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Info for Prospective Families

What is the SIUE Suzuki Strings Program? (more links below)

It is a combination of:

· Faculty Members

· University Students who are studying for careers in teaching and performance

· Parents

· Students ages 3-adult

These four groups work together within the university system, using the philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki as a unifying guideline, to create a musical environment for developing students, teachers and parents.

Structure of the Program

The SIUE Suzuki Strings Program includes about 250 students on violin, viola or cello, drawn from a 75-mile radius of SIUE.

Each student receives a weekly individual or private, lesson, held at a convenient time for student, parent and teacher. Included in the tuition are group lessons, which are held on Saturday mornings from 10:15 am-12:15.

Students are taught by SIUE faculty and graduate assistants. Informative discussions for Suzuki Parents are presented once a month.

Parent Classes for Beginners Students under the age of 9 start only in the fall and their parents participate in an 8-week orientation class. The children receive group lessons during this time, and individual lessons begin a little later. Older students may begin lessons at any time throughout the year, space permitting.

Info we send to Prospective Families:

We send out the following information to prospective families. If it saves you time, here is the literature we send!

· Welcome Letter from Our Director

· Information about the Suzuki Philosophy

· Calendar

· FAQs for Prospective Families

· Kindermusik

· Fees and Registration

· String Development Program Brochure

· Registration Form/Tuition Schedule

· Helpful Links for Parents

· SIUE Campus Map

(most private lessons)... Dunham Hall is No. 6-Park in Lot E

(Saturday Group Classes) Founders Hall is No. 1- Park in Lot A

History and Philosophy

· The Suzuki Philosophy

· Shinichi Suzuki

· John Kendall

Links for more information

· Suzuki Association of America

· Public Performances-see us live!

· Helpful Links for Parents