Etobicoke Suzuki Music

ESM 2022 Mini-Institute

Why are we changing the workshop name and calling it a "mini-institute"?

Suzuki summer institutes are special camps that provide an intensive musical experience for children (and parents), focusing on technique, musicality, and repertoire. Integral to the institutes are the masterclasses offering the opportunity to work with high-calibre teachers to improve playing skills.

We can't offer the full summer camp experience, but we believe that ALL our students benefit from participating in an institute and masterclasses. As such, masterclasses and group classes will be a core component of our mini-institute. ESM's 2022 Mini-Institute is for all students, even Pre-Twinkle beginners, and will be a motivating experience for both students and parents.

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Plast Huculak Centre, 516 The Kingsway, Etobicoke
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
PDF Schedule:     Pending registration
Also see below for further details about scheduling.



Each student will receive the following classes:

Masterclass: Held with 2-4 students per hour; each student receives one-on-one instruction in the class. Pre-Twinkle will have a modified format.
Group class: Grouped by level
Enrichment: Music enrichment
Art activity:     Guided arts and crafts

Parent Talk: Parents are encouraged to attend the Parent Talk. A supervised student activity will be available during the Parent Talk.

Students' schedules: Schedules will be sent out after registration closes. Students may leave after finishing their classes, but are encouraged to observe other classes.



Anita Buttemer, violin and viola
David Evenchick, cello
Susan Gagnon, cello
Jerzy Kaplanek, violin
Jennifer Martyn, violin
Arun Pal, enrichment
Elena Spanu, violin

Click here for Clinician biographies.


Pizza Dinner

It is an ESM tradition to end this annual event with a pizza dinner organized by the parents, for the students.

You can sign up to attend the pizza dinner via your Mini-Institute registration. There will be a separate cost for the pizzas. Details and venue forthcoming.



The core masterclass and group class are included in your annual school tuition. A $15 mini-institute fee will apply to help offset enrichment and art class costs.

  • Mini-institute fee: $15
    When you register, please send payment to
    You will receive a receipt upon payment.
  • The pizza dinner is a separate event/fee.



ESM students must register to attend the mini-institute. Registration is only open to current ESM students.

Parent volunteers are needed for the mini-institute.
Please indicate your preference for volunteer tasks in the registration form.

Registration deadline: Registration is closed.


Health Protocols

Masking will be required for everyone over the age of 2.


Contact Us

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