Suzuki Group Classes

Students taking private lessons with an NCMC Suzuki teacher are required to participate in NCMC's Suzuki group classes.  A registration fee of $15 per semester is required of students who do not take private lessons at NCMC (must study with an NCMC-approved instructor).

This page was last updated 9/22/20

Suzuki Violin Classes

All classes will be held online until in-person

instruction can safely resume. 

 

Pizzicato (Twinkle/Early Book 1)

Instructor: Capella Sherwood

Sundays, 10:00-10:30 am

12 weeks - Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13, 20

Price: $90

 

Crescendo (Late Book 1)

Instructor: Capella Sherwood

Sundays, 11:00-11:30 am

12 weeks - Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13, 20

Price: $90

 

Coda (Books 2-3)

Instructor: Christa Muller Hendricks

Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 pm

6 weeks - Sep 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 10

Price: $90

 

Counterpoint (Book 4)

Instructor: Emily Greene

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm

6 weeks - Sep 16, Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 11, Dec 2

Price: $90

 

Virtuoso (Books 5+)

Various Instructors

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm

6 weeks - Sep 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 9

Price: $90

Viola Class

Instructor: Capella Sherwood

Wednesdays, 6:00-6:30 pm

6 weeks - Sep 16, Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 11, Dec 2

Price: $60

Suzuki Cello Classes

All classes will be held online until in-person

instruction can safely resume. 

 

Boccherini (Books 1-3)

Instructor: Karl Knapp

Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 pm

6 weeks - Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 3, Dec 10 (at 6:15)

Price: $90

 

Romberg (Books 1-3)

Instructor: Karl Knapp

Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 pm

6 weeks - Sep 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 10

Price: $90

 

Popper (Books 4+)

Instructor: Anne Werry

Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 pm

6 weeks - Sep 17, Sep 1, Oct 15, Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 3

Price: $90

Emily Greene, Program Coordinator, Head of Suzuki Violin Dept.

Anne Werry, Head of Suzuki Cello Dept.

The Suzuki method, offered at NCMC on violin, 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.  Both parent and child attend a weekly private lesson, practice and listen together daily at home, attend regular group playing classes, and participate in performances and special events (see schedule below).  The Suzuki Program is a community within a community at NCMC, and participation is key to making the most of your experience.

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 web site.  Families are strongly encouraged to read these materials, and will be required to attend an intake appointment with the Executive Director and observe a private lesson and group class prior to registering for this program.  Please call NCMC to schedule an appointment.

 

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

Save The Date:

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7:00 pm

Suzuki Parent Support Group - Online Meeting

Maria Scotera, Facilitator and Longtime NCMC parent

(Parents of Suzuki students in Book 3 or earlier will receive an invitation to attend)

Northampton Community Music Center

139 South Street

Northampton, MA  01060

(413) 585-0001

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NCMC is a proud member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

NCMC programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Chamber music at NCMC is supported by a grant from ACMP (Associated Chamber Music Players).

Due to COVID-19, our building is closed to visitors, but you can reach our Registrar Kim by phone during these hours:

Mondays  9:00-2:00

Tuesdays  9:00-2:00

Wednesdays  9:00-2:00

Thursdays  9:00-2:00

Alternatively, you can email NCMC's administrative staff at any time and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible:

Kim Hoff, Registrar

Jason Trotta, Executive DIrector