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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.

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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) Choose one session. Sorry, MS1510 has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.  Please make another selection.

StudentsStudent Name(s)ClassDay of WkTimeLengthTeacherRoomPriceDid you Register?
MS1510 Thursday -- Suzuki Group -- Pre-Twinklers/Twinklers and Early Book 1 4:45-5:30 pm 6 wks Godfrey Board Room $27 form.gif
MS1511 Thursday -- Suzuki Group -- Late Book 1-Book 2 5:30-6:30 pm 6 wks Godfrey Board Room $36 form.gif
MS1512 Wednesday -- Suzuki Group -- Book 2/3 4:00-5:00 pm 6 wks Linsenmeier Art Room $36 form.gif



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