Auditions for Community School of the Arts choral and instrumental ensembles will be held in the Goshen College Music Center in August and September. Choral ensembles are open by audition for students in grades 3-12, and instrumental ensembles by audition for students in grades 7-12.
Suzuki Strings Program
The Suzuki Strings (violin, viola and cello) program is intended for children age 4 through 8 with a parent or caregiver attending lessons. The program is led by certified Suzuki instructor and Program Director Rosalyn Troiano.
Also called the “Mother Tongue” method, Suzuki instruction is modeled on the way children learn to speak their native tongue. The method’s philosophy includes the belief that talent is not inherited, but nurtured through a child’s environment. To facilitate this environment:
- A parent attends the weekly private 30-minute lesson with their child and is the “home teacher” during regular home practice sessions. Parents need no prior musical training.
- Students learn new pieces through daily listening to recordings of the Suzuki repertoire, similar to language learning.
- Group lessons are held six times per semester in addition to the weekly private lesson, and are a fun and important part of the Suzuki experience.
All new students need to schedule an informal interview with CSA String Academy Director Rosalyn Troiano prior to registration. Please call (574) 535-7908 or send an e-mail to schedule an interview. For returning students, registration can be completed by calling the Music Center Main Office at (574) 535-7361 or online via ActiveNet.
Private lessons are arranged between family and teacher. Beginning Suzuki violin and viola group classes meet every other Monday from 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. Book 1 Suzuki violin and viola group classes meet every other Monday from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Students’ private lessons begin the week of January 13, 2014.
TUITION for beginning Suzuki violin, viola or cello = $380.00. Financial aid is available
Please note: The registration window for the Fall 2014 semester opens on July 1, 2014. The deadline for registering for lessons in Fall semester 2014 is Friday, August 22, 2014. Registration after this date will result in a late fee. Lessons begin the week of August 25, 2014.
Private lessons are arranged between family and teacher. Students’ private lessons begin the week of August 25; group classes begin September 8.
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