Suzuki Violin

Foster your love of music and develop lifelong learning skills through the  Suzuki Violin program.  Lessons are taught in a nurturing environment that involves both the parent and the instructor in the learning process.  Appropriate for beginners between the ages of 4 and 7; once in the program, students can continue their studies through age 15.

Schedule

Instructor, Lisa Humphrey
Saturday sessions
Dates: January 9 – March 26, 2016
Group lessons  - January 30, February 27 and March 26, 2016
Lessons take place in Performing Arts Center Room 47
 

Cost

$395 per 12-week session

Advanced Studio: $535 per 12-week session; Instructor permission required

Cost includes nine 30- or 45-minute private lessons and three 45-minute group lessons. Cost does not include instrument use or rental; violins will not be needed for the first few classes. Each child will be measured for proper instrument sizing.
All classes are self-sustaining and subject to minimum enrollments. A full refund is granted if a program is canceled. No reduction in fees is given for late arrival, early departure or expulsion for disciplinary matters. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to youth@wwu.edu 12 working days prior to the first day of your session; a $50 handling charge will be deducted.

Registration information.

Printable registration form.

Suzuki Method

Suzuki ViolinSuzuki's philosophy rests in the premise that given the right environment, any child can learn to do anything. In a Suzuki Violin, all children are encouraged to strive for their potential. As a result, practice is based on the number of repetitions rather than the quantity of time. The goals are to create happy children, foster a love of music, develop character and learn skills that will transfer to other areas of life. Your child will learn communication skills, problem solving, organizational skills and hand-eye coordination; the list is endless.

The Suzuki violin teaching method emphasizes the Triangle, where the child resides at the peak and the parent and teacher form the base.  Parents play an important role in learning the violin and their involvement will directly affect how successful their child is. Working to accomplish goals together, and instilling the discipline of working at something on a daily basis in an organized manner, are skills that will benefit children for the rest of their lives.

Suzuki emphasizes positive experiences in a non-judgmental atmosphere.  Not only is it a well-conceived technical and musical progression, but techniques are broken down into small, achievable steps so any child can succeed. Suzuki students attend a monthly group class in addition to their private lessons.

For more information on the Suzuki method, please visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ website.

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