Suzuki Violin and Guitar lessons are now available. Violin lessons are taught by Ruth Tumpalan who is trained through Volume 4, and Susan French, who is trained through Volume 2. John Brophy teaches Suzuki Guitar and is trained through Volume 1. Scroll down to learn more about the benefits of the Suzuki method. Please click on the lessons tab to sign up or contact us directly!
The Suzuki Method
A positive and productive way to learn...
More than 50 years ago, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki realized the implications of children learning their native language with EASE. Applying the same principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, Dr. Suzuki called his method the mother-tongue approach. Benefits of this method include:
Every Child Can Learn Just like anyone can learn their mother-tongue naturally at their own pace, any child can learn music.
Cultivating Environment Environment plays a big part. The mother-tongue approach is based on the language the child hears every day.
Parental Involvement and the Suzuki Triangle It is important that the teacher, parent and student work together harmoniously for the best of the child.
Encouragement We create a healthy relationship between the student and their music so that they will enjoy their lessons.
Listening Similar to language, we naturally learn music by hearing it over and over again.
Repetition Just like any new word a baby learns, music becomes clearer and easier when it is repeated several times.
Delayed Reading We read after we know how to talk. Learning music is similar.
Review We enhance our technique with review pieces that are already very familiar. This way we can focus on a higher level of playing than simply doing the notes.
Violin Book 1 - What Your Child Will Accomplish: Beautiful sound production Bow hold, control and distribution Good posture Articulation Rhythm accuracy Left and right coordination G, D and A major scales and basic reading
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What Our Students Are Saying
Thank you for fostering June's love of music—she gained so much confidence and it was quite amazing to see the difference between her first In Tune recital and this one. She really looks up to Erika and would not have come so far if it weren't for her, and for the caring atmosphere that you've created. I'd also like to say what a great teacher Jesse has been for me as well. As an adult, it's been wonderful to get back into the swing of playing with his help. Looking forward to fitting in a few sessions in the midst of a busy summer! In Tune really is a uniquely special place, so thank you again for all that you do! - Elizabeth & June
Thank YOU very much for your excellent teaching staff who helped Lyric attain her best at school and for recital. I am bursting with PRIDE. - Thank you again! Terrie