2024 Summer Camps & Workshops

Early Childhood Violin Camp  
7/13-7/14, Saturday and Sunday 9am-12pm

Hosted by our North Florida Suzuki School, this weekend program is specially designed to introduce the world of violin to young students ages 4-6 and their parents. We will learn basic violin playing and rest position, beginning aural skills, parts of the violin, and play movement games. All students will also receive at least one 20 minute one-on-one lesson with a Suzuki-registered instructor and parents will have a 30 minute session on how to best support their budding violinist at home. Students who attend will be eligible to enroll in our Fall 2024 Suzuki Violin program through the North Florida Suzuki School and will have their registration fee waived if they sign up directly after the Preschool Violin Camp. Students will receive a cardboard violin to use for the workshop and take home for later lessons. They do not need to provide any materials or instruments.

How Much: $75 for one student and 1-2 parents. Additional siblings may participate for $50. Siblings under the age of 3 who are not participating may accompany at no cost.

Sample Schedule (subject to change):

9am: Welcome, Movement Games

10am: Snack break (snack provided), building cardboard violin

11am: Parent Info Session, Kids Violin posture games

12pm: New skills showcase, end of day.


Register Online: Fill out the online form HERE

Instructors: Natasha Marsalli, North Florida Suzuki School Executive Director,

Erika Sciascia, NFSS violin instructor

Instrument Explorers Program 
Wednesdays from 10am-10:30am

June 5, 12, 19, 26

July 10, 17

This program is a fun exploration of a wide range of musical instruments. Each week features a new mystery instrument including violin, piano, guitar, and more! Students will have daily hands-on encounters with the real musical instruments and local musicians, play games designed to teach aural and rhythmic skills, and read musical stories. The program is open to students ages 3-6 and their parents. This is the perfect program for students interested in music but not yet ready to commit to private lessons.

The program cost is $15 per class or $60 for all six encounters. Students who register for all six classes will receive an instrument explorer hat and a passport to be stamped at each class.

Who: Students ages 3-6 and their parents. Siblings younger than 3 years may attend at no additional cost.

How Much: $15/class or $60 for all six classes

Register Online: Register here

Instructor: Natasha Marsalli


Natasha Marsalli
Executive Director

Natasha is the executive director at Music Lessons Express, where she has taught since 2010. She holds degrees in music education and violin performance from Florida State University. Natasha is a registered teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and regularly performs with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. More about Natasha HERE.