We are excited about hosting the Atlanta Suzuki Cello Weekend Workshop on March 16-17th, 2019

About the Workshop




This is a unique opportunity for cello students of every level to work in a highly specialized setting with teachers who will reinforce teaching concepts and expose students to other possibilities of cello playing. It is primarily for cello students using the Suzuki Method. There is a place for Suzuki students from every level starting on the Pre-Twinkle stages to concerto level beyond book 10, and everyone is challenged and inspired.

Program Description


 Each participant receives five basic courses:

 1) Masterclass, 2) Technique Class, 3) Musicianship/Ensemble Class, 4) Music Theory or Alexander Technique Class is offered for advanced students, and 5) Improvisation Class. 

The participants will be given a playlist including music that they must prepare before the workshop. Each student must also prepare a solo for the masterclass. Parents are highly encouraged to attend, especially with students under 12 years old. The workshop fee is $140 per student. The schedule and playlist will be mailed at the completion of the registration.



We are very fortunate to have instructors who are world class cellists and leading teachers in their field.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Cantrell (Greenwood, Virginia) Suzuki Teacher Trainer and teaching artist. Former principal chair cellist of the Atlanta Ballet & professor of cello at Kennesaw State University.
  • Juliana Soltis (Baltimore, Maryland) World renown Baroque cellist and recording artist
  • Robbin Marcus (Decatur, Georgia) Kodaly teacher trainer at George Mason University and Alexander Technique Instructor
  • Okorie Johnson (Atlanta, Georgia) World renown recording artist & improvisor
  • Sarah Evanovich (Columbia, South Carolina) President of Suzuki Association of South Carolina, teaching artist, and chamber musician
  • Anne Hobbs (Lawrenceville, GA) Teaching artist


Atlanta Suzuki Cello Workshop, March 16-17 2019

Once you make your payment and register, we will send you an email with more details including the schedule and  the playlist. 


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Atlanta Suzuki Cello Weekend Workshop


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Once you make your payment and register, we will send you an email with more details including the schedule and  the playlist. 

Sample Schedule & FAQs


Saturday, March 16

 9:30 Session 1

10:30 Session 2

11:30 Session 3

12:30 Lunch (Each person should bring their own)

1:00 Session 4

2:00 Session 5 

Sunday, March 17

1:00 Session 6

2:00 Session 7

3:00 Concert


Is there an adjusted schedule for pre-school aged children? 

Yes, we will provide a shorter schedule in the earlier part of Saturday morning for our younger participants who will also have their own classes.

Are adult cello students allowed to participate?

Yes, we welcome students of every age to participate. However you will have to feel comfortable with being in classes with school-aged children.

May I come for just Saturday or for part of the workshop?

Yes, you are allowed to come. However you will need to contact us prior to the workshop so that we can make adjustments to your schedule.


"My daughter LOVED this workshop, and as parents helping to run the workshop, my husband and I were so impressed--the variety of classes and teachers, the high calibre of the teaching--it was amazing to see!  My daughter learned so much, and this was a wonderful opportunity to play and work with other students of cello.  We are all looking forward to this year's workshop!"

-Judy Forster

"My daughter thoroughly enjoyed this cello workshop. She had the opportunity to learn from wonderful teachers from all over the southeast who brought different perspectives on her playing. She especially enjoyed learning new skills like improvisation. She has looked forward to attending this workshop again since last year."

-Erica Dotson

"The cello weekend workshop is absolutely amazing! Over the years my children have taken art, dance and music lessons from lots of great teachers, but this experience tops them all.  The exposure to highly skilled instructors  and other youth players enriches the experience for my daughter, the growing cello player in our family.  Plus the OK Cello class  is truly inspiring because it shows the students that there are no limits to the ways they can interpret and play music in a contemporary context."

-Aishah Hyman