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.
INSTRUMENTS AND MATERIALS
Suzuki’s book “Nurtured by Love” is required reading material for parents. Each child/parent team obtains listening CD’s 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 10, 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
BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE GROUP CLASS
SUZUKI PIANO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL LESSONS ONLY.
MUX 199 PRE-TWINKLER SUZUKI VIOLIN and Cello (AGES 3-4)
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. Instruments are required by the third session. Suzuki Parent Orientation is recommended. No class: 2/14, 3/28, 4/4.
Section 10 is for new beginners. (10 Sessions)
5010 10 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (S) 1/31-4/25 DCC J Vilkelis $140
Section 11 is for continuing Suzuki cello (6 Sessions: 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/11)
5011 11 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. (S) 1/24-4/11 DCC J Vilkelis $80
Section 12 is for continuing Suzuki violin 1 (6 Sessions: 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/11)
5012 12 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (S) 1/24-4/11 DCC J Vilkelis $80
Section 13 is for continuing Suzuki violin 2 – for students with more than one semester of
Pre-Twinkler Suzuki violin (6 Sessions: 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/11)
5013 13 1:00 p.m.-1:45 a.m. (S) 1/24-4/11 DCC J Vilkelis $80