Suzuki lessons start as young as 3 years old and use the method developed by violinist Shinichi Suzuki called the “mother-tongue approach.”
Some of the key elements of this method include:
- Early Beginning
Suzuki lessons begin at age 3 or 4, but it is never too late to start.
- Parent involvement
Parents attend lessons with the child and serve as “home teachers” during the week.
Children learn words after hearing them spoken hundreds of times by others. Children will listen to the Suzuki pieces so that they will know them by heart.
- Music reading
Children learn to read after they can speak. In the same way, children play songs they know on their instrument before learning to read music.
- Learning with other children.
Along with private lessons, regular group classes give children additional learning opportunities and fun with their peers.
Traditional lessons start the beginning student on reading music and playing at the same time. Depending on the instructor and instrument, usually private lessons start around age 7, when the child is reading fluently.
Our lesson coordinator will discuss your goals for your study with you and will then find the teacher that will be a best fit for you. Trial lessons are available upon request.
Lesson length is determined during your initial meeting. At the beginning, when students are very young, Suzuki Lessons are 15-minutes weekly.
Semester tuition (18 weeks)
15-minute lessons $270
30-minute lessons $540
45-minute lessons $810
60-minute lessons $1080
The summer session is 12 weeks. You choose the weeks you will be taking lessons and then pay only for those lessons.
Yes, need-based financial aid is available to all families and individuals. We believe that music is an integral part of everyone’s life. Read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.
Suzuki students participate in two recitals a year that are free and open to the public. Students may also play for community events and at local retirement homes.