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 are also encouraged to participate in group lessons and recitals. Group lessons provide new opportunities to learn with others, provide motivation and also teach music theory, history and music appreciation. 

Students participating in Suzuki instruction are strongly encouraged to 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. Class
MS1704 Suzuki Group (violin) – Books 1-3 4:30-5:30 pm
Class No. Class Times
MS1705 Suzuki Group – Intro to Violin 4:30-5:30 pm
MS1706 Suzuki Group – Intro to Piano 6:45-7:15 pm

Suzuki Recital – April 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Corning Auditorium

suzuki instruction cello lesson

Fine Arts Suzuki Faculty

For faculty bios click here.


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


  • Elizabeth Crowe
  • Rebecca Wanyu Kuo


  • 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.
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
MS1704 Wednesday
Suzuki Group - Books 1-3
4:30-5:30 pm 6 wks Linsenmeier Board Room $39

Suzuki Group (violin & piano) These classes are perfect for students considering enrollment in private Suzuki violin or private traditional or Suzuki piano lessons. This weekly group class provides the opportunity for students to connect with others, learn music theory through hands-on musical games and affords playing opportunities.
Please note: Students enrolling in these classes are NOT required to be enrolled for summer private music lessons. The violin group does require student to bring a violin to class (please visit an area music store in advance to secure a violin through a rental program).
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
MS1705 Thursday
Intro to Violin
4:30-5:30 pm 6 wks Godfrey Board Room $39
MS1706 Thursday
Intro to Piano
6:45-7:15 pm 6 wks Syroney Board Room $39