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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Suzuki Piano Preparatory Class

Instructor: Joan Hurst
Recommended for: Ages 3.5-4.5
Class Description: For the Fall 2020 Semester, this class will be delivered by 8 bi-weekly 30 minute online private lessons, scheduled at the mutual convenience of student and teacher. Please contact [email protected] for more information. For the Spring 2021 Semester, students will register in the Suzuki Group Piano program, offered Saturdays at 9:00am, 10:15am and 2:30 pm.

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:
  • $390
Class Description: This class takes place in January after the completion of the Suzuki Piano Preparatory class in the Fall Term.

Suzuki Harp Performance Class

Instructor: Miya Otake (Department Head)
Recommended for: Ages 4+
Class Time: Sundays, 1:45-2:30pm (bi-weekly) Sundays, 2:45-3:30pm (2nd term only)
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: This class runs for 45 minutes bi-weekly.

Suzuki Violin Preparatory Class

Instructor: Mark Luchkow
Recommended for: Ages 4-5
Class Time: Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $310
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Violin Performance 1

Instructor: Irene Senent
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Saturdays, 9:15-10:00am Saturdays, 9:45-10:30am
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Violin Performance 1A

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Violin Performance 1B

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Violin Performance 2

Instructor: Erin Macdonald
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am Saturdays, 9:45-10:30am
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Violin Performance 3

Instructor: Mark Luchkow
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Saturdays, 9:45-10:30am
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Violin Performance 4

Instructor: Erin Madonald
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15pm Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Violin Performance 5

Instructor: Nicki Stieda
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Tuesdays, 5:00-5:45pm Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Violin Performance 6

Instructor: Evelyn Creaser
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Violin Department Head
Class Time: Wednesdays, 4:15-5:00pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Junior Violin Technique Class

Instructor: Evelyn Creaser
Class Time: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $250

Suzuki Viola Preparatory Class

Instructor: Isabelle Roland (Department Head)
Recommended for: Ages 4-6
Class Time: Saturdays, 11:00-11:45am
Semester Fee:
  • $310
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Viola Performance 1

Instructor: Peter Ing
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Viola Department Head
Class Time: Saturdays, 11:45am-12:30pm Saturdays, 12:00pm-12:45pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Viola Performance 2

Instructor: Isabelle Roland (Department Head)
Class Time: 2A Saturdays, 12:30-1:15pm 2B Saturdays, 1:15-2:00pm Saturdays, 11:00-11:45pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: For the 20/21 Year, the Fall Term will be held ONLINE via Zoom, and the Spring Term will be on site. Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Viola Performance 3A

Instructor: Peter Ing
Class Time: Saturdays, 1:00-1:45pm Saturdays, 2:00-2:45pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Viola Performance 3B

Instructor: Peter Ing
Class Time: Saturdays, 2:00-2:45pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Viola Performance 4

Instructor: Sarah Kwok
Class Time: Saturdays, 2:15-3:00pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110

Suzuki Viola Performance 5

Instructor: Manti Poon
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Viola Department Head
Class Time: Mondays, 6:00-6:45pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Viola Performance 6/7

Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Viola Department Head
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Cello Preparatory Class

Instructor: Mary Thomson
Recommended for: Ages 4-6
Class Time: Thursdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $310
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Cello Performance 1

Instructor: Kristl Armstrong
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Mondays, 4:15-5:00pm Thursdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Cello Performance 2

Instructor: Eva Ribchinsky
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Thursdays, 4:30-5:15pm Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Cello Performance 3

Instructor: Kristl Armstrong
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Mondays, 5:30-6:15pm Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Cello Performance 4

Instructor: Cyrena Huang
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Thursdays, 6:00-6:45pm Mondays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Cello Performance 5

Instructor: Judy Lou
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details. 

Suzuki Cello Performance 6

Instructor: Judy Lou
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head
Class Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15pm Mondays, 4:45-5:30pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Cello Performance 7 (Advanced String Ensemble)

Instructor: Sarah Kwok
Recommended for: Students recommended by Suzuki Cello Department Head only
Class Time: Wednesdays, 6:15-7:00pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110
Class Description: Information is available for online activities in the event that classes are not able to be held in person. Click here for more details.

Suzuki Ensemble Class

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

Suzuki Flute Preparation/Performance 1

Instructor: Heather Beaty (Department Head)
Class Time: Mondays, 6:15-7:00pm
Semester Fee:
  • $110

Suzuki Flute Performance 2

Instructor: Heather Beaty (Department Head)

Suzuki Flute Performance 3

Instructor: Heather Beaty (Department Head)