Suzuki Strings of Madison Group Classes  start


NOTE: Ensemble will start on Tuesday September 16  as we welcome Maureen McCarty our new SSM Ensemble director.

Please sign up 100 Days Club

Please sign up  ONLINE for Madison Children’s Museum Concert on September 10


Print here:  September 2014 Rep List

Twinkles   Lightly Row   Song of the Wind   Go Tell Aunt Rhody   Long Long Ago

Allegro   Perpetual Motion   Minuet 3

Chorus   Hunters’ Chorus   Waltz   Witches’ Dance

Martini Gavotte   Humoresque

Seitz 5/1   Bach Double

Bach Gavotte   Vivaldi g minor, 1st mov   Country Dance

Handel F Major Sonata, Adagio


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Madison Children’s Museum concert 9/10 sign up online




Free Family Night

September 10  WEDNESDAY

ALL SSM students welcome to participate

TUNE AT 6:00 pm and PERFORM at 6:30 pm

WEAR : Concert Black and White

Enjoy free admission from 5-8 pm



We are trying a new way to sign up for our families for special events through the secure site of Sign Up Genius. We will also do sign up in the private studios as a back up for this first time experimenting with Sign Up Genius.

SIGN UP BELOW ON SIGN UP GENIUS by clicking on the link

click on the little sign up box, then the submit and sign up box and a new screen will appear for you to enter name and email along with options for reminder of event

REPERTOIRE LIST:Twinkles, Lightly Row, Song of the Wind, Aunt Rhody,Long Long Ago, Allegro, Perpetual Motion, Minuet 3, Chorus, Hunter’s Chorus, Waltz, Witches’ Dance, Martini Gavotte, Humoresque, Seitz Concerto no 5 1st movement. Other additions to be made dependent on students signed up.

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Group classes start Tuesday 9/9: Printable Group Grid and Registration forms

imgresThe SSM 2014 Registration from is due in to your private teacher by 9/30/14

Print and return with payment to private teacher: SSM Fall Registration

If using Paypal ( please wait as it  has yet to be updated ) hand in registration form only to teacher.

Group Class Grid 2014Ask your private teacher for placement into this years SSM classes.

Print: Group Class Grid 2014

This year note our Music In Action classes have been updated.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics

FSS1   From Sound to Symbols 1

FSS2  From Sound to Symbols 2



This year the  PARENT MEETING is on Tuesday September 30  6:30-7:30 pm in Bradfield Hall immediately following our Play In 4:30/Potluck 5:30.

the topic is :From Sounds to Symbols:

A Journey through Suzuki Strings of Madison Music Reading Program

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SSM Printable Fall 2014 Calendar


11939493-welcome-back-written-in-colorful-chalk-on-a-blackboardSuzuki Strings of Madison starts group classes Tuesday September 9, 2014

Please print this calendar Suzuki Strings Fall 2014  ( document ) or

Please print this calendar SSM FALL 2014  (PDF)

The registration materials , new group class grid and updates on SSM calendar are coming soon.


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SSM FALL 2014 Calendar



Please enter these dates for SSM into your home calendar for Fall 2014.

More events may be added to the Fall semester  as the year progresses.


Tuesday 9                 Group classes begin   100 Day club sign up

Wednesday 10          Madison Children’s Museum Performance tune 6:00 play 6:30 pm                                          sign up genius coming on next post and in home studios

Tuesday 16                Group classes

Tuesday 23                Group classes

Tuesday 30               Play In ALL SCHOOL tune at 4:15  play at 4:30-5:30                                                                  Pot Luck at 5:30-6:30 in Covenant Presbyterian Church                                                            Parent Talk: Understanding SSM Music Reading Program 6:30-7:30                                      Childcare provided    More information coming!

Tuesday 30               Dress rehearsal for October Solo Recital  time TBD



Sunday 5                    Solo recital tune 1:30 play 2:00 Madison Christian Community

Tuesday 7                  Group classes

Friday 10                   WCO concert :Rachel Barton Pine violinist, Matthew  Lipman viola                                                      SSM Master Class with Rachel TBD

Tuesday 14                 Group classes

Tuesday 21                 Group classes

Tuesday 28                 Play In  Halloween Costumes welcome ( in lieu of Capitol concert)                                           Dress rehearsal for November Graduation Recital


Sunday 2                      Graduation Solo Recital tune 1:30 play 2:00 Oakwood Village West

Tuesday 4                    Group classes

Tuesday 11                   Group classes ( IHN please note room changes)

Tuesday 18                   Group classes

Tuesday 25                    Play In


Tuesday 2                      Group classes

Tuesday 9                     4:00 pm  Group classes PreTwinkle and Book 1-2 rehearsal                                                       4:45 Dress rehearsal Book 3- Sonora for Olbrich Gardens concert

Saturday 13                   Book 1-2 Holiday Concert tune 10:00 am play 10:30                                                                   Madison Central Public Library

Sunday 14                      Book 3- Sonora Holiday concert tune 1:30 play 2:00                                                                   Olbrich Gardens

Tuesday 16                     100 Day Club celebration

WINTER BREAK  Dec 17- Jan 5


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SSM August performances need violinists

SSM students:  Please consider signing up to participate in one of these events:

EVERYONE WELCOME TO SIGN UP. Repertoire determined upon those attending. Solos welcome as well as group performance.

ASAP  email Diana with your availability :                                                   and sign up in your home studio as well

please note which performance you are participating when emailing Diana

Monday August 4 Grace Episcopal 7:30  ( tune 7:15) dress casual but neat

Grace Episcopal Church 116 W Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703


First Monday MealsThe first Monday of every month volunteers gather in the Guild Hall to prepare a meal for the men staying in the Porchlight Men’s Shelter (and any additional hungry visitors who might find their way here). Guests are seated and served a home-style meal and dessert.  Volunteer Jon Augspurger (SSM dad) lines up local musical groups–from bluegrass to classical–to provide live music for the evening–a bright spot for many.


Tuesday August 5 WisABA Social at Union South                                                                 in the Northwoods Room                                                                                                   performance from 4:30- 5:15   (tune at 4:15) all levels welcome /dress black and white

This has been a lovely yearly event for SSM to participate in. WisABA celebrates their 7th Annual Conference this year in Madison.


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Nora Germain new release Little Dipper is out now



visit her at:

Ever wonder what happens to SSM alumni???  Well…. they grow up and in this case:


Please welcome the newest release by Nora

Little Dipper

available at : or listen free on Spotify. Other places to get it are Amazon mp3 and Google Play.

Check out this great recording session for Little Dipper





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Summer 7/14-7/17 rhythmic and melodic reading class

BARTOK DUOS  helping the Suzuki student to become a stronger sight reader

SUMMER Mini group masterclass using :

Bartok Duos and Robert Starer Rhythmic Training

Monday – Thursday July 14-17 from 5:00-6:00 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church  ( students must attend all 4 days)

taught by Diana Popowycz

suitable for the book 4 and up student

all music provided

please bring :

music stand ,colored pencils and a yellow highlighter and your violin

fee 50$ payable to Diana

Some of the Concepts that will be addressed: finger patters, rhythmic gestures,phrase architecture, dynamic markings,meter and metric changes,interval training.

Students will leave this mini session with a checklist to help them to continue practicing their sight reading from a rhythmic and melodic standpoint.

The final 20 minutes of the Thursday class will be a demonstration and performance of the Bartok Duos learned.

SIGN UP DEADLINE IS MONDAY JULY 7   class limited to 12 students

please email or call 608-695-4020


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Bach Dancing and Dynamite June concerts and SSM ticket giveaway


Dear SSM families and friends:

Are you a fan of Bach Dancing and Dynamite?? We are.  Do you want to see them live?

then email Diana to secure your tickets – first come first served:

SUZUKI STRINGS has ticket vouchers (3.00/ticket fee) for these BDDS CONCERT :

location is the Playhouse in the Overture Center

June 13 Friday  7:30 pm        4 ticket vouchers available

June 14 Saturday 7:30 pm     4 ticket vouchers available

June 21  Saturday 7:30 pm     2 ticket vouchers available

June 27 Friday 7:30 pm          4 ticket vouchers available

check out the concert schedule link below to help you decide

from BDDS:

“Our 23rd chamber music season is titled 23 Skiddoo — American slang for leaving quickly. We’ve found musical connections to other great expressions about exiting expeditiously.

BDDS shows music can be both serious and fun by means of creative programming, art installations, conversations with the audience, and high-quality performance.

Twelve concerts June 13-29, 2014 at the Overture Center in Madison, the Stoughton Opera House, and Taliesin in Spring Green.

regular pricing:  General Admission $39     Students $5   Families (4 people) $60″


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SSM and Make Music Madison! 6/21



SATURDAY JUNE 21  – all day long all over Madison!

Hello Suzuki Families!

Last year many of you may have participated or enjoyed the music filled day around Madison for the first annual Make Music Madison. This a day musicians perform all around Madison, even extending to other cities throughout the US.

SSM has been asked to perform at two venues this year. Please consider coming out to perform!  All levels  welcome: Pretwinklers  through Sonora.


Here are the performance details:

Saturday June 21

11:00-12:00 performance at Capitol Kids Toy Store on the Square.

Maria Rosa Germain will be the teacher for this performance.

email her of your intent to perform at Capitol Kids:

Saturday June 21

2:00-3:00 performance at Michaels Frozen Custard on Monroe Street.

All performers will receive free custard!

Heidi Kenney will be the teacher for this performance.

email her with your intent to perform at Michael’s:


Here is more info about Make Music Madison.


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