Violin, Cello and Piano
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.
PRIVATE AND GROUP SUZUKI LESSONS FOR CHILDREN
Suzuki students register for weekly lessons. Suzuki violin students may register for a group class at the appropriate level. Parent attends each lesson or group class. Individual lessons focus on mastery of the instrument, while group classes develop ensemble skills needed for orchestral playing. With permission of the instructor, parent and child may share a semi-private lesson in which both learn to play the instrument.
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS: (14 sessions)
Section 10 30-minute lessons $395
Section 11 45-minute lessons $580
Section 12 60-minute lessons $770
Smaller lesson packages are available
with approval of instructor.
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.
Attention Violin Parents:
Violin sizes fit the child, who should be measured by the teacher.
Rental allows you to change violin size as your child grows, and rental fees may often be applied to purchase when ready. Some dealers allow trade-ins on purchased instruments as well.
REQUIRED SUZUKI PARENT ORIENTATION:
Saturday, September 6, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This class is required for parents of all new Suzuki students and is open to other interested parents. Since success in the Suzuki approach is dependent on the parent’s role, enrollment in this PARENTS ONLY class is essential.
Instructors: Beverly Poyerd and Nettie R. West
SUZUKI VIOLIN STUDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR:
SUZUKI INDIVIDUAL LESSONS AND/OR BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE GROUP CLASS
MUX 199 PRE-TWINKLER SUZUKI VIOLIN and Cello (AGES 3-4)
(10 Sessions) Includes parental instruction. This small group class is for young children who want to begin to learn to play violin or cello. Goals are to develop focus, balance, rhythm and musical sense in a loving and supportive environment and to prepare parent and child for successful violin or cello study. Suzuki Parent Orientation is recommended.
No class: 9/27, 10/18, 11/22, 11/29
Section 10 is for new beginners. Instruments required by the third session.
5010 10 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. (S) 9/13-12/13 DCC J Vilkelis $140
Section 11 is for continuing Suzuki cello
5011 11 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (S) 9/13-12/13 DCC J Vilkelis $140
Section 12 is for continuing Suzuki violin 1
5012 12 9:30 a.m.-10:15 p.m. (S) 9/13-12/13 DCC J Vilkelis $140
Section 13 is for continuing Suzuki violin 2 – for students with more than one semester of
Pre-Twinkler Suzuki violin
5013 13 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (S) 9/13-12/13 DCC J Vilkelis $140
MUX200 SUZUKI VIOLIN GROUPS
Sections 10, 11 and 12 are for BEGINNERS AGES 5-7 or advanced beginners from previous semester. For violin rentals, contact Stamell Strings at (845) 337-3030 or Joseph Regh Violins at (845) 297-2521, after children are measured on the first class date.
Sections 10 and 11 (12 Sessions) consist of eight Group Sessions and four 30-minute individual lessons with Nettie West.
Section 10 is for new beginners; Section 11 is for advanced beginners from previous semester. Class dates 9/13, 9/27, 10/5, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13.
Individual lesson dates will be arranged with the instructor.
5014 10 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (S) 9/13-12/13 DCC N West $200
5015 11 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (S) 9/13-12/13 DCC N West $200
Section 12 (8 Sessions) consists of 8 Group Sessions for beginning students interested in group only or students taking individual lessons with other Suzuki violin instructors.
5016 12 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (S) 9/13-12/13 DCC N West $100
(8 Sessions) In the INTERMEDIATE GROUP we review our pieces together. Includes learning duet parts to the Suzuki pieces, playing some fiddle tunes and rounds, plus two fun improvisation sessions. Class dates 9/11, 9/25, 10/2, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18.
Group meets in Lagrangeville studio.
5017 70 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (R) 9/11-12/18 Studio N West $100