Learning music can be as natural as learning a language
The Suzuki Method is recognized globally as a highly successful method of music instruction for young children. It encourages children to learn music in a natural way similar to the way they learn a language – by listening and imitation, repetition, and receiving praise and encouragement in a positive learning environment. Note-reading skills are introduced later, once the child is comfortable with the instrument.
The Suzuki Method also develops:
- Memory skills
Our program relies strongly on the cooperative relationship of teacher, parent and student to create a successful learning environment. Parental participation is integral both at lessons and at home.
Parent Information Sessions
Attending a parent information session will ensure that you receive the information you need before registering your child in the Suzuki program. Parent orientation sessions are scheduled throughout the year and private consultations may be booked by contacting the office.
More information about the Suzuki Method can also be found at http://suzukiassociation.org/
Age 3 years and up
Children learn with other children. In small groups, students share lessons while learning individually at the piano and listening to other classmates’ lessons. Parents benefit from observing the lessons and sharing ideas with other parents. The students will progress to a private lesson when they are ready upon the advice of the teacher.
Suzuki piano groups are typically formed in September. Private lessons may begin at any time during the year.
Book 2 Suzuki piano students between the ages of 6 and 10 can take these weekly theory classes to complement their studies. Learn more about this program.
NEW: Suzuki Harp
Ages 5 and up
Harp students receive individual instruction with their parent/caregiver.
When ready, performance classes will be offered for Suzuki harp students to play together.
Suzuki violin students participate in weekly performance classes until the completion of Book 4.
Violin students Book 5 and higher progress to the Level 1 Technique Class.
Suzuki Violin & Cello
Suzuki Violin Preschool Preparatory Class
Violin students begin in a preparatory class that introduces basic Suzuki rhythms and the fundamentals of handling the instruments using homemade, pretend instruments. When violin preparatory students have developed the necessary physical, musical and social skills, they will progress to individual instruction.
Suzuki Violin Preparatory Master Class
Age 5, or following prep course completion.
Students are placed in small groups of three where they receive individual instruction. Children learn basic Suzuki rhythms and play collectively using Orff instruments, and progress to playing violin with the group.
Suzuki Violin & Cello Individual Instruction
Ages 4 and up
Students attend a private lesson with their parent/caregiver. They also participate in weekly performance classes where they play with other Suzuki students of the same age and playing level. Performance classes are included in the cost of private lessons.
Students participate in a weekly cello performance class.
Performance classes are an included enrichment program for students registered in the LCMS string program.