How old should students be to take a class?
- Family Music classes start as young as 6 months.
- Suzuki Strings lessons can begin at age 3 ½.
- Suzuki Piano lessons start at age 4.
- Traditional lessons can begin between ages 6 - 7.
- Voice lessons can start around age 8.
- Art Classes start at 18 months.
Do you teach adults?
Yes! We love our adult students. No age limit here.
What instruments can I learn?
- Bass (string & electric)
- Guitar (acoustic, electric, jazz)
- Lap/Celtic Harp
How long are the classes?
Class times range from 30 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes depending on the class. Lessons are offered in 30, 45, and 60 minute options.
Do I have to have a piano for piano lessons or will a keyboard be OK?
In our group piano classes through the Musik Kids Program, many students start on an electric keyboard. If you are looking at having private piano lessons, that will depend on the teacher. Explain your situation, and find out what the teacher recommends.
I don’t live in the City of Wyoming. Can I take lessons? How does this work?
You do not need to live in Wyoming. Anyone in the region can take lessons. If you are not able to come to The Center, please ask about virtual lessons.
What is the Suzuki Method?
More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist and pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach. Suzuki’s philosophy is also called “Talent Education.” Dr. Suzuki believed that all children have talent, and that given the correct environment, every child can succeed in learning to play an instrument at a high level. In order to create the best environment possible, the parent and teacher work closely together to help the child succeed. The ideas of an early start, parent responsibility, loving encouragement, and constant repetition of small steps are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.
Do students in the Cincinnati Suzuki School program take private lessons or group classes?
Both! Suzuki string students are part of a specific, tailored program of weekly private lessons and group classes. Group classes are an integral part of the Suzuki philosophy, complementing the skills students learn in their private lessons. In group classes, students learn and play with other kids their age in a fun and motivating environment.