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.
There will be one SEMSA Ensemble Recital this year -- it will be held at 3pm on Saturday, May 6th, at the Unitarian Universalist Church (1727 Walden Lane SW) in Rochester. Please join us and enjoy the wonderful music our students have prepared!
Group Lessons have been cancelled due to inclement weather.
SEMSA has cancelled Group Lessons for tonight -- February 24th, 2017.
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
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 email@example.com or 507- 250-5737. (click "Read more" to learn more about Mrs. Ryant).
SEMSA is happy to announce a new violin and viola teacher coming to Rochester. His name is Angel M. Falu-Garcia. If you hear of friends interested in lessons for their children, they may contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Click "Read more" to learn more about Mr. Garcia).
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!
January 2016 Improvisation Workshop Recap
(Read this article by Kathleen Lamb, SEMSA past-president and workshop coordinator, and Drew Robertson, workshop clinician, as published in the SEMSA March 2016 Newsletter)
SEMSA will host a music workshop, Gasshuku at Eagle Bluff 2016, on November 11th and 12th at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, MN. Twelve guest clinicians will instruct 135-150 student musicians, in addition to 100 parents and 12 music teachers. Participating students will range from beginning ‘twinkle’ students through advanced high school students; attending students study bass, cello, flute, harp, piano, viola, and violin.
Don't miss the opportunity to see the Grammy award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers in conert and meet them after the show!
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the John Marshall High School Auditorium
Tickets are $10 (3 years+) and are available at the 37th Street HyVee Customer Service counter, online, or at the door.