Suzuki Strings

Violin, Viola, and Cello

Göran Berg, Program Director

Ages 3 & older, with parents

NEW! Year-long progam

The cornerstone of the Suzuki Strings program at Crowden is the creation of a cooperative relationship between teacher, parent, and student. Parents take an active role in the educational process by attending all lessons and classes, and by practicing daily with their children at home.

Crowden offers Suzuki lessons for violin and cello

The program includes both a weekly individual lesson and an additional group class. The lesson allows the teacher, parent, and student to focus on that student’s individual needs. The group class supports private instruction by providing the benefits of playing in an ensemble with peers.

Tuition

Tuition varies depending on the length of lessons. Beginning students typically start with 30-minute weekly lessons and a 30-minute weekly group glass. Tuition is listed for full academic year (34 lessons from September 7 through May 31). Installment payment plans are available.

30-min lesson + 30-min group class = $2,924
30-min lesson + 45-min group class = $3,162
45-min lesson + 30-min group class = $3,723
45-min lesson + 45-min group class = $3,961

Because the Suzuki Strings program provides a group class experience from the earliest stage of learning, participants are well-prepared to transition into Crowden’s ensemble program when they reach the appropriate level of proficiency. Each student’s private teacher will recommend placement in the appropriate ensemble or Suzuki group class as the student progresses.

New Students

New students in the Suzuki Strings program start their journey in the fall with a four-week introductory class. The class consists of two parts: a weekly Music and Movement Class for parents and children, and a separate Parent Instrument Class for parents only. Following the four-week class, students are placed with a teacher for their weekly private lessons and group classes.

Fall 2019 Introductory Class Schedule

Music & Movement Class (parents and children)
Saturdays 9–10am
September 7–28

Parent Instrument Class
Tuesdays 7:30–9pm
September 10–October 1

How to Enroll

Submit a completed registration form before August 15. Crowden will contact registrants to schedule a brief placement interview. Availability is limited and placements are not guaranteed.

New students are strongly encouraged to watch the video Nurtured by Love prior to the placement interview. Crowden will host a screening and provide a Q&A session about the Suzuki Strings program on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The video is also available for purchase in DVD format at suzukiassociation.org.


Register Now



Submit a completed registration form before August 15. Crowden will contact registrants to schedule a brief placement interview. Availability is limited and placements are not guaranteed.

New students are strongly encouraged to watch the video Nurtured by Love prior to the placement interview. Crowden will host a screening and provide a Q&A session about the Suzuki Strings program on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The video is also available for purchase in DVD format at suzukiassociation.org.

Register Now

The cornerstone of the Suzuki program at Crowden is the creation of a cooperative relationship between teacher, parent, and student.