Suzuki Summer Camp

Summer Suzuki Music Camp includes games

Summer Suzuki Let’s Play 2020 – Information below is for 2020.

2021:  We’re holding until 2022.  We look forward to having a super camp week in 2022.

Overview for Summer Suzuki 2020

Summer Suzuki Let’s Play will meet online or in-person as the situation permits.

  • Dates:  August 17 – 21, 2020, Monday – Friday
  •  Let’s Play 2020 is set up to operate remotely; but if possible, we’ll adjust to in-person.   If we move to in-person, we’ll shift back to a half-day camp format.  Also, if in-person, the pre-requisites change slightly.
  • Let’s Play Online is for students playing Perpetual Motion from Book 1 or higher.
  • If we move to in-person, our half-day camp will serve students in Suzuki Book One through Book Two.
  • Tuition:  $190 for online;  or  $280 for in-person camp.


Daily Schedule for Online:

Summer Suzuki online will meet for one hour each morning, time TBC once you are matched with a group and teacher; plus student social time.
Friday concert by zoom

Daily Schedule for In Person Camp:

Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 12:45 pm

Location: The School’s primary home at 10 Irving St, Worcester, MA 01609

Tuition & Registration

Suzuki Let’s Play Online:  $190 or Let’s Play Suzuki Camp:  $280 (in-person)

  • $10 non-refundable deposit due at registration along with credit card information to secure spot.
  • Final balance (amount dependent on class offered) will be charged on August 5 (non-refundable)
    • $180 for online
    • $270 for in-person
  • We will post /email our decision to run in-person or online by August 1st.
  • Withdrawal period August 1 to August 4:  If you do not meet the prerequisites for the camp format once confirmed, you will not be charged and your deposit will be refunded.   Or, if you decide not to proceed, as long as you notify the office of withdrawal between August 1 and 4, we will cancel final auto payment.
  • Please note that tuition is non-refundable starting August 5th.

To register,

  • Click the button below and you will be directed to a web-based registration form in order to complete Step 1 of the registration process.
  •  If planning to pay with credit card, when you click submit, you will be redirected to the online payment portal to submit payment and complete Step 2 of the registration process.
  •  If you prefer to mail in check for payment, please note that your registration will be processed when payment is received.
Register for Suzuki Institute / Camp

More About Summer Suzuki Let’s Play

  1. More About Suzuki Institute

    Summer Suzuki Let’s Play Online Overview

    If we are unable to meet in person this summer, we will offer online masterclasses.

    Participants will meet in groups of three or four for one hour each day for a masterclass style lesson.  Each student has the opportunity to work with a member of our Suzuki faculty while other group members observe.  Student learning centers around both the individual instructional time AND the observation time.

    Masterclasses are particularly valuable in that they provide the opportunity for each student to process their learning as both observer and participant.  That means, learning is expanded as the student processes how other students learn; and each student has the opportunity to observe instructional techniques from different points of view.

    The hour will also include a group project such as learning a fiddle tune (by ear) or a music reading or theory activity.

    At the end of the week students will join together (remotely) to share what they have learned.

    This master class experience is sure to inspire students as they see how much progress they can make on their instruments when they work every day, over five days.

    The Suzuki approach is a collaboration between parent, teacher and student. Parents are encouraged to be present for their child’s 15 minute instructional (vs. observation) portion of the hour to take notes.  Parent can then follow-up with the student during practice time, after the class.

    Pre-Requisites for Summer Suzuki Online

    Suzuki online is available to any student studying violin who is playing at the level of Perpetual Motion in Suzuki Book One or beyond, through high school.

    Students working out of Book One to Book Three should be taking lessons with a teacher who is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

    Lead Faculty:  Amy Matherly, with Madalyne Cross.

    Technology for Online

    If you are new to Pakachoag and have not taken a zoom class previously, we can assist by reviewing your internet connectivity and available device.  We can sometimes offer equipment loan, with deposit, to assist with set up for a successful experience.  If you anticipate needing technology assistance, please email

  2. More About Let’s Play Camp

    Let’s Play Camp Overview

    At Summer Suzuki Violin Camp, in-person, you will:

    • Play music with friends
    • Brush up and expand your violin and musicianship skills
    • Dance, sing, and create!

    Daily Activities include rhythm games, masterclass style lessons*, folk dancing and movement games, and singing. We’ll come together at the end of each day to play the Suzuki repertoire, work on music reading skills, learn some fiddle tunes, and create art.

    *Each student takes a turn working with the teacher, while other class members observe. Each group includes 3 or 4 students.  Everyone is learning –both instructed student and those observing.

    Lead Faculty:  Amy Matherly, with Madalyne Cross.

    Schedule & Location

    Summer Suzuki Let’s Play Camp is scheduled for:

    • Dates:  August 17 to 21, 2020 Monday to Friday
    • Time each day:  9:30 to 12:45
      We’ll have a 15 minute snack break each day.  Please bring a snack and drink.  Refrigerator available.
    • Location:  10 Irving Street, the School’s primary home in Worcester.
      Drop off * and pick up is via the back parking lot of All Saints Church accessed via Pleasant Street.  2nd and 3rd floors**

    * Comfortable waiting area is available in the 2nd floor offices if desired. Wireless internet available.
    ** If your child has a disability which precludes use of stairs, please let us know in advance so we may review whether alternate space arrangements might be possible.

    Pre-Requisites for Summer Suzuki Let’s Play Camp

    Let’s Play Violin! Is for Students Playing in Suzuki Book One through middle of Book Two.

    This assumes a minimum of one year of private lessons; and that the student studies with a teacher who is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Summer Violin music students play

Not sure if your child is in the right book?  Here’s a quick link to a music seller so you can visually check which book.

Find table of contents for Book 1 and Book 2