Dear Parents and Friends:

It is that time of year again, where we look forward to a fun and music-filled weekend.  Please join us for the 2018 Denver Suzuki Guitar Summit!

The Suzuki institute experience is an important event in the musical development of your child. It provides an opportunity to work with some of the finest guitar faculty in the nation, as well as with other guitarists from the Colorado region and beyond.

Going into our fifteenth year we still get so much positive feedback that we will again offer a two-day Summit in February (a few weeks later than in recent years).  For those of you who’ve never attended a summer institute, this will be an ideal way for you to experience first-hand what all the hype is about.  For those of you who’ve already attended an institute in the past, this is your chance to provide your child with the perfect vaccine against the all-too-common winter doldrums.

We are fortunate to be hosted again by the Denver Waldorf School. As with past Summits, we’ve gone out of our way to hire the best guitar, musicianship and enrichment faculty we could find, and we’ve made every effort to organize the event so that everyone will have fun, learn and grow. Please ‘like’ the Denver Suzuki Guitar Summit on FaceBook, and you’ll be sure to get all the important information, as well as links to videos of faculty and students.

As per the change last year, the younger students will again have three class hours a day instead of four. We recognize that the days can be very long for our youngest students, and we decided that perhaps it qualifies as ‘too much of a good thing’. Students in books one and two will have a masterclass, group class and one musicianship class (Dalcroze) instead of two.  Hopefully this will keep the days shorter, and simply better for your kiddos. If your child is in book one or two and is a bit of an older beginner, and your teacher says that playing in an ensemble is appropriate for them, then they can take four classes in a day.  Please discuss this with your studio teacher to make the best decision!

As always, we the Summit co-directors, along with our invited faculty, are so excited to facilitate such a wonderful event.  Please accept this invitation to join us for a wonderful weekend of music, fun and community.

We truly look forward to your family’s participation.


Steve Bondy, Twinkle Together
Mike Zimmerman, Foothills Guitar Studio
Nick Palan, Gift of Music Studio
Mike Hyland, Denver Guitar Academy