Suzuki instruction is offered in violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, guitar
in the 1950s by Japanese educator Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, this
well-established pedagogical approach is based on the premise that
talent can be developed and nurtured in any child. The cornerstone of
Suzuki's mother tongue method is that children can learn music in much
the same way they learn to speak their native language: through
listening, imitation, repetition and a caring and supportive
environment. The key elements of the Suzuki method include beginning at
an early age, daily listening to appropriate models of performance,
creative repetition, step-by-step mastery and encouragement.
Parents actively participate in the educational process by attending
all lessons and classes, taking detailed notes and supervising at-home
preparation and practice. A cooperative relationship between teacher,
parent and student is essential for a successful Suzuki experience.
Students may start the program at five years of age.
Group classes are an integral part of the Suzuki program. In
addition to weekly private lessons, students and parents attend weekly
or bi-weekly group classes each quarter. The group lesson focuses on
performance of the common repertory, stage presence, ensemble skills,
memory and ear training games, and music reading concepts. Students
benefit from the social and motivational rewards gained from interacting
with their peers in a group setting. Piano students explore the
four-hand literature as part of the group class curriculum. More
advanced students have the opportunity to enroll in the following
supplemental classes: jazz, accompanying and chamber music. Students
must have their own instruments. A traditional piano is required for
Suzuki piano students.
Weekly lessons of 30, 45 or 60 minutes are available depending on
age, interest and ability level. New students and families are required
to schedule an informal placement interview with the director to assist
in finding the most appropriate teacher for their needs and interests.
The Suzuki program includes:
- Weekly individual instruction
(technique, musicianship, and note reading at child's readiness)
- Group classes
- Performance opportunities
Tuition for Suzuki Piano Program per quarter:
(Weekly individual lessons + four group classes)
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Please note: The Suzuki Piano Program includes a $54 group fee.
Tuition for Suzuki Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute & Guitar Programs per quarter:
(Weekly individual lessons + eight group classes)
*Please note: The Suzuki Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute and Guitar Programs include a $86 group fee.
Tuition for Suzuki Voice Lessons per quarter: