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About the Program

About the Suzuki Method

The Suzuki method, offered at NCMC on violin, viola, cello and guitar, allows a child to begin study at a very early age, because the initial learning takes place through listening rather than reading. Parent education and participation is essential to the progress of the child and requires a serious commitment of time and energy.

It is a misconception that Suzuki students do not learn to read music. Pre-reading and reading activities are a standard part of the curriculum, but are introduced after students have had the chance to develop proper posture, intonation, and motor development. Further reading about the philosophies of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki are available from the NCMC office and from the Suzuki Association of the Americas website.

Suzuki at NCMC

The Suzuki Program is a community within a community at NCMC, and participation is key to making the most of your experience.

Both parent and child attend a weekly private lesson, practice and listen together daily at home, attend regular group playing classes, and participate in public performances and special events.

To clarify: Suzuki students must register for private lessons AND group classes (this page).

A consultation with the Executive Director and observations of a private lesson and group class are required prior to registering for this program. Please email Executive Director Jason Trotta to schedule an appointment.

NCMC is a proud member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.


For students who take Suzuki private lessons not at NCMC, please send inquiries about Suzuki Group Classes at NCMC to

Suzuki Violin Group Classes:

Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am - Book 1 and Book 2

Saturdays, 11:00-11:45am - Pre-Twinkle/Beginner's Class

Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm - Book 3+/Chamber Orchestra (open to ages 10+)

Dates: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11

Suzuki Events:



Sat 10/21 - 10:00 Suzuki Parents Meeting (V, C)/Suzuki Violin Classes Combined (V)

Sun 10/22 - Spooky Suzuki (V, C)

Sat 11/18 - Suzuki Review Recital (V)

Sat 12/2 - Suzuki Winter Kick-Off Event (V, C)

Thu 12/21 - Suzuki Holiday Carol Reading Party (books 2+) (V, C)

Fri 1/12 - Suzuki Honors Recital (V, C)

Sat 2/10 - 10:00 Suzuki Parents Meeting (V, C)/Suzuki Violin Classes Combined (V)

Sun 2/11 - Valentine's Day Play-In (V, C)

Sat 3/23 - Suzuki Bach Recital (V,C)

Sun 4/7 - Suzuki Spring Group Class Recital (V, C)

Sat 5/18 - Springfest (V, C)

Fri 6/14 - Suzuki Honors Recital (V, C)

Your Instructor


See faculty page for complete list of Suzuki Instructors

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