Group Classes and Workshops

Suzuki Workshop

Feb. 24

Workshop Description

All Suzuki violin, viola, cello, and harp students (pre-twinkle & up) are invited to a fun and energizing workshop! Participants will study with inspiring guest clinicians and play with fellow musicians from across the greater Charlotte area! This year’s workshop is a collaboration with the Charlotte Folk Society, and students can expect to have a lot of fun fiddling and jamming! Activities include a Master Class*, Old Time Fiddle Class, Repertoire Classes, Appalachian Dance Class, and a fun final Play-In and Fiddle Jam Concert!

Parents/caregivers of students aged 12 and under are expected to attend classes with their students. Students aged 13+ can attend on their own. Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch.

*What is a master class? Students will be grouped into small learning teams of similar age and level and each student will receive a lesson on a polished piece. Dr. Suzuki felt that we learn just as much from observing others as we do in our own lessons. All Full Day students will receive a master class as part of their registration. Half Day students may choose to add one to their day.

Sample Full Day Schedule*

9:00 Appalachian Dance
10:05 Suzuki Repertoire Class
11:10 Lunch (Students need to bring a packed meal)
12:00 Master Class
12:45 Break
1:50 Old Time Fiddle Class
3:30 Final Play-In Concert
*Timing of classes varies depending on age/level.

Sample Half-Day Schedule (Violin and Cello only)

11:10 Master Class (Optional)
12:00 Lunch (Students need to bring a packed meal)
12:45 Repertoire Class
1:50 Appalachian Dance
3:30 Final Play-In Concert

Schedule and Registration Information

When: Saturday, February 24th
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Full Suzuki Workshop (O Come Little Children and up!)
12-5 p.m.: Half Day Workshop (Pre-T/Twinklers – Go Tell Aunt Rhody)
3:30 p.m.: Concert


Workshop Faculty:

Glen Alexander, Fiddle
Heather Atha Conine, Violin
Delaine Fedson Leonard, Harp
Sarah Jackson Evanovich, Cello
Casey Mink, Violin
Gabriela Potter People, Violin/Viola

For more information, please contact Marissa Keener, Carolina Suzuki Strings Artistic Director, at


Suzuki Workshop (Full Day)

Suzuki Master Class

Suzuki Workshop (Half Day)