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

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

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

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