SUZUKI CELLO SCHOOL OF AUSTIN
“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.”
- Shinichi Suzuki
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The students attend weekly, individual lessons and spend time polishing skills along with learning new pieces. Suzuki students also listen to the recorded repertoire to prepare for future pieces.
The parent attends the lessons with the child, takes notes, learns about the instrument along side the child and becomes the “home teacher”.
The students also participate in a variety of performance opportunities during the semester, from informal performances at coffee shops and local parks to formal recitals at the Central Presbyterian Church, accompanied by a pianist.
The objective of the lessons is to develop skills in beautiful music making. This will be accomplished by learning to play the instrument with a balanced and relaxed posture, by demonstrating beautiful tone, facility and organization of the left hand, mastery of bow strokes and secure intonation. Students will learn and perform the Suzuki repertoire beautifully with both technical proficiency and musical expression.
All students will achieve the goals and objectives described above through the applied study of the Suzuki Cello Method. The curriculum and assignments will be individually determined based on the age and experience of the student but may include Suzuki repertoire, scales and arpeggios, etude and technical exercises books, sight-reading and orchestral excerpts.