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Suzuki Music Instruction...


Dr. Shinichi Suzuki began to teach music by applying the basic principles of learning language. When learning a language one listens, speaks, reads and writes, in that order. In the Suzuki approach, the student listens, plays, then reads and writes. This approach, now called “The Suzuki Method,” is appropriate for children ages 3 years and older and is taught by a specially trained group of Faculty here at The Fine Arts Association.

What is different about The Suzuki Method?

  • Parental involvement. Parents attend weekly private lessons and group classes with their child and serve as home teachers during the week.
  • Formal music training may begin at age 3 for stringed instruments and age 4 or 5 for piano.
  • Repeated listening to recordings of the pieces is the single most powerful factor in the success of the Suzuki method. It is akin to the natural way one learns a language through their environment.
  • Repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument. Each music piece becomes a building block for the careful development of technique.
  • In addition to private lessons, children participate in group lessons and recitals. Group lessons provide new opportunities to learn with others, provide motivation and also teaches music theory, history and music appreciation.

Students participating in Suzuki instruction should also participate in weekly group sessions. See information on group lessons below.

Suzuki Solo Student Recitals - FREE and OPEN to the public.

Suzuki Classes at a Glance

Class No.Wednesday 
MF1409 Suzuki Group (Piano)--ages 4-8--16 wks beginning Sept. 17 Cancelled 5:30-6:00 pm
MF1404 Suzuki Group A (Violin)--16 wks beginning Sept. 18 Cancelled 4:15-5:00 pm
MF1406 Suzuki Group B (Violin)--16 wks beginning Sept. 18 4:45-5:30 pm
MF1407 Suzuki Group C (Violin)--16 wks beginning Sept. 18 5:30-6:30 pm
MF1408 Suzuki Group D (Violin)--16 wks beginning Sept. 18 Cancelled 5:30-6:30 pm
MF1405 Suzuki Group B (Violin)--14 wks beginning Sept. 20 2:15-2:45 pm


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Fine Arts Suzuki Faculty


  • Bella Brandelis
  • Sanni Kearns
  • Feroza LaBonne
  • Marge Syroney


  • Elizabeth Crowe


  • Bella Brandelis
  • Ann Cirvencic
  • Lauren Godfrey
  • Dr. Carol Linsenmeier


  • Ann Cirvencic
  • Dr. Carol Linsenmeier



Suzuki Group (violin)  Sorry, MF1404 & MF1408 are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
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16 week session - Thursdays, September 18, 2014-January 22, 2015
14 week session--Saturdays, September 20, 2014-January 24, 2015 (no lessons on Suzuki Solo Recital Days-October 25, 2014 and January 17, 2015)

StudentsStudent Name(s)ClassDay of WkTimeLengthTeacherRoomPriceDid you Register?
MF1404 Thursday Suzuki Group A 4:15-5:00 pm 16 wks Cirvencic Art Room $72 form.gif
MF1405 Saturday Suzuki Group B 2:15-2:45 pm 14 wks Linsenmeier Board Room $63 form.gif
MF1406 Thursday Suzuki Group B 4:45-5:30 pm 16 wks Godfrey Board Room $72 form.gif
MF1407 Thursday Suzuki Group C 5:30-6:30 pm 16 wks Godfrey Board Room $96 form.gif
MF1408 Thursday Suzuki Group D 5:30-6:30 pm 16 wks Cirvencic Art Room $96 form.gif



Suzuki Group (piano) (ages 4-8)  Sorry, this class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Designed for beginners and Suzuki Group Book 1 students. This weekly group class provides the opportunity for students to connect with others, learn music theory through hands-on musical games, and provides additional playing opportunities.

16 week session - Wednesdays, September 17, 2014-January 21, 2015

StudentsStudent Name(s)ClassDay of WkTimeLengthTeacherRoomPriceDid you Register?
MF1409 Wednesday 5:30-6:00 pm 16 wks Syroney Board Room $48 form.gif




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