Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.
— Shinichi Suzuki

The Program at The Heights Violin Studio

Private Lessons: 

The Heights Violin Studio values one-on-one weekly lessons to provide instructions for each student. The instructor Ms. Kaori creates unique lesson plans to fit the need of each student. Every student is given specific assignments for his or her daily practice at home. Parental involvement is a major part of the Suzuki Method. Ms. Kaori provides guidance and tools for all families to facilitate a nurturing and helpful home practice environment. Private lessons are only taught at The Heights Violin Studio. 

Group Classes:

Peer learning is an important part of the Suzuki Method. Dr. Suzuki valued group classes so that the students can build their self-esteem, experience the joy of making music, and practice their ensemble skills in a nurturing, and fun environment. The group classes provide a review of the familiar repertoire and a preview of advanced techniques to build home-practice motivation. 

Our Wednesday group classes are held at All Saints Catholic Church (215 E. 10th Street). 

The parents are required to observe the class. The teacher may occasionally ask the parents to participate. The parents who own and play the violin are also welcome to join the students at no additional cost. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to learn additional practice techniques to use at home. 

Performance Opportunities:

Performing is a very important part of studying the violin and child development. It allows the students to set a goal, prepare their repertoire at a high level, and celebrate their accomplishment. The Heights Violin Studio hosts three studio recitals a year as well as providing small performance opportunities in private lessons, group lessons, and at local organizations.