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.
Group Class Schedule
6:00pm – arrive and tune
6:15pm – class
7:00pm – snack break
7:15pm-8:00pm – class
Wednesday afternoon Homeschool Group Class
12:30pm – arrive and tune
12:45 – class
1:30pm – snack break
1:45-2:30pm – class
Christ Church Sugar Land
3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Monthly: $58.00 (Sept-May)
Fall: $256.00 Spring: $224.00
School Year: $480.00 (Sept-May)
**Tuition includes classes, concerts, snacks, and Dolce Strings t-shirt. Fees for Bob Wills Festival, theory books, Theory Test, McKenzie’s Workshop, and New Heart Festival not included in tuition.
Monday Classes – Fall Semester
Sep. 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov. 11, 18
Dec. 2, 9
Monday Classes – Spring Semester
Jan. 13, 27
Mar. 2, 16, 30
Apr. 6, 20, 27
Wednesday Classes – Fall Semester
Sep. 11, 18, 25
Oct. 2, 23
Nov. 13, 20
Dec. 4, 11
Wednesday Classes – Spring Semester
Jan. 15, 29
Mar. 4, 18
Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29
Summer Session – TBA
Concerts and Events:
6 -Academy Recital at a Retirement Home
26 – Group Concert – Pumpkin Patch at Holy Cross Episcopal Church
1-2 – Group concerts at the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival in Greenville, TX**
9 – Monday night Potluck Christmas Party
10 – Community Arts Showcase Concert at Christ Church
11 – Wednesday Potluck Christmas Party
15 -Group Concerts at Retirement Homes with an “After-Party” at Double Dave’s Pizza
3 – HMTA/TMTA Theory Test** for students in Grades 1-12.
16 – Group Concert – Intermission Interlude at the Fort Bend Symphony
27-28 – McKenzie’s Fiddle & Suzuki Workshop in Burleson, TX**
4 – New Heart Christian Music Festival**
27 – Monday night Potluck End of Year Party
29 – Wednesday Potluck End of Year Party
2 – Academy Recital at Christ Church
5 – Community Arts Showcase Concert at Christ Church
9 – Group Concert – Star Cinema Grill, Missouri City
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. STXSA event discounts are available for STXSA Family Members. Contact us if you would like to become a STXSA Family Member.
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. 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.