Music Programs

Music lessons are available for all ages and all ability levels.  From the beginner to those with significant training, our talented faculty will be able to help you.

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Suzuki Strings

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Cincinnati Suzuki School at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center is the oldest and largest Suzuki program in Cincinnati. In partnership with University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music’s (UC-CCM) Preparatory Department, our program offers the Tri-state’s most comprehensive and robust Suzuki educational program, with an active Parent Organization who support the mission of the program through various activities.

Our mission is to foster joyful music making and a high level of musical excellence in children ages 4 through high school, with the intention of developing creative, compassionate, and thoughtful people. The Cincinnati Suzuki School follows the core Suzuki Talent Education beliefs that all children have musical talent, education begins early and through listening, the parent plays a vital role in the learning process, and environment and nurture influence success.

The Cincinnati Suzuki School provides high quality instruction through the commitment and skill of our faculty and adherence to a unified curriculum of weekly private lessons, group classes, numerous solo and group performances, and musical outreaches benefiting the Greater Cincinnati community. Our students come from as far as Oxford (OH), and we offer weekly group classes and orchestras at all playing levels: from Pre-Twinklers to Beyond Books. (Most programs in the region, as well as nationally, only offer bi-weekly groups).

Our students come from all over the region (including Indiana and Kentucky), and we offer weekly group classes and orchestras at all playing levels: from Pre-Twinklers to Beyond Books.

Your child will be placed in a Suzuki section after consultation with Center faculty.

 

About Suzuki Education

About Our Program

Getting Started in Suzuki

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Classes

  • Suzuki Cello

    Section Offered
    Suzuki Cello - Jennifer Higgins Wagner Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Cello - Claire Timmerman Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Suzuki Group Class

  • Suzuki Viola

    Section Offered
    Suzuki Viola - Elaine Wisniewski, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Viola - Rose Gowda, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Suzuki Violin

    Section Offered
    Suzuki Violin - Weiyi Li, MM Thursday
    Ages 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Violin - Rose Gowda, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Violin - Dr. JaeEun Lee, DMA Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Violin - Elaine Wisniewski, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Violin - Claire Timmerman Thursday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Music Lessons

Private music lessons for Adults and Children are offered on following instruments:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (acoustic and electric), Guitar (acoustic and electric, classical, jazz and pop/rock styles), Harp, Piano, Drums, and Voice. We also offer lessons for songwriting, theory, and composition.

We also offer Suzuki Piano lessons that include a bi-weekly group class.

Contact us for more info and to set up a trial lesson for yourself or your child!

Music lessons are offered in 15, 30, 45 & 60 minute lengths depending on age and are scheduled after consultation with center faculty.

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Classes

  • Bass

    Section Offered
    Bass (String) - Matt Wiles Tuesday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Bass (Electric) - Matt Wiles Tuesday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Cello - Traditional

    Section Offered
    Traditional Cello - Michael Ronstadt, MM Monday, Wednesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Traditional Cello - Claire Timmerman Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Drums / Percussion

    Section Offered
    Drums / Percussion - Tom Buckley Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Guitar

    Section Offered
    Guitar (Jazz focus) - Brandon Coleman Tuesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Guitar (Accoustic) - Donald Broerman Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Guitar - Spencer Elliott, MM Tuesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Guitar - Michael Ronstadt, MM Monday, Wednesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Piano - Suzuki.

    Section Offered
    Suzuki Piano - Valerie Bobosh, MS Monday, Tuesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Piano - Richard Seil, MM Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Piano - Dr. JaeEun Lee, DMA Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Piano - Cheryl Raine, MM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Piano - Traditional

    Section Offered
    Piano - Song-Hun Nam, MM Thursday
    Ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Inna Terekhov, MM Tuesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Cheryl Raine, MM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Diane Magill Tuesday, Wednesday
    Ages 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Mary Rekers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Serenity Fisher Thursday
    Ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Songwriting

    Section Offered
    Songwriting - Serenity Fisher Thursday
    Ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Ukulele

    Section Offered
    Ukulele - Spencer Elliott, MM Tuesday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Viola - Traditional

    Section Offered
    Viola - Traditional - Elaine Wisniewski, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Violin - Traditional

    Section Offered
    Traditional Violin - Yuko Tsujimoto, MM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Traditional Violin - Gayna Bassin, MM Wednesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Voice

    Section Offered
    Voice - Jill Phillips, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Musik Kids

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Our unique program allows parent and child participation in a fun, energetic environment while instilling a love and understanding of music in their child that also teaches life lessons including how to listen, get along with others, and perform well in school. The Center follows the Musikgarten Curriculum for all MusikKids' programs.

We are currently running a virtual pre-piano class and Book 3 keyboard class. Please contact us for more information.

Summer Family Music and Music Makers classes begin on June 28, 2021.

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Classes

  • Musik Kids Piano

    Section Offered
    Musik Kids Piano - Diane Magill Tuesday, Wednesday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Musik Kids Piano - Mary Rekers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Musik Kids Pre-Piano

    Parent participant with child, ages 4.5 - 7 yrs.
    Tuesdays, 5:45 - 6:15
             Open enrollment.
             6 week session, $90
             March 30 / April 6, 13, 20, 27 / May 4

    Move, play instruments, learn songs, read rhythms, play musically and start down the road to musicianship! 

    *Younger siblings may want to do parts of the class with the older child, and that is great!  
    ** This class will be a Zoom experience and will reap the most benefit when the parent does the music activities with their child.

  • Summer Family Music

    Family Music Classes, ages 0 - 3 yrs. with a participating adult 

    Bounce, jump, march, sing, clap, dance, rock, and wiggle with your child! This fun-filled family experience serves as the musical foundation for later musicianship. Early exposure to these musical activities awakens the child’s ear and body to the world of rhythm and pitch! It provides the foundation for successful instrument training, dance instruction, choir participation, football fancy footwork, or whatever musical endeavors your child may undertake.

    Section Offered
    Summer Family Music - Monday 10:00am-10:30am, Tuesday 6:00pm-6:30pm, Saturday 10:00am-10:30am
    Ages 6 Months, 1, 18 Months, 2, 3
    Grades
  • Summer Pre-Piano

    Music Makers (Pre-Piano) Classes, ages 4 - 7 (no participating adult, just children with their music teacher)

    Music Makers (Pre-Piano) class develops the young musician through playful presentation of rhythm and tonal patterns which are essential for the musician’s ear. Moving, singing, playing instruments, and focused listening work together to build the child’s inner ear and a sense of rhythm and beat in the body!  Your child will love the special writing pages and coloring to take home with them each week. Music education is our specialty, in a fun and interactive class!

    Section Offered
    Summer Music Makers - Monday 10:00am-10:45am, Tuesday 6:00pm-6:45pm, Saturday 10:00am-10:45am
    Ages 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7
    Grades K
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Ensembles

Ensembles are available for all String instruments including Guitar.  Some experience is required for each ensemble.

All ensembles are open to all students regardless of affiliation with other programs or teachers outside the Center. 

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Classes

  • Classical Guitar Ensemble

    Classical Guitar - Mondays 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Lead by Don Broerman, Classical Guitar Ensemble is open to any student with 1+ year of guitar playing and solid note-reading experience on an acoustic or nylon string guitar. Expand your repertoire and play with others weekly. Pieces range from Bach to Beatles.

    Section Offered
    Classical Guitar Ensemble - Donald Broerman Monday 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • String Quartet

    Section Offered
    String Quartet - Jennifer Higgins Wagner Wednesday
    Ages 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Youth Orchestras

    Melody Orchestra (Beginning) - Thursdays - 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

    An ensemble specifically designed for students are at the beginning of their note-reading journey.  All students are welcome, regardless of affiliations with other organizations and teachers outside The Center.  Appropriate for students at the Suzuki Late Book 1 and Book 2 level.  We will focus on basic musicianship and ensemble skills, while gaining exposure to a sampling of repertoire and musical styles in a fun and nurturing environment.

    Cadence Orchestra (Intermediate) - Thursdays - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

    A mid-level ensemble that is designed for students who are proficient in note-reading on all four strings and are comfortable reading in the keys of G, D, C, A and F Major.  Familiarity with 3rd position is recommended.  Students will play a variety of fun repertoire in various styles from classical to popular music.  Appropriate for students at late Suzuki Book 2 through Book 4 levels.

    Chamber Orchestra (Advanced) - Thursdays 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

    An advanced group of Junior High/High School players who have several years of orchestra experience.  This group will focus on challenging repertoire in a variety of genres and styles.  Designed for students who want a challenging and gaining experience to expand their musical and technical abilities.  Appropriate for students at Suzuki Book 5 level and beyond. 

    ***NOTE:  All ensembles are open to all students regardless of affiliation with other programs or teachers outside The Center.  Suzuki examples are used as a level example.  Student does not have to be Suzuki trained.

    Section Offered
    Melody Orchestra (Beginning) - Dr. JaeEun Lee, DMA Thursday 5:45pm - 6:30pm
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
    Cadence Orchestra (Intermediate) - Elaine Wisniewski, MM Thursday 5:00pm - 5:45pm
    Ages 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
    Chamber Orchestra (Advanced) - Rose Gowda, MM Thursday 5:00pm - 5:45pm
    Ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Virtual Songwriting Workshop

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Classes

  • Summer Songwriting Virtual Workshop

    Maybe you have never written a song or played an instrument, but think it would be fun to try? This virtual camp is for anyone interested in writing songs, prior experience welcome, but not necessary! 

    We will explore creative expression through fun writing games and prompts, piano and guitar tutorials, vocal coaching, and group collaboration.  You will learn how to craft song lyrics and set music to your words. This workshop will culminate in a virtual concert.

    4 weeks: Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm July 10 - 31, 2021 

    Cost is $135

     

    Section Offered
    Songwriting Summer Virtual Workshop - Serenity Fisher Saturdays July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2021 - 10:00am-12:00pm
    Ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th