Suzuki String Programs (violin, cello, guitar)

Based on the concept that children learn to play musical instruments as naturally as they learn to speak, Suzuki programs have flourished worldwide. Parental support is vital to the musical development of Suzuki students. Parents are required to attend classes and lessons, and carry through the learning process in daily practice at home.


Suzuki Violin, Cello & Guitar Prep Classes

The Suzuki Prep class prepares children to begin Suzuki string lessons on violin, cello or guitar, through exercises in rhythm, singing, and in learning to hold the instruments correctly.
*Please note that you do NOT need to bring an instrument to our string prep classes.  Students start on a cardboard instrument to learn proper technique.

Register now for Fall 2017!

Suzuki VIOLIN Prep Classes 
Sat 1:15-2pm Ruth Huang, Instructor
10-week course each term; Sep 30 - Dec 9 (No class Oct. 21)
/ Jan 13 - Mar 17 / Apr 7 - Jun 9
Suzuki CELLO Prep Class 
Sat 11-11:45am Cyrena Huang, Instructor
10-week course; Fall term only;
Sep 16 - Dec 2 (No class Oct 7 or Nov 11) 
Suzuki GUITAR Prep Classes 
Sun 3-4pm Derek Stirling, Instructor
8-week course; Sep 24 - Nov 19 (No classes Oct 8 or Nov 12)
 / Jan 14 - Mar 11 (No class Feb 11) / Apr 22 - Jun 17 (No class May 20);
Students must have a guitar string with nylon strings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fee: $190 per term  (registration fee may apply)
Minimum enrollment required

Suzuki Lessons + Group Classes

If a child has completed a Suzuki Prep Class, or if the student is 6+ years old, they are ready to enroll in lessons, which include FREE participation in a group class. Parents must attend lessons and classes with their child. 

Instructor: Rebecca Rittich, Miho Matsuo;
Harold Birston, Cyrena Huang (cello)
Recommended
for:
Ages 4+ (after completing Suzuki Prep Class)
Dates and
Times:
Lessons are scheduled at the mutual convenience of teachers and students.
Please contact the Registrar (registrar@vsoschoolofmusic.ca) for complete group class levels and schedules.
Fee: $40 per 30min lesson 
Group class: free if currently enrolled in Suzuki private lessons
(registration fee may apply)
Looking for an alternative introductory violin method? Click here for Colourstrings Violin, which also combines private lessons with free group classes 

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