Private cello lessons at Monica Lima Suzuki Studio are designed to be held once a week and are individually tailored to each student’s needs, goals and musical learning. All students play The Suzuki method and, as they grow as musicians, other repertoire such as etudes, position studies, scales and other pieces are added to supplement their knowledge.
Children can start to learn the cello at around 3 or 4 years old, and previous early childhood music classes are a bonus for this age group. Parents attend lessons with their child and serve as “home teachers” during the week.The length of the lesson depends on the student's age and level, varying from 30 to 60 minutes. As a student advances, their lesson time may also increase.
Group lessons are held once per month and attendance is required for all students in private lessons. In these lessons, students develop their ability to play with others, reinforce their cello technique, study music theory in a fun and enjoyable way, practice aural and sight reading skills and create lifelong friendships.
Group lessons serve as a motivator for students and help develop their self-confidence. They also serve as one of the main venues for early ear training. Most importantly, group lessons are FUN! Parents are expected to be at the group lessons and siblings are more than welcome to attend.
Recitals, graduation concerts and Suzuki festivals are an important part of the Suzuki community and families are expected to participate in these events. They are fun and a good motivation for the student and for the family!