Blog : Conservatory News

Suzuki Piano’ween Concert!

Suzuki Piano’ween Concert!

On Saturday, October 30, 2021 our Suzuki Piano students performed in a spooktastic Halloween themed concert at St. John’s of Park Slope. Here are some pictures from that event!

Photos by Joseph Cochran. For more photos from this event, visit our Flickr Page!

Halloween Performance Class

Halloween Performance Class

On October 24, 2021 we held a Halloween themed Performance Class! Performance Classes are an opportunity for students to practice performing in front of people in a more informal setting. Every year, we hold a Halloween themed Performance Class where the students are encouraged to dress in costume! Enjoy these pictures taken by Pam Wong!

Happy Birthday Dr. Suzuki!

On October 17, 2021, the BKCM Suzuki Community celebrated Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s birthday with cupcakes, snacks, and music performed by our faculty members!

Cupcakes for. Dr. Suzuki’s Birthday! Photo by Pam Wong

Families gathered to celebrate and even sang “Happy Birthday” to Dr. Suzuki.

Some of our Suzuki families enjoying some snacks. Photo by Pam Wong

Paloma Ferrante, one of our Suzuki Cello Faculty members performed some solo Bach for our families.

Paloma Ferrante, Suzuki Cello faculty. Photo by Pam Wong

Here is Shayna Dulberger, our Suzuki Bass teacher performing “Go Tell Aunt Rhody”, a Suzuki classic.

Shayna Dulberger, Suzuki bass faculty. Photo by Pam Wong

And some of our Violin and Guitar faculty teamed up to perform some Telemann Violin Concerto for four violins. Ty Citerman gave this piece a new sound by jumping in and performing the fourth violin part on guitar!

Nora Friedman, Julianne Carney-Chung, Rebecca Chaqor, and Ty Citerman, Suzuki Violin and Guitar faculty. Photo by Pam Wong

We hope you all had a great time, and look forward to celebrating Dr. Suzuki’s Birthday again next year!

Suzuki families celebrating Dr. Suzuki’s birthday. Photo by Pam Wong

Johnson String Instrument delivery

Johnson String Instrument delivery is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11. If you need an exchange, let them know by noon, Tuesday, September 10 at the latest.


Friday Faculty Feature

Join us THIS WEEK for Friday Faculty Feature at 6 PM!
The great Emile Blondel will perform first on the program, a piece written by his former teacher Kenneth Frazelle called The Road Up, depicting an exhilarating journey up a mountain road throbbing with bird calls and pulsing greens. BKCM Faculty Tom Chiu and Lyndol Descant present two subsequent sets that promise to be intriguing, inspiring and fun!

Michele Horner interviewed on Beyond the Music Lesson podcast

Michele Horner, BKCM’s guitar department head and author of Life Lens, is featured in Beyond the Music Lesson podcast.

Horner’s book Life Lens: Seeing your children in color illuminates the learning style, pace, motivation and other critical elements that will inform and transform teaching and communication. Both teachers and parents will see the positive home practice results!

Beyond the Music Lesson is an interview style podcast about learning music, teaching music, and parenting music students. Hosts Abigail Peterson and Christine Goodner share from their own experiences growing up learning music, as teachers, and as parents and each episode also features an interview with an expert to help share useful tips and information with listeners.

Practice violin with recorded piano accompaniments at any speed! is available for Violin Method Books 1 through 10 !

Long desired by teachers and students alike, and finally available after years of development, Accompany Suzuki (R) Edition now offers the most useful and effective tool for Suzuki Method (TM) students to practice Books 1-10, at ANY tempo, with no pitch distortion.  Loop option available for working on those tricky spots.

These are not midi; they are professionally and musically recorded accompaniments crafted by real pianists.  These are high quality sounds files recorded from a digital keyboard and painstakingly edited to perfection.

Accompany Music Suzuki (R) Edition is licensed by the International Suzuki Association and Alfred Publishing.

Violinists: Try it Free today!  Viola and Cello books are in Development and will be available in the New Year.

Guitar students busking for hurricane relief!

Guitar students busking for hurricane relief!

We are proud of our BKCM guitar students who raised $600 for a Houston Suzuki guitar family displaced by hurricane Harvey!  Our students played outside for two hours, giving the gift of music to make a difference in this family’s life.

It took a long time to get the check to them because they don’t have a mailing address since their house was destroyed!  The family drives an hour to get to their Suzuki lessons. We wish them all the best.
Guitar students