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Suzuki Violin Programme

4-17 years

A child playing the violin.

Programme Description

Students learn and practice specific skills and music during private lessons, and then use that knowledge to study ensemble skills and music theory during group lessons; concurrent enrollment in both private and group lessons is required.

course structure

17 private lessons

The private lessons expand on listening, review, technique, repertoire, and tone production.

9 violin group lessons

Our bi-weekly reading programme focuses on ensemble playing music theory, aural training, note reading, composers, musical eras, and performances.

9 strings orchestra rehearsals (book 1+)

Students will be introduce to Suzuki chamber music, where they will learn and how to perform and accompany small ensembles. They will learn about strings tuning, music theory, aural skills and music history that applied to the repertoire. They will also have the opportunity to perform with Seed's world-class faculty members.

Orchestra repertoire will be based on Suzuki String Quartets for Beginning Ensembles, Volume 1, which have been arranged for string quartet by violinist/arranger Joseph Knaus. With lower string parts providing melodic and rhythmic counterpoint to set off the simple melodies (which match the Suzuki Method® repertoire), these quartets are nevertheless simple enough for beginning level players ready for their first chamber music experience.

first semester orchestra

  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations A & B
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations C & D
  • Lightly Row, Version A
  • Lightly Row, Version B
  • Song of the Wind
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • O Come, Little Children: Version A
  • O Come, Little Children: Version B

second semester orchestra

  • May Song
  • Long, Long Ago
  • Allegro
  • Etude
  • Perpetual Motion Theme
  • Perpetual Motion Variations
  • Allegretto
  • Andantino
  • Gavotte


There will be performance opportunities at the end of each semester, in which all students will present at least one movement of a chamber music work.

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