Crescendo Suzuki Studio
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Ages 3-4 1/2
Youngest Beginners Classes are designed for those children ages 3 to 4 1/2 who demonstrate instrument readiness skills. Children are admitted to these classes by interview with the teacher. The class is limited to three families. The class is held in three 11-week sessions, and provides a basic understanding of the violin as well as ear training. The class will be broken into three sections: a group lesson, a parent lesson, and the private lessons.
Student and parents work as a group on rhythm, pitch, posture, care of the instrument, finger dexterity, and familiarity with the Suzuki repertoire through creative activities. In order to assess each student’s progress, they will each receive a brief individual lesson which will focus more attention on the instrument. Parents will also learn an understanding of the instrument while developing a basic knowledge of the Suzuki philosophy. The following year, most children will enter the core program.