The Suzuki Method is based on the combination of a weekly private lesson and group classes. The group classes serve to motivate and inspire students of all levels and ages. The class curriculum focuses on development and review of violin techniques relevant to students of all levels and ages. In the group classes beginning students can play along with and model the more advanced players, inspiring them to work towards a more advanced level of playing. Meanwhile, the more advanced students work on leadership skills and ensemble playing. Emily Sunderman creates a welcoming environment for all to participate and uses creative strategies to work on common skills during the group classes including musical games and exercises.
The Goals of the Suzuki Group Class include:
- The development of good listening skills when performing in a group setting
- Creating a nurturing, supportive and encouraging community of students and their families
- Generating a strong incentive to practice and improve without relying on competitiveness
SUZUKI VIOLIN GROUP CLASS 2015/16
Class Length: 45 minutes for 13-weeks