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.
SUZUKI VIOLIN STUDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR: SUZUKI INDIVIDUAL LESSONS AND/OR GROUP CLASS
MUX 199 PRE-TWINKLER SUZUKI VIOLIN and Cello (AGES 3-4)
(7 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.
For instrument rentals (and appointments for size/fitting), contact Stamell Strings at (845) 337-3030.
Instruments required by the third session.
5020 10 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
(S) 7/12-8/23 DCC J Vilkelis $110
MUX200 SUZUKI VIOLIN GROUPS
(4 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 measured on the first class date.
Group meets 5/24, 6/7, 7/19, 7/26.
Section 10 is for new beginners
5022 10 10:30 a.m.-11:15 p.m.
(S) 5/24-7/26 DCC N West $70
Section 11 is for continuing beginners
5050 11 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
(S) 5/24-7/26 DCC N West $70
MUX 196 MULTI LEVEL VIOLIN PLAYING GROUP
This class is for students taking Suzuki lessons at DCC or privately. We will be reviewing our Suzuki pieces according to student’s interest and experience. Register for one or more sessions. All sections are held at instructor’s Lagrangeville home studio. Those available may play at the Annual Sing-a-Thon/Play-a-Thon on August 2.
5023 70 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. (W) 7/16 Studio N West $20
5024 71 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. (W) 7/23 Studio N West $20
5025 72 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. (W) 7/30 Studio N West $20