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Merritt Trace Elementary (TK-2) – Spring 2024

Spring 2024

NOTE: Registration is now full for this session. Please check back for upcoming sessions.

Instructor: Ashwin Suseendran

Location: A-18

Day/Time: Wednesdays from 2:25 to 3:10 PM

Age: TK-2nd Grade

Schedule: 8 Classes (3/20–5/15): March 20, 27 April  3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15

Performance: May 17 at 8:30 AM during the Friday Morning Assembly. Please make sure to stand behind the grass area or at the picnic tables so that you don’t block the view of the student audience.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

In the case of force majeure (such as schools closing/moving to virtual learning because of the pandemic), weekly instruction will be offered in the form of Zoom classes.


Ashwin Suseendran

Ashwin Suseendran is a PhD candidate in Musicology at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Ashwin is a multi-instrumentalist with experience teaching & performing using piano, bass guitar, trumpet, accordion, traditional Indian percussion, and traditional Brazilian percussion. He enjoys writing, arranging, and composing music in multiple genres. Ashwin previously attended Temple University where he received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education/Jazz Studies & Minor in Geography/Urban Studies and a Master’s Degree in Musicology. He has five years of experience teaching music to preschoolers through adults.