Suzuki

Suzuki for Violin, Cello and Piano

Suzuki philosophy states that every child can develop musical ability. Children begin study at an early age since initial learning takes place through listening and the development of the ear and memory. Attention is given to tone, expression and the technique to achieve them. Parental involvement in lessons/classes/home practice is essential to the child’s success.

PRIVATE AND GROUP SUZUKI LESSONS FOR CHILDREN

Suzuki students register for weekly lessons. Suzuki violin students may register for a group class at the appropriate level. Parent attends each lesson or group class. Individual lessons focus on mastery of the instrument, while group classes develop ensemble skills needed for orchestral playing. With permission of the instructor, parent and child may share a semi-private lesson in which both learn to play the instrument.

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS: (14 sessions)

Section 10 30-minute lessons $395
Section 11 45-minute lessons $580
Section 12 60-minute lessons $770
Smaller lesson packages are available with approval of instructor.

SUZUKI FACULTY

Suzuki Strings Coordinator: Nettie R. West
Violin Instructors: Julie Paradies, Heeja Questad, Sara Silva, Nettie R. West
Cello Instructor: Jean Vilkelis
Piano Instructors: Ariana Barkeshli, Richard Devens, Beverly Poyerd, Nettie R. West

INSTRUMENTS AND MATERIALS:

Suzuki’s book “Nurtured by Love” is required reading material for parents. Each child/parent team obtains listening CDs and books appropriate to the curriculum. Suzuki piano instruction requires an acoustic piano or a digital keyboard with weighted full-size touch-sensitive keys and at least 6 ½ octaves for home practice. 

For violin or cello rentals, contact Stamell Strings at (845) 337-3030 or Joseph Regh Violins at (845) 297-2521.

Attention Violin Parents: Violin sizes fit the child, who should be measured by the teacher. Rental allows you to change violin size as your child grows, and rental fees may often be applied to purchase when ready. Some dealers allow trade-ins on purchased instruments as well.

REQUIRED SUZUKI PARENT ORIENTATION 

Saturday, January 16, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This class is required for parents of all new Suzuki students and is open to other interested parents. Since success in the Suzuki approach is dependent on the parent’s role, enrollment in this parents-only class is essential. Instructors: Beverly Poyerd and Nettie R. West

SUZUKI VIOLIN STUDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR: SUZUKI INDIVIDUAL LESSONS AND/OR GROUP CLASS. Suzuki piano students register for individual lessons only.

MUX 199 PRE-TWINKLER SUZUKI VIOLIN AND CELLO (AGES 3-4)

(8 sessions) Includes parental instruction. This small group class is for young children who want to begin to learn to play violin or cello. Goals are to develop focus, balance, rhythm and musical sense in a loving and supportive environment and to prepare parent and child for successful violin or cello study. Suzuki orientation is recommended. For instrument rentals (and appointments for size/fitting), contact Stamell Strings at (845) 337-3030. Instruments will be required by the third session. Class dates are: Saturdays: 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30.
5121   10   10:15 am – 11:00 am   (S)   1/30-4/30   DCC   S. Silva   $120

MUX 200 SUZUKI VIOLIN and cello groups

Sections 10, 11 and 12 are for violin beginners ages 5-7 or advanced beginners from previous semester. Section 13 is for cello advanced beginners ages 5-7 from previous semester. For violin and cello rentals, contact Stamell Strings at (845) 337-3030 or Joseph Regh Violins at (845) 297-2521, after children are measured on the first class date.

Sections 10 & 11 (12 Sessions) consist of eight Violin Group Sessions and four 30-minute individual lessons with Sara Silva. Section 10 is for new beginners; Section 11 is for advanced beginners from previous semester. Group class dates are Saturdays 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30. Individual lesson dates will be arranged with the instructor.

Section 10 is for Violin New Beginners:
5123   10   11:00 am - 11:45 am   (S)   1/30-4/30   DCC   S. Silva  $200

Section 11 is for Violin Advanced Beginners:
5124   11   9:30 am - 10:15 am   (S)   1/30-4/30   DCC   S. Silva   $200

Section 12 (8 Sessions) consists of eight Group Sessions for advanced beginner violin students interested in group only or students taking individual lessons with other Suzuki violin instructors.
5125   12   9:30 am - 10:15 am   (S)   1/30-4/30   DCC   S. Silva   $100

Section 13 This section is for Cello Advanced Beginners (12 Sessions). Sessions consist of eight Cello Group Sessions and four 30-minute individual lessons with Jean Vilkelis. Prerequisite: Completion of MUX 199 Section 10. Group class dates are: Saturdays 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/16, 4/30. Individual lesson dates will be arranged with the instructor.
5234   13   9:30 am - 10:15 am   (S)   1/23-4/30   DCC   J. Vilkelis   $200