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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 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 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.

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.

· Welcome Letter from Our Director

· Information about the Suzuki Philosophy

· Calendar

· Kindermusik

· Fees and Registration

· SIUE Suzuki Program Brochure

· Helpful Links for Parents

· SIUE Campus Map

  • 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 in Lot A for free on weekends.


History and Philosophy

· Shinichi Suzuki

· John Kendall


Links for more information

· Suzuki Association of America

· Helpful Links for Parents

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