Suzuki

Develop your child’s natural musical ability in a nurturing and positive environment through the Suzuki method. Children learn a musical instrument the same way they master a language: through listening, immersion, social interaction and repetition. Family participation and collaborative learning by Suzuki trained instructors create a supportive Suzuki community of parents, students and faculty.

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, a Japanese violinist and teacher, founded a music education movement in the 1950’s based on the premise that all children are born with musical ability. The Suzuki approach is modeled after the way young children learn to communicate in their native language. A positive attitude by parents and teachers, an enriched home environment and a belief in high standards rounds out the philosophy.

Family participation is an essential part of the Suzuki method. Prior knowledge of music is not needed, but parents must be willing to be very involved in the learning process. Families new to the Suzuki method are required to attend Introduction to the Suzuki Philosophy for Parents before or during the first semester of their child’s study. One parent must attend every lesson, be responsible for daily coaching and ensure that the student listens to recordings of Suzuki repertoire daily.

At Levine, Suzuki students enroll in an educational package, which includes individual instruction, group classes (where appropriate) and special activities and events that are suited to each instrument. Before registering for Suzuki classes, parents and prospective students are required to observe lessons already in progress (at no charge).

Suzuki students can begin as young as 3 ½ years and the Suzuki method is offered for guitar, piano, strings (violin, viola, cello, and harp) and woodwinds and brass (flute and trumpet).

Suzuki Winter Workshop

Suzuki piano, flute, trumpet, and harp students come together for an annual winter workshop. Students will enjoy a time full of enriching musical activities!

January 14 – 15, 2023

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Introduction to Suzuki Philosophy for Parents

This introduction and philosophy course is for parents who are new to the Suzuki method or for parents who would like to know more before committing to lessons.
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Suzuki Offerings

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Suzuki Guitar

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Suzuki Piano

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Suzuki Strings

Suzuki Woodwinds and Brass

Faculty

Karen Bartman

Karen Bartman

Philippe Brunet

Philippe Brunet

Risa Carlson

Risa Carlson

Erin Durham

Erin Durham

Melissa Tardiff Dvorak

Melissa Tardiff Dvorak

Dr. Avner Mordechai Finberg

Dr. Avner Mordechai Finberg

Mary Findley

Mary Findley

Maxfield Wollam-Fisher

Maxfield Wollam-Fisher

Sarah Foard

Sarah Foard

Kimberly Galva

Kimberly Galva

Amanda Halstead

Amanda Halstead

William Hurd

William Hurd

Susan Katsarelis

Susan Katsarelis

Sue Kelly

Sue Kelly

Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd

Takeaki Miyamae

Takeaki Miyamae

Mia Pomerantz

Mia Pomerantz

Douglas Rogers

Douglas Rogers

Heidi Schuller

Heidi Schuller

Dana Smith

Dana Smith

Henry Stubbs

Henry Stubbs

Akiko Sumi

Akiko Sumi

Moriah Jane Swindell

Moriah Jane Swindell

Alexandra Viloteau

Alexandra Viloteau

Gloria Lee Youn

Gloria Lee Youn

Sherri Zhang

Sherri Zhang

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