Curriculum

Introductory Classes

Group Musicianship/Theory and Performance

Instrumental Group Instruction

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Interested in the Suzuki Method but have no idea where to begin? 

Our weekly introductory class  for new families of 3 and 4 year olds are offered on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays at 10 am or Saturdays  at 2 pm. This class is designed to answer your questions and give you a sample of lessons in the Suzuki method.

Both parent and child learn together. No experience necessary. Classes are limited based on enrollment. 

Instrumental Group Instruction

Group Musicianship/Theory and Performance

Instrumental Group Instruction

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In the beginning years of instruction, students are grouped in small groups. Up to 3 students are in a beginning POD and in the higher levels a maximum of  2 students in a TEAM. Depending on the program level of the student, each student will receive individual instruction during their group instrumental tutoring session; similar to a master class setting.   

For example, in a beginning POD setting a beginner receives 5-8 minutes of individual instruction with the teacher perhaps working on a soft bow balance or a preview of a new piece, and in the more advanced TEAMS a student receives 20-30 minutes of individual instruction on their working piece. Advanced TEAMS receive private instruction given on a bi-monthly schedule for additional assistance.

Group Musicianship/Theory and Performance

Group Musicianship/Theory and Performance

Group Musicianship/Theory and Performance

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Scheduled twice a month in conjunction with instrumental group instruction, students are grouped by grade level and meet with the teacher a second time during the week to work on musicianship skills such as aural training and the theory and history of western music. These theory classes are in preparation for the annual ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) exams. 

All Students also get to experience playing in a larger group once a month in our monthly All Studio Group class

Reading Orchestra

Reading Orchestra

Group Musicianship/Theory and Performance

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Designed to help the younger player with the ability to read music. A pre-cursor to the Chamber Ensembles, these students range anywhere from violin and viola books 2-4 and ages 7-10. Included in yearly tuition.

Chamber

Reading Orchestra

Viola Group Class

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Violin students in books 5+ and Viola students in books 3+ are enrolled in the Chamber Orchestra which explores other types of literature outside of the Suzuki Philosophy. Included in yearly tuition.

Viola Group Class

Reading Orchestra

Viola Group Class

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New! Although violins and violas share the stage, it is quite a treat to have a viola Suzuki repertoire group class! Included in yearly tuition