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, and more. 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 in-person but we will have simultaneous options for online participation with Zoom.
Group Class Schedule (Central Time – Houston)
5:30-7:00pm – all ages, levels and instruments
Christ Church Sugar Land, 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479
For our out-of-town friends and those more comfortable online, we will also have simultaneous participation online with Zoom. Contact us for the link.
Monthly: $71.00 (Sept-May)
Fall: $265.00 Spring: $295.00
School Year: $495.00 (Sept-May)
Summer: $145.00 (Jun & Aug)
**Tuition includes classes, and concerts. Fees for theory books, HMTA Theory Test, McKenzie’s Workshop, etc. not included in tuition.
Sep. 12, 19, 26
Oct. 3, 17
Nov. 14, 28
Dec. 5, 12
Jan. 23, 30
Feb. 13, 27
Apr. 3, 17, 24
May 8, 15
Jun. 5, 12
Aug. 14, 21
Concerts and Events:
9 – Friday Fiddle Jam
24 – Gelato Picks Concert and Ice Cream Party
7 – Friday Fiddle Jam
22 – Community Arts Fall Solo Festival
23 – Pumpkin Patch Group Concert
4-6 – Bob Wills Fiddle Festival, Greenville, TX
11 – Friday Fiddle Jam
2 – Friday Fiddle Jam
12 – Christmas Party
18 – Christmas Group Concert
6 – Friday Fiddle Jam
23 – Music Theory Night
30 – HMTA/TMTA Theory Test**
3 – Friday Fiddle Jam
4 – Friday Fiddle Jam
6 – Project Night – Get Crafty With Music
10 – Group Concert – Prelude for Houston Civic Symphony Concert
25 – Fiddlepalooza!** Workshop
31 – Friday Fiddle Jam (for April)
28-29 – McKenzie’s Fiddle & Suzuki Workshop in Burleson, TX**
TBA – Community Arts Showcase Concert
5 – Friday Fiddle Jam
14 – Group Concert – Intermission Interlude for Fort Bend Symphony Concert
15 – End of Year Party
19 – Academy Spring Recital
Summer Session: TBA
**Please note, some events may have additional fees
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.
The music curriculum in the Suzuki Method books and CD’s will be used in addition to supplementary materials. Texas-style 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.