Suzuki Strings Course Offerings

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The Suzuki philosophy believes that every child can learn to play and instrument, just as they learn to speak their native language.

Little Canes -Introduction to Suzuki

Saturdays 9:15 - 10:00

Ages: 3.5 - 5 years

Cost: $300 per semester

Introduction to Suzuki will introduce the basic fundamental skills needed to play the violin, or cello through the Suzuki method. Suzuki violin and cello instructors will visit the class several times throughout the semester so your child has a chance to decide which instrument they would like to play. Parents are required to attend each class with their child.

Pre Twinkle Violin

Saturdays 10:15 - 11:00

Ages: 4 - 5 years

Cost: $300 per semester

Students will build on the skills learned in the Introduction to Suzuki but will now be focused on the violin position, bow hold, posture, pizzicato and rhythm patterns on open strings. Short practice sessions at home with a parent and daily listening to the Suzuki violin recordings are an integral part of this class. Students must be enrolled in private lessons to attend this class.

Suzuki Cello Ensemble 

Saturday 11:00 - 12:00

Ages: 4 & up

Cost $375 per semester

This class will cover the Suzuki Cello repertoire from pre twinkle through book 3.  Group class will reinforce skills being taught in private lessons as well as provide students with the opportunity to play in a group setting.  This class will focus on maintaining proper playing position, intonation and maintaining a steady tempo as a group. Music theory games will be incorporated into class to prepare students to read music. Parents are required to attend each class with their child. Students must be enrolled in private lessons to attend this class.

 

Suzuki Violin Level I Group Class

Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00

Ages: 5 & up 

This class will cover all the Suzuki repertoire in book 1, reinforcing what is learned in the private lesson This class will focus on maintaining proper playing position, intonation and maintaining a steady tempo as a group. Music theory games will be incorporated into class to prepare students to read music. Parents are required to attend each class with their child. Students must be enrolled in private lessons to attend this class.

Suzuki Violin Level II Group Class

Saturdays 12:00 - 1:00

Ages 5 and up 

Cost: $375 per semester

This group class will cover the repertoire in Suzuki books 2 and 3. After completing level I, students will be ready to focus on more advanced techniques such as improved tone, advanced bow styling, and musicianship. Ensemble music outside of the Suzuki books will be used to reinforce students’ music reading skills. Parents are required to attend each class with their child. Students must be enrolled in private lessons to attend this class.

Advanced Suzuki String Ensemble

Saturdays 12:00 - 1:00

Ages 8 & up 

Students will cover material in Suzuki books 4 and up. Focus will be on tone production, advanced bowing techniques, and ensemble and solo playing, as well as vibrato, shifting, and double stop study. Students will also learn how to prepare for solo competitions.  Students must be enrolled in private lessons to attend this class.

String Techniques

Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30

Ages: 10 & up

Cost: $300 per semester

This class is perfect for students playing in a school or youth orchestra, that would like to improve their sight reading, tone production, bow hold, playing position, and various advanced string techniques. No private lesson is required to take this class.

Chamber Ensemble

Individual group times TBA

Ages: 10 & up

Cost: $ per semester

Chamber ensembles are a wonderful way for students to play in a small group setting with a variety of instrumentations.  Students will be paired with 3-5 students of similar playing ability. Auditions will be held on Saturday September 8th. Please email suzukiprep@miami.edu  for audition details and times.

Contact Information

Aileen Robertson
Manager Little Canes & Suzuki Strings
Frost School of Music Preparatory Program
ummusictime@miami.edu
305-284-3176