traditional and suzuki strings

Suzuki Violin, Viola, and Cello Programs

A private 30-, 45-, or 60-minute weekly lesson
A musicianship class
A Suzuki group cl ass
Reading class or orchestra when eligible

Beginning Suzuki students are accepted between ages four and seven

Utilizing the philosophy and approach of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method of teaching is based on the belief that "every child can be educated." Students learn to play an instrument much the same way they learn to speak their native language. This "mother tongue" method of was developed by Dr. Suzuki after he noticed the highly developed language skills of young children. These skills are acquired by children through repetition and reinforcement in a positive environment. Suzuki students learn their instruments in a positive environment in which parents and teachers work together to provide the necessary repetition and reinforcement. For thisr reason , we can accept children as young as four years of age.

Aside from developing fine young musicians, the goal of Suzuki training is to help every child find the joy that comes through music-making. Through this growing process, children thrive in an environment of total support, as they develop confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline and concentration. Suzuki students acquire not only the sensitivity and skill for making music, but also an enduring capacity to enjoy music.

The Suzuki group classes for violin, and cello are assigned on the basis of performance level. Group classes focus on the development of technique and solo repertory. Students perform individually and in groups. Classes provide preparation for concert performances and reinforce technical development.

One of the goals of the CPSM Suzuki Program is to integrate the Suzuki student into the traditional environment. Beginning students receive reading skills in private lessons. Intermediate students take a reading class in preparation for acceptance to the Prep Orchestra.

Traditional Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass

A private 30-, 45-, or 60-minute weekly lesson
A musicianship class
Orchestra when eligible

Traditional (non-Suzuki) instruction is available to students age seven and older. Once students have reached qualified level of development, they willl be placed in a string orchestra. Currently CPSM maintains three orchestras: Prep Orchestra, String Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.

For more information about CPSM, please call (718) 997-3888

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