Welcome to Lakewood Suzuki Strings!
The Suzuki Program for Violin and Viola in Lakewood, Ohio
Lakewood Suzuki Strings offers engaging violin and viola instruction for children ages 3 and up with highly qualified and passionate teachers. The program focuses on fostering beautiful hearts, growing discipline, and developing confidence through the Suzuki Method. With private lessons, group classes, classes for parents, and performance opportunities, children are set up for success in every area of life.
Our mission is to arm your child with the tools to become not just a great musician, but also a great thinker, citizen, and lifelong learner.
CURRENTLY OFFERING: Violin and Viola instruction for children ages 3+
Why Choose Lakewood Suzuki Strings
Lakewood Suzuki Strings faculty are professional musicians who have devoted our lives to the project of high quality music education for young children. We have advanced performance degrees from prestigious conservatories such as the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin Conservatory, as well as extensive training with the best instructors from the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
More Than Lessons
At Lakewood Suzuki Strings, we believe your child’s key to success is in their village. A musical education occurs in private lessons, but also in your child’s home practice, daily listening, learning with other children, and being in community with other families! Our program offers all of this and more through lessons, group classes, parent discussions, regular performances and community events.
One-on-one instruction every week, tailored to each student.
. Weekly lessons and daily practice encourages discipline.
Weekly Classes with other students encourages growth in a social setting. Students have fun while learning with others and making friends.
Monthly discussions with other parents build community and friendships among program families.
Solo Recitals and Group Performances nurture self-esteem and confidence.
What parents are saying:
Our son is thriving in violin classes with Micaela. She's wonderful, and we really like her. We highly recommend her classes to anyone looking for a talented instructor!
If you're looking for violin lessons that go beyond the ordinary, I highly recommend Lakewood Suzuki Strings. From day one, it has been an incredible musical journey filled with passion, guidance, and growth. My daughter feels very comfortable with Clara and Micaela and looks forward to her lessons. The teaching style is supportive, encouraging, and always focused on fostering a strong foundation while nurturing creativity and musical expression. The sense of community and camaraderie is remarkable, with opportunities for performances.
Exceptional instruction by well qualified teachers. Great program for children of all ages regardless of skill level. Would recommend highly for those looking for musical instruction for their children in the Northeast Ohio area.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Suzuki Method?
The Suzuki method is a music curriculum and teaching philosophy dating from the mid-20th century, created by Japanese violinist and pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki. The method aims to create an environment for learning music which parallels the linguistic environment of acquiring a native language. You can read more about the Suzuki Method here.
Why should I choose Lakewood Suzuki Strings?
At Lakewood Suzuki Strings, all students learn in a social setting while cultivating and nurturing their confidence and self-esteem, which are skills each child takes with them throughout their lifetime. The faculty are professional musicians who have devoted their lives to high quality music education of children and have advanced performance degrees from prestigious conservatories such as the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin Conservatory, have been trained by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and have over 25 years of collective teaching experience. This trained faculty helps guide and support each parent exactly how to practice with their child.
Lakewood Suzuki Strings' students not only learn an instrument, but also learn the art of discipline to be a wonderful person and to develop a strong love for music.
How old does my child have to be to join?
Children may start as young as 4 years old! Starting an instrument has less to do with age and more to see if your child is ready. To find out if your child is ready to take on an instrument, contact us today to set up a free phone consultation with our faculty at email@example.com.
When can I start?
Enroll at any time - our doors are always open! Depending on lesson availability, we are happy to get you and and your child started whenever you're ready! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What is the difference between a Suzuki program and traditional music lessons?
Suzuki programs are more comprehensive and involved than traditional music lessons.
Suzuki involves weekly one-on-one instruction, parent participation in private lessons, group classes with other students, and parent involvement in daily home practice.
Does my child need previous musical experience?
Not at all! No musical experience is necessary to begin in the LSS program. All we need is excitement and willingness to learn!
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