Enrichment Classes

$75 each (includes five sessions of each class)

If you are only registering for enrichment classes, the price includes a t-shirt in addition to the $50 family registration fee. 

We suggest limiting classes to 2 per Suzuki student or 1 for intermediate Suzuki students (all classes may not be available during their free hour). Non-Suzuki students may take any number of classes from E1 - E8. We encourage you to enroll siblings and tell non-Suzuki families about these opportunities! Enrichment classes give your child experiences he might not get in any other way.

Please note: Book 2-3 students, ages 11 and up will receive ensemble from Megan Boyle as their music fundamentals class. You will not be able to add it for them.


E 41-Enrichment Orchestra 1: (Perpetual Motion to Book three, ages 4-8) This will be a new and fun experience for young musicians. Taught by Connie Hadlock from Idaho.

E 42-Enrichment Orchestra 2: (Book 2 and 3 students, ages 9-10) This is a unique experience for students with note reading experience who would enjoy the challenge of learning to play chamber orchestra pieces. Taught by Emmett Drake from Connecticut. 


E 51-American Fiddling: (Book 2-3 students) Taught by Kelly Roper Iverson. What's the difference between a violin & a fiddle? Come find out! This class will show you just how much fun Bluegrass, Newgrass, & Irish fiddling can be!

E 52-Advanced Celtic/Irish Fiddling - (Book 4-8 violin, viola and cello students) Taught by Liz Davis Maxfield. Grab your fiddle (big or small) and get ready to play an Irish session! We'll learn a bunch of tunes and cover ornamentation, session rules, accompaniment techniques (like chopping and chording), and more. Whether you are new to the tradition or a regular at fleadhs, we'll learn a lot and have some good 'craic'!


E 1-Art (ages 5 and above) Taught by Ruth Gledhill. Are you ready for an amazing week being an Urban Artist like Klee or Rizzi?!? Students will create city, country and whimsicle housescapes using mixed mediums. Art instruction with exploration of perspective, form, texture, color and line. Please bring a smock or large shirt that can get dirty. 

E 4-Music Theater: (ages 10 and above) Taught by Debby Smith.  Hakuna Matata! Choreographing and staging three spectacular numbers from Lion King, the Musical.  For those who are new or returning to the “stage” it’s a great way to spark your imagination and a FUN addition to your ISSI week!  Performance dress will be black bottoms and a bright T-shirt (no writing on it). There will be some characters cast, so if you are interested in a solo be prepared to sing a song you know well on the first day of institute.  “Let every creature go for broke and sing!”

E 6-Pre-Twinkle Music and Movement: (ages 3-6 who have not started lessons) Have your child experience music with singing, movement, pitch awareness and coordination activities taught by pre-twinkle specialist, Emilie Lundberg. This class will be a great preparation and be held in the afternoon.