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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 Notes classes and violin lessons all resume the week of Sept. 11
  • Saturday Little Notes resumes Sat., Sept. 16… but with new times: 9:00–10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday Little Notes is unchanged, but Thursday has new times. Wednesday and Thursday Little Notes classes meet at 9:30–10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Group Classes

  • Every Friday afternoon
  • Quarter Notes (Pre-Twinkle Beginners): 3:45–4:15 p.m.
  • Half Notes (Book 1 Group): 4:15–4:45 p.m.
  • Whole Notes (Book 2 and up): 4:45–5:30 p.m.

Fall Recital

  • Sat., Oct. 28, 11 a.m.
  • Location TBD
  • For Violin and Little Notes families
  • Halloween costumes welcome!

Other Important Studio Dates

  • Busking at Eugene Holiday Market: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
  • End-of-Term Studio Pizza Party: Fri., Dec. 15
  • Thanksgiving Break: No lessons or classes Nov. 20–25
  • Last day of term for violin lessons: Fri., Dec. 15
  • Last day of term for Little Notes: Sat., Dec. 16

Need to register?

Register for Violin Lessons

Register for Little Notes

Here's hoping the smoke clears soon, and see you next week.

Summer Registration & Summer Term

ESMA 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 summer. Group class will resume in Fall Term.

Little Notes Music Classes

  • Little Notes classes are available only on Wednesdays (9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.) and Thursdays (10:15 a.m.), July 12–Aug. 31.
  • Saturday class will resume in Fall Term.
  • Little Notes can be signed up for on a class-by-class basis based on what works for your schedule.

Payment for lessons and classes is due by July 10.

Complete your summer registration

Download your registration forms here:

ESMA Summer Violin Lessons Registration Form (PDF)

ESMA Summer Littles Notes Registration Form (PDF)

Lessons & Classes for May 17-21

About Eugene Suzuki Violin Lessons

There won’t be any Violin Lessons or Group Class during May 17-21, but Little Notes classes and Cello Lessons will continue as scheduled. Jodie is attending a weeklong training workshop to get certified in Suzuki Book 9 and Book 10.

Violin Lessons resume as usually scheduled as of Mon., May 23, and there will be no Violin Lessons on Memorial Day, Mon., May 30.

Winter Term 2016


Thank you to everyone for a wonderful Fall Term 2015! As we wrap up, here’s some quick housekeeping for the rest of this week, Winter Break, and Winter Term 2016.

Registration for violin lessons, cello lessons, and Little Notes is always open. Classes and lessons resume Jan. 4, 2016.

Fri., Dec. 18: No group class

Winter Break: No lessons or classes Dec. 20–Jan. 3

Winter Term 2016: Jan. 4—Mar. 19

Little Notes Class Schedule

  • Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Saturdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Group Class: Fridays, 4:15–5 p.m.

Winter Recital: Details TBD

Happy Holidays and see you next year!

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