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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 age 3 and up

These four groups work together 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 from 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 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Students are taught by SIUE faculty and graduate assistants.

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

Most lessons are held in Dunham Hall; park in Lot E if you have a parking pass, or Lot B for a pay lot.

Saturday Group classes are held in Founders Hall; park free in Lot A on weekends.

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