Student Requirements

New Students

  • Read Nutured By Love by Dr. Sinichi Suzuki
  • Observe 2 lessons (no charge). You will get a feel for the commitment, become familiar with my teaching style, and help your child to feel at ease in a new environment. You will observe proper behavior at lessons and gain an understanding of procedure. You will be amazed at what your child learns during this time. These 2 observations are required before beginning lessons or being scheduled into a lesson time.
  • For students 5 years old and younger, the first 2 lessons will be for the parent alone.
  • For students 6 years old and older, the first lesson will be for the parent alone.

Required Materials:

  • Nurtured by Love by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
  • Suzuki Violin Book 1 music book
  • Suzuki Violin Book 1 recording (David Nadien is preferred)
  • Violin and bow for children 6 years old and older
  • Foamalin and bow for children 5 years old and younger
  • Sponge/shoulder pad (rubber bands if needed)
  • Rosin - Carpet square or cardboard
  • Empty toilet tissue roll
  • Violin, shoulder pad (or sponge), rosin, and rubber bands for parents of children 5 years old and younger.
  • Notepad and pen/pencil

Transfer Students

  • Read Nurtured By Love by Dr. Sinichi Suzuki
  • Observe 1 lesson (no charge)
  • Attend 1 interview lesson.  This is an audition/lesson where the student’s skills will be evaluated. An interview will also be conducted. This lesson will be at the normal hourly rate.

Required Materials:

  • Suzuki book music at the students’ current level
  • Suzuki book recording at the students’ current level (David Nadien is preferred)
  • Violin - Sponge/shoulder pad (rubber bands if needed)
  • Rosin
  • Any other supplemental music needed.
  • Notepad and pen/pencil