Suzuki Talent Education
In the Suzuki Talent Education program, instrumental study starts with children as young as 3 years old. You take an active role with your child in the education process by attending all lessons and groups, as well as practicing daily with your child at home. This is fundamental in the Suzuki method, as it is based on the belief that young children can learn to play music in the same way they easily learn their native language – through listening, repetition, encouragement and parent involvement. The initial process of learning to play by ear gives the student a strong foundation for note reading, an important part of the Suzuki method.
MacPhail’s Suzuki faculty is deeply committed and passionate about helping students experience the joy of music. Our personalized placement process ensures that your child will be placed with a teacher who best matches your child’s learning style, personality and goals.
All students registered in the program receive weekly individual instruction; regular group classes; studio recitals; department recitals; master classes; workshops; accompanied recitals and rehearsals for string and wind students; orchestras and reading classes for string and piano students; parent-teacher conferences; special events and performance opportunities; MacPhail Suzuki Association membership opportunities for parents; Music Plus! Discount of 15 percent on tuition in an ensemble.
Minneapolis: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Harp, Guitar, Flute
Apple Valley: Piano, Violin
Chanhassen: Violin, Cello
White Bear Lake: Piano
How to register:
Children typically begin Suzuki lessons as early as 3-6 years of age. New students usually begin Fall or Spring semester. You can download a Suzuki Information Packet or contact Student Services at 612-321-0100 to request a packet. You are encouraged to attend an informational meeting to learn more about MacPhail’s Suzuki program. Dates of the meetings are included in the information packet. If after reading the information you would like to be part of the Suzuki program, complete a Suzuki Placement Form. At that time, you will be placed with a teacher who will contact you with next steps. If there are not immediate openings, your child will be added to a placement list and you will be notified by a Suzuki teacher when an opening is available. For questions about the Suzuki program, please contact Kamini LaRusso, Suzuki Department assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-767-5236.