Before you come
Please take the time to read as much of this site as you can before
making arrangements to visit the TEC studio in Irvine. This
site was designed to answer as many of your questions as possible before
making contact with Ms. Cynthia. You can save
time for both of us time by using your contact time for questions that
can not be answered by this site.
Please note that she does not have a receptionist to handle visitors
or phone calls while she is teaching. Please email her or
leave a message on her phone so that she can contact you at her earliest
convenience. She very much appreciates receiving your messages.
This also means that you will need to make arrangements with her before
you visit the studio in person.
Observation by New Students
New students and their parents are encouraged to make an appointment
with Ms. Cynthia for observing lessons in the studio. It is
recommended that new students observe several times before enrolling in
the program. For the best experience please make
appointments with her so that you can see the most relevant students.
As mentioned earlier, reading as much of this site as possible will
assist you in making the best use of your time in the interview process.
Please be as considerate as possible of the student who is
receiving instruction. If you still have more questions than
Ms. Cynthia can answer while giving instruction to her students you are
encouraged to email her or call after the observation.
Observation by the Public
Members of the public are welcome to observe
students in our program. If possible please check our Blog
and Calendar for opportunities to see performances and presentations.
We have a growing body of videos on YouTube that are open to everyone
who is interested. Ms. Cynthia recommends coming to a Group
Lesson to get a general over view of what children can do at various
levels of instructional experience. We welcome the interest of the
public in Dr. Suzuki's wonderful philosophy of educating children.
Please keep in mind that both the studio and Group
Lesson environment has limited space and seating. Please be
sure to let her know how many people are coming to visit for any one
- Please make an appointment
- Make sure you get the directions several days in advance.
Ms. Cynthia does not usually interrupt a lesson to answer the phone
- If possible, Come on time so you can observe a Lesson from the
- Give young children enough time to use the rest room so their
time will not be interrupted.
- We remove shoes and leave them in the shoe box (so no one will
trip on them) to keep the floors as clean as possible in the Irvine
- Come in as quietly as you can and find a place to sit, even if
the lesson is already started. Please do not wait out in the
- Please try to be as considerate as possible of the student and
- If you bring a young child be sensitive to their attention span.
If you would like to see more please feel free to make another
appoint so you can stay longer.
- If you have a question that involves a long discussion please
contact Ms. Cynthia after leaving the lesson when she has more time
to visit with you.