First Year Instrument Program


Parents are at the core of the Suzuki approach, as they support their children’s practicing at home. This program offers a series of 5 “Parents as Partners” weekly parent-only classes as a unique component. This series of classes teach parents how to develop the desire to learn in their children before involving them in playing an instrument. During these classes, we will cover the following, but not limit to:

Basic Concept of Suzuki Music Learning
Suzuki Philosophy & Methodology
Parents’ Role
Observations & Commitments
Learning about the Instrument
Children will start music lessons together with their parents once the parents have completed the Parents as Partners classes.

Parents can choose from one of the following courses:

First Year Violin
First Year Piano
First Year Cello
First Year Guitar


Parents considering First Year Instruments must complete the following prerequisite requirement:

  1. Complete 8 hours of classroom observation (any instruments)


Only for parents who are dedicated to commit time and effort to start the music journey with your child(ren). Please expect this program requires additional time involvement from parents than any other traditional music training.

No previous music experience is required of parents.

Children can start as young as 2-1/2 years old. However, in most cases, we recommend children below 5 years old to attend the Bridge Program before starting the First Year Instrument Program.

Program Structure

Parent As Partner Series (Parent-only classes)
2 week sessions starting September
Duration: 2 hour x 2 sessions
Student and Parent Weekly Group Class (Applicable to all first year programs)
Commence upon completion of the Parent As Partner Series.
Parent(s) attend classes together with their child(ren).
60-minute group class weekly.
Parent Weekly Group Class (Applicable to First Year Violin Program Only)
Commence upon completion of the Parent As Partner Series
Parent attendance only
60-minute group class weekly.
Concerts and Performance(s)
Students and Parents will have the numerous opportunities to participate in performances and concerts throughout the school year.

Program Fees

Annual Tuition:

1 payment x $135 Every Child Can (ECC)
9 payments x $198 (monthly) or $1,782 (annually)
One time payment of $1,917
Registration Fee*: $107

Volunteer Commitment Deposits*: $250

*per family fee

2021-22 Schedule

Parent Only Session (All first year programs)

Every Child Can (To Be Announced)

September 13, 27 2021
2 sessions: 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Student and Parent Weekly Violin/Cello Group Class
Tuesday 6:-00 – 7:00 pm

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