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WCU Suzuki Institute

The William Carey Suzuki Institute is based on the teaching philosophy of Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki based his approach on the belief that “musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.” He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music and called his method the mother-tongue approach. As when a child learns to talk, parents are involved in the musical learning of their child. Listening to music every day is important, and constant repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument. Children age 4 and up are accepted.

Our program offers weekly individual instruction, group classes, recitals and parent-teacher conferences. The Suzuki program is structured as follows:

Pre- Twinkle, Twinkle and Book 1

  • FALL TERM, 12 WEEKS
    Twelve 30-minute private lessons + twelve 45-minute group classes*
  • SPRING TERM, 12 WEEKS
    Twelve 30-minute private lessons + twelve 45 minute group classes*
  • SUMMER TERM, 4-6 WEEKS/Only private lessons
    *The last group class for both fall and spring terms is the final concert.

Books 2 & 3

  • FALL TERM, 12 WEEKS
    Twelve 45-minute private lessons + twelve 45-minute group classes*
  • SPRING TERM, 12 WEEKS
    Twelve 45-minute private lessons + twelve 45-minute group classes*
  • SUMMER TERM, 4-6 WEEKS/Only private lessons
    *The last group class for both fall and spring terms is the final concert.

Book 4 & ABOVE

  • FALL TERM, 12 WEEKS
    Twelve 60-minute private lessons + twelve 60-minute group classes*
  • SPRING TERM, 12 WEEKS
    Twelve 60-minute private lessons + twelve 60-minute group classes*
  • SUMMER TERM, 4-6 WEEKS/Only private lessons
    *The last group class for both fall and spring term is the final concert.

Fees

Fees are based on $20 per 30-minute private lesson; $30 per 45-minute private lesson; $40 per 60-minute private lesson $8 per 45-minute group class; $10 per 60-minute group class

  • ONCE A YEAR NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE: $45
  • TUITION DISCOUNT FOR SECOND CHILD: 15%
Pre Twinkle, Twinkle and Book 1 (Fall 2013)

Fall & Spring package: $340 (30-minute private + 45-min group)
Summer lessons: $20 per 30-minute lesson

Books 2 & 3

Fall & Spring package: $450 (45-minute private + 45 min group)
Summer lessons: $30 per 45-minute lesson

Book 4 and above

Fall & Spring package: $590 (60-min private + 60-min group)
Summer lessons: $40 per 60-minute lesson

Faculty

Ms. Daniela Pardo

Contact Daniela Pardo for more information at dpardo@wmcarey.edu

Mrs. Blanca Berdion