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 Piano

Suzuki Piano Preschool Preparatory Class

Ages 3-5 years
Preschool Suzuki piano students begin in a group preparatory class that introduces basic Suzuki rhythms and repertoire, exploring musical elements to train the body, ear and mind to work together to build listening and expressive performance skills. All this done in a playful and engaging way. Basic piano keyboard geography and good body mechanics will be studied. This class will enable and prepare students to start a Suzuki Master Class or individual piano lessons with a Suzuki piano teacher. Priority placement will be given to students who have completed Suzuki Piano Preschool Preparatory Class.

Instructor: Rita Thatcher
Day/Time:
 Saturday, 2-2:45pm
Weeks: 16
Tuition: $220

Suzuki Piano Master Class

Age 4-5 years, or following prep course completion
Students are placed in small groups of three where they receive individual instruction following the Suzuki repertoire. Children learn basic Suzuki rhythms and play collectively with the group.

Enrolment is accepted throughout the year; please contact the office to learn more.

Day/Time: Varies
Weeks: 36
Tuition: $822.60

Individual Instruction

Ages 4-5 years and up
Students attend a weekly private lesson with their parent/caregiver, where they will learn the fundamentals of the Suzuki repertoire.

Day/Time: Varies
Weeks:
36
Tuition: $1233.00 (30 min)

Suzuki Music Sense Classes

Suzuki Book 1+, for Ages 6-12 years
Designed to present the theoretical component of music in a fun and interactive way. The classes provide an opportunity for students to grow musically, and also to develop friendships and relationships with their peers. Students will begin to support one another as they learn and play review pieces together. Course materials will be required (additional fee applies).

Instructor: Rita Thatcher
Day/Time: Thursday, 3:45pm
Weeks: 34
Tuition: $410

Suzuki Violin & Cello

Suzuki Violin Preschool Preparatory Class

Age 3 – 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 1:15pm
Weeks: 16
Tuition: $220*

*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.

Day/Time: Varies
Weeks: 36
Tuition: $822.60

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.

Day/Time: Varies
Weeks: 36
Tuition: $1377 (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* / $400

*Included enrichment class for students enrolled in private string 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.

Instructor: Miya Otake
Day/Time: Varies
Weeks: 36
Tuition: $822.60 (20 min)