SUZUKI PREPARATORY PROGRAM
FOR STRING PLAYERS
AGES 4 AND UP
The Suzuki Preparatory Program welcomes Suzuki students of all levels ages 4 and up studying violin, viola, and cello. The Preparatory Program supplements conventional Suzuki classes through our innovative cross curriculum, offering a robust and complete music education in a fun and engaging atmosphere.
Preparatory Classes include:
- EURHYTHMICS: A kinesthetic approach to teaching music education that emphasizes the concepts of singing, rhythm, and improvisation using the body as the instrument, thereby enhancing physical awareness and experience of musical expression.
- PERFORMANCE CLASS: A once per month recital class that strengthens students' performance techniques, builds confidence on stage, and develops proper audience etiquette. Performance Class is offered in lieu of the other classes on the last Saturday of every month.
- NOTE READERS: For students who are Suzuki Book 2 and above, this reinforces note reading of both treble and bass clefs.
- STRING ENSEMBLES: For students who test out of or successfully complete Note Readers, students develop sight reading and ensemble playing skills in a chamber orchestra setting.
The Suzuki Preparatory Program is a 32 week program. Classes run on Saturdays starting September 2018. Parental attendance is optional for the Preparatory Program, but parents of children ages 4-6 are required to be in close proximity.
Tuition is $350 for the 32 week program for students taking private lessons with us. Other instruments are welcome on a case-by-case basis or by private lesson instructor recommendation. Students interested in the Suzuki Preparatory Program who are currently taking private lessons outside of our programs may enroll in the program for a fee of $550 per year.
Please note that the Suzuki Preparatory Program is only offered in the fall and spring terms.