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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.ThursdayTimes
MF1507 Suzuki Group (Violin)--Early Book 1--16 wks beginning Sept. 17 4:45-5:30 pm
MF1509 Suzuki Group (Violin)--Late Book 1/Early Book 2--16 wks beginning Sept. 17 5:30-6:30 pm
MF1510 Suzuki Group (Piano) (ages 4-8)--16 wks beginning Sept. 17 6:45-7:15 pm
MF1508 Suzuki Group (Violin)--Book 2 and 3--15 wks beginning Sept. 19 2:30-3:30 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 Choose one session
Students must be enrolled in private Suzuki instruction to participate.

Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price Did you Register?
MF1507 Suzuki Group, Early Book 1, Thursdays, September 17, 2015--January 21, 2016 4:45-5:30 pm 16 wks Godfrey Board Room $72 form.gif
MF1508 Suzuki Group, Book 2 and 3, Saturdays, September 19, 2015--January 23, 2016 (no class Oct. 24 due to the Suzuki Recital) 2:30-3:30 pm 15 wks Linsenmeier Board Room $90 form.gif
MF1509 Suzuki Group, Late Book 1/Early Book 2, Thursdays, September 17, 2015--January 21, 2016 5:30-6:30 pm 16 wks Godfrey Board Room $96 form.gif

Suzuki Group (piano) (ages 4-8)
Calling all Suzuki piano students! This offering is for YOU! Designed for beginning private Suzuki piano students and Suzuki Group Book 1 piano students. This weekly group class provides the opportunity for students to connect with others, learn music theory through hands-on musical games and affords additional playing opportunities.

16 week session

Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price Did you Register?
MF1510 Thursdays, September 17, 2015--January 21, 2016 6:45-7:15 pm 16 wks Syroney Board Room $48 form.gif


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