Our kids at Suzuki Institute are doing so much more than taking music lessons. Especially during the holidays!
Linda Peterson’s Students Perform for Family and Friends
Several students completed Suzuki Book 1 this month. We celebrate by presenting a Book 1 concert for family and friends. The student performs every song in Book 1 and the audience heartily claps and congratulates the student. Food and frivolity follow the concert. This special support lets the student realize their accomplishment and gives them new energy as they move to their next challenge. Congratulations to the Book 1 graduates!
Janai Fuller’s Students Have a Holiday Party
My Advanced class had their holiday party in early December. We had a great time playing carols, eating pizza, exchanging White Elephant gifts & playing Telestrations. Many of these students have been friends 8-9 years. They are playing well & having a great time!
For those of you who are parents out there, when you start thinking of music lessons for your kids, you may imagine a small room with no windows and just the teacher and your child. But, another approach is group music lessons. Kids love doing many activities in a group of other kids. Music is no exception. There are many reasons for this.
Playing music with peers and seeing others doing what you are doing increases your own interest in the activity. Your child is learning now from both the teacher and by listening to and watching other children. This increases the places the places your child is getting information. Not to mention, they are learning how to play together rather than see music as this solo activity. When playing music solo, there is a chance that the child may draw within and get more nervous when playing in public. The comfort of being with other children, gives your child confidence. When playing in a group, the child is not just learning about music, they are also learning about being socially mature, by being encouraged to listen, share and play together.
With Suzuki, kids have weekly private lessons AND group music lessons – the best of both worlds. Go to our home page to see the list of instruments we offer.
Seattle has many quality afterschool programs. Red Tricycle mentions eight organizations with activities that we at Suzuki Institute agree are great options. One organization in this list has music in the program but does not focus on music classes for children.
Suzuki Institute of Seattle has music classes for children focused on the Suzuki method and of a wide variety instruments and ages. We have violin, piano, cello, guitar and trumpet for children of all ages, and exploration of music for 3-5 year olds.
Children participating in Suzuki come to the institute twice a week for both a private lesson and a group lesson. Most of our teachers teach week days after school, but some teach on Saturday mornings as well.
Parents, if you see a class or instrument that interests you and your child, contact firstname.lastname@example.org