Suzuki Plus, the parent organization of NWA Suzuki School of Music, engages all parents in a community centered around Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy. Our vision mirrors Suzuki’s in developing the whole child through the study of music. As a parent or guardian of a NWASSM student, you are automatically a member of our organization. If you would like to get involved, we welcome your input! Parents can volunteer in many ways!
We support and enhance the NWASSM through mentoring, community outreach, event planning, and fundraising. In order to make our program a success, we need you! Please consider joining one of our committees. Together we can make great things happen!
Suzuki Plus Commitees:
Coordinate parent events, meetings, and mentorship of parents and students
Coordinate annual events (Spooky Suzuki, recitals) and other performance opportunities
Create awareness in the community of events, activities, and the purpose of NWASSM
Plan and arrange fundraising opportunities for the creation of a scholarship fund
The Power of Community
Mentorship can take place in many ways:
- Parents can get to know other parents in the studio through group classes and group events.
- New parents can contact an experienced parent to get advice about how to practice with their child.
- Parents can arrange for their children to be “practice buddies”.
- Parents can plan social events together (lunch, park outings, play-alongs, etc.).
- Parents can form a network to stay in the loop about upcoming community performances.
- Students will form friendships with other children in their classes and throughout the studio.
- Parents can plan “field trips” to attend live performances.
- A studio newsletter can introduce new families in the program.
- Experienced parents can encourage new families to be involved in the Parent Organization.
As our Suzuki community grows, we will realize the benefits exponentially through each individual effort of each person. To strengthen a community, we just need to make one effort, one contact! Contact a member of the Parent Organization to find out more about how you can participate in mentoring!