Suzuki

Introduction to Suzuki

How to become your child’s “home teacher”

GENERAL INFORMATION

STEP ONE: If you are interested in starting your child, age 3 and up, you should not miss the chance to learn more about the Suzuki Method for Violin, Viola, or Cello. At Sycamore Strings Academy we have a specially trained and educated teacher staff to take care of exactly this unique teaching technique called the Suzuki Method. To prepare for starting your young child, please attend our

INTRO TO SUZUKI CLASS

This class consists of two lessons, one for children & parents together and the other one for parents only. It is a very unique class and strongly recommended before your beginner student of will start regular instrumental instruction. The class will be designed, outlined, and timed during September or/and October months according to the amount of families enrolled to form the class. The class conducted by our director and teachers might vary in number from two to five weeks.

Four classes will be offered for the children & parents together in the unique “Suzuki Music & Movement.” Christina Berg is the teacher who has got rave reviews from schools, parents, and teachers in the East Bay Area. In addition to our SSA program, Christina teaches the same class at the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley, as well as Holy Names University in Oakland.

INTRODUCTION COURSE DESCRIPTION:

I. Children & Parents:

Suzuki Music & Movement, Teacher: Christina Berg. Description: No instrument needed. Students will get familiarized with the music in Suzuki book 1 in special activities. Parents will get creative ideas how to practice with your child. The class will provide a positive introduction to making music together with others and help towards a successful start on the instrument.

II. Parents Only:

Hands-On Orientation Class, Teacher: Director Goran Berg and the individual teacher. Description: You will watch a movie: Nurtured by Love, either as a DVD on loan or at the first class. Instrument is needed for this class. Parents will learn how to play the instrument, how to choose the right size of instrument, maintain, rent or buy instruments. Information handouts and discussion about topics concerning the Suzuki Method and educational philosophy, making it so distinctively unique in focusing on the child. The parental role as the home teacher and at lessons. And more.