Suzuki Workshop


March 8 & 9, 2014



Information & Registration Form for a Teacher's Workshop


The Suzuki Workshop is an intensive two-day workshop for Suzuki violin and cello students involving small, medium, and large group classes, a guest recital, and a final group concert. In addition, all students will have the opportunity to learn from others through scheduled observation time.

Advanced violinists in Book 7 and up have special opportunities including an optional violin lesson with Angie Smart (for which an additional fee is charged). Violinists playing the Bach Double Concerto and beyond should learn Hungarian Dance No. 1 by Brahms (arranged by McLean) in Michael McLean’s book, Care to Tango? Volume Two.

WHO:  Suzuki violin and cello students ages 4 and up may register for the Suzuki Workshop.  Note: A parent must attend the workshop with his or her child/children. 

WHEN:  Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2014, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Community Music School of Webster University (on the Webster University main campus), 535 Garden Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119, (314) 968-5939

HOW TO REGISTER:  Complete the enclosed registration form (one form per student) and submit it to the Community Music School of Webster University.  Mail in your payment to the Community Music School of Webster University (please indicate your student's name).  

NOTE: Currently enrolled Community Music School Suzuki students wishing to attend must complete the registration form.

Late registrants (application postmarked after February 7, 2014) will be charged an additional $25 per family and will be admitted on a space available basis. Please note that registrations are processed in date order received and that enrollment is limited.

Saturday, March 8, 2014
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 12:00 noon Classes and Observation
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break*
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Recital
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Classes and Observation

Sunday, March 9, 2014
9:00 – 12:00 noon Classes and Observation
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break*
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Classes and Observation
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Final Concert

*LUNCH: Please note that lunch will not be provided or available on the premises. Please plan to bring your lunch or purchase it at a local restaurant. Soda/vending machines are available.

All cello repertoire must be memorized.
Book 1 ALL

Book 2
BACH Minuet No. 1
BACH Musette 
PAGANINI Theme from “Witches Dance”
SCHUMANN The Two Grenadiers

Book 3
DVOŘÁK Humoresque

Book 4
BREVAL Sonata in C Major, Mvt. I
MARCELLO Sonata in e minor, Mvts. I and II

Book 5 
SQUIRE Danse Rustique
BACH Arioso

Book 6
SQUIRE Tarantella
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Cellos

All violin repertoire must be memorized.

Book 1 ALL

Book 2
HANDEL Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus
von WEBER Hunters’ Chorus
BAYLY Long, Long Ago with variation
SCHUMANN The Two Grenadiers
LULLY Gavotte

Book 3
MARTINI Gavotte 
BACH Gavotte in g minor 
DVOŘÁK Humoresque
BACH Gavotte in D Major

Book 4
SEITZ Concerto No. 5, Mvt. 1
VIVALDI Concerto in a minor, Mvt. I
BACH Concerto for Two Violins
in d minor, Mvt. I

Book 5
BRAHMS/ Hungarian Dance No. 1,
MCLEAN 2nd violin part*
BACH Gavottes
von WEBER Country Dance
BACH Concerto for Two Violins
in d minor, Mvt. I

Book 6
BRAHMS/ Hungarian Dance No. 1,
MCLEAN 1st violin part*
FIOCCO Allegro

Book 7

Book 8
ECCLES Sonata in g minor, Mvts. I and II

*Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1 (arr. by Michael McLean) is a supplementary piece to be learned by students playing the Bach Double Concerto and beyond. Bach Double second violinists should learn the second violin part to Hungarian Dance, and Bach Double first violinists should learn the first part to Hungarian Dance. The music is available in Care to Tango? Book 2 by Michael McLean.


Alex Croxton (cello) is a faculty member at Brooklyn Conservatory, Mannes College, and the School for Strings in New York City. A winner of the Artists International Special Presentation Award, he made his Carnegie/Weill Hall debut in 2008.

Vera McCoy-Sulentic (violin) is the Director of the Suzuki Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and is a registered teacher trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has taught at numerous Suzuki workshops in the United States and abroad.

John McGrosso (violin) is the first violinist of the Arianna String Quartet and is Associate Professor of Violin at University of Missouri—St. Louis. A former member of the St. Louis Symphony, he has been featured as a soloist with the St. Louis and Chicago Symphonies.

Susan Reed (stories and alternative styles) is a classical violinist, folk musician, singer and storyteller from the Boston area. Before launching her solo career, she was the Director of Suzuki Studies at New England Conservatory of Music.

Holly Smardo (violin) founding member of the String Coalition in Fayetteville, AR, and the Arkansas Philharmonic of Northwest Arkansas, has taught in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Washington D.C.

Angie Smart (violin lessons) has been a first violinist with the St. Louis Symphony since 1998. Originally from the United Kingdom, she is a Suzuki parent, studio teacher, chamber musician, and frequent soloist.

Rebecca White (violin) has been a Suzuki student, teacher, and parent. She is director of the Pickerington Suzuki Strings, and also teaches in the Suzuki program at Denison University.

St. Louis Osuwa Taiko is St Louis’ local Japanese drumming ensemble. They are dedicated to the performance of the art of taiko and to teaching it to people in St. Louis and beyond.


Susan McDonald, Suzuki Coordinator
Nancy Daby
David Liu
Mary Lou Gotman
Rose Martin
Joanne Keefe
Tara Santiago


Vera McCoy-Sulentic, Director
Carrie Beisler
Erika Lord-Castillo
Linda Bristol
Vicki Lottes
Stephanie Hunt
Allison Woerner

Questions?  Call (314) 968-5939 or email