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At Westminster Suzuki Strings, we carry on Dr. Suzuki’s mission to build noble hearts for a kinder world through violin study.
At Westminster Suzuki Strings, we celebrate diversity. Our community is inclusive of all human beings. We denounce actions that dehumanize people such as racism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc. Behavior that dehumanizes is not tolerated in our studio community.
Individual lessons and Pre-Twinkle classes are held in my home studio. We have cat family members that visit the studio space. Group classes are held at the Westminster Church of the Brethren.
Violin lessons are offered for children ages 4+. Please visit out Programs page to learn more about what our studio offers.
We focus on skills such as: accountability, empathy, inclusion, collaboration, trust, creativity, citizenship, responsibility, respect and listening. Character counts and is our first priority followed second by musical skill.
The format of the classes helps to develop some of these skills:
- Parent involvement develops collaboration between generations.
- Group Class develops empathy for others and the abilty to collaborate with peers.
- Individual lessons are about meeting and nurturing the needs of the individual child.
- Review builds confidence and from confidence, children develop the will for mastery and perseverance.
I use a whole child approach to music education and life skill acquisition based on the Suzuki method. When you visit the studio, you’ll notice the positive and cooperative environment —This type of environment allows children to flourish and the type of community you’ll find at Westminster Suzuki Strings.
High quality music education should be available to all children. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you think lessons might be out of your budget.