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Recap - Strings Play-In, Master Class, and Talk (with lunch)

Featuring Brandon Christensen, D.M.A., Suzuki violin and viola teacher and former college professor who has taught throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

A great time was had by all. Nearly 30 participants attended the play-in, talk, and master class. SAC was proud to bring this event back to Colorado and especially glad to have brought together teachers and students from different parts of Colorado, some of whom had never attended a Suzuki event. Dr. Christensen delivered an inspiring talk and invaluable lessons. In addition, Dr. Philip Ledgerwood and Ronnie Crisp led an impeccable play-in.
Please put us on your calendar for January of next year as we plan to repeat this truly wonderful time that was had by all. 

Thank you so much to Luther Strings for sponsoring this event!

Upcoming Event - ZOOM Piano Master Class
with Dr. Bret Serrin

February 4, 2024
10am to 3:30pm

SAC is pleased to offer a very special ZOOM Master Class with Dr. Bret Serrin. Dr. Serrin is chair of the piano department at Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas as well as adjunct faculty member of the keyboard division at the University of North Texas. He is also the artistic director of the DFW WOW Piano Institute. For more information on Dr. Serrin:

There will be five 50-minute master class sessions, along with a parent talk at the end, with two or three slots per session available for students. Parents of all participating students are encouraged to attend the talk at the end. 

To purchase tickets, click here.

Seeking More Volunteers

We are looking for more help at events. If you are able to volunteer at one or more of our events, we would love to hear from you. Please email Philip Ledgerwood on how you can become more involved with SAC this year. 

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2023-2024 Calendar of Events

September 30, 2023:
Piano Play In, Graner Music Store, Colorado Springs

October 7, 2023:
Piano Play In at Schmitt Music, Denver

January 20, 2024:
Strings Play-In, Master Class, and Talk (with Lunch) at St. Phillips, Denver

February 4, 2024: 
Zoom Piano Master Class with Dr. Bret Serrin

February 15, 2024:
Scholarship Application Deadline

For more information and to register for early bird tickets, click here. Calendar is subject to change. Ticket purchasing opportunities for each event will become available as we approach the event. 

SAC Students Perform at CO Symphony Pre-Concert


On Friday, January 5, Dr. Philip Ledgerwood's ensemble of students performed several pieces in the lobby at the Colorado Symphony. Students who performed are: 
Joelle Manning, Milo Scott, Ethan Smith, and Ellie Smith. 

Being that the concert featured the movie and music of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, there were many young concertgoers, and many of them watched SAC students perform their pieces.
We hope that the ensemble encouraged more young people to take up an instrument and look into Suzuki here in Colorado (our signage was up.)
We are looking for more ensembles to perform before the following Colorado Symphony concerts:
++ Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 pm — The Wizard of Oz
++ Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 pm — Peter and the Wolf & The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
10 comp tickets are available for performers and their family members.
For more information or to participate, please contact SAC Secretary, Emily Holmstead at

2023 SAC Community Questionnaire--Results

A big thank you to all who participated. We received close to 50 responses which have provided a good deal of insight. SAC's board would like to ensure that we are doing all that we can to help the community thrive and are using your membership fees responsibly. Thank you for your help.

A summary of findings will be shared with everyone shortly. In the meantime, the winner for the $200 Target gift card is Ava Pacheco! 

What is a listserv? It is a way to instantly connect with other members of the group.
Have a question?-- "Where can I find a performance space in the northern Colorado area?" "Who do you use for your taxes?" "Is anyone interested in sharing a suite at the Beaver Creek Institute?" Get an answer.

Have an answer? -- reply instantly to the sender.

You can manage your listserv settings to view recently submitted questions and responses instantly, daily, or weekly.  
To Join our list serv: please email
The listserv is currently only available to Suzuki teachers in Colorado and neighboring states.

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