What is Suzuki versus "traditional"? Which one should I choose?
Both Suzuki and traditional teaching methods have the same ultimate goal: to put students on track to proficiency on their chosen instrument - the difference is in the how the musical skills are taught.
Emphasis on ear training, playing by memory, and technique
Note reading introduced later
Typically more demanding in terms of parent involvement, especially for younger students
Same book used for all Suzuki students
Strictly structured program with the same pieces introduced to students all around the world with the same underlying teaching philosophy
Visit the Suzuki website to learn more: https://suzukiassociation.org/about/suzuki-method/
Emphasis on reading music and accessing a wide variety of music
Emphasis on ear training, memorization, and technique depends on teacher preferences
Much greater variety in teaching approaches. Common method books include Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Faber & Faber Piano Adventures, Standard of Excellence band methods, and many others
Parent involvement demands depend on teacher requirements, but are typically lower than Suzuki method
I filled out the registration form on the website, but how do I get my lessons scheduled?
Your registration form has been received if you get a confirmation email. From there, we individually assign each student to a teacher and pass your contact information along to them. Your teacher will contact you directly to schedule your lessons.
What do I do if I submitted my registration over a week ago and I still haven't heard from a teacher to schedule my lessons?
Please contact Abbey by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text (507) 514-0354 for assistance.
When is the recital?
Recitals will be held at the end of the school year this year, April 18th-21st.
How do I pay my invoice, change my ACH information, or find out more about scholarships and financial aid?
Please contact Mary (email@example.com) for questions about paying for lessons.