Suzuki Program

With a philosophy dedicated to fostering a positive environment in which children learn music as naturally as their native language, the Suzuki method is widely accepted as one of the most effective forms of music instruction. VAM was one of the first North American institutions to incorporate Suzuki and has since been recognized as a global leader in the teaching method, offering individual and group opportunities with parent participation in the classroom and at home for an immersive learning experience.

Suzuki Program

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Introduction to Suzuki Viola

Instructor: Isabelle Roland
Recommended for: Ages 3-6
Class Description:
Offered on June 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2018, this program is a 3 week pre-preparatory introduction to the Suzuki Viola program. Program is for both students and parents and will run on the following four consecutive weeks. This introduction will serve as a precursor to the Suzuki Viola Preparatory program offered in the fall.

Suzuki Violin Performance 1B

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head

Suzuki Violin Performance 1A

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head

Suzuki Violin Preparatory Class

Instructor: Mark Luchkow
Recommended for: Ages 4-6
Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30pm Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am
Semester Fee:
  • $300

Suzuki Viola Preparatory Class

Instructor: Isabelle Roland (Department Head), Peter Ing
Recommended for: Ages 4-6
Class Time: Saturdays, 11:45am-12:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $300

Suzuki Cello Preparatory Class

Instructor: Mary Thomson
Recommended for: Ages 4-6
Class Time: Thursdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $300

Suzuki Piano Preparatory Class

Instructor: Joan Hurst
Recommended for: Ages 3.5-4.5
Class Time: Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am (1st semester only) Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am (1st semester only) Saturdays, 2:30-3:15pm (1st semester only)
Semester Fee:
  • $300

Suzuki Violin Performance 1

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Violin Performance 2

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Saturdays, 9:45-10:30am
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Violin Performance 3

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Saturdays, 9:45-10:30am
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Violin Performance 4

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Violin Performance 5

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Violin Performance 6

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Ensemble Class

Recommended for: Suzuki violin, viola, and cello students recommended by Suzuki Department Heads

Suzuki Viola Performance 1

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Viola Department Head

Suzuki Viola Performance 1a

Instructor: Peter Ing
Class Time: Saturdays, 12:30-1:15pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Viola Performance 1b

Instructor: Peter Ing
Class Time: Saturdays, 1:15-2:00pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Viola Performance 3

Instructor: Mark Luchkow
Class Time: Saturdays, 1:15-2:00pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Viola Performance 5

Instructor: Mark Luchkow
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Viola Department Head
Class Time: Mondays, 5:30-6:15pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Viola Performance 6/7

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Viola Department Head

Suzuki Cello Performance 1

Instructor: Kristl Armstrong
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Cello Performance 2

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Cello Performance 3

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Mondays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Cello Performance 4

Instructor: Cyrena Huang
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Cello Performance 5

Instructor: Mary Thomson
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Mondays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Cello Performance 6

Instructor: Audrey Nodwell
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Cello Performance 7

Instructor: Mary Thomson
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Flute Preparation/Performance 1

Instructor: Heather Beaty (Department Head)
Class Time: Mondays, 6:15-7:00pm
Semester Fee:
  • $300

Suzuki Flute Performance 2

Instructor: Heather Beaty (Department Head)
Class Time: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105

Suzuki Flute Performance 3

Instructor: Heather Beaty (Department Head)

Suzuki Group Piano

Instructor: Teresa Ho (Department Head)
Recommended for: Ages 4+ (following completion of Suzuki Prep Class)
Class Time: Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am (2nd semester only) Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am (2nd semester only) Saturdays, 2:30-3:15pm (2nd semester only)
Semester Fee:
  • $380

Suzuki Harp Performance Class

Instructor: Miya Otake (Department Head)
Recommended for: Ages 4+
Class Time: Sundays, 1:45-2:30pm
Annual Fee:
  • $105
Class Description: This class runs for 45 minutes bi-weekly.