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Suzuki Strings

Suzuki Strings

Ages 3 & older, with parents

When: Full academic year

Tuition: varies by lesson length. See details here. 

The program includes both a weekly individual lesson and an additional group class.

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

Ages 3 & older, with parents

Teacher and strings class

Suzuki Strings

Rebecca Reed-Lunn, Program Director

A note about distance learning for 2020-21: Crowden classes and lessons are available on campus, subject to facilities constraints and public health guidelines. Remote classes and lessons are also offered when in-person programs are not possible, or not preferred by the student or teacher.

The Suzuki method utilizes the organic immersion tools of language education so that children can learn to play instruments at a high level and develop a sense of responsibility, community, and joy in making music at a young age.

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.

Course Description

Music and Movement Class (parents and children)
Saturdays 9 to 10am
September 12 to October 3

Parent Instrument Class
Tuesdays 7:30 to 9pm
September 15 to October 6

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 Details

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 12 through June 7). Installment payment plans are available.

30-min lesson + 30-min group class = $2,856
30-min lesson + 45-min group class = $3,094
45-min lesson + 30-min group class = $3,638
45-min lesson + 45-min group class = $3,876

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.

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 or read the book Nurtured by Love prior to the placement interview.

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