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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.WednesdayTimes
MSP1508 Suzuki Group (Piano) - ages 4-8 Cancelled 5:30-6:00 pm
MSP1505 Suzuki Group B (Violin) - Early Book 1 (18 wks) 4:45-5:30 pm
MSP1507 Suzuki Group C (Violin) - Late Book 1/Early Book 2 (18 wks) 5:30-6:30 pm
MSP1506 Suzuki Group B (Violin) - Early Book 1 (15 wks) 2:30-3:00 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) Students must be enrolled in private Suzuki instruction to participate. Choose one session.

15 week session - Saturdays, February 7-June 13, 2015 (No lesson April 4 or on Suzuki Solo Recital Days - April 18, 2015 and June 13, 2015)
18 week sessions - Thursdays, February 5 - June 11, 2015 (No lessons April 2, 2015)

StudentsStudent Name(s)ClassDay of WkTimeLengthTeacherRoomPrice, Current FAA StudentsDid you Register?
MSP1505 Thursday
Suzuki Group B
Early Book 1
4:45-5:30 pm 18 wks Godfrey Board Room $81 form.gif
MSP1506 Saturday
Suzuki Group B
Early Book 1
2:30-3:00 pm 16 wks Linsenmeier Board Room $45 form.gif
MSP1507 Thursday
Suzuki Group C
Late Book 1/Early Book 2
5:30-6:30 pm 18 wks Godfrey Board Room $108 form.gif



Suzuki Group (piano) (ages 4-8)   Sorry, this class has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

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.

StudentsStudent Name(s)ClassDay of WkTimeLengthTeacherRoomPrice, Current FAA StudentsDid you Register?
MSP1508 Wednesday 5:30-6:00 pm 18 wks Syroney Board Room $54 form.gif




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