One of the greatest advantages of the Suzuki method of learning is the opportunity for students to learn and grow together through group classes. When children meet regularly to play the same music, they are motivated and inspired by one another. Group class is fun – just ask our students!
How group classes work:
At the beginning of the year, students are organized into classes according to their level of play. Together they work on pieces for upcoming concerts and events; they work in tandem with the material covered by private teachers.
- Violin group classes are held weekly Thursday nights or Saturday mornings at QEPCCC
- Cello group classes are held every two weeks on Thursday nights at QEPCCC
- Flute group classes are held regularly throughout the year, for beginner players to advanced
- Piano, viola, double bass and guitar arrange group play when possible, but do not have regular group classes
What some of our students are saying:
"I like group class because the teachers make it fun." – Emily, 12
“I like that you get to play with your friends.” – Stephie, 12
For our more advanced musicians:
Preludio Violin Ensemble – For students 11 years old or younger, who have completed Vivaldi A Minor Concerto (Book 4), but are not yet old enough for the Vivace Violins Ensemble. Students improve violin technique, learn exciting repertoire and prepare for concerts and festivals. Teacher recommendation required.
Vivace Violins Ensemble (Not offered 2017-18)– For students 13 years or older, who are playing Book 5 or higher. This group focuses on advanced violin technique, chamber and solo performances and much more. See our Vivace Promotional Video.
OSA String Ensemble – (NEW for 2017-18)--For students playing violin, viola, cello, or double bass, who are playing Suzuki Book 6 (or RCM 7). This ensemble is not limited to Suzuki trained students.
Did You Know?
At the Oakville Suzuki Association, the following instruments require registration in both private and group classes: violin, cello, flute.