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Program Description

Held weekly, Saturday Conservatory is an engaging à la carte program offering ensembles, Suzuki violin group classes, and theoretical training, the ideal complement to private lessons. Group learning accelerates both the musical and personal development of musicians at all levels.

The Saturday Conservatory program consists of the following group classes:

09:00-10:00 Suzuki Violin Group Class

Suzuki based his approach on the belief that “Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”

10:00-11:00 Music Theory / ABRSM Prep

Students start out by learning the basics of music education: note reading, rhythm, music theory and singing; in short, the musical alphabet and how to read it proficiently. Then they learn how to really listen and understand how music is created harmonically and how it has transformed from era to era. Students can are prepared for ABRSM Theory Grades 1-8. These classes also prepare students for the 4 different parts of the ABRSM aural testing which are part of every practical voice and instrumental examination Grades 1-8. The aural part of the exam is 12% of the total score. These classes help students to practice regularly the specific skills needed for each grade.

11:00-13:00 Ensembles

Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Music
Performing in an ensemble activates and enhances student’s innate love of music-making. By playing with their peers, students learn to listen and observe others around them, which strengthens their aural awareness, intonation, and balance. This opportunity is also open to piano students, as we highly recommend they experience singing in a choir. This is an excellent way for pianists to experience ensemble music and prepare them for future chamber music opportunities.
Saturday Conservatory


  • Ages: 6 to adult
  • Levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Open House: September 23, 2017 10h00-11h00
  • First Class: September 30, 2017
  • Location: The International School of Paris, 96 bis rue du Ranelagh, 75016, Paris
  • Dates:
    • September 30
    • October 7, 14, 21
    • November 18, 25
    • December 2, 9, 16
    • January 13, 20, 27
    • February 3, 10, 17
    • March 10, 17, 31
    • April 7, 14
    • May 5, 12, 19, 26
    • June 2
  • Students must bring their own snacks.
  • IMPORTANT: Saturday Conservatory students MUST provide a copy of their assurance de responsibilité civile before the first class if not currently enrolled at the International School of Paris.
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  • 25 weeks of classes/year
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    • 25 weeks of classes/year
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  • Choir or Jazz Ensemble or Guitar Ensemble or Chamber Music
  • 25 weeks of classes/year
  • 2 concert opportunities

Saturday Conservatory  Classes are in partnership with ISP Plus. To learn more about ISP Plus, click on the logo below.