practice Strategies for Teens

- Masterclasses, Group Classes, Technique Classes
- Individualized Parent-Child Coaching Sessions
- Suzuki Repertoire Play-Alongs
- Fiddling and Pop Music
- Improvisation
- Jazzy Play-In
- Yoga and Mindfulness for Musicians
- A la Carte offerings for students who do not wish to attend a full day

- 21st Century Online Learning 
- Unit Training
- Supplementary Courses
- Enrichment Courses
- Additional Courses TBA

- Susan Crawford
- Gabe Kitayama-Bolkosky
- Wendy Tangen-Foster
- Russell Fallstad
- Ann Montzka-Smelser
- Terry Durbin
- Other Teachers TBA

Tuition is $350 and Registration will open in late April


Monday, August 1 to Friday, August 5, , 2022


This event will be held online.

Education for Happiness Suzuki Institute

6 Lois Court
Ann Arbor MI 48103

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More Info & Contact


Gabriel Bolkosky, Executive Director

Phone: 888-929-4383
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Wendy Tangen-Foster, Director of Suzuki Programs

Phone: 651-491-7493
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