Graduation Levels

Level One

The Bow – record the student doing a bow
Twinkle Variations – RH alone performed with Teacher accompaniment
Allegro – S. Suzuki

And one additional piece:

  • Christmas-Day Secrets – Dutton
  • Musette – anon
  • Ecossaise – Hummel
  • A Short Story – Lichner
  • The Happy Farmer – Schumann
  • Minuet 1 – J.S. Bach

Level Two

Minuet 2 – J.S. Bach

And one additional piece: Any piece past Minuet 2 in Suzuki Piano Volume 2 or Volume 3 (excluding Wild Rider and Spiritoso)

Level Three

Sonatina Op. 36 #3, Spiritoso – Clementi

And one additional piece:

  • Wild Rider – Schumann
  • Rondo – Mozart
  • Minuet and Trio – Mozart
  • Musette – J.S. Bach
  • Sonata op. 49 #2 – Beethoven (one movement)
  • Etude in A minor – opus 27 #3 - Kabalevsky
  • Sonatina – opus 27 #18 - Kabalevsky
  • Clowns opus 39 #20 - Kabalevsky
  • Ballade opus 100 # 15 - Burgmuller

Level Four

  • Choice A. Minuets I & II and Gigue – J.S. Bach
  • Choice B. Minuets I & II and Gigue – J.S. Bach

And one additional piece to be performed at concert; choose from:

  • Fur Elise – Beethoven
  • Sonatina in F – Beethoven (one movement)
  • Lyrical Waltz (Puppet Dances) Shostakovich
  • *About Strange Lands and People - Schumann
  • Ivan is Busy - Khachaturian (Applause book 1)
  • A Short Story opus 27 #20 – Kabalevsky (called Legende in some editions)

Level Five

  • Choice A. Haydn Sonata - all three movements
  • Choice B. Haydn Sonata –three movements and one additional piece to be performed concert
  • Choice C. Haydn Sonata- first movement and one additional piece to be performed at concert

Bagatelle op. 5 #10 – Tcherepnin (Applause book 1)
*Waltz in A minor – Chopin
Sonata in D – M. Albeniz
Sacromonte op. 55 #5 - Joaquin Turina
*Le Coucou - Daquin
*From Suzuki international Edition Volume 5

Level Six

  • Choice A. Sonata K. 545 – Mozart –three movements
  • Choice B. Sonata K. 545 – Mozart –three movements and one additional piece for performance
  • Choice C: Sonata K. 330, Mozart, 1st movement and one additional piece for performance

**Pastorale Sonata – Scarlatti
Waltz in B Minor op. 69 #2 - Chopin
Puck – Grieg (Applause book 1)
**Venetian Gondola Song op. 30 #6– Mendelssohn
Six Ecossaises - Beethoven
** From Suzuki International Edition Volume 6

Level Seven

  • Choice A. Sonata K. 331, Mozart – all three movements
  • Choice B. Sonata K. 331, Mozart - 1st movement (Theme and Variations) and one additional piece
  • Choice C. Sonata K. 331, Mozart – 3rd movement (Turkish Rondo)
And one additional piece
  • Minuet in G -Paderewski
  • Nocturne op. 9 #2 in Eb – Chopin
  • Golliwogs Cakewalk (Children's Corner Suite) – Debussy
*** Nocturne – Grieg
**Andaluza – Spanish Dance #5 - Granados
***From Suzuki International Edition Volume 7

Level Eight

  • Choice A. Italian Concerto- JS Bach – all three movements
  • Choice B. Italian Concerto – JS Bach – 1st movement and one additional piece:

Waltz in E minor posthumous – Chopin
Waltz in C# Minor, op. 64 #2 – Chopin
*** Nocturne in C# Minor posthumous – Chopin
Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum (Children’s Corner Suite) – Debussy
Reverie – Debussy
First Arabesque – Debussy
The Harmonious Blacksmith – Handel
Fantasy in D Minor- Mozart

Level Nine

Two contrasting pieces: one from Baroque or Classical era; and one from Romantic, Impressionist or Contemporary advanced level repertoire.

Level Nine Encore (optional)

One Advanced piano solo or Chamber Music Selection from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist or Contemporary eras.

Level Ten

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra – one movement
Choose from Bach, Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven

Level Ten Encore (optional)

One solo or chamber piece from the advanced standard piano literature