Suzuki Music Instruction...

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki began to teach music by applying the basic principles of learning language. When learning a language, one listens, speaks, reads and writes, in that order. In the Suzuki approach, the student listens, plays, then reads and writes. This approach, now called "The Suzuki Method," is appropriate for children ages 3 years and older and is taught by a specially trained group of Faculty here at The Fine Arts Association.

What is different about The Suzuki Method?

  • Parental involvement. Parents attend weekly private lessons and group classes with their child and serve as home teachers during the week.
  • Formal music training may begin at age 3 for stringed instruments and age 4 or 5 for piano.
  • Repeated listening to recordings of the pieces is the single most powerful factor in the success of the Suzuki method. It is akin to the natural way one learns a language through their environment.
  • Repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument. Each music piece becomes a building block for the careful development of technique.
  • In addition to private lessons, children are also encouraged to participate in group lessons and recitals. Group lessons provide new opportunities to learn with others, provide motivation and also teach music theory, history and music appreciation. 

Students participating in Suzuki instruction are strongly encouraged to participate in weekly group sessions. See information on group lessons below.

Suzuki Solo Student Recitals - FREE and OPEN to the public.

Suzuki Classes at a Glance

Class No. Class Times
MSP1706 Suzuki Group (violin) – Books 1 & 2 5:30-6:30 pm
Class No. Class Times
MSP1707 Suzuki Group (piano) (ages 4-8) – 5 wks beginning Feb. 4 12:15-1:00 pm

Suzuki Recital – April 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Corning Auditorium

suzuki instruction cello lesson

Fine Arts Suzuki Faculty

For faculty bios click here.


  • Bella Brandelis
  • Sanni Kearns
  • Feroza LaBonne
  • Marge Syroney


  • Elizabeth Crowe
  • Rebecca Wanyu Kuo


  • Bella Brandelis
  • Ann Cirvencic
  • Lauren Godfrey
  • Dr. Carol Linsenmeier


  • Ann Cirvencic
  • Dr. Carol Linsenmeier


Suzuki Group (violin)
Students must be enrolled in private Suzuki instruction to participate.
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
MSP1706 Thursday - Books 1 & 2 5:30-6:30 pm 18 wks Godfrey Board Room $117

Suzuki Group (piano) (ages 4-8)
This introductory class is perfect for beginning piano students or those considering enrollment into private Suzuki piano lessons!
February 4-March 4, 2017
Students Student Name(s) Class Day of Wk Time Length Teacher Room Price
MSP1707 Saturday 12:15-1:00 pm 5 wks Syroney Board Room $25