Suzuki


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
  • Concentration
  • Self-esteem
  • Creativity
  • Cooperation
Parent Participation

Our program relies strongly on the cooperative relationship of teacher, parent and student to create a successful learning environment.  Parental participation is integral both during lessons and for practice.

Parent Information Sessions

Attending a virtual 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/

Suzuki Program for Young Beginners

Age 3 years and up
A key component to the Suzuki Method is developing a strong partnership between teacher, student and parent.

At this time when physical distancing is a requirement for health and safety, the LCMS faculty have designed an online program that will enable parent and child to learn at home under the guidance of their teacher. The program will begin with online instruction for parents that outlines the method in detail and teaches the skills necessary for starting the child on their instrument at home.

This program offers a unique opportunity for parents and children to develop a partnership in learning that will support the child to achieve success in all areas of their education.

Parent information sessions will be held in September – stay tuned for dates!
Registration is ongoing.

Suzuki Piano

Piano Masterclass

Age 3 years and up
The program will begin with online instruction for parents that outlines the method in detail and teaches the skills necessary for starting the child on the piano at home. These sessions will include a maximum of three families. You will continue learning together with your child in a masterclass format during the first year or until it is recommended by the teacher to move to a longer individual lesson. Each child will receive individual instruction within the master class format. Parents and student will benefit from observing lessons and sharing ideas with other parents in their group.

Individual Instruction

Age 6 years and up
Weekly private lessons are given to parent and child where they will learn the basic Suzuki rhythms and the fundamentals of playing, and learn to play the piano together with the teacher.

Music Sense (Fall 2020 Classes Postponed)

Book 2+ Suzuki piano students between the ages of 6 and 12 can take these weekly theory classes to complement their studies.

Suzuki Violin & Cello

Suzuki Violin Preschool Preparatory Class

Age 3 and 4 years
This program relies strongly on the cooperative relationship of teacher, parent, and student to create a successful learning environment.
Online, at home sessions will focus on parents learning to play the violin, and in turn, sharing their learned skills with their child.
Beginning with a parent only session, the teacher will present the goals and purposes of the class. Future classes will focus on introducing parents to the basic Suzuki rhythms and the fundamentals of playing.

The first portion of each class will be for parents only, followed by activities for parent and child. The teacher will observe and give individual feedback.

Parents will learn the basic Suzuki rhythms and the fundamentals of playing, and learn to hold and play the violin. As they are ready, the teacher will guide the parent as they help their child learn to hold and play the violin. At the end of each class, the children will be invited to participate in a group activity.

Suzuki Violin Master Class

Age 5 years, or following prep course completion
This program will begin with online instruction for parents that outlines the Suzuki method in detail, and teaches the skills necessary for starting their child on the instrument at home. Parents will learn the basic Suzuki rhythms and the fundamentals of playing, and learn to hold and play the violin. As they are ready, the teacher will guide the parent as they help their child learn to hold and play the violin. The children will learn basic Suzuki rhythms and play collectively at each class.

Sessions include a maximum of three families.

Suzuki Violin & Cello Individual Instruction

Age 6 years and up
Weekly private lessons are given to parent and child where they will learn the basic Suzuki rhythms and the fundamentals of playing, and learn to hold and play the violin together with the teacher.

String Performance Classes

On the recommendation of their teacher, Suzuki violin students participate in weekly performance classes at their playing level, and Suzuki cello students participate in a weekly “Cellotastic” performance class.

Students build group playing skills and develop their technique. The group also prepares works for performance at LCMS concerts.

String Performance Classes are included at no charge for students taking private violin and cello lessons at LCMS.

Suzuki Harp

Ages 5 years 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.

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