Suzuki for 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
Suzuki Strings Coordinator: Nettie R. West
Violin Instructors: Julie Paradies, Heeja Questad, Sara Silva, Nettie R. West
Cello Instructors: Nicole Moody, Jean Vilkelis
Piano Instructors: Ariana Barkeshli, Richard Devens, Beverly Poyerd and Nettie R. West
Instruments and Materials:
Suzuki’s book “Nurtured by Love” is required reading material for parents. Each child/parent team obtains listening CDs 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: Please 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 often may be applied to purchase when ready. Some dealers allow trade-ins on purchased instruments as well.
REQUIRED SUZUKI PARENT ORIENTATION: Saturday, August 27, 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 individual lessons and/or group class.
Suzuki piano students may register for individual lessons only.
Pre-Twinkler Suzuki Violin and Cello MUX 199 ages 3 - 4
(8 Sessions) Includes parental instruction. This small group class is for young children who want to begin to learn 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. Instruments required by the third session. Class dates are 9/3, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12 and 12/3.
5210 10 10:15 a.m.-11 a.m (S) 9/3-12/3 DCC S. Silva $140
Suzuki Violin and Cello Beginner Groups MUX 200 ages 5 - 7
Sections 10, 11 and 12 are for violin beginners ages 5-7 or advanced beginners from previous semester. For violin rentals, contact Stamell Strings or Joseph Regh Violins after children are measured on the first class date. Sections 10 & 11 (12 Sessions) consist of 8 violin group sessions and 4/30-minute individual lessons with Sara Silva. Class dates are Saturdays 9/3, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, and 12/3. Individual lesson dates will be arranged with the instructor. Section 10 is for Violin New Beginners. Section 11 is for Violin Advanced Beginners.
5214 10 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (S) 9/3-12/3 DCC S. Silva $200
5691 11 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. (S) 9/3-12/3 DCC S. Silva $200
Section 12 (8 Sessions) consists of 8 Group Sessions for Advanced Beginner students interested in GROUP ONLY or students taking individual lessons with other Suzuki violin instructors.
5216 12 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. (S) 9/3-12/3 DCC S. Silva $100