Suzuki Violin


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What is the Suzuki Method?

The Suzuki Method uses the “mother-tongue” approach to music education. Students approach the study of music similarly to learning a native language: through listening and imitating. In the Suzuki Method, students master musical skills, instrumental technique, music note reading, performance, and artistry through a systematic, child-centered curriculum. Parents are partners in learning, attending every class with their child and supervising home practice. Group classes allow children to learn with others, providing motivation and encouragement. Best of all, the Suzuki Method fosters a special relationship between parent and child through the study of beautiful music. For more information about the Suzuki Method, please visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas website, suzukiassociation.org.

Suzuki Violin at Berry College

Beginning Suzuki students ages 4-6 will receive 15 weekly group lessons for 45 minutes each semester, breaking into semi-private lessons during the spring semester every other week. Berry College music students will assist and provide additional tutoring. Class size will be kept small to allow for individualized instruction. Parents will also receive two introductory classes in August providing an overview of the Suzuki Method and lots of tips for home practice. Violin students will perform in a recital at the end of the year at Berry College.

Schedule

Classes will be held Mondays from 4:45-5:30 p.m. at Berry College’s Ford Building.

Tuition

Tuition is $250 per semester. Tuition includes a materials and recital fee that covers all required materials (music books, CD, instrument accessories, etc.), except for instrument rental. Parents are asked to commit to the entire year of instruction before beginning classes. Please wait to rent or purchase an instrument until after the start of classes, as students will be sized by the instructor at the first class.


About the instructor

Kristina Lambert is a registered Suzuki violin and viola teacher with long-term training in levels 1-10. She has taught private and group lessons and directed string orchestras for over ten years. Kristina has a MM degree in Suzuki Violin and Viola Pedagogy from Northern Arizona University, and a BM in Violin Performance and Music Education from the University of Memphis. She has performed with the Flagstaff Symphony and San Juan Symphony, and as a soloist and chamber musician for the Third Avenue Arts Recital Series and Bach Festival in Durango, Colorado. Kristina served as Director of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association’s Suzuki in the Schools program from 2009-2011.