Practice tips: Jodie on a Suzuki podcast

It always helps to have more thoughts and tips on how to make practice enjoyable and productive. Recently Jodie got to share some tips during an interview on the Beyond the Music Lesson Podcast. Check out the show for her advice plus lots more from the hosts, Abbey and Christine.

Suzuki Violin Workshop, Feb. 8-9, 2019

Early registration ends Oct. 31 Our friends at Willamette Violin Academy are holding a special 2019 Suzuki Violin Workshop. Styled after a Suzuki Summer Institute, participants perform in group classes, music analysis workshops, popular music improvisation lessons, masterclasses, a parent talk, and an information session on instrument selection and care. Internationally renowned clinicians deliver a … Read More

Introducing our new Suzuki Violin Teacher, Elyse M. Walters

Please join Jodie and Meagan in welcoming ESMA’s newest Suzuki violin teacher, Elyse M. Walters! We’ve been talking with Elyse for nearly a year now. She was born in Klamath Falls, and today lives in Creswell with her husband, two daughters (one of who was born in July!), and two French bulldogs. You can learn more about … Read More

Upcoming Suzuki workshop

Workshops, masterclasses, group events & parent talk, all levels, Feb. 24 My friend and colleague Kara Eubanks at Willamette Violin Academy has helped organize a wonderful all-levels Suzuki workshop on Sat., Feb., 24. (And yes, this is the same day as the recital, but it starts later in the day. Sometimes you really can do … Read More

How to download Little Notes listening

Week 1 and Week 2 listening available on iTunes and Apple Music As you know, our Suzuki listening is an important part of our days not just in class, but at home too. While our Little Notes listening (Week One, Week Two, plus some bonus lullabies) is available on CD, you can also get your … Read More

Fall Term starts Sept. 11

Despite all the smoke and heat, I hope you had a good Labor Day weekend and that back-to-school week is off to a good start for you. Quick reminder: ESMA is closed this week, and Fall Term begins Mon., Sept. 11. Here are some important dates for you: Fall Term: Sept. 11-Dec. 16, 2017 Little … Read More

Suzuki Parents: Tell us how we can help you with practice

From our in-studio library to our Practice Corner videos, we’re looking at new and better ways we can help Suzuki parents with practice and the ups and downs of working with your child on their musical journey. In 30 seconds, you can tell us how we’re doing and how we can help you better: Fill … Read More

Practice video: Why Live Performance Is Essential & Wonderful

How concerts inspire musicians of all ages Welcome to Practice Corner! Whatever the season, there are live music performances you and your child can attend. From summer concerts outside, to going to a jam or concert anytime of year, live performance excites and inspires musicians of all ages. There’s nothing like seeing how music gets … Read More

Summer Registration & Summer Term

Summer Term is almost here, and registration is open! During summer we change up both lessons and Little Notes classes: Suzuki Violin Lessons Lessons are available Tuesday–Thursdays throughout July 11–Aug. 31. Sign up for lessons based on your summer schedule. 4-lesson minimum required of all violin students (but more is better). No group class during … Read More

A farewell letter from Elizabeth Gergel

Dear ESMA Community, It is with a heavy heart that I bid farewell to you and your children. During June I’m finishing my Masters degree at UO, then I will move to Colorado to join my partner and begin building a freelance career there. It is hard to say good-bye. I have been extremely fortunate … Read More