Suzuki Strings Program

Rosalyn Troiano with Suzuki Violin StudentThe 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 deadline for registering for lessons in Fall semester 2013  is Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Please register before this date to avoid late fees. Please note: the Music Center Main Office will be CLOSED from Saturday, December 21 through Sunday, January 5, 2014 in observance of the winter holidays.  Please plan for this closure.  Online registrations will still be functional during the office closure.

Private lessons are arranged between family and teacher.  Students’ private lessons begin the week of August 26; group classes begin September 9.

Click here to register for Suzuki String Academy programs via ActiveNet.

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