New Program for September 2019
Beginning Suzuki Violin classes with Angela Malmberg
Suzuki Starts – Suzuki preparatory class. – starting this September – for fall term to mid-December.
These preschool classes for children ages 3-5 are the starting point for learning Suzuki violin. In these classes, children will meet the Twinkle Bunny family and begin to develop the correct playing posture and movements for holding and playing a real violin and bow. Rhythm and singing skills are developed through fun games and songs. No instruments or books necessary.
Over 50 years ago in Japan, violinist Shinichi Suzuki observed that children of any background learn their native language through listening and imitating in nurturing environments. His idea that very young children could learn music in the same way became known as the “mother-tongue approach”. Suzuki music uses parental commitment, loving encouragement, repetition, and a rich learning environment to create the conditions for success in music.
“Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”- Shinichi Suzuki