Summer Camp at the Miles Nadal JCC

We are excited to offer our 2024 Suzuki Summer Music and Arts Camp, now in its 13th year at the Miles Nadal JCC in downtown Toronto. Our music camp offers instruction for Suzuki violin, viola, cello, and piano students – Twinkle level through Book 8, alongside of varied choices of age-appropriate enrichment classes for ages 4 – 14. We will run the camp from July 8-12, 2024 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Camp is open to all violin, viola, cello, and piano students who study by the Suzuki method and have had at least one full year of instruction. We offer all levels, from those who have learned Twinkles with fingers to beyond Book 8. We hope to share Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy and nurturing approach to learning with all children and parents who attend. Along with a basic daily foundation of semi-private lessons, Suzuki group repertoire lessons and string orchestra/ beginner note reading ensemble, campers will also participate in two enrichment classes with a choice from the following list: arts and crafts, drumming, fiddling, pottery, swimming and effective practicing and confident performing with Clayton Scott (Book 3+ only). Campers will have the opportunity to perform in an optional solo recital on Thursday afternoon, as well as the Friday concert featuring class demonstrations from a variety of our week’s activities.

To parents of children 10 years and younger, we encourage you to attend your child’s semi-private, and group class. If you are unable to do this, we will assign your child a “Suzuki Buddy,” (one of our responsible MNjcc Suzuki Program teens, and program grads) who will be responsible for writing down the assignments and helping your child with their instrument. Our “Suzuki Buddies” will be responsible for several children at once.

Lunch will not be provided. Campers must bring their own lunch (nut free), plus two snacks, and a water bottle daily. During the lunch-hour from 12-1pm we will have use of the rooftop playground area for outdoor recess (weather pending). The beautiful saltwater pool is available for our use, and we will again have a designated camp swim time this summer. Extended care will be available before and after Suzuki camp hours.

If you would like more information about our camp, please contact camp directors, Gretchen Paxson Abberger at gretchena@mnjcc.org or Kate Shaner at kates@mnjcc.org.

Suzuki Camp Registration link: mnjcc.org/suzuki

NYSSM Workshop

Some photos from the Doane Music School’s ukulele workshop at the North York Suzuki School. It’s so fun to play and sing together!!! From Jeanine Noyes.