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Student Program: Pre-Twinkle

The Atlanta Suzuki Institute's Pre-Twinkle program is for students who are just beginning their Suzuki violin, viola, cello, or guitar studies.

All classes will be online in June 2021.

The following classes will be scheduled Monday, June 21 through Thursday, June 24.

The ASI Final Concert will be held on Friday, June 25.

  • Lesson Class

  • Technique Class

  • Eurhythmics Class

Pre-Twinkle students are welcome and encouraged to attend all guest artist and student recitals as well as any Institute-wide social activities.

Musical Parenting Seminar with Dr. Shu-Yi Scott

This year, parents of Pre-Twinkle through Book 4 students will have the opportunity to register for a Musical Parenting Seminar with Dr. Shu-Yi Scott. Dr. Scott will share her personal experiences as a Suzuki cello teacher helping parents practice for 25 years and as a mother of two daughters who both play cello. Topics to be covered in this 5-hour seminar (1 hour each day, June 21-25): 

  • How to build and maintain a healthy relationship among parent, teacher, and child (Suzuki Triangle)

  • The parents' role in Musical Parenting and daily practice

  • Being better guides for children during practice when dealing with busy schedules

  • Helping children discover that mistakes are part of learning without conflicts turning into power struggles

  • Finding the grit in daily practice and guiding children when they are frustrated

  • Helping children enjoy the daily practicing process

Note: this seminar is open to parents (and teachers), regardless of student participation in ASI. The fee for the seminar is $100, and no registration fee is required to take the seminar on its own. To sign up without also registering a student participant, please use the Teacher Registration form.

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $75 per family (through April 30)

Pre-Twinkle Program Fee: $300

Musical Parenting Seminar Fee: $100

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available

ASI Online Need-Based Scholarship Application