Suzuki Program

SUZUKI PROGRAM (Piano and Violin)

Community School Director: Andrew Glendening
Suzuki Program Coordinator: Rae K. Shen

Pre-requisite: Instrument for daily practice (Acoustic Piano/Violin), Tape or CD player for daily listening to recordings.

The Suzuki method, developed by Shinichi Suzuki, involves teaching the very young child. The approach is based on the assumption that all children can learn music in much the same way that they learn their native language. Through listening and imitation along with a positive nurturing environment created by parents and family, the ability of the child develops. Therefore, the success of this program depends on the parents or main caregivers.

The method requires parental participation at every lesson and in daily home practice as well. In general, a major commitment of parental time is required.

The Community School of Music and the Arts (CSMA) at the University of Redlands offers a comprehensive Suzuki program. Lessons and classes are scheduled by arrangement with the assigned instructor. All courses are held at the Downtown Redlands CSMA facility on 210 E. Citrus Ave., Redlands, CA 92373 (right by the Community Bank). Tuition, based on length of Private Instruction, includes the following classes monthly: (Rates do not include annual registration fees.)

SUZUKI PIANO TWINKLES CLASS: $130.00 monthly
* (Class contingent on availability, Ages 3-6)

This skill based class is offered for a limited number of weeks, introducing students and parents to the Suzuki Method of instruction.

4 - 45 minute group classes (minimum 2 students, maximum of 3)

1 - Performance Workshop every 4th week

SUZUKI PIANO Package A: $191.00 monthly
(based on 30 min. Private Lessons)
(Ages 4.6 and up)

4 - Individual Instruction

4 - 45 minute Theory Classes

1 - 45 minute Group Class every 4th week

1 - Performance Workshop every 4th week

SUZUKI PIANO Package B: $211.00 monthly
(based on 45 min. Private Lessons)
(Ages Middle-High School)

4 - Individual Instruction

1 - 90 minute Group Class every 4th week

1 - Performance Workshop every 4th week

SUZUKI VIOLIN PRE-TWINKLER: $104.00 monthly
(Ages 3 and 4)

4 – Individual 30 minutes Instruction

SUZUKI VIOLIN Package C: $148.00 monthly
(based on 30 min. Private Lessons)
* (Class contingent on availability of Rep. & Reading readiness classes, Ages 5 & up)

4 - Individual Instruction

2 - 45 minute Repertoire and Reading readiness Classes

1 - Performance Workshop every 4th week

SUZUKI VIOLIN Package D: $126.00 monthly
(based on 30 min. Private Lessons)
(Ages 5 and up)

4 - Individual Instruction

1 – 60 minute Repertoire and Theory Class once a month

1 - Performance Workshop every 4th week

SUZUKI VIOLIN Package E: $114.00 monthly
(based on 30 min. Private Lessons)
(ages 5 and up)

4 - Individual Instruction

1 - Performance Workshop every 4th week

For more information on program offerings or placement in the Suzuki program, please call the program coordinator at (909) 748-8694 or the School office at (909) 748-8844.