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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

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

Tuition includes both a weekly individual lesson and a weekly group class. Students participate in several Suzuki program concerts and have the opportunity to perform in Crowden solo recitals throughout the year.

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.

Suzuki Violin Group Class Schedule
Beginner Class: Saturdays 9 to 10am
Book 1 Class: Tuesdays 4:30 to 5pm
Book 2 Class: Tuesdays 5 to 5:30pm
Book 3 Class: Tuesdays 6:15 to 7pm
Book 4 Class: Thursdays 5 to 5:45pm
Book 5 and up: Transition to Preparatory Strings Ensemble, Tuesdays 4 to 5pm

Suzuki Cello Group Class Schedule
Beginner Class: Saturdays 10:30 to 11am
Book 1 Class: Wednesdays 4:30 to 5pm
Book 2 Class: Saturdays 10 to 10:30am
Book 3 and up: Transition to Preparatory Strings Ensemble, Tuesdays 4 to 5pm

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. Each student’s private teacher will recommend the appropriate lesson length and group placement as the student progresses

Tuition is listed for full academic year (34 lessons from September 11 through June 6). Installment payment plans are available.

30-min lesson + 30-min group class = $2,822
30-min lesson + 45-min group class = $3,094
45-min lesson + 30-min group class = $3,604
45-min lesson + 45-min group class = $3,876
45-min lesson + Preparatory Strings Ensemble = $3,296
45-min lesson + Chamber Orchestra = $3,796

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.

Music and Movement Class (parents and children)
Saturdays 9 to 10am
September 11 to October 2

Parent Instroduction Class
Tuesdays 7:30 to 9pm
September 14 to October 5

How to Enroll

Submit a completed registration form before August 15, 2021. 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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