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 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/
Age 3 years and up
These sessions will include a maximum of three families. In small groups, students share lessons while learning individually at the piano and listening to other classmates’ lessons. Parents and student will benefit from observing lessons and sharing ideas with other parents in their group. Students will continue learning together in a masterclass format during the first year or until it is recommended by the teacher to move to a longer individual lesson.
Age 4 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.
Tuition: $1197.00 (30 min)
Music Sense Classes
Book 1+ Suzuki piano students between the ages of 6 and 12 can take these weekly theory classes to complement their studies.
Instructor: Rita Thatcher
Day/Time: Thursday, 3:45pm
Suzuki Violin & Cello
Suzuki Violin Preschool Preparatory Class
Age 3 and 4 years
Violin students begin in a preparatory class that introduces basic Suzuki rhythms and the fundamentals of handling the instruments using pretend instruments. When violin preparatory students have developed the necessary physical, musical and social skills, they will progress to individual instruction. Sessions start in September and January.
Instructor: Fidelma Cordick
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9 – 9:45am; Wednesdays (TBD)
*A refundable instrument deposit of $40 will be required on the first day of class.
Suzuki Violin Master Class
Age 5 years, 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.
Enrolment is accepted throughout the year; please contact the office to learn more.
Suzuki Violin & Cello Individual Instruction
Age 4 years and up
Weekly private lessons are given to parent/caregiver 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.
Tuition: $1341 (30 min)
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.
Cello Performance 1: Wednesdays, 5:45pm
Cello Performance 2: Thursdays, 5:15pm
Violin Performance 1: Wednesdays, 3:45pm
Violin Performance 2: Wednesdays, 3:45pm
Violin Performance 3: Wednesdays, 4:45pm
Violin Performance 4: Wednesdays, 4:45pm
Tuition: Included* / $390
*Included enrichment class for students enrolled in private string lessons at LCMS.
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.
Instructor: Miya Otake
Tuition: $815 (20 min)