Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Suzuki Method?

Suzuki Talent Education is patterned after the natural learning which occurs as a child learns to speak his/her native tongue. This method of learning and the man who created it, Dr. Suzuki, changed the direction of musical instruction for thousands of children around the globe. You can learn more here on the Suzuki Association of the Americas website.

What instruments are offered?

We offer violin, viola, and cello lessons.

When can my child start lessons?

Anytime! We have rolling enrollment and tuition will be prorated.

How much does the program cost? 

Tuition is dependent on lesson length and should be discussed with the private teacher.

Will you provide an instrument for my child?

We recommend Wyatt Violin Shop. You can find more information at wyattviolin.com.

What is group class like?

Group classes occur weekly on Tuesday evenings. Students play pieces together, working on ensemble, new skills, and perfecting learned skills. It’s also a great time to bond and experience the community of peers, for students and parents alike. Here is a great article from a Suzuki parent on the benefits of group class.

What is Suzuki Early Childhood Education?

Suzuki Early Childhood, or SECE, is a program for the youngest children. It will develop your child’s musical abilities with singing, rhythm, and movement activities and incorporates character building techniques for children as young as a few weeks old. We recommend starting your child in “A Sound Start!” and “Sound Adventures!” as early as possible. You can find more information about Suzuki Early Childhood Education here: http://www.suzukiece.com.

Where are lessons and classes?

Private lessons occur at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Ottawa, KS and at teachers’ homes in the Kansas City area. Group rehearsals, theory and fiddling classes, and ensembles occur at the Carnegie Cultural Center. Click here to connect with a teacher in your area to learn more.

What else do I get for my tuition besides private lessons and group classes?

Private Lessons, group rehearsals, theory and reading classes, community performances, private performances, fiddling, ensembles.