Andersonville Suzuki Academy Academic Calendar 2011/2012  Sessions and Group Classes


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2013/2014 calendar

Monday, Sept. 9th – First day of Fall Session – 11 weeks

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 2:30p.m. - Group Halloween Concert at Cheetah Gym at Berwyn & Clark

Thursday, October 31st –no private lessons.  Make ups on Nov. 25th

Sunday, Nov. 24th, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. - Solo Concerts
Monday, Nov. 25th – Last day of lessons in Fall Session

Tuesday, Nov. 26th – Sunday, Dec. 1st - Thanksgiving Break – No lessons.

Monday, Dec. 2nd – First day of Winter Session – 11 weeks

Sunday, Dec. 8th, 2 p.m. - Optional Group Concert at Swedish-American Museum


Sunday, Dec. 22nd - Sunday, Jan 5th.  – Winter Break – No lessons

Monday, Jan. 6th – lessons resume

Saturday, March 1st - Last day of Winter Session

Sunday, March 2nd - Sunday March 9th  - No lessons - ASTA (American String Teachers Assn. Conference in Louisville)

Monday, March 10th - First day of Spring Session - 12 weeks

Saturday, March 15th, Group Performance featuring many Irish tunes and other group pieces at private home, 2:30 - 4:30p.m

Spring Break - Choose either April 12 - 19 or April 20 - 26 as your week off.  No group classes those two weeks.

Sunday, May 4th, 1 & 2 p.m. – Solo Concert at Hemenway Methodist in Evanston, 933 Chicago Ave.

Monday, May 26th – Memorial Day, No Lessons

Saturday, June 7th,  Last Day of Spring Session

Sunday, June 8th, Noon  group concert at Andersonville Midsommarfest, Berwyn & Clark

The Summer Session of six weeks will take place between June 9th and July 30th.  There will be weekly group classes during the summer as well as private lessons.

There will be one week of vacation June 23rd - 28th while I teach at The Bow-Dacious String Band Family Summer Camp first ever camp in Chicago, Illinois.  I have taught at the Urbana camp for 10 years.  It is the most fun camp I can imagine.  Listen to some of the final program from last year for an idea of the range of repertory.  Fiddle tunes, pop arrangements, blues and improvisation are featured.  Most tunes are taught by ear, although sheet music is given out.  In addition to the music classes, there are electives in non-fiddle activities such as art, yoga, juggling, harmonica, accordion, etc.  Any student of mine, even younger than 8, is invited to participate if they can play eight tunes in the Royal Conservatory Preparatory Series or Irish and fiddle tunes.  The camp will be on the north side and there will be early drop-off and late pick-up options available.  Stay posted for more info!

Saturday, July 28th, last day of lessons

Sunday, July 27th, 1 & 2 p.m.  Solo Concert at Hemenway Methodist in Evanston, 933 Chicago Ave.

Other summer group concerts may be scheduled.

Summer vacation - July 29th - Monday, September 1st (Labor Day)


Private performances

It is always possible to have an opportunity to perform your solos at Hemenway Methodist Church on Sundays during the service that lasts from 11 a.m. - noon.

Payton H playing Buffalo Gals

November 21, 2010

Aria M playing Air from Rinaldo

March 18, 2012

Abby G playing March from

Peasant’s Cantata

November 20, 2011

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Bowdacious String Camp

Final Concert in Urbana, IL

Circus Theme

July 20, 2013