Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Est. 1966

 



          Suzuki Graduation 


     Questions and Answers

Who created Graduation?


      Dr. Shinichi Suzuki




We know that polish and review are important and that learning continues throughout a student's study, so just what IS Graduation?


      Graduation is a process of polishing and reviewing certain pieces

 in the Suzuki repertoire to a very high level, 

recording those polished pieces, and having a concert 

featuring the students and recognizing their achievements.




How do we know if  particular student is eligible to participate?

     

      See Graduation Requirements for specifics.

Click here for Guitar information.




Who listens to the recordings?

      

     Various HASA teachers volunteer their time

 and expertise to listen to the recordings submitted.




Do we get the recording back?


     Yes! There's also a written comment sheet from the listener, 

giving suggestions and recognizing the excellent skills 

and musicianship in the student's performance.




When and where is the next Suzuki Graduation concert?


      Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

      International House of Prayer University

Grandview, MO



By what date should recordings be submitted?


      Postmark of May 20, 2017, or before




Where do we send recordings?


      Suzuki Graduation

      Jean Dexter, Registrar

      2121 S. Central

     Olathe, KS  66062-2893




Is there a cost?


      Only $15.00




Can only Ottawa Suzuki Institute registrants participate in Graduation?


      No. Graduation is open to all Suzuki violin, viola, cello and guitar students 

whose teacher is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.




Will we rehearse together for the concert?


      Yes. Rehearsals in 2017:

Sunday, June 4     3:30-4:30 p.m.

  Tuesday, June 6     4:30-5:30 p.m. *

  REQUIRED of all Concert Participants




Where are the rehearsals?


      International House of Prayer University      Grandview, MO




Graduation sounds cool! When should we start practicing for that "extra polished" result?


      Now! Remember that Dr. Suzuki said, "Practice to make it EASY". 

When playing feels EASY, then it is especially fun!