facebook

Suzuki

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 Faculty

Violin Instructors: Nicole Moody, Heeja Questad, Jean Vilkelis, Nettie R. West
Cello Instructors: Nicole Moody, Jean Vilkelis
Piano Instructors: 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 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.

Attention Violin and Cello Parents: Violin and cello sizes fit the child, who should be measured by the teacher or the strings retailer. Rental allows you to change instrument 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. For violin or cello rentals, contact Stamell Strings at (845) 337-3030 or Joseph Regh Violins at (845) 297-2521.

Suzuki piano and cello students may register for individual lessons only.
Suzuki VIOLiN STUDENTS may register for individual lessons and/or group class.

Pre-Twinkler Suzuki Violin Ages 3-4 | MUX 199

(6 Sessions) Includes parental instruction. This small group class consists of 6 Group Sessions and 4/30-minute individual lessons with Jean Vilkelis. This class is for young children who want to begin to learn to play the violin. 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 study. Instruments required by the third session. 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 class dates are: Saturdays 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/23 and 6/30. Individual lesson dates will be arranged with the instructor.

5133 10 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. (S) 5/19-6/30 DCC J. Vilkelis $160

Suzuki Violin Group for New Beginners Ages 5-7 | MUX 200

(6 Sessions) Includes parental instruction. This small group class consists of 6 Group Sessions and 4/30-minute individual lessons with Jean Vilkelis. This class is for young children who want to begin to learn to play the violin. 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 study. Instruments required by the third session. 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 class dates are: Saturdays 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, and 6/30. Individual lesson dates will be arranged with the instructor.

5134 10 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (S) 5/19-6/30 DCC J. Vilkelis $160

Suzuki Violin Group for Advanced Beginners Ages 5-8 | MUX 203

For advanced beginners from previous semester. Sections 10 and 11 consist of 6 group sessions and 4/30-minute individual lessons with Jean Vilkelis. Section 10 group class dates: 5/5, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, and 6/30. Section 11 group class dates: 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 and 8/18. Individual lesson dates will be arranged with the instructor.

5147 10 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (S) 5/5-6/30 DCC J. Vilkelis $160
5149 11 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (S) 7/14-8/18 DCC J. Vilkelis $160

Sections 12 and 13 (6 Sessions each) consist of 6 group sessions for advanced beginner students interested in group only or students taking individual lessons with other Suzuki violin instructors.

5151 12 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (S) 5/5-6/30 DCC J. Vilkelis $80
5154 13 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (S) 7/14-8/18 DCC J. Vilkelis $80

Contact

Music School

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 431-8916
Laura G. Doe, Director
Hours