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Red River Revel Performance 2018

Please let us know if you are coming for our performance at the Red River Revel on Sunday, October 7.

Violas & Cellos: 3:15-4:15 pm (Please arrive by 2:45 for tuning and set-up)

Violins:  4:30-5:30 pm (Please arrive by 4:00 for quiet lining up and “behind stage” tuning)

2018 beginners will not play, but they and their parents are encouraged to come listen and be inspired!

WHERE: The Eldorado Performing Arts Stage, in the Depot area under the east pavilion, at the Festival Plaza on the riverfront of Shreveport. PLEASE ALLOW TIME TO PARK. (Bank parking garage is a good place and not too far a walk. There is also free parking at the Railroad Lot, in front of Sci-Port.
DRESS: Centenary Suzuki T-Shirt or Mardi Gras Workshop T-Shirt with blue jeans, blue jean skirts (below the knees for slits and length) or shorts. If you don’t have a CSS shirt, just wear any white shirt.
TICKETS: Free for those 12 or under. Students who are 13 or older need to get a free ticket with their private teachers, otherwise, they will be required to pay. Parents, grandparents, older siblings and others interested in attending the performance should be prepared to purchase tickets.
BRING: Your instrument! Older students may want to have Suzuki books 1-5 and/or your Suzuki Repertoire Duet Books. If you are using sheet music, please bring your music, a folding music stand, & clothespins (to keep music from blowing away). Make sure to label your Name on Music and Stands.
WEATHER: Our performance will not be canceled for funky weather; unless we contact you, the show will go on.

Graduation Recital

Tuesday, November 6
4:00 pm Violins
5:45 pm Violas and Cellos

Graduation Recitals are held once each semester. When a student has successfully polished the “Twinkles” he/she is eligible for the “Twinkle Ribbon.” There are trophies for children as they complete each Suzuki book, with each trophy getting a little larger (and in a different color) for completing a book. These recitals are usually on a Tuesdays in early November and mid-March. We believe that children should receive trophies for musical accomplishments, not just for sports. A group/or solo (if only one) performance of a selected piece will be presented by all those graduating from each book.

Students willing to graduate should meet three requirements:

1) Every piece in the book from which he or she is graduating book should be polished. Intensive review is encouraged.

2) The student should be working on the second piece in the subsequent book from which he or she is graduating.  (Exception: Violin Book 5, 1st piece in Book 6)

3) The graduation piece should be ready for a performance. Be prepared and confident to play it as a solo, even if you are not the only one student is graduating from that book.

This way, the student can be comfortable performing technically and musically, and those around him can also be comfortable!  We have had students who are just starting the last piece in a book a few weeks prior to the graduation recital.  Many times, they or their parents will “push” the child to learn the piece in the “nick” of time.  Please do not rush a child through, or the child will obviously not feel as comfortable on stage as those who have truly polished the last piece.  Remember, it’s not how fast you go; what counts is how well you play.  Trophies are awarded at the end of the recitals.

Fall 2018 Tuition

You will need a credit card or a debit card. PayPal is not accepted in this form. Make sure you select the correct lesson length.

Tuition due date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fall 2018 Enrollment Form

This form is only for students already accepted into our program. (If you are looking for an application form, click on “Apply Here” button above) This form is due on Friday, July 27 in order to hold your place in the program, schedule private lessons, and place students in the correct group classes.

The enrollment non-refundable deposit is $30 per student. This deposit goes to our Shreveport Suzuki Parents Association and it is a requirement to be enrolled in our program. You can pay the deposit at the end of the form using PayPal account, Debit Card, or a Credit Card. In order for you to plan your finances, tuition bills will be sent in late July and will be due in full no later than Tuesday, August 14th in order to start lessons. Classes always start the day after Labor Day, September 7th, with group schedules being mailed after August 14th.

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