at Suzuki Music Columbus
Our comprehensive program includes these 5 important parts:
1. Weekly Private Lesson
Students have a one-on-one viola lesson with a highly trained and compassionate teacher who will tailor each lesson to the specific needs of your child. We help you and your child learn how to practice viola together in a positive child-centered environment. The teacher and student commit to a specific regular weekly lesson time for the full year. New beginners start out with 15-30 minute viola lessons, depending on age, maturity, and teacher availability.
2. Tuesday Group Activities
All students and teachers gather each week for group classes and a weekly recital. The group classes reinforce private lesson and home study through ensemble playing and fun activities. The weekly recital fosters a positive performance environment and a regular concert experience. Each student will have multiple opportunities to perform on a weekly recital throughout the year.
3. Daily Listening
Viola students listen to recordings of Suzuki repertoire every day. The high quality model provides a basis for developing artistry, beauty and creativity.
4. Home Practice
Daily practice guided by the parent will begin at around 15-20 minutes per day.
Weekly solo recitals, group concerts, Grand Concerts, community performances, and the SMC Tour Group, provide opportunities for performance. As a regular part of the Suzuki program, student musicians become comfortable performers.