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 $390
Section 11 45-minute lessons $570
Section 12 60-minute lessons $760
Smaller lesson packages are available with approval of Music School Director Julie Wegener at (845) 431-8916.
Suzuki Strings Coordinator: Nettie R. West
Violin: Julie Paradies, Heeja Questad, Nettie R. West
Cello: Jean Vilkelis
Piano: Ariana Barkeshli, Richard Devens, Beverly Poyerd, Nettie R. West
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
Sat., Jan. 11 , 11 a.m. to 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. Instructor: 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 (AGES 3-4)
(7 Sessions) Includes Parental Instruction. This class is for young children who want to begin to learn to play violin. Goals are to develop focus, balance, rhythm and musical sense in a loving and supportive environment and also prepare parent and child for successful violin study. Suzuki Parent Orientation is required. Violin sizes should be measured by the teacher. 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.
Group meets 1/18, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12 and 4/26
5015 10 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (S) 1/18-4/26 DCC N. West $100
MUX200 SUZUKI VIOLIN GROUPS
(7 Sessions) This class is for BEGINNERS AGES 5-7 or continuing 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 measuredon the first class date. Group meets 1/18, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12 and 4/26.
5016 10 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (S) 1/18-4/26 DCC N. West $100
(6 Sessions) INTERMEDIATE GROUP to review our pieces together. Includes learning duet parts to the Suzuki pieces, play some fiddle and rounds, plus two fun improvisation sessions. Group meets 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/20, 4/4, 4/24 in Lagrangeville studio.
5017 70 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (R) 1/23-4/24 Studio N. West $75
SUZUKI PIANO AND CELLO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL LESSONS ONLY.