SUZUKI CELLO LESSONS


Suzuki cello style lessons are most suited for 

beginning students, ages 3.5 - 7 years of age. 

I have trained extensively at all 10  book levels with master Suzuki teacher trainers

The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, etc., are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.























Parent Involvement


Parents are involved in the musical learning of their child. They attend lessons with the child and serve as “home teachers” during the week. Regardless if a parent is able to play an instrument, I will train them to copy my teaching points verbally, so that s/he understands what the child is expected to do. Parents work with the teacher to create an enjoyable learning environment by aidingtheir child in all points taught by me.                                            




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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Finnegan, Age 4



Early Beginning

The early years are crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination. Listening to music should begin at the same time lessons commence or before; formal training may begin from age 3.5 onward.









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Jonah, L, 8, performing Chanson Triste

Jonah L, 8, won 2nd place in the American Protege Competition 2016.
He shared a recital in Carnegie Hall with other prize winners.

Listening

Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the repertoire books so that a student can make the hands recreate what they have heard and can sing.



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Minuet No. 2, Brody, age 6






Repetition

Constant repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument. Repeating each note, or group of notes as well as the innumerable technical points of the selected level-appropriate repertoire will reinforce one's level, and gradually allow it to be played in new and more sophisticated levels.



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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Jonathan R, 5 (2017)
Mary Had a Little Lamb, Jonathan R, 5 (2017)
French Folk Song, Jonathan R, 5 (2017)


Encouragement

A child’s effort to learn an instrument should be met with sincere praise and encouragement. Each child learns at his/her own rate, building on small steps so that each one can be mastered. Children are also encouraged to support each other’s efforts, fostering an attitude of generosity and cooperation.










Learning with Other Children
In addition to private lessons, children participate in regular group lessons and performance where they learn from and are motivated by each other. My group classes are designed to more of a chamber music experience. The best way to learn ensemble experience is to learn one's own part and hear how it blends and conjoins to another musical part with different rhythms and melodies.

Please visit the Cello Choir Performances Page, to listen to the concert performances of hard work developed in group lessons.

Graded Repertoire

Kaboff-Suzuki repertoire are designed to present technical levels  through the context of the music rather than through dry technical exercises.

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