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Lessons and Programs
Violin and 'Cello Program for age 3 and older

Individual Lesson

The core of the program is the individual lesson 
each week. At the beginning, most of the time is 
spent helping the parent learn the basic skills on 
the child’s small instrument so that they can help 
the child at home. Children gradually take over 
the lesson as their skills and attention span 
increase. We have never had a parent or child 
who was unable to learn the basic skills. Many 
parents enjoy it so much that they get their own 
full-size instrument.

Locations: West Roxbury, South Boston

Group Classes

Students are grouped by age and ability for the 
weekly group classes. Reading and singing classes are 
scheduled adjacent to violin classes at each level. The 
director decides which class is appropriate for each student 
in consultation with the group class teacher.

Students practice starting and stopping together, playing in tempo, and performing solos for each other. They see other students playing pieces that they will study later and are motivated to practice more at home. Group games demonstrate creative ways to practice basic skills.
West Roxbury Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
South Boston Monday

Kodaly Music Class

In the Kodály music class, students learn a repertoire of songs and games. The basic elements of music such as rhythm, pitch, intervals, dynamics, and phrasing are drawn from these pieces and used to prepare the skills for reading and writing music.
West Roxbury Saturday - Other days available by arrangement as enrollment permits. 

String Ensemble

The String Ensemble gives Suzuki students a chance to develop their reading and orchestral skills in a supportive environment which respects their training in the Suzuki Method. They learn standard string orchestra literature by Bach, Handel, and Mozart, as well as more contemporary composers.

West Roxbury - Days and Locations TBA

Traditional Method Piano, Guitar, and Irish Fiddle Lessons

The Suzuki Institute also offers lessons using traditional approaches 
West RoxburyTime and day by arrangement 

Chamber Music

This is an advanced ensemble for students in book 4 and above who have orchestral or ensemble experience. Students develop independent reading skills through string quartets by Haydn, Mozart, and other masters.

Ensemble students come primarily from the Suzuki Institute of Boston but other Suzuki students are welcome to audition. Viola and ’cello students are welcome

Time and location by arrangement

Adult Ensembles

Parents and independent adult students are encouraged to form their own ensembles to be coached by faculty. There will be a minimum class size for each group and students can choose pieces for the classical, fiddle, folk, or jazz literature.

Time and location by arrangement

Violin, Viola and Piano Instruction.