Spring 2020 Piano Graduation Concert 
Saturday, April 25, 2020 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Palo Alto Art Center 
​1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

(Click at the bottom of map box, 'View Larger Map' for directions) 






The Suzuki Music Association of California - Bay Area Piano Branch would like to welcome you and your child to our Graduation Program. The teachers in this association are working together to provide a program where Suzuki piano students in the Bay Area have the opportunity to advance through progressive levels of achievement and be recognized in a formal concert and awards ceremony.

In this page, you will find all the information you need to ensure a successful

Graduation experience for your child.

I. Preparing the video for evaluation:


Graduation Levels

Recording Guidelines

II. Submit video and Evaluation Form to teacher and pay Graduation fee:


Graduation Evaluation.pdf

(Fill up information at the top of the form)

Pay SMAC-BAPB Graduation Application

III. After evaluations  up to Concert day:

Students are expected to continue polishing their piece.

Make sure costume or attire still fits!

Read "Concert Attire" below.

IV. On concert day:

Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before the concert.

Escort your child onstage. Teacher assistant will record bench and footstool height.

Remind family members to observe concert manners during the concert, such as:
-entering or leaving the hall only during the applause (in between performances).
-not leaving the seat while a student is performing.
-being aware of the audience at the back when setting up or taking video or pictures. Flash photography, shutter noise or beeps are not permissible. 

 Stay for the entire performance as all awards are presented at the end of the concert. 

Let us enjoy the performance and beautiful music of  our diligent Suzuki piano students!  


The Graduation Concert is a formal event designed for a family audience. Choose outfits that provide comfort and confidence while performing at the piano. Parents should select conservative styles that are age-appropriate. 


  • Formal Concert Dress that falls below the knee or longer
  • No sheer or clingy fabric/ plunging neckline or back
  • No backless dresses
  • Use discretion with spaghetti straps
  • No very high heels
  • No hats
  • No sneakers



  • Formal Concert attire-Tuxedo or dark suit
  • Dress pants and belt, with solid dress shirt (tucked) and tie, and coordinated jacket or vest (optional)
  • No corduroy, denim pants or polo shirt.
  • Dress shoes (no sneakers, lug soles, casual suede). Wear dress socks
  • No hats


  • Wear nothing on fingers or wrists. 
  • Secure hair away from face.
  • Be able to walk naturally in shoes.           



Information for Parents