Offered for Violin, Cello, Piano, Guitar, Flute, and Viola

ages 4 and UP



Developed by Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki Method stems from the fundamental principal that Every Child Can Learn. Just as every child learns his own language, every child can learn to play an instrument. This approach means that parents and caregivers are an integral part of each lesson and form part of the Suzuki Lesson Triangle, serving as the at-home teacher in addition to the group and private lessons taught by Columbia instructors. No previous experience in an instrument is required, but parents/caregivers must be willing to play an active role in their child’s learning.

core values of the suzuki method

  • Suzuki teachers believe that musical ability can be developed in all children.

  • Students begin at young ages.

  • Parents/caregivers play an active role in the learning process.

  • Children become comfortable with the instrument before learning to read music.

  • Technique is taught in the context of pieces rather than through dry technical exercises.

  • Pieces are refined through constant review.

  • Students perform frequently, both individually and in groups.

I believe that Sherwood Community Music School and its Suzuki program have a perfect reputation.
— H. Qidan (Suzuki parent)


Our Suzuki-certified faculty are experienced, welcoming, and actively performing in the community. LEARN MORE

more information

Please visit the Suzuki Association Website for more detailed information about the Suzuki Program and history. Please also feel free to contact Nobuaki Tanaka, Suzuki Program Coordinator, at  All new students to the Suzuki program must contact the Suzuki Program Coordinator in order to register.

The SATURDAY SCHEDULE for the Saturday Suzuki Program can be found here.

Current violin, viola, and cello Suzuki students are also welcome to enroll in our Suzuki Preparatory Program on Saturdays.Details about the Suzuki Preparatory Program can be found here.

Returning Suzuki students may register online here.