Are you thinking about joining the Suzuki Program, but want to ease into it a bit? Are you unsure about learning online, or if your child is ready for private lessons yet?
The Suzuki Musical Beginners group class is the perfect stepping stone to introduce you and your child to the Suzuki Method.
Classes begin with four online Parent Education sessions to help you get comfortable with the skills and methods taught in the Suzuki Program. The remaining online classes will be interactive instruction where the teacher will help you create a fun and engaging musical environment for your child at home.
We call this a “pre-instrument class,” meaning students learn how to care for an instrument and develop the muscles to hold and play a violin or cello correctly using a box instrument, without fear of dropping or damaging it. We’ll provide you with your box instrument and a packet of musical materials.
The Japanese teacher Shinichi Suzuki believed that every child can learn to speak, and then read, the language of music in a nurturing environment. It takes time for young kids to learn to “speak” the language of music, so while they’re learning about instruments, they’re also participating in fun, engaging general music activities like singing melodies, pitch recognition, creating rhythms, building fine motor skills, and the foundational skills needed to prepare for private lessons and the full Suzuki Program.
Fall 2020 Semester includes:
- 4 Parent Education Classes on Wednesdays, 7:15 – 8:00 pm, on 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, taught by Sarah Bacon and Deborah Palmer
- 10 Suzuki Group classes for students and parents on Saturdays, 10:00 – 10:30 am, beginning 10/31, taught by Deborah Palmer
Ready to register? Have questions about the Suzuki Musical Kids class?
Give us a call and we’ll connect you to our Suzuki Department Chair, Sarah Bacon, who can help you decide whether this class is right for your family.
Not ready to make a decision yet?
Our door (the physical one and the virtual one) is always open when you’re ready to think about music and activities for your kids. Sign up for emails to hear more about upcoming classes (online and onsite), free demos, and fun resources to use at home:
Or fill out our quick inquiry form to have a staff member help you decide which program would work best: