Perform with the PCC Orchestra on May 2

  •  Seitz Concerto 5, 1st mvt (the second piece in book 4) with the orchestra
  •  Hause Sonatina performed by area teachers with the orchestra

  •  Monday, May 1 - 6:30 dress rehearsal, Reimage Church
  •  Tuesday, May 2 - 6:00 rehearsal, Reimage Church
  •  Tuesday, May 2 - 7:00 concert, Reimage Church
  •  Please have students wear black and white

  •  View or Download the Hause Sonatina Page One
  •  View or Download the Hause Sonatina Page Two

The North Carolina Suzuki Institute (NCSI)
Registration for 2017 is now OPEN!

(click here to register)

For over 30 years The North Carolina Suzuki Institute (NCSI) has provided an opportunity to study the philosophy and teaching of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. The institute is held on the campus of East Carolina University, utilizing the facilities of the A.J. Fletcher Music Center. The University is located in Greenville, NC and is close to popular family vacation destinations including the Crystal Coast and the Outer Banks.

The North Carolina Suzuki Institute consists of the following components.

2017 Student Institute
July 8 and 9, 2017 (Pre-Twinkle Day Camp)
July 9 - 14, 2017 (Traditional Student Institute)

2017 Teacher Development Courses
July 7, 2017 (Every Child Can!)
July 8 - 15, 2017 (Violin Unit 1)
Teacher Trainer: JAMES HUTCHINS

The NCSI is approved by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

North Carolina Suzuki Institute
East Carolina University
A.J. Fletcher Music Center
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone: 252-328-6851


Welcome to the Greenville, NC, Suzuki Association!

The Greenville Suzuki Association and the Dr. Ira Hardy Suzuki Pedagogy Program are pleased to announce another year full of exciting events and activities for our Suzuki Community! The GSA is an area-wide organization that assists in promoting unity and opportunities for Suzuki students, teachers, and parents in Eastern North Carolina.

The membership fee is $20.00 per person. Suzuki Saturdays are included in this fee. Checks should be written to the Greenville Suzuki Association and given to your studio teacher by October 1, 2016.

Suzuki Saturdays - Two classes at Third Street Community Center, 600 W. 3rd St. Advance registration is required. At 10:00 AM, enjoy energetic and exciting group classes for ALL ages and levels. At 11:00 AM, after group class, all participants may perform in the solo/group recital.

  •  October 22, 2016 and February 4, 2017

  •  Schedule: 10:00 AM Class, 11:00 AM Concert, 12:00 PM Chamber Music (bk 4 & up)

 Download/view/print the information flyer here (PDF 141 KB) and the registration form here (PDF 141 KB).


Other Events

  •  Saturday September 17th - NC Suzuki Association State-Wide Play-In at Meredith College

  •  December 2016 - Greenville Suzuki Annual Christmas Concert (TBA).

  •  March 10, 11 - Spring Suzuki Workshop

  •  May 2017 - 51st Annual Suzuki Festival at East Carolina University (date and time TBA)


About the Greenville Suzuki Association

The Greenville Suzuki Association is the umbrella group in Eastern North Carolina for our Suzuki community among families, teachers and supporters of the arts. It exists for students and parents in Greenville and Pitt County, North Carolina, and neighboring areas who teach and learn music through the Suzuki methodology. It provides an important environment for the cooperative and nurturing interaction of those students with their parents and teachers.

•  View Joanne Bath featured on You Tube, ECU Arts Thread, Episode 13

At the heart of this association is Joanne Bath, the Hardy Distinguished Professor of Suzuki Pedagogy at East Carolina University. With few exceptions, all the teachers who belong to this organization have trained with Professor Bath by taking her classes at East Carolina University, through the summer North Carolina Suzuki Institute, or through other Suzuki Teacher Training opportunities. Facebook

This association offers support activities for students of all Suzuki teachers in the area. The Suzuki Saturday Program is an important supplementary activity that provides group classes and other activities for students. As part of the Suzuki Saturday Program, Professor Bath presents talks for parents that explore many issues arising from the close involvement of parents with their children while learning music. Seasonal and year-end programs give students a supportive atmosphere and environment to perfect their performance skills.

The Suzuki method, also called Talent Education, mother-tongue method, or Suzuki movement, is an educational philosophy that strives to create "high ability" and beautiful character in its students through a nurturing environment.

Suzuki methodology is modeled on a concept of early childhood education that focuses on factors that Shinichi Suzuki observed in native language acquisition: immersion, encouragement, small steps, and an unforced timetable for learning material based on developmental readiness to imitate examples, internalize principles, and contribute ideas.



Caroline Adelaide Shaw is a New York City-based violinist, singer, and composer. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013 for her a cappella piece Partita for 8 Voices. She began her violin studies with her mother and continued with Joanne M. Bath. She tours and performs as a violinist and as a member of the vocal group "Roomful of Teeth."

[Caroline Shaw Wikipedia]     [Caroline Shaw Website]

Amy Schwartz Moretti, a former student of Joanne Bath, has released a new CD. Read all about it [here].

Two former students of Joanne Bath performed in a string quartet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, during the remembrance of 9/11 on Monday. Click this [link] to view and hear Caroline Shaw and Keats Dieffenbach on the NPR website.