Parent Meeting at September 15th Group Lesson

For the September 15th Group Lesson, students will have one hour of class with a parent meeting on the opposite hour.  String students will have two hours of group lessons beginning in October.

Parents, as there is quite a bit of information to be shared at the Parent Meeting, please make every effort to attend!  

Following the group lessons, our annual potluck will follow.  The SEMSA board will provide sloppy joe sandwhiches and utensils.  We ask families to each bring a dish to share.


SEMSA 2017-2018 Group Lesson Dates - Finalized Schedule

SEMSA is working on coordinating dates for the 2017-2018 Group Lessons.  Here is the current proposed schedule so you can save the dates as you start to build your families commitments.  PLEASE note the finalized schedule will be published as soon!

  • September 15, 2017 (followed by a "welcome back" pot-luck)
  • October 27, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • December 1, 2017
  • January 19, 2018
  • February 16, 2018
  • March 9, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • May 11, 2018 (with special activity)

Georgia Daniels' Scholarship Information

Suzuki Institutes are like a week-long Gasshuku! Those who have attended SEMSA’s Gasshuku workshop in the past can tell you how much fun they are. The institutes are patterned after Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s summer school in Japan. Teachers, students and parents participate in music instruction, parent talks, motivation and enjoyment. SEMSA offers the Georgia Daniels' scholarship for families who are first time Suzuki Institute attendees.

SEMSA 2016-2017 Group Lesson Dates - Finalized!

SEMSA has finalized the the dates for the 2016-2017 Group Lessons.  Please save these dates so your children can participate in these valuable lessons. 

  • September 16, 2016 
  • October 28th, 2016
  • *NO November session due to Gasshuku event 
  • December 9, 2016
  • January 20, 2017
  • February 24, 2017 
  • March 17, 2017
  • April 21, 2017
  • May 19, 2017 


New SEMSA Flute Teacher

SEMSA is happy to announce a new flute teacher.  Irissa (Hubka) Ryant is actually quite familiar with SEMSA as she was a former student and her siblings are current members of SEMSA!  If you hear of friends interested in flute lessons for their children, they may contact Mrs. Ryant at or 507- 250-5737.    (click "Read more" to learn more about Mrs. Ryant).

Gasshuku 2016 -- Sneak Peek!

 Gasshuku 2016 -- Sneak Peek!
Here is an exciting sneak peek into the details for the upcoming Gasshuku at Eagle Bluff music workshop scheduled for November 11 and 12, 2016. Mark your calendar, now! Your do not want to miss this event!