Learning with other Students
“If there is no Group, it is NOT Suzuki method!”
Group lessons are an integral part of the Suzuki method. My desire is to build a tight knit “Suzuki Family” within the studio. Group lessons are not only fun, they also develop ensemble skills, social skills and an eagerness to learn. Students are exposed to other students at different levels. This is a powerful incentive to practice and improve with the encouragement and camaraderie of friends.
Our group, Joyful Sound Violin Studio (JSV) meets on Tuesday nights at 6pm at the studio (Anita’s home). This year we will be focusing on Improvisation games, repertoire mastery through technique, and rhythm fluency.
In addition to regular solo recitals, we typically perform at annual community events. We’ve enjoyed Summer Fiddle Camp and performances including: the Puyallup Fair, Retirement Communities, Christmas Nativity, the State Capitol, and playing the National Anthem at the Tacoma Rainiers baseball game!
Purpose of the Private Lesson:
The private lesson is a one on one time with the teacher, where new concepts & pieces are introduced.
Purpose of Home Practice:
This is where the home parent (Mom or Dad) supports the student in mastering the new concepts introduced at the lesson.
Purpose of the Group Lesson:
Group lesson is where it all comes together – the concepts introduced at the private lesson and learned at home are applied within the group dynamic for an inspiring (hopefully!) experience.