Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Community Music School
Suzuki Institute

piano   violin   viola   cello  bass   recorder

Student Institute: June 8-13, 2014

Teacher Institute: June 5-13, 2014

Every Child Can!: June 5 (Hauck)
Piano Book One: June 6-13 (Hauck)
Piano Book Two: June 5-9 (Fraser)

Piano Book Three: June 9-13 (Fraser)

Violin Book One:  June 6-13 (Kreitman)
Violin Book Two:  June 5-9 (Case)
Violin Book Three: June 9-13 (Case)

Violin Book Four: June 9-13 (O'Boyle)

Recorder Book One: June 6-13 (Waldo)

You are invited to attend the University of Memphis Suzuki Institute, one of the first established Suzuki institutes in the nation.  All classes are conducted in an atmosphere that emphasizes the principles of Dr. Suzuki.  Children attend daily semi-private lessons (during which each student receives focused attention from an expert teacher), group lessons, ensemble classes, performances, and related musical enrichment classes.  Parents are able to see Suzuki teaching in action through observation of their children's lessons and classes, experience the Suzuki philosophy at work, and gain reinforcement from other parents.  Teachers have the opportunity to take SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas) approved teacher training courses, observe students studying with expert guest clinicians, and gain insights into their own teaching.

Registration is limited and is offered on a "first-come, first-served" basis.  Early registration is encouraged to guarantee acceptance.


Institute Director: Samuel Sidhom
Phone: 901-678-4244
Fax: 901-678-1392



Every Child Can! (ECC): Rita Hauck (TX)

Piano Book One:  Rita Hauck (TX)
Piano Books Two: Caroline Fraser (Peru)

Piano Books Three: Caroline Fraser (Peru)

Violin Book One: Edward Kreitman (IL)
Violin Books Two: Linda Case (NY)

Violin Books Three: Linda Case (NY)

Violin Book Four: Marilyn O'Boyle (NM)

Recorder Book One: Mary Halverson Waldo (SC)


Piano: Caroline Fraser (Peru), Rita Hauck (TX), Khearstynne Lester (TN), Samuel Sidhom (TN), Esther Su (TN), J.B. Taylor (KY)

Violin: Edward Kreitman (IL), Linda Case (NY), Marilyn O'Boyle (NM), Greg Morris (TN), Alex Perry (TN), Pam Wilensky (TN)

Viola: Irene Wade (TN)

Cello: Ruth Valente Burgess (TN)

Bass: Karla Philipp (TN)

Recorder: Mary Halverson Waldo (SC)

Chorus/Conducting/Theory:  Robert Hauck (TX)

Collaborative Piano:  Maeve Brophy (TN)

Orchestra: Karla Philipp (TN)

Fiddle: Steven Bowman (TN)

Improvisation and Composition: J.B. Taylor (KY)

Musical History Tour:  Sandy D'Amato (TN)

Orff: Cheryl Kelley (TN)

World Drumming: Ed Murray (TN)

Art: TBA





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Register by Mail - Suzuki Students (pdf)

Register by Mail - Suzuki Teachers (pdf)

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