Edmonton Suzuki Piano School operates as a non-profit organization of teachers and parents who work collaboratively to create a positive environment for students’ growth and development.
The Edmonton Suzuki Piano School provides musical development to students, parents, and teachers following the Suzuki Method. We seek to create a learning community, which embraces excellence and nurtures the human spirit.
ESPS is not just a weekly piano lesson! In addition to an individual lesson with your teacher each week, you and your students benefit by membership in ESPS through:
- Monthly group lessons where students study concepts such theory, improvisation, ensemble performance, music history, and benefit from socializing with other piano students.
- A parent class for beginning parents. The class is designed to provide information about the Suzuki Method, tips for successful practicing, and an introduction to some of the first songs in Book One. There is also a chance to ask questions that may have come up as you get started as a Suzuki parent.Dynamic and motivating ESPS group music class experiences where you will connect with other parents and students.
- Interesting, educational ESPS events such as the Fall Workshop, the Spring Festival and other special guest lectures.
- Resources such as Suzuki books and CDs, a lending library, a practice binder, practice tools, and practice tips.
- Celebrations such as graduation concerts at Alberta College’s Muttart Hall, group concerts and recitals at the University of Alberta’s Convocation Hall.
- Twinkling the Ivories newsletter to keep you abreast of the latest learnings, activities, events of ESPS.
- Collaborative teachers. Two heads are better than one. Our teachers meet monthly to share ideas, concert information, professional development learnings, and discuss improvement opportunities.
- The strength of a parent society. There is strength in numbers. By having a Board of Directors, we are able to plan and implement beyond what just one individual can do. This group meets monthly to share ideas, do big-picture thinking, and strategize about what ESPS can do to help its students, parents and teachers be the best that they can be.
Your ESPS teachers greatly benefit from ESPS through:
- Professional development in Edmonton and throughout North America including opportunities to attend
international Suzuki institutes.
- Financial support to initiate and coordinate parent, teacher and student educational events.
- Administrative coordination with registrations, group lessons, events and volunteer coordination.
- Monthly opportunities to share ideas and support with other teachers.