Suzuki Education

“If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” -– S. SUZUKI

Music is the language of the heart without words. – Dr. Suzuki

The Suzuki method was developed by the Japanese violinist/educator Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in the 1950s.  The method focuses on violin onlylistening and technical skill development through positive reinforcement and repetition, in much the same way that one learns to speak.  Through his work, Dr. Suzuki proved that all people, even young children, have the ability to learn if they are raised in a supportive and enriching environment.  Students range in age from three years to adult.

The Suzuki philosophy emphasizes the importance of nurturing the student’s musical growth through a variety of approaches, including family participation and community music-making.  Parents/caregivers of younger students are actively involved in their child’s lesson and continue to work with their child at home between lessons, thus becoming the “home teacher.”  Suzuki families are required to participate in weekly individual lessons and monthly group classes that are arranged by age and ability.  Special interest workshops are occasionally offered to supplement group classes.

Suzuki Instructors
Cello-Anne Brennand
Flute – Whitney Kelley
Guitar – Artem Vovk
Violin – Kat Fritz, Sarah Murray
Piano – Barbara Grout, Amanda Setlik Jones

For more information about the Suzuki Method, visit www.suzukiassociation.org

For information about Suzuki Method faculty, see our faculty list at  www.COmusic.org/about-us/faculty/.

Required Parent/Caregiver Education Class or Lesson – NEW!
Because parent/caregiver involvement is a fundamental component of the Suzuki structure it is very important that they have some basic information about the program.  Parents/caregivers are required to attend one free meeting before beginning lessons or may choose to use the first, paid lesson as a parent/caregiver educational meeting.  Parents may also attend this meeting if they are interested in the Suzuki Method and would like more information.

Fall Term:
Tuesday, September 2, 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 1, 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 7, 5:00pm
Saturday, December 6, 10:00am

Winter/Spring Term:
Monday, January 5, 6:00pm
Friday, February 6, 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 3, 5:30pm
Thursday, April 2, 10:00am

 

violinsMonthly Suzuki group classes
Suzuki group classes reinforce concepts and repertoire introduced in
private lessons. Depending on the level of the group they may include
pre-Twinkle songs, instrumental position games, an introduction to note-reading, and/or review of the Suzuki repertoire in an ensemble setting. Students enrolled in Suzuki lessons are required to also enroll in the appropriate group class.

Cello –  Anne Brennand, TBD
Flute – Whitney Kelley, TBD

Piano – Amanda Setlik Jones, Barbara Grout
Saturdays: Beginner 1:00pm-2:00pm
Intermediate 2:00pm-3:00pm,
Advanced 3:00pm-4:00pm
Fall Term: September 6, October 4, November 1, December 13
Winter/Spring Term: January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 2 & 16,
April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18
Tuition: Fall – $60. Winter/Spring – $75.

Violin Groups Mondays or Saturdays
Mondays: 4:00pm-4:45pm, Pre-Twinkle, Kathryn Kilian Vovk
4:45pm-5:30pm, Beginner, Kathryn Kilian Vovk
5:30pm-6:15pm, Intermediate, Sarah Murray
Fall Term: September 22, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17,
December 1 & 15
Winter/Spring Term: January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 2 & 16,
April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18
Tuition: Fall – $105. Winter/Spring – $150.
Saturdays: 11:00am-11:45am, Pre-Twinkle, Kathryn Kilian Vovk
11:45am-12:30pm, Beginner, Kathryn Kilian Vovk
12:30pm-1:15pm, Intermediate, Sarah Murray
Fall Term: September 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15, December 13
Winter/Spring Term: January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, March 14,
April 11 & 25, May 2 & 16
Tuition: Fall – $90. Winter/Spring – $135.


Guitar Groups

Mondays: Beginner 4:00pm-4:45pm
Intermediate 4:45pm-5:30pm
Fall Term: September 22, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17,
December 1 & 15
Winter/Spring Term: January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 2 & 16,
April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18
Tuition: Fall – $105. Winter/Spring – $150.

 

 

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