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.
SUZUKI FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO
Suzuki students register for a weekly private lesson. Parent attends each lesson. Suzuki violin students also register for a group class at the appropriate level. Private lessons focus on mastery of the instrument, while group classes develop ensemble skills needed for playing. With permission of the instructor, parent and child may share a semiprivate lesson in which both learn to play the instrument.
SUZUKI PIANO AND CELLO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL LESSONS ONLY.
PRIVATE LESSONS: (14 SESSIONS)
Section 10 30-minute lessons $385
Section 11 45-minute lessons $565
Section 12 60-minute lessons $750
Smaller lesson packages are available with approval of Music School Director Julie Wegener at (845) 431-8916.
SUZUKI COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM – AGES 5 AND UP
SUZUKI VIOLIN STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR SUZUKI INDIVIDUAL LESSONS AND A GROUP CLASS AT THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL
MUX200 SUZUKI VIOLIN BEGINNER GROUP (AGES 5-7)
Section 10 (4 sessions) Group meets 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/24
5201 10 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (S) 7/20-8/24 DCC N. West $80
MUX196 MULTI-LEVEL VIOLIN PLAYING GROUP
This class is for students taking Suzuki lessons at DCC or privately. We will review our Suzuki pieces together from the Twinkles into Book 3 using games and duets. Fiddle tunes will be included. Students will have a chance to experience group playing, as well as solos.
Register for one or more sessions. Sections 70 and 71 are held at instructor’s Lagrangeville home studio; section 10 at DCC (in the Pine Grove, weather permitting).
Instructor: Nettie R. West
5202 70 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (W) 7/24 Studio N. West $20
5203 71 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (W) 7/31 Studio N. West $20
5204 10 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. (S) 8/3 DCC N. West $20
MUX201 FUN WITH IMPROVISATION FOR SUZUKI VIOLINISTS
Students will be introduced to a new musical language - improvisation. Guided exercises and recordings will aid their creativity. Previous students will be guides and examples. It’s fun for everybody because there’s no such thing as a mistake!
Register for one or more sessions.
Class is held at instructor’s Lagrangeville home studio.
5205 70 5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. (W) 6/5 Studio N. West $20
5266 71 5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. (W) 6/12 Studio N. West $20
Suzuki Strings Coordinator: Nettie R. West.
VIOLIN Instructors: Heeja Questad, Siobhan Solberg, 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 tapes 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.