Community Music School of Ann Arbor

Suzuki Programs for violin (ages 3 yrs +)

 

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, a Japanese violinist and teacher, founded a music education movement in the 1950s based on the premise that all children are born with musical ability. The Suzuki approach is modeled after the way young children learn to communicate in their native language. A child will need encouragement and a positive attitude from its parents and teachers.Parents that are new to the Suzuki method are required to attend an introduction to the Suzuki philosophy, before the beginning of the child’s study. Parental participation, support in lessons, and practice at home, are essential to success. Prior knowledge of music is not needed, but parents must be willing to be very involved in the learning process. Numerous performances are offered throughout the year, and performance is a requirement.

About the Suzuki Method

The Suzuki Method uses the violin as a medium to teach children the values of hard work, communication, respect, and music education. Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s method seeks to nurture children within a musical environment to create a noble character and a sensitive heart, as well as development of left- and right-brains through musical and instrumental skills, movement, and self-expression. At AA-SPA we also strive to instill skills of independent problem-solving. The method begins with a period of “parent education” in which the parent and teacher meet to better prepare for the education of the child. These sessions with parents are considered individual lessons and are included in the tuition.

Group Classes

Students attend a group lesson weekly in addition to private instruction. The Suzuki method is a nurturing and fun environment - and the presence of one's peers is meant to positively motivate young students.  At AA-SPA we offer a Pre-Twinkle Group Class, and a Group I Class.

Summer Suzuki Violin Group Classes

Pre-Twinkle (30min Class) with Miss Wang
Tuesday's, 6:00-6:30pm | Starts July 8th
$40 | 5 Sessions **$15 if combined with Private Lessons

Suzuki Group I (45min Class) with Miss Bonnie Lyn Paige
Thursdays, 6:00-6:45pm | Starts June 12th
$90 | 9 Sessions  **$65  if combined with Private Lessons

 

Combined Fall and Spring terms Private Lessons (15 lessons each):
5% discount applied on or before Fall term registration deadline:
30-minute | $997.50
45-minutes | $1425
60-minute | $1852.50
(Payment plans are available)

Single Term Private Lessons (15 lessons):
30-minute | $525
45-minutes | $750
60-minute | $975

Suzuki Violin Group Classes
Pre-Twinkle (30min Class)
Mondays, 6:00-6:30pm:
  Fall & Spring Combined: $155 | 20 sessions  **$137 if combined with Private Lessons
                              OR $80 / term | 10 Sessions  **$72 / term if combined with Private Lessons

Suzuki Group I (45min Class)
Thursdays, 6:00-6:45pm:
  Fall & Spring Combined: $228 | 20 sessions  **$203 if combined with Private Lessons
                            OR $120 / term | 10 Sessions  **$95 / term if combined with Private Lessons

Flexible private lessons (4-14 Lessons)
30-minute | $40
45-minutes | $55
60-minute | $70

Add – Ons*
30-minute   $35
45-minute   $50
60-minute   $65

* Additional lessons taken beyond the 15 per term.  

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of the instructors, Miss Colleen or Miss Bonnie, please call the office at 734.213.2000

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