Ages 3 & older, with parents
When: September 10 to June 5
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
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.
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 9:15 to 9:45am
Book 1 Class: Thursdays 5:45 to 6:15pm
Book 2 Class: Saturdays 9:45 to 10:15am
Book 3 Class: Saturdays 11:30am to 12pm
Book 4 Class: Saturdays 8:30 to 9:15am
Book 5 and up: Chamber Orchestra, Tuesdays 4:15 to 5:45pm
Suzuki Cello Group Class Schedule
Beginner Class: Saturdays 9:30 to 10am
"Twinkle" Class: Saturdays 11:30am to 12pm
Book 1 Class: Tuesdays 4:30 to 5pm
Book 2 Class: Saturdays 11 to 11:30am
Book 3 and up: Chamber Orchestra, Tuesdays 4:15 to 5:45pm
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 10 through June 5). Installment payment plans are available.
30-min lesson + 30-min group class = $2,805
30-min lesson + 45-min group class = $3,247
45-min lesson + 30-min group class = $3,612.50
45-min lesson + 45-min group class = $4,056.50
45-min lesson + Chamber Orchestra = $4,022.50
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 10 to October 1
Parent Introduction Class
Tuesdays 7:30 to 9pm
September 13 to September 27, with final class on October 25
How to Enroll
Submit a completed registration form before August 1, 2022. Crowden will contact registrants to schedule a brief placement interview. Availability is limited and placements are not guaranteed.