Suzuki

Suzuki

The Suzuki Method – ages 3 years to 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.

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, Terry Barton

Not sure your child is ready for private study?

Check out the Suzuki Readiness classes found w/ Early Childhood Classes.

Building a Learning Community – Suzuki Open House April 4 5:00 – 7:00

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! The format of each Open House is structured differently. Here is an example of what the evening could include!

5:00-5:30              Register

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 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Date: April 4, 2014

Tuition: Free
Suzuki Group Classes

Group classes are an essential piece to the Suzuki Method of instruction. Classes provide an opportunity for students and parents to listen and observe others’ teaching and learning. The following set of group classes are organized by instrument and level of instruction. Group classes are offered for students already enrolled in private Suzuki lessons.

Class Title: Suzuki String Class
Description:  Group Violin Classes offered in 3 levels. A full calendar of classes available mid-September.
Instructor:  Debbie Markow, Rebecca Carle
Level 1: pre-twinklers through Book 1
Level 2: Book 2
Level 3: Books 3 and 4
Ages:  NA
Class Time:  Fridays 5:30 – 6:30
Number of weeks: 5
Dates: Book 1 – 10/4, 11/1, 2/7 & 3/7, Book 2 – 10/11, 11/8, 2/21 & 3/14, Books 3 & 4 – 10/18, 11/15, 2/21 & 3/21

Suzuki String Class Tuition: $75 for all five classes or $15 per class for non-Music School Suzuki students
*Free for Manchester Community Music School private lesson students.

Class Title: Suzuki Piano Group Class
Description:  Group Piano Class (3 separate levels)
Instructor:  Piper Runnion-Bareford, Terry Barton
Twinklers (Twinkle thru Little Playmates)
Group 1 (End of Book 1)
Group 2 (Book 2)
Group 3 (Book 3)
Ages: NA
Class Time: Group 1 – Fridays 5:45-6:45, Twinklers/Groups 2 & 3 – Fridays 6:00 – 7:00
Number of weeks: 4
Dates: Twinklers – 10/25, 11/8, 2/21 & 3/14, Group 1 – 10/11, 11/8, 2/14 & 3/21, Groups 2 & 3 – 10/4, 11/1, 2/7 & 3/7

Suzuki Piano Group Tuition: $60 for all four classes or $15 per class for non-Music School Suzuki students
*Free for Manchester Community Music School private lesson students.