A comprehensive program of study based on Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy that all children are born with a high potential for learning and, given the opportunity and a structured, encouraging environment, any child can learn to play an instrument. Students in the Suzuki program learn to make music using the “mother-tongue” approach, the same way they learn to speak) - by listening and imitating.
The teacher and parent have equally important roles in the success of each child’s experience with the Suzuki method. By attending all lessons, supervising daily listening, and practicing with the student, the parent is an active participant in the learning process. The teacher, student, and parent form an all-important “triangle” of learning to support the child’s musical growth. Hochstein’s Suzuki Program provides many opportunities for public performance.
Suzuki Violin, Viola, and Cello
The Suzuki Strings program includes instrumental study of violin, viola, and cello with teachers who have been specially trained in the Suzuki Method. Individual instruction is provided in 30, 45, and 60-minute sessions and is supplemented by a weekly, 50-minute group class.
NOTE: New Summer 2023 beginners will take Summer Suzuki Explorations as their group class offering. Parents of prospective students who aren’t sure about which instrument they’d like their children to take are also encouraged to take Summer Suzuki Explorations to learn more about the program.
Please call 585.454.4596 to request a detailed Suzuki Brochure and a class schedule.
Fee: $15 registration fee; $36* fee per half-hour, $49 - 45 minute, and $61 - 1 hour lesson (includes the group class). Schedules and fees are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office. With enrollment in Suzuki Strings, families pay reduced fees for one Music FUNdamentals or Children’s Dance class. (Fees are as of Summer 2023.)