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Merritt Trace Elementary (TK-2) – Winter 2024

Winter 2024

NOTE: The class is now full for this session. Check back with the Trace office or PTO for information on a possible Spring session.

Instructor: Ashwin Suseendran

Location: A-18

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

Age: TK-2nd Grade

Schedule: 8 Classes (1/10–3/6): Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, March 6

Performance: March 8 at 8:30 AM as part of the Friday Morning Assembly. Please make sure to stand behind the grass area or at the picnic tables.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me 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.