Orientation: August 31 5:00 pm & September 7th 5:45 pm at First Congregational Church
(Note, the orientation meetings are identical–you don’t need to come to both–and are appropriate for anyone who is considering the Suzuki program and wants to learn more as well as anyone who will be joining as new parents this fall.)
For more information:
All levels Violin Group Class Fall 2023
For students of all levels.
Suzuki Group Classes: The concept of group classes is central to the Suzuki philosophy and its unified repertoire of music. Group classes are complementary to private lessons and equally important to the child’s development. They are meant to build confidence, practice and review skills learned in private lessons, learn new skills through already mastered pieces, build ensemble skills, explore other genres outside of the classical canon, and to build community. Instructors keep group classes fun and light by playing musical games and team building activities. Parents are expected to attend group class with their children and while parental involvement is less focused, observers can offer the praise and support that makes any learning more productive. (Pre-requisite: Private lessons with any teacher in the community or online.)
All levels Violin Group Class Schedule:
Every Thursday evening, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 8, 15, 29, December 14. **NO group classes November 23 and December 7.**
Location: First Congregational Church
5:00 – 5:45 pm Pre-Twinkle Class
5:45 – 6:30 pm Book One Class
6:30 – 7:15 pm Book Two Class
Group Class only – $180 REGISTRATION LINK
Private Suzuki Lesson
The Private Instrumental lesson lies at the heart of the learning process. Since a young child needs structure and support, parents come to every lesson, take detailed notes and discuss the lesson with the teacher. The parent takes the techniques learned and provides a home environment in which they can be practiced daily. The parent is expected to be the home practice partner. In this way, the parent is able to ensure that the child is able to repeat the goals of the private lesson every day and can help shepherd the child towards productive and self-reflective learning. Lessons take place each week and last between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on a child’s age and level of experience.
Lessons to be scheduled individually with the Private Instructor.
Group Class AND Private Lesson – $540 REGISTRATION LINK
Meet your instructors!
Elizabeth Bert also serves as Principal Cello for the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, and she frequently performs with the Sault Symphony Orchestra, Marquette Symphony, and the Benzie Area Symphony. She is on the faculty for the Gerber String Program, an after-school string program serving the greater Charlevoix and Petoskey areas, where she is the cello instructor. She also is the cellist in the Cummings String Quartet.
Elizabeth continues to be an active performer, collaborating with her TSO colleagues in a variety of ensembles, and enjoys sharing her love of music and the cello.