Artistic Directors & Staff
The Corryville Suzuki Project, Inc. (CSP) provides the highest level of musical training in a positive and nurturing environment for any child with the support of a parent or guardian. CSP seeks out concert opportunities to demonstrate the Suzuki method to audiences in the Greater Cincinnati area and to bring music to new and underserved audiences.
What is Corryville Suzuki Project?
CSP was founded in 1995 by the husband-wife team of Dr. Vincent Phelan and Elizabeth Council-Phelan, both professional musicians trained at CCM. The CSP program espouses the core value of the Suzuki philosophy– that any child can learn to play music in a very literal way by inviting children from all social & economic backgrounds to develop high-level skills.
A second core value that has made the CSP program unique is a commitment to share its music with our community. These outreach concerts demonstrate the Suzuki method to the public and bring music to underserved audiences in the Greater Cincinnati area, in places such as nursing homes and hospitals.
CSP also performs in support of other area fine arts organizations, such as ArtsWave, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Ballet.
A Program Inspired by the Beauty of Music
The Corryville Suzuki Project is a unique string program for violin and viola which provides a nurturing, non-competitive environment where all children can develop an appreciation for the beauty of music. CSP students receive a high level of musical training rooted in Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy that every child can learn. We believe that music-making is a wonderful way for children of every economic, racial, and social background to communicate, develop skills, and begin friendships. We have seen these results in our own diverse group, which includes students from all parts of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Weekly group classes and private lessons are both held at St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center in Clifton.
- From I-75 South:
- Take the Hopple Street exit (#3). At the end of the exit, turn left onto Hopple and follow the signs orm the University of Cincinnati (UC). Hopple Street changes names to M L King Drive. Go across Central Parkway and up the hill to the left of White Castle. Follow ML King Drive about one mile, to the top of the hill, where you will see the UC campus at the light. Turn right at the light onto Clifton Avenue. Follow Clifton Avenue for two lights and turn right onto Straight Street by Deaconess Hospital. Go one block on Straight Street and turn left onto University Court. After one (short) block, University Court curves to the right, and the entrance to the church parking lot is straight ahead in the bend of the road. Parking is available on both sides of the parish center.
- From I-71 South:
- Take the Taft Road exit (#3). The exit bears to the right and ends at a stop light. From the light, stay on Taft Road for about ½ mile. Taft Road becomes Calhoun Street when you cross Vine Street. Continue on Calhoun Street for another ½ mile until it ends in a “T” at Clifton Avenue, in front of Hughes High School. You will need to be in the center lane. Turn right onto Clifton Avenue, go about ½ block and turn left onto Straight Street. Deaconess Hospital will be on your left. Go one block on Straight Street and turn left onto University Court. After one (short) block, University Court curves to the right, and the entrance to the church parking lot is straight ahead in the bend of the road. Parking is available on both sides of the parish center.
Hear More of CSP
We have two CDs available for purchase! The first is a CD highlighting the work of our students.
The second CD is entitled “Suzuki Fun” and is a jazz version of the Book 1 songs played by Artistic Director Vincent Phelan, parent Adam Smith and parent John Vennemeyer.
Both CDs are available for purchase in person or by sending a check for $15 to:
Corryville Suzuki Project
PO Box 30316
Cincinnati, OH 45230