Dolce Strings Suzuki Group Classes are open to Suzuki violin, viola, cello and bass students, of all ages and levels, from pre-twinkle through Book 10, currently studying with a Suzuki Teacher. In addition to class, we have numerous group performance opportunities throughout the year, both formal and informal, including community service opportunities as well. Repertoire includes music from the Suzuki Literature, traditional Texas fiddle tunes, etc. Any non -Suzuki music will be provided after your application is received. Instruction in theory and musicianship will also be included.

If you would like Dolce Strings to perform for your organization, please contact us. We are always excited to have a new performance venue!

If you are a Suzuki Violin, viola, cello or bass student, we invite you to join us! Our group classes are a long-term opportunity to learn and perform with an ensemble year-round.

Currently all classes are online with Zoom

Click here for a printable calendar and enrollment form

Group Class Schedule (all times are Central Time – Houston)

Mondays
   5:30-6:30pm – Pre-Twinkle & Book 1
   6:00-7:00pm – Book 2-3
   6:30-7:30pm – Books 4 and up

Saturdays
   11:00am-noon – Pre-Twinkle & Book 1
   11:30-12:30pm – Book 2-3
   12:00-1:00pm – Books 4 and up

Location
All classes currently online with Zoom
When we are in person, we will be playing at
Christ Church Sugar Land, 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Tuition
Monthly: $68.00 (Sept-May)
Fall: $275.00   Spring: $2954.00
School Year: $495.00 (Sept-May)
Summer: TBA
**Tuition includes classes, concerts, and snacks, (when we are in-person). Fees for theory books, HMTA Theory Test, McKenzie’s Workshop, etc. not included in tuition. 

Schedule

Mondays
Fall
Sep. 14, 21
Oct. 5, 19
Nov. 2, 16, 30
Dec. 7, 14
Spring
Jan. 11
Feb. 1
Mar. 1, 8, 22
Apr. 12, 26
May 3, 10, 17

Saturdays
Fall
Sep. 19, 2
Oct. 10, 2
Nov. 7, 2
Dec. 5, 12, 19
Spring
Jan. 16
Feb. 6
Mar. 6, 13, 27
Apr. 17
May 1, 8, 15, 22

Concerts and Events:
*First Friday Fiddle Jam dates listed on separate calendar
September
  28-30 –  Daily Drop-In
October
  1-2 – Daily Drop-In
  26 – Halloween Play-In
November
  15 – Academy Fall Recital
December
  13 – Holiday Concert
  TBA – Community Arts Showcase Concert
January
  25 – Theory Review Night
February
  TBA – HMTA/TMTA Theory Test**
  20-21 – Weekend Workout
March
  TBA – McKenzie’s Fiddle & Suzuki Workshop in Burleson, TX**
  28 – The Ultimate Play-Down Review Day
April
  24 – Project Day – Get Crafty With Music
May
  16 – Academy Spring Recital
  TBA – Community Arts Showcase Concert
Summer Session: TBA
**Please note, some events may have additional fees

Other events
Dolce Music Academy solo recitals, master classes and other events are open to group class participants. For some events, there may be an additional fee.
STXSA-Southeast Texas Suzuki Association events are open to group class participants. Those events are not listed on this calendar. Please  visit www.stxsa.org for an event listing and to become a STXSA Family Member online. STXSA event discounts are available for STXSA Family Members.
Group class participants are also invited to participate in the HMTA/TMTA Theory program, including the yearly Theory Test, if they wish.
We are members of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), Southeast Texas Suzuki Association (STXSA), American String Teachers Association (ASTA), Houston Music Teachers Association (HMTA), Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Our students may participate in all eligible events offered by those associations.

Curriculum
The music curriculum in the Suzuki Method books and CD’s will be used in addition to supplementary materials. Western swing fiddling repertoire and other musical styles in addition to classical will be incorporated. Ear training, note reading, music theory, ensemble playing, recitals, performances, etc. will be addressed.