Melbourne Winter Festival

wintfestbannerSuzuki Music Victoria presents Winter Festival 2017, an exciting workshop for Suzuki teachers and families. Winter Festival 2017 brings together some of the world’s most renowned Suzuki teachers to  provide inspiration and motivation to our families and teachers, in a fun, educational and Suzuki environment.

Standard programs Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 July
Advanced Student programs Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 July
Teacher Professional Development programs Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 July
Baby & Toddler Professional Development day Monday 10 July (venue: TBC)

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The String Family: Exciting Free Concert opportunity during the Adelaide Fringe

13567499_1135858463142949_2450444681683367884_nWe are The String Family, a musical family on the road full time performing to people around Australia. Sarah (violinist and Mum of The String Family) was a Suzuki student from the age of 3 and studied with Yasuki Nakamura in Sydney. As a child she attended Suzuki conferences all over the world and was lucky enough to participate in classes taught by Dr. Suzuki himself. This is our first time in South Australia and we don’t know anyone here! We are doing 11 shows at the Fringe Festival, 3 of which have already passed and we are writing to offer you and your students some free tickets.

Here is a review from one of our first shows:  “Miracle! That’s because a family performing music on a stage is able to create a secret harmonic veil of pure sensations that surround your aura.” Kryztoff Magazine

We have 4 shows left, here are the details: In the absolute centre of Adelaide, this beautiful air conditioned venue holds 150 and will leave you feeling buzzed, energised & inspired.

Our CDs will be available for sale at each show @ $20 each, so please bring some extra cash to help support us and to take our music home with you!

If you or some of your students would like some free tickets please go to this address: https://www.

We would appreciate it so much if you could possibly share us with anyone who might be interested! If you’d like to give anyone our show details with a link to where they can purchase tickets here is the url:


Thanks again!

Best wishes,

Sarah Moir – The String Family

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