A Play-in is an iconic Suzuki event, celebrating the legacy of Japanese educator and humanitarian Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and bringing together all levels of Suzuki-trained string players. Suzuki believed that all children could develop the ability to play the violin, and he would encourage students to perform together in the community entirely by memory. Greater Cincinnati has a large number of young musicians who learn through his method, and the City-Wide Play-In, which occurs each February, gives them the opportunity to share their love of music together.
The Play-In typically features students from Suzuki programs across Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky: Corryville Suzuki Project, Cincinnati Suzuki School, Cincinnati Music Academy, SCPA, CCM, and others. The Suzuki Talent Education Method teaches students life skills through violin instruction such as stage presence, problem solving, concentration, and respect for others.
The Cincinnati City-Wide Suzuki Violin Play-in is generously hosted by Walnut Hills High School. The 2020 sponsor was Strings N Things Violin Shop and Dr. Vincent Phelan and Elizabeth Council-Phelan are the directors of the annual event.
Click here to watch a video of CSP’s performance at the most recent Play-In!