Each year students participate in lessons, group classes, practice challenges, recitals, workshops, and students events. Each student has an online account and calendar through My Music Staff that includes all of their studio events. Please keep up to date with your calendar and emails.
Weekly lessons are held year round with breaks for holidays, teacher training, and vacations.
Group classes are held from September through May. Please check your calendar for the exact schedule. Virtual group classes may be offered during the summer months.
Fall Recital is held the end of October
Holiday Recital is held in early December
Spring Recital is held the end of April
Summer Recital is held the end of July/early August
Book Recitals are scheduled on an individual basis
Animato Strings may be scheduled to perform throughout the year
Students may be asked to perform at special community performances during the holidays and summers at places such as a retirement community, coffee shop, or farmers markets.
The Annual Parent Meeting is held the last week in August or during the first group class of the year
Thanksgiving Week is Parent Thankfulness Week
Yearly Parent Teacher Conferences are in April and May
Holidays and Birthdays
Andrea Coyle’s Violin & Viola Studio is closed some holidays
Please check you MMS calendar and email for more information
Help me celebrate your birthday! Please make sure that your birthday is listed on your MMS account. I would love to play Happy Birthday for you (and teach you how to play it as well!)
Andrea Coyle’s Violin & Viola Studio Private Facebook Group
In addition to our public social media, we also have a private group for studio discussion and content.
Suzuki Book & Movie Club
The purpose of this group is to discuss music related books and movies. Quarterly book and movie suggestions will be offered. Please consider following along in this group! Students, teachers, and parents are welcome.
Fall Listening Challenge is held each year from September 1st until our Fall Recital
March Madness is held each March
Summer Ice Cream Challenge is held each June-August
100 Day Club
Group Class Practice Challenges
Personal Practices Challenges as decided by the family
Studio Time Capsule
Studio recordings, pictures, art, writing, and other musical items were enclosed in our Studio Time Capsule at our Spring Recital on April 28, 2018. Current students contributed to the contents and signed the outside of the time capsule. The time capsule will remain closed in the studio until our Spring Recital in 2023!
Local Events, Competitions, and Auditions
The Denver Fall Festival is held each October in Denver.
The EOP String Competition is held each October/November in Denver.
The Suzuki Association of Colorado also holds yearly student events and scholarship opportunities.
Please view SAA Event pages for additional information on institutes and camps.
Auditions for camps, institutes, and colleges are typically due between January 15 and March 15 of each year. Scholarship deadlines are typically earlier.
Camps, Institutes, and Schools
“Musical training is more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the secret places of the soul.” ~ Plato