Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Est. 1966

Absolutely Ottawa !
OSI Mid-Southwest Summer Institute 2017

Sunday, June 4th - Friday, June 9th

violin          viola          cello          bass          guitar

Daily Classes:

Pre-Twinkle Daily Classes:

  • Private Lesson, Group Class, Theory, Crafts

Book 1 (Bach Minuet 1 or earlier) Daily Classes:
  • Private Lesson, Group Class, Theory, Suzuki Repertoire / Drama Class

Daily Classes For All Other Levels:
  • Private Lesson, Group Class, An Elective Class 
  • Orchestra will be assigned based on experience - Beginning Orchestra / Institute Orchestra
  • Chamber Music (only advanced students  with music reading experience)

2017 Faculty

Dianne Borth,  Music Theory and Kiddie Opera for Pre-Twinklers  -  Olathe, KS

Melody Brock, Violin - Kansas City, MO

Andrea Cannon,  Guitar and Guitar Teacher Training  -  Houston, TX

Daniel Colwell, Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music, Orchestra  -  Wichita, KS

Carl Cook, Violin and Viola  -  Independence, MO

Jean Dexter, Cello and Violin  -  Olathe, KS

Esther Fellows, Violin, “Every Child Can”, and Violin Book One Teacher Training  -  Tulsa, OK

Eric Hauck, Cello  -  Wichita, KS

Alice Joy Lewis, Violin,  -   Ottawa, KS

Kathy Rollings, Violin and Graduation Concert Leader  -  Columbia, MO

Eric Ryan-Johnson, Fiddling and Violin  -  Tulsa, OK

Tal Schifter, Violin  -  Westbury, NY

Shirley Star, Suzuki Early Childhood Education  -  Ottawa, KS

Beth Titterington, Violin and Violin Book Two Teacher Training  -  Leawood, KS

Kristin Wyatt, Violin  -  Independence, MO

Elective Options:

Art - all ages - Karen Grimes

Hand Bells / World Drumming - Kipp Willnauer and Marilyn Lake - age 5 and older 
(Students above Pre-Twinkle/New Beginner level)

Piano for String Players - Melody Brock - age 8 and older

Improvisations (as can be done for worship) - Tim Brock and Mark Hendrickson
For beginners (age 8 and older with instruments) through advanced students

Irish Fiddling  ( Books  3 violins and up ) - Eric Ryan-Johnson - Irish jigs, double jigs, polkas, rolls and more

New Beginners age 8 and younger and Pre-Twinkle students will have a Theory class and "Kiddie Opera" class that uses Suzuki Repertoire. They will sing Suzuki repertoire, "build" sets and props, and present a musical on the final day of institute. These students should NOT select a separate elective.

Sibling Classes:

  • Crafts - make things to take home
  • Suzuki Repertoire  ( familiarity with Suzuki repertoire is helpful for this class )

 * Registration for Sibling Classes:
The registration form for sibling classes is separate from the Suzuki student registration form. Please complete a Sibling Registration Form for each sibling who desires to attend classes. Print each sibling form when completed before you SUBMIT.  Payment  for both the Suzuki student and siblings will be completed together. Cost of classes: $20 each.  
Note: The Institute staff cannot guarantee availability, but will try to honor preferences. Refunds will be provided if we are not able to coordinate availability with your selected preferences.

We are thrilled that you will be joining us for 

Absolutely Ottawa OSI Mid-Southwest 2017.


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Registration is now closed.

Suzuki Institute Tuition:


Early Bird Special: Registration Fee only $40 until May 13th!!

The registration fee is required per participant and it is NON-REFUNDABLE.

The Application Process:

The application is  online. 

  • Before you register, please read through all of the camp  opportunities on this page.  

  • To register, go to SUMMER OPTIONS at the top of the page and scroll down to INSTITUTE APPLICATION. 

  • Print  a copy of your registration form(s) by going to File, then Print on your computer before clicking Send Message to submit the registration form. A white confirmation page will follow. Scroll up on that page to read the confirmation message.

  • Once the registration forms are completed for each participant, proceed to the Payment Page where you will be able to pay for everything at one time. You will find simple to use pull-down menus for you to select your options and add them to your cart. For accuracy, refer to your copy of the registration form(s).

  • Once you have reviewed the items in your cart, you can make your payment through PayPal. 

  • Please Note:  Your registration forms cannot be processed until your payment process is accurate and complete.

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Absolutely Ottawa! OSI Mid-Southwest Summer Camp was everything we hoped it would be and more. It was amazing how much energy and skills were packed into such a short period of time. My daughter LOVED every second of it and can't wait to return.     -Parent