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Tennessee Cello Workshop

February 26-28, 2021

Suzuki Workshop

See also: Repertoire List | Complete Schedule

The Tennessee Cello Workshop hosts a Suzuki cello program on Saturday, February 27, 2021. This one-day program is designed for beginning through intermediate Suzuki trained cellists ages 3 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. (Note: students entering any of the TCW cello competitions need to register for the full three-day TCW.)

Schedule for Suzuki Workshop


10:25 AM join Zoom session
10:30-11:30 AM All Cello Play Suz. Books 1-5                                                           
Bring your cello and turn off your microphone as you review all the Suzuki
pieces you have learned, and hear more that you will learn.
          Alicia Randisi-Hooker
11:30 AM-12:15PM Cello Games (with Cellos)
           Kirsten Cassel Greer
12:20 PM Group Photo online: bring your cello!
12:30-1:15 PM

Lunchtime Concert with the Kaboff Cello Studio Cello
Ensemble out of Washington DC    

Program to include “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Mario Bros. Theme”, and “Stairway to Heaven”

1:15 PM Rep Class (aka “wacky experiments with pieces you already know”)
           Lisa Liske
2 PM Master Classes
           Alicia Randisi-Hooker
3 PM Cello Games with no cellos
           Wesley Baldwin
4 PM Break   (For interested Suzuki workshop students, you can attend part of the 4 pm main workshop master classes at 4 pm.)
5 PM Suzuki Performance at home (have your family in the room with you as you play with TCW Suzuki faculty via zoom for this performance).
           Lisa Liske
6 PM Faculty Performance Spotlight

Suzuki workshop participants are encouraged to attend the various TCW concerts online, including cello ensemble concerts and the TCW competition finals on Sunday morning.


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 cello calisthenics session
  • A group performance opportunity
  • A workshop t-shirt
  • Online cello chat and zoom cello quiz with faculty during lunch time
  • Access 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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