Drew Robertson Music Studio
Weekly Classes & Special Events
Group Class Descriptions
Book 1 Group Class - Sundays from 3:30-4:00 PM - This group class is for violinists working from the beginning of Suzuki Book 1 to Minuet 3 and who have not yet performed their Book 1 recital. Students must be able to perform Song of the Wind in private lessons to participate, but comfort and confidence at Allegro is highly recommended before participating in Book 1 Group Class.
Fiddle Class - Sundays from 4:00-4:30 PM - This is a supplemental class for students of any age and ability. We will learn a new fiddle tune each class, and conclude with a student-led fiddle jam to review and polish our fiddle repertory.
Book 2 Group Class - Sundays from 4:30-5:15 PM - This group class is for violinists working who have completed their Book 1 recital but have not yet performed their Book 2 recital. Students should be comfortable performing through Musette in private lessons before joining this group class. This group class will draw on all material from Suzuki Books 1 and 2.
Book 3+ Group Class - Sundays from 5:30-6:15 PM - This group class is for violinists who have completed their Book 2 or Book 3 recital, but have not yet performed a Book 4 recital. Students should be comfortable performing through Dvorak Humoresque with shifting before participating in this class. Book 3+ class will draw on all material from Suzuki Books 1, 2, & 4, but will frequently draw on material from Book 4 and supplemental repertoire.
Violin Concerto Class - Sundays from 6:30-7:30 PM - This group class is for students age 10+ who are capable readers above a Suzuki Book 3 level. Strong emphasis is placed on technical development and reviewing etudes or duets. Each lesson term, students will learn, rehearse, and perform a complete concerto.
Sunday Group Class Dates:
Sunday, 9/15 - Special Schedule: Book 1 Class 3:30-4:00 PM & Honor Flight Rehearsal from 4:30-6:30 PM
Sunday, 10/27 - Halloween Group Class! All classes combined from 3:30-5:00 PM. Wear costumes!
Sunday, 11/3 - Daylight Savings Time
Sunday, 11/17 - Fall Term Studio Recital 3:30-5:00 PM
Viola Group Class - Tuesdays from 7:00-7:45 PM - This group class is for violists in Books 1-4 who are comfortable performing past Song of the Wind in private lessons. This class will primarily draw on material and technique from Suzuki Books 1-3, and utilize supplemental repertoire and performance pieces.
Viola Class Dates for Fall Term 2019: Tuesday, 9/3, Tuesday, 9/10, Tuesday, 10/1, Tuesday, 10/8, Tuesday, 10/15, Tuesday, 10/22, Tuesday, 10/29, Tuesday, 11/5, Tuesday, 11/12
NO CLASS on Tuesday, 9/17 or Tuesday, 9/24
Age 10+ Mini-Masterclass - Thursdays from 6:00-7:30, as needed - This class provides a performance and collaborative learning opportunity primarily for students age 10+ and at a Book 2+ level looking to gain performance experience and work on comfort and consistency when playing. Practice and performance recommendations will be provided by Mr. Drew, guest instructors, and fellow students.
Thursday Mini-Masterclass Dates: 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14
Introduction to Music Theory - Thursdays 7:30-8:30 PM - For more information, please click here.
Thursday Theory Dates: 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14
Age 3-10 Mini-Masterclass - Saturdays from 9:00-10:30, as needed - This class provides a performance and collaborative learning opportunity for students primarily in Books 1-2 looking to gain experience playing for a small group of supportive students and parents. Practice and performance recommendations will be provided from Mr. Drew, guest instructors, and fellow students.
Saturday Mini-Masterclass Dates: 9/7, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16.
Fall Lesson Registration
Fall lesson registration opened on 8/12 for requests for recurring lesson times. These requests were finalized on 9/1 and ongoing registration will remain open for families throughout the term to schedule lessons online. Since the studio is at capacity, please understand the availability for beginning lessons at the studio or finding lesson times online is limited.
Recommended Summer Festivals and Institutes
Suzuki Institutes (listed by distance from the studio)
Blue Ridge Suzuki Camp - June 17-22 - Orkney Springs, VA (98 miles) - Website
The Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute - July 22-28 - Harrisburg, PA (132 miles) - Website
North Carolina Suzuki Institute - July 8-13 - Greenville, NC (262 miles) - Website
Virginia Suzuki Institute - June 22-29 - Emory, VA (327 miles) - Website
Ithaca Suzuki Institute - June 24-July 6 - Ithaca, NY (344 miles) - Website
Hartt Suzuki Institute - August 6-10 - West Hartford, CT (375 miles) - Website