Term News and Events

2021–2022 Lessons & Classes

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update Sept. 3, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, dates are subject to change, and ESMA is following public health guidelines and orders. Where necessary ESMA will cancel or reschedule, or may offer virtual/online events, lessons, classes, etc.

Lessons and Group Classes may be offered online or in person until further notice and are subject to change.

Spring Term: Mar. 27–June. 17, 2022

Suzuki Violin Lessons and Classes

Weekly private lessons available. Register here

Group Classes

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in-person group classes may be held either outside, inside, or via Zoom, depending on weather or other conditions. We’ll be reaching out to families with options for online group classes and other online group events.

Talk with your teacher about which Group Class you’ll be in this year:

  • Friday afternoons, Apr. 1–June 10
  • Gooseberries (Pre-Twinkle through Book 1 Happy Farmer): 3:45–4:20 p.m.
  • Huckleberries (Book 1 Gossec Gavotte through Book 3): 4:30–5:10 p.m.
  • Violin Ensemble (formerly Performance Group), every other week: 5:25–6:15 p.m. Violin Ensemble meets Apr. 8, Apr. 22, May 6, May 20, and June 3

2021–2022 Term Dates

  • Fall Term 2021, Sept. 12–Dec. 17, 2021
  • Winter Term 2022, Jan. 2–Mar. 18, 2022
  • Spring Term 2022, Mar. 27–June 17, 2022
  • Summer Term 2022, TBA

December Holiday Gathering

  • Fri., Dec. 17
  • 4:30–6 p.m.
  • At Friendly Street Church
  • Violin play-in and holiday fun!

Holiday Breaks

No lessons or classes during these dates:

  • Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 21–27, 2021
  • Winter Break, Dec. 19, 2021–Jan. 2, 2022
  • Spring Break, Mar. 19–26, 2022


Each term ESMA families gather to share our hard work. Little Notes families may participate in the 11 a.m. session, and are welcome to be part of the audience for either session. Violin students may participate in either session.

Students should play in at least 2 recitals per school year. Please review dates and times, and talk with your teacher about which 2 recitals you would like to participate in.

  • Fall, Oct. 30, 1–4 p.m. Expect some Hallowe’en fun!
  • Winter, Sat., Mar. 5, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
  • Spring, Sat., June 4, time TBD

Recital Location*

Friendly Street Church,
2290 Friendly St, Eugene, OR 97405

Directions to Friendly Street Church

Free parking in the church’s parking lot. Enter through the double doors at the top of the outside stairs.

* During the pandemic, recitals will be held online until further notice.

Little Notes currently unavailable

In-person Little Notes classes are currently unavailable. Please register for updates on when we may resume Little Notes.

Summer Term 2022

Term Dates: TBD

Summer Violin Lessons & Classes

  • A minimum of 5 lessons is required to remain enrolled
  • Please check with your teacher for a summer registration form and available dates
  • Group classes are on break for summer and resume Fall Term
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