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Tennessee Cello Workshop

February 22, 23 and 24, 2019

Suzuki Workshop

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The Tennessee Cello Workshop hosts a Suzuki cello program on Saturday, February 23, 2019. This one-day Suzuki program is designed for beginning through intermediate cellists ages 4 and above. Participants can anticipate an enjoyable, educational, and motivating experience. Students who are playing standard cello literature, who are twelve or older, or who have the endurance for the full three-day TCW schedule should consider registering for the entire TCW weekend.

Schedule for Suzuki Workshop


8:00-10:30 AM Registration available upon arrival
10:30-11:30 AM All Cello Play Suz. Books 1B-6
     Lisa Liske-Doorandish, and Alicia Randisi-Hooker
11:30 AM Intermediate Cello Ensemble (book 3 and 6)
     Mary Beth Bryant
  Suzuki Book 2 Rep Class
     Lisa Liske-Doorandish
  Pre-Twinkle, Twinkle and Book 1 Students
     Ashlee Booth
12:20 PM Group Photo (please wear your TCW T shirt!)
12:40-1:15 PM Pizza Lunch
12:40-1:10 PM Suzuki (pre-twinkle/early book 1) Cellist registration
1:30 PM Early Intermediate Tech Class
     Mary Beth Bryant
  Early Suzuki and book 1 Technique Group Class
     Alicia Randisi-Hooker
  Suzuki Book 1 and 2 Ensemble class
     Lisa Liske-Doorandish
2:30 PM Movement class (all groups)
     Jennifer Jones
2:30-4:30 PM Art/Lego/downtime room available
3:30 PM Master Classes
4:30 PM Snack Break
5 PM All Suzuki cellists: Dress Rehearsal
     Alicia Randisi-Hooker, Mary Beth Bryant, Lisa
5:40 PM Suzuki Performance - Powell Recital Hall
6 PM TCW Faculty Recital - Powell Recital Hall
(no intermission, lasts less than 1 hour)

Suzuki workshop participants are encouraged to attend the Friday night, the TCW Faculty Cello Recital on Saturday evening, and are also encouraged to attend the Competition Finalists' Recitals and the TCW Cello Ensemble recital on Sunday.


The Suzuki Program participation includes:

  • A private lesson in a small group setting (this is offered on a first come, first serve basis, for the first 30 paid registrants)
  • Participation in group classes covering technique and repertoire
  • Experience improvising
  • A group performance opportunity
  • A workshop t-shirt
  • Pizza lunch/snacks
  • Helpful session to encourage Suzuki parentsAccess to recitals and more


  • Cello, bow, and end pin stop (with student's name on each)
  • Height appropriate chair or stool if student needs a special height
  • Healthy snacks, dessert plate to share
  • Notebook & camera (for parents)
  • Review pieces prepared through student's Suzuki book level
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes



A Polished Piece | Students should bring a memorized, polished piece to play for a teacher in a group lesson setting. 

Review Pieces | Please download the following repertoire list for the Suzuki Workshop and begin reviewing the pieces listed through each student's current playing level.  These songs will be used for group and technique classes.

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