Weekly individual lessons take place during term time. Every child learns the same repertoire, by memory, using the Suzuki Violin Method books compiled by Dr. Suzuki. The parent/caregiver attends these lessons, which range in time from 30mins – 1hour depending on the level of the child. During lessons parents are required to take notes so that they are well informed on what to work on during the home lessons. Music reading and theory elements are introduced once the child is confident with playing the violin, and when they are reading at school.
Suzuki Group Lessons
In conjunction with the weekly individual lesson, group lessons are an important part of the Suzuki Method. This group lesson concept for young children is unique to the Suzuki violin method. It’s a core concept and it serves many purposes. One of the purposes is motivation. Children are social creatures and they love to interact with their peers. The group lesson provides a format for this to happen. With the group lesson, faster learners perform with slower learners, and everyone benefits from this interplay. We utilise many games and different performance situations to entertain and educate young violinists. It can be a delight for a parent to observe too.