The following enrichment classes are offered at the 2020 Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute. It is possible to register ONLY for enrichment classes.


Open to students ages 4 and older, Dalcroze is a whole-body musical experience.  “Dalcroze begins with experiencing music through listening, moving to the music, and singing. These musical and movement experiences are refined to build musical performance skills, musical understanding, and reading skills that can be universally applied to any instrument. We experience and explore music through our ears, voices, and bodies…”
Please follow this link to read more about Dalcroze from our instructor: Dalcroze Parent Intro 

*NEW* Music-making Lab

For students in Book 1 and up who are at least 6 years old. Tap into your creative and expressive potential by engaging in a collective process of music-making! Working in small groups and within an encouraging and supportive environment, you will have the opportunity to generate musical ideas, give and receive feedback, and inspire one another. Bring your instruments!

Viola for Violinists

Violin students in Book 3 and up, who are at least 8 years old and who are comfortable sight reading in 1st position, may enroll in Viola for Violinists. The institute will provide violas, and no previous experience on viola is required. Be prepared to fall in love with the viola’s deep, rich sound!

Chamber Music

Violin students in book 5+, viola students in book 4+, and cello students in book 5+ may enroll in Chamber Music. Students who wish to participate must submit a video recording to assist us with appropriate placement into groups. Chamber groups will perform on the last day of class (Saturday) at 11 am.