Suzuki

 
As part of our vibrant Suzuki community, your child will experience learning in a nurturing, supportive, and spirited environment where high expectations are balanced with joyfulness and FUN.  Utilizing the proven techniques of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s “Talent Education” Method, children as young as three years-old learn their instrument through a combination of private lessons, weekly group classes, group recitals, solo recitals, and workshops with world-renowned guest instructors.

SPCM Suzuki teachers are committed to developing expressive talent. Technique, balance, and proper form are emphasized from the beginning so that the player can have their heart invested in musical expression. One parent attends all lessons and practices at home with their child.  The parent is responsible for setting up a home environment which promotes and nurtures the development of their child’s talent. The parent must commit to making music a part of everyday life through daily practice, listening to Suzuki recordings daily, and listening to recordings of other music.

Suzuki group classes are essential to the process and are an opportunity for children to learn with and benefit from their peers.  Group classes also provide community and support for parents.  Music reading classes are part of the curriculum as SPCM Suzuki teachers are committed to excellence and competency in music reading and music theory. Group classes also offer students an opportunity to explore music outside the Suzuki literature and other styles such as jazz, blues, ethnic music, and fiddling.

PRICING
Private lessons are $30.50 per half hour and teachers will schedule between 30 and 34 lessons for the academic year. Group class fees are $300 and include a minimum of 24 group lessons between September and June.

Suzuki “Parent Education” classes will take place either during private lessons or in a group lesson format, depending upon the time of year and the number of beginners starting lessons at that time. Parent Education classes will be set up in a way that works best for each family.
 

**NEW** SUZUKI FLUTE PROGRAM
Andrea Myers, who has been trained by David Royce-Gerry, Kelly Williamson, and Meret Bitticks, has joined the faculty and is looking forward to coaching aspiring flutists of all ages.

TO GET STARTED

1. Contact the SPCM Office to get registered as a Prospective Student: 651-224-2205

2. Read and watch the video introduction to the Suzuki method on Suzuki Association of the Americas.

3. Visit suzukiassociation.org for more information about the Suzuki Method
 

SUZUKI STRING PROGRAM
Violin, Viola, and Cello

How lucky that we found the SPCM! …The instructors amazingly match high standards and excellence with great enthusiasm and care for these young children. By coaching me, as a parent, to be a good practice partner for my child, I have shared hours and hours of work and effort with my child…On the outside, my daughter’s grown from a darling three year old with a pretend Kleenex-box violin to a tall seven year old who relishes the fast, tricky songs in mid-Book 2.  On the inside, she’s become someone who cares surprisingly deeply about music.

-Parent of seven year old Suzuki violin student

TO GET STARTED

1. Contact the SPCM Office to get registered as a Prospective Student: 651-224-2205

2. Observe Suzuki Group Class sessions on Saturday mornings (minimum: two Saturdays)

3. Observe private lessons to determine which instructor is the right match for you and your child.

4. Read “Nurtured by Love” by Shinichi Suzuki

5. Visit suzukiassociation.org for more information about the Suzuki Method

 

SUZUKI GUITAR PROGRAM
As a parent of a 5 year old who was looking to incorporate music into his education, I was elated to find a Suzuki guitar program at SPCM.  I chose guitar for my son because it is an instrument that transcends economic, social and cultural boundaries.  I wanted to provide to my son a diplomatic skill and an artistic outlet that he will forever be able to call upon. And because of the high standard set for my son, without fear at age 6 he has already performed in front of a large audience with confidence.

TO GET STARTED

1. Contact the SPCM Office to get registered as a Prospective Student: 651-224-2205

2. Schedule a free observation of a current guitar student and a brief consultation afterward

3. Read and watch the video introduction to the Suzuki method on Suzuki Association of the Americas.

4. Visit suzukiassociation.org for more information about the Suzuki Method

 

 


  • Preschool Age
    Wed, May  17, - Tue, Aug  22,
    10:50 am - 10:00 am
  • Kindergarten
    Mon, Aug  21, - Tue, Aug  22,
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Returning Suzuki Violin Students
    Wed, Aug  23,
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Suzuki Violin Summer Camps for Holy Family Academy Students with instructor Jennifer Lang PLEASE REGISTER FOR VIOLIN RENTAL IF NEEDED. PRESCHOOL AGE AUGUST 21 & 22 9:00–10:00am $10 per student Violins provided KINDERGARTEN AUGUST 21 & 22 10:30am–11:30am $10 per student Violins provided RETURNING SUZUKI VIOLINS STUDENTS August 23 9am–Noon $15 per student Bring your (more…)