Character first, ability second. -- Shinichi Suzuki
How do I know if my child is ready? +
Each child is unique and readiness can vary. Many students are ready to begin around the age of 4. They should be able to follow directions, focus for brief periods of time, and practice at home willingly. The most important factor is having an enthusiastic curiosity about learning to play.
May we observe lessons and classes first? +
Yes! Observation is highly encouraged in the Suzuki community to help families develop an expectation for lessons and decide when to begin.
Is it required for parents to attend lessons? +
Yes. Even more important than child readiness is the parent’s. Parents attend lessons and group classes with the child to take notes and facilitate home practice.
What happens if we miss a lesson? +
Lessons canceled by the teacher will be made up as soon as possible. Lessons canceled by the student will not be made up. Parent’s may trade times with another student. Sometimes when a student must cancel a lesson that time may be offered to another student.
What are the studio policies? +
The studio policies can be found here.