Age 3 and older
Lessons are arranged by consultation with the Dean’s Office. Call 585.454.4596 for more information.
The Suzuki Strings program includes instrumental study of violin, viola, and cello with teachers who have been specially trained in the Suzuki Method. Individual lessons are taught in 30, 45, and 60-minute sessions and include a weekly, 50-minute group class as part of the tuition. Group lessons are a key part of the Suzuki program. They are grouped by instrument and level.
Suzuki Parent Education: Because parents play such a vital role in the process of learning through the Suzuki method, Hochstein provides guidance and support through periodic parent education classes throughout the school year. Suzuki parent education is a requirement of the program, and is included in the general Suzuki fees.
New Suzuki students and their parents learn ways to reinforce instruction at home by participating in a group class for 3- to 5-year-old beginners and their parents taken in conjunction with individual Suzuki lessons. This group class is a requirement of the program and included in the general Suzuki fees. Students and parents learn ways to integrate the instrument-learning process into family life with an emphasis on the Suzuki philosophy, instrument care, and understanding and internalizing the “Twinkle” rhythms through a variety of musical games and movements. Parents will need a full-size instrument to assist in learning the basic techniques, while their children begin on a “box” instrument.
Hochstein welcomes and encourages parents of prospective students to observe lessons and group classes before enrolling in the program.
Please call 585.454.4596 for more information.
Click here for the group class schedule.
Please read the Group Class Attendance Policy.
Click here for the Suzuki Student & Parent Handbook.
FEE: $20 registration fee. $37* fee per half-hour lesson (includes the group class). Schedules and fees are arranged by consultation with the Dean’s Office. With enrollment in Suzuki Strings, families pay $76.50 per quarter for one Music FUNdamentals or Children’s Dance class, and reduced fees for Choir or other ensembles. (Fees are as of Fall 2023.)
* Click here for information about our Tuition Assistance.