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Graduation Recitals

The Suzuki Method repertoire is contained in a series of progressive books. Each book represents an important step in the development of a child’s musical ability. Book graduations are considered as ceremonies, not exams. They are celebrations of achievement, and recognition of the effort our students, families, and teachers put into learning. These recitals are usually held in retirement homes and senior centres in and around Oakville.

Though the cost of the graduation recitals are included in your membership fee, pre-registration is required, and students are expected to participate in a rehearsal in the days prior to the recital. An accompanist will perform with the string and flute students.

Technical Requirements

If there is no download available please speak to your teacher about graduation requirements and performances. (PDF downloads)

  • Cello-please consult your private teacher
  • Click here for Flute
  • Guitar-please consult your private teacher
  • Piano-please consult your private teacher
  • Click here for: Violin & Viola

For more information please contact the registrar.

Twinkles to Book 3
Twinkle Graduation
student will be able to play 2 Twinkle variations or 1 variation and the Theme
Book 1 to 3
Technique:  Prove to your teacher that you can play the scales and arpeggios in your book
Pieces of music: 
-Choose 2 pieces of music; one piece from the end of the book, and one other piece from any other part of the book.
-Rehearse both pieces with a pianist.
-Perform them at a scheduled performance
 Book 4 and  up
register to perform in a Senior Recital
-choose two solo pieces to perform in 2 separate graduation recitals.  One solo for Book 4 graduation must be from the latter half of Book 4 (from Vivaldi onwards).
-The Bach Double is no longer obligatory to graduate Book 4 and 5.  The Bach Double will be performed at the Spring Violin Concert this year as a celebratory event, and is optional for those students wanting to participate.
-arrange his/her own rehearsal session(s) with the accompanist, and pay this fee directly to the accompanist.
-The Oakville Suzuki Association will provide an accompanist for the graduation recital, but not the rehearsal sessions.