In this page, you will find all the information you need to ensure a successful experience for your child.

Fall 2022 Piano Graduation Recital

Novemember 13th, 2022
Location: Berkeley Piano Club
            2724 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704   1 pm and 5 pm      


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.


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. 


  • Dresses must fall below the knee 
  • Tuxedos and dark suits are appropriate
  • Dress pants and belt, with solid dress shirt (tucked) and tie, and coordinated jacket or vest (optional)
  • No sheer or clingy fabric or plunging necklines
  • No backless dresses
  • Use discretion with spaghetti straps
  • No shorts
  • No corduroy or denim pants 


  • Dress shoes are the most appropriate
  • Keep high heels to a moderate height
  • No sneakers
  • Wear dress socks when appropriate  


  • Wear nothing on fingers or wrists
  • Secure hair away from the face
  • Be able to walk naturally in shoes   
  • ​No hats                                             

I. Prepare the videos for evaluation

  • watch the Youtube link above.

II. Go to Links on Home Page to submit video and registration form and pay Graduation fee:

  • Submit video links through the Graduation Registration link (enter one link per link. Watch the video on how to share google drive video links provided in the beginning of the registration form)
  • Pay SMAC-BAPB Graduation Recital Application Fee. 

​III. From the time after evaluations  are done up to the Concert day:

  • Students are expected to continue polishing their piece.
  • Make sure costume or attire still fits! 
  • Read and abide by"Concert Attire" (provided above).

IV. On concert day:

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

Escort your child onstage. There will be a teacher assistant who 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!  


Information for Parents

The Graduation Process
1. The Graduation Program
2. Graduation Levels
3. Process for Participation