Rogers Adventist School

Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

Mrs. Carpenter's quote 
Character first, then ability. --Shinichi Suzuki

String Classes
Kindergarten Strings
Beginning Orchestra
Con Brio

Suzuki Association of the Americas
Suzuki Association of Washington State
Walla Walla Suzuki Institute

Area Orchestras
Walla Walla Symphony
Oregon East Symphony


Mrs. Carpenter

phone: 509.529.1850 x232

email: click here

Welcome to the RAS Strings and Orchestra page.  This page also hosts the Walla Walla Suzuki Association events and announcements.

Rogers Orchestra Performance Calendar
February 4, 2017 - Village Church Worship Service
April 8, 2017 - University Church Worship Service
May 17, 2017 - RAS Spring Concert

Walla Walla Suzuki Association
Violin/Viola Group Lessons, 3:30-4:15 pm:
February 6 & 13
March 6, 13 &  27
April 3, 10  & 17
May 1 & 8
May 9, 7pm: Violin, Viola and Cello Group Recital

Classical Guitar Group Lessons, 3:00-3:30 pm
February 6 & 13
March 6, 13 &  27
April 3, 10  & 17
May 1 & 8

Walla Walla Suzuki Association Recitals, 7pm WWVA Strings Room
January 24 & 31
February 7 & 21 (Koch)
March 14 (Roberts)
April 11 (Wessman) & 18 (Koch)
May 16 - Honors Recital (Roberts**please note this recital will be held at Chism  Hall on the Whitman College Campus)

For cello group lesson dates, please contact Benjamin Gish.

Registration Form
Registration forms should be turned into the RAS front desk OR given to your private instructor
Registration Form

Instruments for Sale

Beginning Orchestra
Grades 3-6 and completion of Suzuki Book 1 or equivalent and the "I Can Read Music" or similiar sight reading book.

Con Brio
Grades 6-8 and completeion fo Suzuki Book 2 or equivalent.

Mrs. Carpenter begin  her violin studies at the age of 5, at Rogers Adventist School, in the then new Strings Program,  under the tutelage of Kathleen Spring. While in college Mrs. Carpenter taught in the string program at Walla Walla University. She graduated in 2000 with a dual major in Music and Theology from Walla Walla University.   Mrs. Carpenter had active private studios in Austin, Texas and Seattle, Washington prior to moving to Walla Walla in the fall of 2014.  Mrs. Carpenter serves on the Board of Directors for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and is the Director of the Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute.  She also has an MA in Old Testament from the Adventist Theological Seminary and an MA in Hebrew Language and Literature from the University of Texas at Austin.