Suzuki Strings

Suzuki Strings

Ages 3 & older, with parents*

When: September 8 to June 3

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.

*For students ages 3–3.5, Crowden requires that all students and parents observe two class sessions prior to enrolling. This ensures that the youngest students understand the commitment and demands of the program, and that parents are prepared to support their students in their lessons and group classes.

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 
Violin Beginning Group A: Saturdays, 9 to 9:30am
Violin Beginning Group B: Thursdays, 4:15 to 4:45pm
Violin Book 1: Saturdays, 11:15am to 12pm
Violin Book 2-3: Tusdays, 7 to 7:45pm

Suzuki Cello Group Class Schedule 
Cello Beginning Group : Saturdays, 9:30 to 10am
Cello Twinkle Group: Saturdays, 4:15 to 4:45pm
Cello Book 1-2 Group A: Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5pm
Cello Book 1-2 Group B: Saturdays, 11 to 11:30am
Cello Choir: Thursdays, 6 to 6:45pm

Book 5 and Up: 
Chamber Orchestra, Tuesdays 4:15 to 5:45pm
Advanced Sextet, Tuesdays 6:15 to 7:45pm (September to November); 5:45 to 7:15pm (November to June)

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 10 through June 5). Installment payment plans are available. $20 Registration Fee.

30-min lesson + 30-min group class = $2,958
30-min lesson + 45-min group class = $3,400
45-min lesson + 30-min group class = $3,842
45-min lesson + 45-min group class = $4,284
45-min lesson + Chamber Orchestra = $4,412

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  four-session Music and Movement Class for parents and children, and a separate two-session Parent Instrument Class for parents only. The Parent Introduction Class educates parents about their role in supporting their child's instruction, both in the classroom and at home.

Following the introduction, 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 9 to September 30

Parent Introduction Class
August 29 and September 5, 7 to 9pm

How to Enroll

Submit a completed registration form and $20 registration fee before August 1, 2023. 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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