Introduction to Suzuki

Suzuki trained instructors

Amy Renak, Tari Wheeler Roosa, Alice Spatz, Bonnie McCubbin, Susan French, Ouisa Fohrhaltz and Cindy Ogulnick

Suzuki is the world-renowned method for learning an instrument at a very early age and consists of a combination of private and group lessons. Smaller sized violins, cellos, double basses, flutes, and guitars are available for rent. For piano you must have a keyboard at home. Enrollment in the Introduction to Suzuki or Beginning Strings course is encouraged.

Introduction to Suzuki.

with Tari Wheeler Roosa
Designed for those considering a taking an instrument, ages 4–7. First term introduces rhythm, ear training. Second term –  melody; parent attends all classes.
14 weeks, Saturdays, 9:00–9:45 am,  September 15 (first term); January 26 (second term)

Beginning Strings

with Gayle Schechtman

The Suzuki method is an internationally known music teaching method created by Shinichi Suzuki. This method aims to create an environment for learning music which parallels the linguistic environment of learning a native language. In the beginning, learning by ear is emphasized over reading written musical notation. This method is ideal for the young beginner and parents participate in all levels of teaching. This year, BMS will offer Suzuki-inspired training for beginning string students. Lesson packages consist of private lessons and weekly group lessons, starting the week of September 24.

10 weeks of private lessons during the week, plus group classes every Saturday, 11 am and 11:30 am, for ten weeks starting September 29. Two groups: ages 3-5 and 6-7.  $525. This fee includes the violin and bow (for first time participants).

Adult Strings Groups, led by Bing Liu

String Groups perform at the Gala

Adult String Groups



to be scheduled at the mutual convenience of interested players