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BEGINNERS PROGRAMS

Ages 0-4: Suzuki Prep

Ages 4-5: Early Beginners

Ages 5-18: Core Program

Adults: Private Lessons

 

Suzuki Prep is a pre-instrumental Suzuki music class for children ages 0 to 4 and an accompanying adult caregiver in a group setting. Students sing, move to music, perform pre-instrumental Suzuki activities, and hear live instrument demonstrations from the SSN faculty. The class introduces the student and parent to the Suzuki Method and prepares the child for Suzuki instrumental study.

 

Fridays 2:45-3:30pm: Ages 3-4

Children will learn about specific instruments, improving fine motor skills in the process. There will be performances of different instruments and plenty of opportunities to speak to teachers, students, and parents about the Suzuki Core program. Students will also have an introduction to music reading--by the end of the semester, they will have a clear concept of how to find notes on a staff and read rhythm.

Register for Friday Suzuki Prep with this form

 

Saturdays 8:45-9:45am: Ages 0-4

The wide age spread of this class provides a unique opportunity for children to learn from one another: young children learn from older ones, and older children rise to the opportunity of being great examples, teachers, and inspiration.

In the first half of the class, students will explore pitch and rhythm through gross motor activities. Activities will be layered to be beneficial to all age groups. In the second half of the class, students learn about specific instruments, improving fine motor skills in the process. There will be performances of different instruments and plenty of opportunities to speak to teachers, students, and parents about the Suzuki Core program. Students will also have an introduction to music reading, including finding notes on a staff and reading rhythm.

Register for Saturday Suzuki Prep with this form

 

Early Beginners classes are available on violin, cello, guitar, or piano for children ages 4 to 5. These group classes are limited to 3 students, small enough to allow for individual attention. Early Beginners is designed to introduce very young children to an instrument in a fun and gentle way. Students then transition into the SSN core program after one to two semesters. In addition to learning technique on the instrument, emphasis is on development of social skills such as listening, waiting, and following the leader, and on introducing the parent(s) to the Suzuki philosophy. Children are admitted to these classes by interview with the instrument teacher. The class meets 16 times per semester, either for 45 minutes (3 students) or for 30 minutes (2 students). We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester. Parents must first attend a parent information session, followed by an interview with a teacher. Observing a current student’s lesson is strongly encouraged.

 

Music lessons for adults. Have you thought about music lessons for yourself and always wanted to get started? It's never too late! Ever wanted to learn more about reading and composing music?  Adult private musicianship classes also available.  For more info, call 617-964-4522 email info@suzukinewton.org.