Courses and Events
BSI Membership (or membership of another national Suzuki association) is required for all events listed on the BSI website.
2 to 9 March 2019
Encourage your pupils to practice their review pieces and raise money for the BSI to help train more new Suzuki teachers.
Students can get sponsored to play as many review pieces as they can in one day. Advanced and busy children may want a week to play though all their review pieces. Beginners may want to get sponsored for how many minutes that they practice in a day/week.
Every child who participates will receive a sticker and names will go into a hat for the opportunity to win other prizes some of which have been donated by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
BSI Review-a-thon poster BSI Review-a-thon poster
BSI Review-a-thon Sponsorship form BSI Review-a-thon Sponsor form
Donations from collected sponsorship can be made at any time through the PayPal Giving fund using this button:
17 March 2019
BSI CELEBRATION CONCERTS
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Three showcase concerts celebrating 40 years of the BSI.
Box office information to follow
16 to 18 April 2019
BSI NATIONAL CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP
Trinity Laban Faculty of Music, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF
Located within the beautiful Wren-designed King Charles Court at the Old Royal Naval College, set alongside the River Thames and Greenwich Park, Trinity Laban is one of the premier institutions in the UK for the study of music.
Non-residential course open to Suzuki violin, piano, cello and flute and recorder students of all levels. Individual and group lessons, tonalisation, playtogethers and solo and group concerts.
Flyer: National Workshop 2019 Flyer
Application: National Workshop 2019 Application
Following the success of the Advanced programme first started last year, we are holding a special 2 day programme again this year on 16 and 17 April for Advanced Students of all instruments, for those in Book 6 and above. These sessions are also open to ex-Suzuki students.
Flyer: Advanced Masterclass 2019 Flyer
Application: Advanced Masterclass Application
15 to 18 April 2019
SUZUKI STRINGS, BALDERSBY PARK
Queen Mary's School, near Thirsk
Residential course for Suzuki strings players aged 3-18 years. A full programme of workshops, masterclasses, ensembles and concerts. Directed by Barbara Parham with a team of experienced and enthusiastic Suzuki teachers. Extra activities include indoor swimming, outdoor play and tennis.
28 April 2019
ACCORD CHAMBER WORKSHOP
Harris Academy, St John’s Wood, NW8 0NL
Exciting new workshop for young violinists of all levels, violists, cellists and pianists at the Little Venice Suzuki Group. A day of music-making with chamber music – and preparation for playing chamber music – at its heart. The day will include coaching of chamber ensembles – including quartets, trios and similar – as well as chamber orchestra, Music Mind Games, Suzuki Violin Group lesson, Introduction to note reading and key signatures, Tonalisation, a parent talk, and concert including Suzuki Playtogether at the finish.
Director: Anne Beitel Thomas Registration online: tinyurl.com/accordchamber1
1/2 June 2019
SINGING STRINGS SUZUKI WORKSHOP
Bisham CofE Academy, Marlow SL7 1RW
Come and join us for another fantastic Suzuki weekend workshop, open to all Suzuki violinists and this year, we are delighted to welcome viola players too. Includes Suzuki groups, tonalization classes, improvisation, choir and a samba band. There will be a Playtogether at the start and a concert at the end.
Contact: course director Helen Styles email@example.com
9 to 13 July 2019
CHAMBER MUSIC COURSE
Holland Park, London W11
Join us for a week of beautiful chamber music on this course tailored perfectly to the students involved. There are 20 places for students of Suzuki Book 5 / ABRSM Grade 5 and above (piano, violin, viola, cello). Everyone plays a movement from a string quartet or piano trio (or other work for their instrument), and there are also musicianship and singing classes. There will be a concert on Saturday 13 July, 11am-12.30.
Contact: Jillian Leddra: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: bayswatersuzukigroup.com
29 July to 3 August 2019
THE SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA
Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, London NW10 3ST
Play the music, paint the sets, sing, dance and act: the Summer Extravaganza is back! This year we will be putting on The Jungle Book from scratch in a week, with a performance at 11am on Saturday 3 August. There are 30 places in total (ages 8-18).
Contact: course administrator Helen Hugh-Jones: email@example.com or visit: www.thesummerextravaganza.co.uk
31 July to 4 August 2019
GREAT MALVERN SUZUKI FLUTE AND RECORDER SUMMER SCHOOL
Malvern St James School
Residential workshop for flutes and recorders of all levels. Masterclasses, repertoire classes, group lessons and concerts. Welcoming Suzuki Flute and Suzuki Recorder teachers and students from across the UK and around the world.
All information and updates available at: http://uksuzukisummerschool.blogspot.com/
10 to 15 August 2019
CELLOFEST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Nr Ipswich, IP9 2RX
Exciting residential course for cellists and their families.
Highlights include: an exceptional international faculty, masterclasses and chamber music for advanced students, solo recitals, and a staged production involving every child.
Professional development and ESA training for teachers also available.
Visit our website for more information: www.cellofest.co.uk
Contact: Tessa Oakley: firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Drayson: email@example.com
11 to 14 August 2019
TEMPLE DINSLEY SUMMER SCHOOL
Princess Helena College, Hitchin, Herts
A Suzuki course with residential, camping and non-residential options.
Open to all Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano Suzuki Families.
An Inspiring Course with daily Individual Lessons, Suzuki Groups, Orchestra, Choir, Improvisation, Musicianship, Concerts, an Art room, and a glorious outdoor Swimming pool.
Further information and application form: www.templedinsley.com
12 to 16 August 2019
ASCOT SUZUKI STRING COURSE
LVS Ascot, London Road, Ascot SL5 8DR
Our residential Suzuki string course has been running for many years and provides a fantastic opportunity for young string players to come together, work and play hard, for a really immersive week of music-making, meeting other young musicians, playing and having fun. After successful courses first in Riddlesworth, then Culford, this year the course is being held at LVS Ascot School which has superb contemporary facilities in extensive grounds.
We will have a wonderful faculty of teachers from home and abroad, providing teaching, chamber music and other music activities. The course is suitable for Suzuki violinists of all ages and slightly older cellists (around 10+).
Faculty includes Wim Meuris, Belgium; Sarah Nolan, Sussex; Mary Sandbrook, London; Sue Thomas, Surrey; Helen Styles, Berkshire and Elizabeth Peploe, Scotland.
Contact Mary Sandbrook: firstname.lastname@example.org
14 to 17 August 2019
MIDLANDS SUZUKI INTERNATIONAL SUMMER WORKSHOP (MSISW)
The mac, Birmingham
Non-residential workshop for Suzuki Violin, Viola and Suzuki Early Childhood Education families. A fantastic four day workshop of group lessons, masterclasses and concerts led by an inspiring international faculty.
Applications close 22 February 2019
18 to 25 August 2019
LSG INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX
We invite the families of all Suzuki string and piano students (from Pre-Twinkle to Beyond the Books) to an exciting and dynamic week of making music, friends and memories.
The week will include Masterclasses, Orchestras, Chamber Music, Improv for Strings & Piano, Body Percussions (new for 2019), Dalcroze, Concerts, Parent Choir & Orchestra, Playtogethers and access to all the wonderful facilities Bryanston has to offer, including tennis courts and a recently refurbished indoor swimming Pool.
More information and application forms may be found online here: http://www.lsginternationalsummerschool.co.uk/
Early application is recommended as places fill fast.
12 APRIL 2020
BRITISH SUZUKI ROYAL ALBERT HALL GALA CONCERT
Further details and registration to follow in Summer 2019