"every child can learn to play an instrument"
The Suzuki Method is based on the premise that every child can learn to play an instrument the same way that they learn to speak-by listening, imitation and repetition. For more information about Suzuki philosophy, visit the Suzuki Association. Suzuki training can begin with children as young as 4-years-old, and therefore parental involvement is vital for success. The Suzuki Method embraces students of all ages who wish to learn in a nurturing yet challenging environment.
The Music Settlement Suzuki program offers lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano. Instruction begins with weekly lessons and a musicianship class. Instrument-specific group classes and theory classes are added as students become comfortable with their instrument. These classes explore and reinforce repertoire, technique, and musical concepts. Group classes are performance oriented, and serve to expand upon and reinforce private lessons. Advanced students have opportunities to participate in chamber music and The Music Settlement orchestra.
Throughout the year, The Music Settlement Suzuki program offers 12-13 solo student recitals, two program wide play-ins, parent education sessions, and outreach performance opportunities. During the summer, we offer individual lessons, as well as Suzuki Camp for Music Settlement students and non-students studying in the Suzuki method.
There is an introductory class for anyone interested in Suzuki instruction. This class is mandatory for entry into the program. It is normally offered twice during the first semester, as well as during our summer camp. Download our course catalog for more details.
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