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Suzuki Violin, Viola and Cello Program

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WHAT IS SUZUKI ?!

Suzuki methodology deals with more than just teaching a child to play an instrument. Through music it seeks to develop the whole child into a loving and caring member of our society, to help unfold his natural potential to learn and become a good and happy person.

HOW IS YOUR SUZUKI PROGRAM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PROGRAMS IN TOWN ?

Cincinnati Suzuki School at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center is the oldest and largest Suzuki program in Cincinnati. In partnership with UC-CCM’s Preparatory Department, our program offers the tristate’s most comprehensive and robust Suzuki educational program, with an active Parent Organization who support the mission of the program through various activities. Our students come from as far as Oxford (OH), and we offer weekly group classes and orchestras at all playing levels: from Pre-Twinklers to Beyond Books. (Most programs in the region, as well as nationally, only offer bi-weekly groups).

WHY IS IT CALLED ‘SUZUKI’ ?

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The program is named after Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Japan, (1898-1998), who founded the Suzuki Talent Education method over fifty years ago. As a young man, Dr. Suzuki traveled to Germany and had a keen observation that children learn their own language very easily. Furthermore, within Japan too, there are many different dialects which children also pick-up as they learn to speak. This is done naturally through immersion – everyone around the child talks to the child and encourages the child to speak. Even as children first babble, we don’t criticize it, but rather meet it with joy, encouragement and awe. This approach is replicated in learning to play.

The Suzuki method is thus, also known as the ”mother tongue’‘ method, and it applies the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music. One of the main points of Suzuki education is the belief that every child has talent and that, under right circumstances and guidance, talent is developed and is not “inborn” (as every child also learns how to talk, barring any developmental disability).

With a supporting parent and a nurturing teacher, every child can learn to play an instrument and play it well. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement and constant repetition are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.

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One important aspect of the Suzuki education is the mentoring educational triangle formed between the student, the teacher and the parent. A loving environment is created for the child, in which the child’s natural inclination to music are channeled without negative judgement, but lovingly through encouragement and celebration of each small step as the child progresses. To achieve this, one parent is involved in the musical learning of their child by

  • attending lessons
  • being “home teachers” during the week
  • and by working with the teacher to create an enjoyable learning environment at home, where music becomes a joyous part of upbringing.

In addition to private lessons, children also participate in regular group lessons and have many opportunities to perform:

  • in informal weekly “Talent Time” recitals
  • in formal group and solo recitals
  • in concerts at the Center
  • and through community outreach events

As soon as they she is ready, the child also starts participating in the Orchestra at the Center.

How do I know if my child is ready for lessons or has an aptitude for playing an instrument?

A basic philosophy of the Suzuki Method is that most children can be taught to play an instrument to a high level, and that musical talent is not inborn but the result of a child’s environment and education. Music skills begin at birth!! Parent and child may begin formal piano lessons between age 3 and 5. After the age of five, nearly all children may be considered ready. Once a registration form is received we will have the Suzuki Director call and set up observations for you and the student. When the observation process is complete, you will be placed with an instructor. You are under no financial obligations until you begin the private lessons, thus observations are a part of an orientation process and are free. To learn more about the Suzuki approach to teaching music, give us a call or visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas (google “Suzuki Association of Americas”). Over the last 50 years the SUZUKI method has spread to virtually all corners of the world and is the best suited instrumental music educational method for children.

What style of music do Suzuki students study?

The Suzuki Piano repertoire consists of a foundation in western classical music, pieces by all the familiar composers: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, to name a few. There are seven published books of repertoire, after which students may continue studying an established series of classical pieces designed to increase technique and ability. Many teachers incorporate other repertoire once the student has reached Book 3-4, and while in orchestra, other repertoire and reading skills are also emphasized.

 

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One of our major beliefs is giving back and serving the community through music. Thus, our program has in the past performed to help raise funds for various organizations in town, including Schreiners Children Hospital. We also performed at the Cincinnati Symphony pre-concert events and in retirement communities, among other.

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The Wyoming Fine Arts Center’s Suzuki program offers instruction in:

  • violin
  • viola
  • cello
  • piano

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Depending on the student maturity, we accept students as young as 3 and older. Once a registration form is received we will have the Suzuki Director call and set up observations for you and the student. When the observation process is complete, you will be placed with an instructor. You are under no financial obligations until you begin the private lessons, thus observations are a part of an orientation process and are free. To learn more about the Suzuki approach to teaching music, give us a call or visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas (google “Suzuki Association of Americas”).

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How to register for the Program:

    • Call the office at 513-948-1900 to register over the phone or for more information.
    • Register Online. Click here to fill out our email registration form . Our office will contact you to discuss next steps.
    • Note that GROUP CLASSES meet on Mondays (pre-twinklers) and Thursdays (everyone else). Your private lesson will be scheduled during these or other week days, as teacher’s and your schedule will allow.
  • Once we talked over the phone, we will schedule for you to come and observe the program: private lessons and group program.
  • Upon completion of the observation, you will be placed with an instructor who will set-up your private lessons and direct you to appropriate group program time. At that time the office will be notified of the beginning lesson date and you will be sent an invoice for the semester of tuition (prorated if starting mid-term), and a registration fee. Full payment or payment plan set-up is due by first lesson.

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  • NOTE: 2018-19 for VIOLIN, VIOLA and CELLO (weekly group classes) is $705 per semester (15 weeks which include 15 private lessons, 12-13 weeks of groups, group recital, solo recital, and several outreaches per semester. Book 2+ students will also be expected to sign up for one of our 3 ensembles which also meet on the group day).

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If after reading this information you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 513-948-1900.

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Do not register and pay for classes below until AFTER we have talked with you and you have been invoiced for the program. The system below will automatically assess a $25 yearly registration fee.

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Center Policies are here – by registering for a program at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, you agree to policies as outlined on our website.

Age Group: 3+
Class Prerequisite: (none)
Materials: (none)
Class Length:

Suzuki Violin, Viola and Cello Program

Class Dates: 09/04/2018 - 12/15/2018
Day of Week: variou
Time: varies -
Single Tuition: $705 (Deposit: $705)
Sibling Tuition: $655.50 (Deposit: $655.50)

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Suzuki Violin, Viola and Cello Program

Class Dates: 01/14/2019 - 05/04/2019
Day of Week: variou
Time: varies -
Single Tuition: $705 (Deposit: $705)
Sibling Tuition: $655.50 (Deposit: $655.50)

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