Susan Jarvis, Suzuki Department Chair
Shinichi Suzuki believed that “any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue.” This approach to learning is based upon a close relationship between the child, parent, and teacher. The parent is present at all classes and lessons and learns how to become the daily home teacher. The principles of the Suzuki method include daily listening, development of concentration and memory skills, learning to work with other students, parents, and teachers in group activities, and continual repetition, mastery, and refinement of techniques, which allows students to build on successes. The Suzuki approach sustains a positive environment for growth.
Students are required to register separately for private lessons and weekly group class.
Beginning Suzuki students are encouraged to participate in the Eurhythmics program.
Suzuki String Faculty
Suzuki Group Classes
- Suzuki Violin Beginners with Susan Jarvis: Saturdays, 11:15am-12pm
- Suzuki Violin Book 1 with Susan Jarvis: Saturdays, 1-1:45pm
- Suzuki Violin Book 2 with Angela Leidig: Saturdays, 11-11:45am
- Suzuki Violin Book 3 with Angela Leidig: Saturdays, 10:15-11am
- Suzuki Violin Book 4 with Angela Leidig: Saturdays, 9:30-10:15am
- Suzuki Viola Book 1+ with Lee Ann Sutton: Saturdays, 10:15-11am
- Suzuki Cello Book 1+ with Nancy Hair: Saturdays, 10:15-11am
- Suzuki Cello with Ming-Hui Lin: Saturdays, 1-2pm
- Suzuki Cello with Ming-Hui Lin: Saturdays, 2-2:45pm