Programs Tailor Made for All Needs
The Suzuki Approach was developed in Japan by Dr. Shin'ichi Suzuki as a way of teaching music to young children. It is often called the “mother tongue” method because childsame way they learn to speak their native language – by first listening to the music they will play.
One of the most important tenets of the Suzuki approach is parental involvement. The parent is an active participant in the lessons and acquires the skills necessary to be the home teacher, whose duties include providing a loving, nurturing environment conducive to learning.
The pace of learning is completely individual and unique to each child. In this one-step-at-a-time approach, each skill is broken down into manageable units of practice and each skill is mastered before moving onto the next skill
Repetition and positive reinforcement are important components of the mastery process. Note reading is a necessary but separate skill that is introduced when the student has mastered the elements of posture and is playing “hands together.”
In addition to weekly private lessons, students are offered various opportunities to rehearse together and perform together. Students play the pieces they have polished whether as a large group or smaller ensemble. Those that have had some reading experience are placed in a smaller ensemble and learn supplemental music while reviewing their techniques using the Suzuki repertoire. Rehearsal schedules are based on the performance schedules.
Full registration includes: recitals, recital rehearsals, plus a minimum of three community concerts and rehearsals at events such as: National Anthem Performance at Cavs and/or Indians game (Date TBA); Tree Festival Performance John S Knight Center (Date Nov 29) *Fox 8 Morning Show Performance (Date is likely Dec 18) Other Community Performances (TBA) Note: Music for Performance Class will be a mix of Suzuki music and small group chamber music which will be sent via email and studied in lesson. Music is tailored to level of students enrolled. Rehearsals for each event will occur the Saturday morning before the event. (*Fox 8 & Tree Festival performances will require multiple rehearsals).
Basic registration includes: Two Formal Recitals and all Recital Rehearsals.Tentative Recital Dates: Nov 21, Feb 6, April 24 (choose 2 dates). Various recital rehearsal options will be offered in the weeks leading up to recital
Weekly Private Lessons take place at the instructor's studio location. Students receive feedback and new practice techniques, and parents receive instruction on how to effectively home coach their children.
Tuition for private lessons is billed quarterly, at the beginning of each 8 week session.