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Suzuki Violin

Suzuki Violin

Learning to play violin using the Suzuki method provides students with an in-depth learning experience that combines individual lessons and group classes. Students as young as 4 years old can participate in Suzuki instruction, depending upon faculty recommendation.

Private Lesson Component

A unique feature of the Suzuki program is that the parent is actively involved in the learning process. It is the responsibility of the parent to attend all lessons, groups, and recitals with the child and supervise the home practice. One of the most important components for success is the parent’s willingness to spend time working closely with the child and teacher. The goal of the private lesson is to have the student learn the skills required to play the instrument with special emphasis on tone production and musicality while also developing a positive parent-teacher-student relationship.

Group class Component

Group Suzuki classes are wonderful opportunities to motivate your child. They offer a chance to hear pieces that will be worked on in the future and the opportunity to recognize and apply the skills already learned. There are also two other important purposes for having group Suzuki classes:

  • First, group classes give children a musical peer group with whom they can identify. Group playing is often slightly below the lesson material level. This gives the students the opportunity to play with each other in a non-threatening environment, develop self-confidence and poise in a group, and obtain motivation and social enjoyment from their peers and friends.

  • Second, classes are preparation for ensemble work. Playing in a group class involves an entirely different set of skills than playing alone. Group activities are used to develop a sense of ensemble while reviewing and polishing various technical and musical points in an enjoyable and stimulating environment.

You and your child are expected to attend all group classes. It is very difficult for both the teacher and the student to make real progress in ensemble work if the same group is not there as expected. Please do not send your child to group classes alone. The group class is just as important for the child as it is for the parent and also gives you a chance to meet other Suzuki parents.

how to participate
  • New student families should contact the school to learn more and to enroll:

Or call 781-721-2950.

tuition (2024-2025)
  • 30-minute private lessons (16) + 45-minute group classes (15) = $1,392
  • 45-minute private lessons (16) + 45-minute group classes (15) = $1,772
  • 60-minute private lessons (16) + 45-minute group classes (15) = $2,152
DayS & TimeS
  • Private lessons to be arranged based on availability of instructors and students
  • Group Class (Book 1A): Fridays, 4:00 – 4:45 PM

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