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).

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

Young female Suzuki guitar student performing

Suzuki Guitar

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Suzuki Piano

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Suzuki Strings

Flute-Lesson

Suzuki Woodwinds and Brass

Faculty

Karen Bartman

Karen Bartman

Ariel E. Nathanson Bolinja

Ariel E. Nathanson Bolinja

Philippe Brunet

Philippe Brunet

Marbelly Davila

Marbelly Davila

Ryan K. Donohue

Ryan K. Donohue

Erin Durham

Erin Durham

Avner Mordechai Finberg

Avner Mordechai Finberg

Mary Findley

Mary Findley

Maxfield Wollam-Fisher

Maxfield Wollam-Fisher

Kimberly Galva

Kimberly Galva

Christina Gullans

Christina Gullans

Amanda Halstead

Amanda Halstead

William Hurd

William Hurd

Dawoon D Jung

Dawoon D Jung

Susan Katsarelis

Susan Katsarelis

Sue Kelly

Sue Kelly

Minji Kim

Minji Kim

Inga Liu

Inga Liu

Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd

Ceylon Mitchell

Ceylon Mitchell

Takeaki Miyamae

Takeaki Miyamae

Holly Nelson

Holly Nelson

Natalie Ormsby

Natalie Ormsby

Mia Pomerantz

Mia Pomerantz

Douglas Rogers

Douglas Rogers

Heidi Schuller

Heidi Schuller

Dana Smith

Dana Smith

Junghee Son

Junghee Son

David Steinhardt

David Steinhardt

Henry Stubbs

Henry Stubbs

Akiko Sumi

Akiko Sumi

Natnaree (Belle) Suwanpotipra

Natnaree (Belle) Suwanpotipra

Alexandra Viloteau

Alexandra Viloteau

Gloria Lee Youn

Gloria Lee Youn

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