Our studio offers professional private, one-on-one lessons to students once per week. In addition, there will be two group lessons every month. Students are placed in group lesson based on his/her level in the Suzuki repetoire. A typical lesson includes instruction on music theory, musicianship, violin playing, and performance etiquette. A parent teacher conference will conclude every lesson.
Younger beginning students (ages 3-5) start with a homemade box violin and real violin bow fitted to their size. This is due to the following main reasons:
1) Students learn proper posture for holding the violin under the chin. The real violin is heavier (therefore more difficult to hold) and more expensive than a box.
2) Students learn how to have a proper bow hold from the very beginning. This is one of the hardest abilities to learn correctly.
3) Students' are able to develop a straight bow arm from playing on the box.
Parents of beginners should read this article on the Suzuki Twinkler.
All parents are recommended to read "To Learn With Love: A Companion For Suzuki Parents" by William and Constance Starr. This details the philosophy and explains how the Suzuki Method is used not only to learn the violin, but essentially as a way of life.
You are welcome to come in for a first meet/trial lesson!