Membership for Parent Receiving Violin Instruction: $300. every 12 weeks. *
Initial Registration $60.
Includes: 30min. weekly lesson, observation of other students in the studio and group lessons.
* fees based on year round continuous participation in the studio.
Observing other students in the studio is highly recommended and will give you a broader view of the Suzuki Method and how it works as students progress to higher levels.
Parents are invited to play at group lessons and performances. They are encouraged to bring young children to group lessons so that they may become comfortable with the learning environment.
By studying the violin as a parent you will be taking the first steps to create an environment that will inspire the desire your child has for playing the violin. You will also have a better understanding about the effort a child must make and the process that will be appropriate for your child. It will give you a head start so that you can keep up with their future progress.
Parents become familiar with the Philosophy of the Suzuki Method and the pedagogy that will be used to instruct their child. Parents can have one on one communication with the teacher in order to develop the environment for their child. The parent will develop the skills for playing Twinkle on the instrument before starting their child in the process.
Private, weekly violin instruction for parents who would like to do traditional Suzuki Parent preparation before starting or while starting a young Suzuki student. Recommended for parents of toddlers or even younger children. Parent may continue their own study while adding their child to the program. Suzuki parents have been known to become active amateur musicians.
Parents may also introduce the young child to instruction during the course of their lesson gradually giving more time to the child until the child takes over the progress of instruction.
Parents - Violin instruction for parents with a child they would like to support in violin study. Children may start instruction as early as age 3. Recommended instructional activity for parents of toddlers.
See the Main Menu above or on the left side to find the level of study you are interested in.
Suzuki Violin Vol. I Revised Edition, CD, This is the very minimum amount of listening expected for successful violin study. Please see Supplementary Listening recommended for more enhanced study experience.
The following tabs will provide you with the most basic materials and equipment you will need for getting started in your first months of study as a Suzuki parent who chooses to participate in playing the violin with your child.
Many of these books and music will be available through the following convenient catalogues which service the Suzuki Method:
Foam wedge shoulder rest
Rosin in a wood block and slide box, tree sap applied to the horse hair of the bow so it will make sound on the violin.
Cloth, lint and chemical free for cleaning the surface of the violin.
Dr. Scholl's mole skin, for making the violin more comfortable to hold and controle
CD players in favorite locations for accessible listening
DVD player, for watching recorded lessons and instructional materials.
PC on line access to recommended listening and information.
Cao Violin STV 017 is recommended. Not all adults will be comfortable playing on a full size instrument. Please do not purchase an instrument until you know from observation what size will be most comfortable for your body type and arm length.
Cao is a parent friendly easy to tune and maintain instrument with lasting value. Please observe other students in the studio using these instruments before making a purchase of an instrument for your own use. Parent friendly source for these instruments.
See also why Ms. Cynthia does not take commissions for recommending these instruments.
Required reading for parents:
Suzuki Violin Vol. 1 Revised Edition. It is recommended that the adult learner obtain the book and CD together.