The Manchester Community Music School Suzuki Program
Program Coordinator: Deborah Markow
Suzuki Violin and Viola Instructors: Deborah Markow, Chris Cavanaugh, Rebecca Carle
Suzuki Flute Instructor: Judy Teehan
Suzuki Piano Instructor: Piper Runnion-Bareford, Terri Barton
Not sure your child is ready for private study?
Check out the Suzuki Readiness classes found w/ Early Childhood Classes.
About the Suzuki Method – ages 3 years – adult
The Suzuki Method of music education began in the middle of the 20th century by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki believed that the best and most effective way to learn music is to be exposed to it from a very early age. He calls this the “mother tongue” method—young children learn to play an instrument in the same way that they learn their own language: by listening, absorbing, and copying. The parent attends the lesson as an integral part of the learning process. In general, the age at which a child is taught to read music is the same as when he or she is learning to read books in his or her own language. Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy is one of “Talent Education”; he does not believe that only certain people are born with “a gift”, or “talent”, rather that each child has infinite potential. He believes that in teaching the child music, a medium for the emotional and spiritual growth of the child is being created.
Instruments taught using the Suzuki Method at the Music School: violin, viola, cello, flute, and piano.
Private Instruction is at the heart of our Suzuki Program.
Summer Tuition – Session Begins June 24th (register anytime with pro-rated tuition) Register Today
30 minute lesson: 6 weeks: $249 8 weeks: $299
45 minute lesson: 6 weeks: $339 8 weeks: $399
60 minute lesson: 6 weeks: $449 8 weeks: $549
Building a Learning Community – Suzuki Open House May 10th 5:30 – 7:30
Description: Experience the Suzuki Method first hand! Come and learn what this unique approach is all about, how it will benefit your child, and the commitment level involved. These will be inspiring, fun and informative events that will help you make a decision about whether or not to enter into the world of Suzuki!
5:30 – 6:00 Student performances
Suzuki piano, violin and flute students will share their playing in a recital format. Families and visitors are welcomed. Time will be allotted for Q&A throughout the recital. Come and learn more about the Suzuki Approach.
6:00 – 6:30 Class Time!
During this 30 minute block, students will participate in a class and explore either rhythm and note reading or music history highlights. Parent will attend a class as well! The success of the Suzuki Approach is built upon the triangle of Parent, Teacher and Child. This parent class will look at ways to compliment and strengthen the triangle.
6:30 – 7:00 Student performances
Suzuki piano, violin and flute students will share their playing in a recital format. Families and visitors are welcomed.
Time will be allotted for Q&A throughout the recital. Come and learn more about the Suzuki Approach.
Ages: All Ages
Class Time: Friday 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Dates: May 10, 2013