Greater Washington Suzuki Institute

Greater Washington Suzuki InstituteGreater Washington Suzuki Institute
Arlington, VA

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The 2018 Greater Washington Suzuki Institute offers full and partial programs for beginning and advanced students of violin, cello, viola and bass including a Vivace Chamber Music Program for advanced cellists and violists.  These programs consist of a combination of Master Class Lessons, Repertory Classes, Quartet/Chamber Music Classes, five levels of Orchestra, Scottish Fiddling, Music Theory Games, a Teen Seminar and daily recitals. Parents attending with their children have the opportunity to participate in daily lectures and selected Teacher Development Program courses.

For teachers, the Institute offers the Foundation Course (Every Child Can!), Violin Courses Books 1, 2 and 4 and Cello Book 3 as well as an Enrichment Course, The Role of Happiness, a Positive Attitude and Self-Motivated Autotelic Learning in Teaching.  Both the Foundation and Enrichment Courses are also open to parents.

The Institute is located at Bishop O’Connell High School, surrounded by a multiplicity of restaurants and close to a metro line giving easy access to all sites of interest in and around Washington, DC. Free parking is available at the school.


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Bishop O'Connell High School
6600 Little Falls Road
Arlington VA 22213

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Ronda Cole, Music Director

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Christopher Sanchez, Business Director

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